Honestly, I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to write about my wonderful experiences at Pearl’s Southern Comfort. I’ve been to the cajun-creole comfort spot so many times – most of them were pre-covid. During the pandemic, I visited Pearl Southern Comfort a few times, and it was really sad to see no table or bar service. Only a greeter at a table to welcome the delivery food drivers, or to ask customers if they were picking up an order.
Well today, I just so happened to be in the area while Mayor Lightfoot was lifting more restaurant restrictions in Chicago. This time when I walked into Pearl’s Southern Comfort, there were customers sitting at the tables, chatting, laughing and social-distancing. It was a great sight to see. I picked up my usual, smoked wings with regular and white bbq sauce on the side, plus my favorite entree – blackened catfish with mac and cheese, plus collard greens. Oh the ride home always smells so good!
View a list of COVID-Carryout locations I tried during the pandemic.
More favorite items on the menu are the Creole Cornbread, New Orleans BBQ Shrimp (I make a pretty good version too), Mississippi Catfish Bites, and the warm chocolate brownie a la mode! There’s so many choices, you’ll have to go back to try each one.
Pearl’s Southern Comfort
5352 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640