Soul Food

Thank You To Owen From The Very Entertaining When Write Is Wrong Website For Finding Mother Joe's House And Maxine And Kenny's House

Thank You To Michael From The Filminglocs Website For Figuring Out Where Bird's Beauty Shop Once Stood

  • (0:02) The Wedding Reception / The View You See Of The Skyline Is Looking South Toward The Lake Avenue Bridge With The El Overhead. I Am Not Exactly Sure If The Building They Enter Has Since Been Torn Down But It Would Have Been Between Canal Street And The Chicago River Straight West Of The Sun Times Building, Chicago (Note: The Interior May Have Been At A Different Location)

  • (0:10) Mother Joe's House / 321 Clinton Avenue, Oak Park

  • (0:14) Roller Rink In Flashback / The Rink; 1122 E. 87th Street, Chicago

  • (0:16) Maxine And Teri Fighting On The Street In Flashback / 7148 S. Exchange Avenue, Chicago

  • (0:20) The Hospital / Michael Reese Hospital; 2929 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago (Note: This Has Been Closed For A Long Time And Has Since Been Torn Down)

  • (0:21) Bird's Beauty Shop / 2944 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago (Note: This Building Has Since Been Torn Down And Has Been Replaced With A New Building)

  • (0:23) Maxine And Kenny's House / 2451 N. Bernard Street, Chicago

  • (0:43) The Night Club / The Green Mill; 4802 N. Broadway, Chicago

  • (0:52) Faith's Dance Audition / 1738 W. Division Street, Chicago

  • (1:02) The Bar Where Lem Gets Into A Fight And Gets Arrested / Ten56; 1056 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago (Note: The Bar Has Since Closed)

  • (1:20) Cemetery Where They Bury Mamma Joe / Oak Woods Cemetery; 1035 E. 67th Street, Chicago

  • (1:29) Maxine And Ahmad Walking And Talking / Olive Park; 598 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago (Note: Park Is Near Navy Pier)


  1. I think the house you're looking for is in the Logan Square area. I went on a house walk there and one of the owners stated her house was used in the movie Soul Food.

    1. My friend just found that house. Thank you so much for the tip. 2451 N. Bernard Street which is about 3 blocks from Logan Square!!!

  2. Hi, thanks for the tip. I will try to track it down from there when I get time.

  3. The pre-audition scene looks like Old Town, possibly Wells street.

  4. Do you know where Terri house (soul food series)

  5. they filmed a lot of scenes at 1935 N. Hudson in Lincoln Park (white house). I used to live at 1935 N. Sedgwick and you can see my apt in the scene when the guy was hooking up with his wife's cousin/niece(?). That house sits higher than most of the houses on that street.

  6. Birds hair salon, is actually at least it wasn't one point of rug shop on division Street at the top of wood where would intersects with the vision. I know this because I lived at that intersection when the movie was being filmed.