Mac A's is the best soul food restaurant in Chicago. My son recently took me there to eat and I was very impressed. I vowed to eat there at least once a week, if I can. Delicious, Appetizing and Magnificent!!!!! D.A.M
now i would have to disagree with nika, i have been to voth of the dusties in the southside, and their food is so over seasoned, its ridiculous. something are even unbareable to eat. and you would think that because itsa buffet they have a lot to choose from but they don't. they cook the food cheaply and poorly.
I can agree as far as the customer service. The servers and cashiers are ssssooo rude. They would give you pieces that are overly cooked and will give you attitude if you tell them to give you a different one. I sometimes wonder would they eat it or would they even put it on there plates if it was theirs. Overall, the food is good even though majority of there sides are from a can. I recently moved to the south side and if you want good soul food with friendly service not to mention they have all kinds of soul food, check out Dusties. I guarantee when you eat there you would really think differ about Mac Arthur's. I no I did.
I had raise my rating because I believe whole heartidly that this is the best restaurant for soul food in the entire Chicagoland area. it will be hard to find a restaurant that specializes in soul food that can hold a candle to this place. The food is consistantly good. It is definately worth the trip.
The workers rush you through the line, so have an idea of what it is you want. You start of saying how many dinners you want and what kind (chicken, ribs, etc.) then you tell them which sides. I only say this if you are like me and you wnt to know exactly what you're getting into when you go to a new place. :) enjoy! Prices are super dooper low. They give you A LOT so come hungry!
I love MacArthurs, everytime I go to the city, I always top by and get myself a platter. From Smothered Pork Chops to Peach Cobbler there is nothing that I cannot honestly say I didnt like. The place is very clean, with great pictures of stars that have been there such as.. Diddy, Shaq and so on its great. I recommend if you come the Chi, you stop by.