Get a Taste of the South at These South Orange Area Southern Eateries


As the weather warms up, there’s no reason not to enjoy what our friends in the South enjoy as their thermometers rise – grits, po’boys, seafood, collard greens and other Southern favorites!

We may be a ways away from the South here in bustling South Orange, but hey, everyone craves some tasty fried fish once in a while. If you want to give Southern food a go, then check out these Southern eateries near your Gaslight Commons apartment this weekend!

Southern Comfort Café, located at 501 Central Ave, City of Orange which is eight minutes from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is an easygoing hangout featuring down-home Southern plates and homemade cakes, plus unique cocktails.

Southern Comfort Cafe is the brainchild of husband and wife entrepreneurs Marcus Johnson and Rochelle Brown Johnson. At Southern Comfort, they strive to epitomize Southern Hospitality. Their tag line, “Celebrating the Spirit of the South,” extends to their food, service, and atmosphere.

The Soul Food Factory, located at 431 Main St, East Orange which is 13 minutes from your Gaslight Commons apartment, is a fine-dining restaurant serving breakfast and upmarket soul food in a sleek, stylish space.

Soul food doesn’t usually get an upscale twist, but that’s what you’ll find at the Soul Food Factory, which has been a local favorite for those craving some comfort food for generations. This is a great place to take either family or friends for a special occasion or just a fun night out!

Southern Comfort Café

501 Central Ave, City of Orange, NJ 07050

(973) 672-9100


The Soul Food Factory

431 Main St, East Orange, NJ 07018

(973) 414-9700


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