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The COOP - A Southern Affair

Comfort Food Restaurant, Fried Chicken Joint, and Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Winter Park
  • Nancy S.
    "The catfish and grits was great."(3 Tips)
    Donnita C.
    "Mama had the Chicken and Waffles..."(6 Tips)
    John G.
    "Smothered Pork Chop and Chicken n dumplings are my favorites."(2 Tips)
    Tina M.
    "... the skin was off . The fried okra was cold, only half was battered The..."(3 Tips)
66 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • grits
  • chicken
  • family-friendly
  • mac & cheese
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  • John G.
    John GanttNovember 7, 2014
    Everything! Green beans tasted so close to my mom's. Fresh from her garden. Smothered Pork Chop and Chicken n dumplings are my favorites. Cheerwine on the soft drink selection makes me miss home
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ClarkMarch 22, 2016
    Wow! The BEST Southern food I have had in Florida. You get a plate worth of food for $8 with a drink. Service is great & they let you try the food before getting it as well. It gets packed though!
  • Grizzlee M.
    Grizzlee MartinDecember 20, 2014
    Amazing fried chicken and awesome sides! Lines can be long at lunch but you get served very quickly!
  • Nancy S.
    Nancy SpainApril 30, 2014
    It was great. Get there early cause a line forms fast. The catfish and grits was great. Aldo the fried okra and broccoli salad. My guest had the shrimp and grits. It was yummy too.
  • Shopkeeper B.
    If you've been to 4 Rivers you know the portions, the tea, the desserts, and the bottled drinks. The seating is mismatched tables and chairs. The meatloaf and the size of the fried chicken, = winner.
  • Michelle P.
    Pork chops fall off the bone. Smashed potatoes is homemade with excellent gravy to compliment. The best bread pudding ever in my life. Be sure to save room.
  • Ragan C.
    Ragan CSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Visited this establishment again and loved it! The line was shorter and I had never tried shrimp & grits that I loved until I tried theirs. Go to the coop!
  • Tara M.
    Tara MarshJuly 18, 2014
    The organic roasted chicken, candied yams, and smashed potatoes were very good. My husband had the fried chicken and French fries - he said his dinner was also good.
  • Brandon E.
    Brandon ElbersJuly 26, 2014
    Split the 16 pc chicken meal with my friends. Food was as close to home cooking as I could find in this area. Definitely will be back again.
  • Mille S.
    Mille SorgerJune 23, 2014
    Fun place for lunch! Great atmosphere! Go on off hours for better quality food. Peak hours are too busy for the staff to keep up.
  • Kristy D.
    Kristy De VivoApril 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Loved the fried chicken, Hoppin' John was very flavorful, mac and 3 cheese had a bit of a sweetness after taste to it.
  • S T.
    S TzMarch 10, 2015
    Best Mac and Cheese in town. Or the state. So great. Legit fried okra too.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EtchisonMarch 28, 2015
    I love a place I can have pulled pork for breakfast😍, it sad they took off chili and grits from the menu😞
  • Andrew
    AndrewJuly 24, 2015
    Don't sleep on the breakfast here! Large, southern breakfast ❤️
  • David B.
    David B.May 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you go for breakfast. They do not butter the toast. I couldn't find any in the dining room either but by that time it won't melt anyway. Get a biscuit instead of toast,
  • Donnita C.
    Donnita ColemanOctober 28, 2017
    Mama had the Chicken and Waffles...I had the Catfish and Grits..and Cheerwine! I'll be back!
  • Kirbie H.
    Kirbie H.August 9, 2015
    The fried chicken and waffles are delish but the pork chop and cheer wine are where it's really at
  • Caroline R.
    Come during the off time and there is NO line. Awesome food!!
  • Crystal R.
    Crystal RodriguezAugust 4, 2014
    The Fried Chicken was excellent, and so were the greens and mac and cheese!
  • S T.
    S TzMarch 10, 2015
    Catfish and grits needs a punch of flavor to brighten it up. I didn't notice the hot sauce on my table until it was too late.
  • Eddie R.
    Eddie RobertsMay 9, 2014
    Absolutely delicious. True southern fare! Finally a good southern restaurant in Orlando/Winter Park.
  • Dan L.
    Dan LeaphartJune 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken and dumplings are a good portion plus sides. Can't lose with 'em.
  • Shannon L.
    Shannon LynchApril 26, 2014
    Fried green tomato BLT (complete with pimento cheese) was the best thing we tried.
  • Linda M.
    Linda MatsonMarch 6, 2017
    Our first time there, and we enjoyed a delicious lunch. Will be back.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrubakerMay 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Chicken and waffles! Be sure to ask for extra syrup on the side.
  • Brian C.
    Brian CrimminsJune 18, 2014
    Allow time to queue up, but the food is worth the wait!
  • Carlton J.
