Luella's Southern Kitchen

Luella is our Chef’s great grand-mother. She moved from Mississipi to Chicago in 1943. She inspires the love and passion for the delicious southern meals we serve every day.

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Luella's Southern Kitchen

“My passion is food, but my first love is food of the south! In 1943 my great grandmother Luella Funches moved to Chicago from Morgan City Mississippi. She was the first person in our family to live in this city and now we have been here for 70 years!”

– Chef Darnell Reed

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Fine Southern food in Chicago

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Tuesday - Friday
11:30am-10pm

Saturday
10am-3pm & 4pm-10pm

Sunday
10am-3pm & 4pm-8pm

Monday
5pm-10pm

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Luella's Southern Kitchen

Meet our Chef & Owner

Darnell Reed

Thank you for visiting this site. My name is Darnell Reed and I am the Chef/Owner at Luella’s Southern Kitchen. I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the Lincoln Square community. For the first 18 years of my career, I have been a hotel Chef at Hilton Worldwide and have worked in historic hotels such as the Palmer House Hilton. I am well versed in many cuisines and traveled the world for food and research. Over the years I have visited Morocco, London, Paris, Finland, Puerto Rico, New York, Miami, Las Vegas, and a few southern locations which I will get into shortly, never returning without ideas to enhance my culinary repertoire. My passion is food, but my first love is food of the south!In 1943 my great grandmother Luella Funches moved to Chicago from Morgan City Mississippi. She was the first person in our family to live in this city and now we have been here for 70 years!

Darnell Reed

Darnell Reed

Chef / Owner