Southern Cooking in Melrose Park, IL
Join us for some soulful southern food in Melrose Park, IL, including vegetarian options!
We provide catering services and event services, so add some soul to your next large gathering!
Live Rnb, Salsa, and Rege music will liven up your meal and fill more than just your stomach- we’ll fill your soul!
AJ's Southern Dining is a family restaurant that provides the best in southern food and live entertainment. Whether you’re coming in to join us, or need us to bring the soul food to you, you won’t be disappointed in our exemplary services.
Our great food and exemplary customer service will make you feel right at home, wherever you are, but to experience our live music, dancing, and gaming, we recommend dining in. We also have a full bar, and can serve any of your event needs.
Your next great southern meal is here. Join us, at AJ's Southern Dining in Melrose Park, IL. Or give us a call at (708) 397-4070.
The food was very good. We had fried chicken, smothered pork chops, cat fish, rice & beans & string beans was 4 & 5 stars
Today we celebrated my aunts 60th birthday... The venue space here is great, well staffed and polite. The food was delish, I will definitely return to try the restaurant side. As for new venues this place has a separate bar in that area as well. We be returning to host an event as well.
I especially loved the security team here that escorted the guest to & from the parking area and the door.
Keep up the good work you can def go far.
I went with my family this past weekend. I ordered salmon with Mac and cheese and cabbage and tried the yams. Everything was on point.
The food was flavorful and I can't wait to try more on this menu. THEY HAVE KOOL-AID!!!! Every person had a smile and was extremely kind. I wish they would do breakfast but not yet. The one mistake I made was order two pieces of catfish. I was full at the first one, however I felt like it was straight up cheating to not eat the other one. Geez, the red beans and rice and cabbage, my Mom would say when I was younger "Thank God for my tastebuds!" I now know what that means. As T-101 would say "I'll be back!!!"
I came in Friday afternoon for a late lunch. There was only 1 other table dining in so we were seated quickly and advised to sit wherever. We ordered fried chicken, smothered chicken, & a smothered pork chop. The sides were the string beans, yams, smothered rice, & andouille sausage w/potatoes. I also added the hot water cornbread. We were advised everything was prepared to order so there'd be a small wait. I think we waited about 15mins, which wasn't bad for fresh meats. The food was fresh/hot & seasoned well too. What we didn't care for was the gravy on the smothered chops/chicken. It lacked something or was too thick. The potatoes were kick ass good! Fried chicken was bomb too! The server was pleasant and it's 5 mins from my home so I'm sure I'll drop back in from time to time.
This little gem is magnificent. I had the grilled chicken, yams, macaroni and cheese, cabbage, corn bread and OMG it was the best. The food was hot and delicious. It was so much food I had some left over. If I could give more stars I would.
Found out about this place by accident but was pleasantly surprised. On a Sunday parking in the back was plentiful. The staff was friendly and professional. I had the Cajun seasoned pan seared chicken breast which was delicious but I only ate half of it because I got full eating my mom's crispy on the outside, flaky on the inside fried catfish. It was amazing. Sides were great, greens, yams, Mac and cheese (yes indeed!) and my mother loved the hot water corn bread. Needless to say, we'll be back again!
AJ's is a warm family oriented establishment that's inviting to all. The food is delicious and the staff are all lovely people. I believe if you try there meals, you will make this place one of your favorite restaurants. So, everyone stop through and have a meal, and enjoy the atmosphere!
Great food. Great waitstaff. Great drinks. An all-around fun place to hang out.
It seems all the soul food places have truly fell off. I discovered this place on Restaurant.com and decided to try it out. I went in on a Friday and got the Catfish and end up returning on Sunday with some friends. We sat and ate some good food! I will definitely be back again and again!
The food is the best and the live entertainment was beautiful, Robert money and the KLICK band featuring shorty Mack it was awsome
Food is Amazing!!! Omg and there catfish is to die for. I just started eating red beans and rice and theres is very tasty!!! I can go on and on. Fresh cut fries... I havent had one disappointment yet!!!??
I went for the Aries bash. I had a nice time. It was 30 & up and the drinks were really good. I didn't taste the food but it smelled great in there.
Food was great. It was Cooked to order very flavorful
I had the 2 meat combo fried porkchop and catfish both was excellent and i dont know who great grandma they holding hostage in the kitchen making the macaroni and cheese but it's freaking delicious
Went to a party meatballs were delicious! People very helpful and friendly ??
We were a large group. They weren't really ready for us. The food was good. This is a new restaurant. Give it a try
Great food, great place, great people but foodservice is slow. Not a place to go and eat if you are in a hurry for now. Overall I am very satisfied.
I Absolutely Love this place!! Great Food, Great Price.... Clean and Awesome customer service!! Who could ask for more??
Well ran restaurant and the facility was really clean. Great place to host an event.
Love I don't know what other word to use everything taste amazing amazing amazing everybody there is wonderful they really make you feel like you're just having Sunday dinner with the family I highly recommend them?
Good food and great staff ?
Great food a very nice place to enjoy yourself with friends and love one's
Fantastic food along good prices and great staff
The food is amazingly delicious and fulfilling. The atmosphere is very comfortable, clean and entertaining. Awesome place for the family and a quick bit with friends.
Clean Restaurant, Clean restrooms, Wide variety of Great Food & vegan friendly, Amazing Staff, Intimate dining with Dance floor and Stage for Venue. Bar with wide variety of alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks. Reasonably priced menu. Family oriented. Well dressed clean servants. Parking in front and back. Safe, doors away from police station.
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