Florence Jones, inspired by growing up on a farm near Boley in Okfuskee County, has served homemade family dishes at Florence’s Restaurant in OKC since 1969. Her recipes are country foods, good for the soul.

Fried chicken is the top-selling fan favorite. Time-tested side dishes include mashed potatoes, corn, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, collard greens (in season), candied sweet potatoes, cabbage, green beans, spinach and corn. Other popular choices are the vegetable plate, smothered chicken, fried chicken flavored with sweet potatoes, grilled hamburger steak covered in onions and beef gravy, and grilled beef liver. 1437 N.E. 23rd St., Oklahoma City;