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Tyemeka's Soul Food Restaurant

Soul Food


$$$$Perfect For:Small PlatesWalk-InsTakeawayLunchSerious Take-Out OperationCasual Weeknight DinnerQuick EatsCheap Eats
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When you eat great food, you tune out everything else. The only things that remain are your fork, plate, and maybe the Eagles (this is still Philly). That’s the feeling we get while eating a fried whiting platter at Tyemeka’s in Germantown. Their mac and cheese is baked so it has super crispy edges, the greens have a smokiness to them that can’t be matched, and the fish is so beautifully seasoned that you’ll want to hug everyone behind the counter. Sit in their burgundy dining room and look at pictures of the neighborhood or take a platter to Vernon Park nearby, dig in, and head home when you can stand again. 

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