Florence's Restaurant

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Florence Jones has been running this soul food joint for 67 years. She's known for her Yam Fried Chicken, a dish she created. To make it, Florence coats fried chicken in a candied yam sauce, and serves the chicken with a side of yams and stewed collard greens. Another standout is the Fried Pork Ribs. Special Dishes: Fried Pork Ribs, Yam Fried Chicken

Fried Pork Ribs

Florence's Is Not Your Average James Beard Award Winner

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After 70 years in business, Florence's Restaurant is getting the recognition it deserves, and the sharecroppers' daughter from Boley is too.

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— Greg Horton

Oscar of the food world: Florence's Restaurant in NE OKC wins prestigious James Beard Foundation Award

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Owner Florence Kemp says a friend once told her she started the iconic restaurant with "two chickens and a prayer."

— Meghan Mosley