Family is at the Soul of what we do & represent
Bennie Smith's inspiration to open a restaurant came from two sources. One was his desire to have a home for his already-established catering business and the other was to celebrate fatherhood.
In 2016, Smith – along with his wife of 22 years, Angela – opened Daddy's Soul Food & Grille.
Wehn you come in Daddy's you can immediately identify the feeling and images of family. "Without a father, the family is in chaos. We want to reiterate here what a father is all about. It's about loving your child and your child loving you back. That is manhood," says Smith.
There's a large framed photo of Smith's father, who was also a chef, in the restaurant. Smith grew up occasionally going to work with his dad at a country club in Zion, Ill. and was inspired by his commitment to quality and love for food.
All of the recipes on Daddy's menu were created by Smith or his family members. The menu is divided into sections named after Smith's six children.
Join the family and come try Daddy's.