Mom's Soul Food Kitchen 

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Besides having some of the best soul food in St. Louis, Mom's Soul Food Kitchen is the kind of place that makes you feel like you're visiting a family's house for dinner. A lot of that has to do with the fact that the menu is prepared entirely from scratch. It's also a family-operated restaurant, run almost entirely by the family of Leola Meeks, aka "Mom." You can find Mom's at 1507 Goodfellow Blvd, (314) 389-0916. Photos by Kayci Merritte.
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Mom's Soul Food Kitchen has been is in its ninth year of business.
All of the food served at Mom's is made from scratch, including   the dough.
Henry is Mom's Soul Food's "Top Chef."
72 year old "Mom," (Leola Meeks) works 7 days a week, taking the   occasional Monday off.
Tammy is one of the few employees not related to Mom.
"Mom" and her grandson Tony.
During lunch and dinner hours, the line often extends out of the   restaurant.
Diners from Ogden and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Diners from Texas and Memphis.
Proteins include everything from chicken wings and ribs, to ox   tails.
Almost everyone that works at Mom's is family, including all of   her sons and several grandchildren.