Here's the thing about the South: down here some of the best food can come out of gas stations. No joke.
Take Tippy's Soul Food for example. Sure, it's attached to a Shell Station, but you'll be hard pressed to find down home cooking like this many other places. The smothered chicken and smothered pork chops are as good as they sound, and the tasty down home-style spaghetti comes in a big portion that will leave you full without a doubt. Daily specials include seafood gumbo on Fridays. The okra and tomatoes and the macaroni and cheese are favorites on the sides menu and no visit is complete without Walker's sweet potato pie.
Friendly folks behind the counter and a clean (though unorthodox) atmosphere make this a go-to spot in Independence Heights.