    Carlton JohnsonJanuary 23, 2015
    Great brunches. Reasonable prices. Plenty of sunlight
  • Ragan C.
    Ragan CApril 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Long line! Be prepared! Food was great! Huge portions. Happy people everywhere.
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EtchisonMarch 28, 2015
    Pulled pork skillet, tamale pancakes.
  • Tina M.
    Tina MosleyMay 7, 2014
    Their chicken is very old. It was soggy,cold and the skin was off . The fried okra was cold, only half was battered The collards were great! The quality of the food was disappointing, as was the price
  • derek p.
    derek prowseDecember 27, 2014
    The meatloaf melt made me experience sexual pleasure.
  • Anne C.
    Anne CampbellJanuary 24, 2015
    The Chicken and dumplings dish is the best!
  • Tina M.
    Tina MosleyMay 7, 2014
    Their chicken is very old, it was soggy , cold and the skin was off . The okra was cold, it was half battered The collards were fantastic! The quality of the food was disappointing, as was the price
  • Ben T.
    Ben TaylorAugust 26, 2014
    Many side choices. Quaint atmosphere.
  • S T.
    S TzApril 5, 2015
    The more I come, the more I "meh." Side dishes are great. But the chicken isn't all that. It's a pricey cafeteria. Very loud too.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RobertsApril 22, 2014
    Free WiFi no password just connect to guest
  • Gabbie P.
    Gabbie PapazovJune 13, 2014
    Amazing mac n' cheese!
  • Meghan S.
    Meghan SmithAugust 13, 2015
    Super cozy atmosphere with great southern food.
  • ANTS
    ANTSMay 30, 2014
    Food was overall fairly decent. Everything just seemed to be a bit over salted.
  • Melanie @.
    Melanie @DoverwoodCommSeptember 14, 2014
    Don't know why I was checked in here ... Went to grand opening and haven't returned ... Have no interest in going back. Food was too heavy! Fried chicken was all coating!
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KnowltonSeptember 18, 2014
    Chicken is moist and amazing!
  • Jill O.
    Jill OgletreeJuly 3, 2015
    It's okay. I don't really see what the fuss is about. They say it is southern cooking but honestly it's more what a northerner would say is southern cooking.
  • Rebekah B.
    Rebekah BrownApril 17, 2014
    Get here early or designate a stand-in-liner
  • Virgil M.
    Virgil MorarMay 13, 2014
    Chicken N dumplings was great!!
  • Heather R.
    Heather RamseyOctober 11, 2014
    Oh my! Southern food at it's finest!
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BroffmanAugust 1, 2014
    Food is good but not the best. The meatloaf was great.
  • Linh T.
    Linh TaAugust 17, 2014
    Chicken dumlings and sweet potatoes we yummmmm
  • Dean W.
    Dean WagmanMay 2, 2014
    Oh my glob you guys. Chicken and Waffles
  • Mariah G.
    Mariah GrayNovember 28, 2015
    The French Toast and Banana Pudding
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WhitakerMay 10, 2016
    Fish and grits
  • John P.
    John PageJune 24, 2016
    Chicken & Waffles
  • Cara F.
    Cara FolberAugust 12, 2014
    Was not impressed at all. Chicken was soggy and greasy, potatoes had no flavor. Mac and cheese was so so. Broccoli salad was not bad. Way over priced for all the hype.
  • Traveler F.
    Traveler FoodieOctober 8, 2014
    A Southern Affair that soothes the Soul Read more
  • Renee W.
    Renee WojcekSeptember 28, 2014
    Not a fan. Did not like the fried chicken at all & the sides tasted like they had been sitting for hours. Overpriced. I did like the decor of "grandma's kitchen"
  • Dirk H.
    Dirk HarringtonApril 21, 2014
    Definitely try the fried chicken
  • Erika L.
    Erika LaurenApril 26, 2014
    Definitely worth the wait in line!
  • Corrie W.
    Corrie WilsonMarch 13, 2016
    Yummy southern cuisine
  • Tracy W.
    Tracy White OxleyJuly 24, 2014
    Try the shrimp and grits.
  • Patrick
    PatrickAugust 7, 2014
    Try the chicken and waffles
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SimsJanuary 21, 2015
    Best breakfast in town!
  • Cassandra P.
    Cassandra PalmerJune 14, 2014
    Fancy Boston Market.
  • Seve T.
    Seve TurnbullMay 16, 2014
    Awesome food
  • Marilyn N.
    Marilyn NesbittNovember 1, 2014
    Seems like what rich northern people think poor southern food is
  • Tom O.
    Tom OliverJune 5, 2014
    It was...ok. Not as good as the other place though.
  • Cin T.
    Cin TheageneMay 1, 2014
    The food was pretty good... The food wasn't bland at all.
  • Naye A.
    Naye ALApril 16, 2016
    Un lugar muy familiar en donde toda la comida es deliciosa. El pastel de carne es una delicia 😋
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