A popular Cedar Rapids restaurant is expanding! Vivian's Soul Food announced on Facebook this week that Vivian’s Express Grill is coming soon to northeast Cedar Rapids.

Vivian's Soul Food, located at 2925 Williams Parkway SW in Cedar Rapids, describes themselves on Facebook as " Cedar Rapid's first Soul Food restaurant serving a variety of dishes you can only get in your grandma's kitchen including neck bones, ox tails, fried chicken and fish!" The menu features other delicious and unique items like po boys, gumbo, fried catfish, shrimp & grits, and fried okra. You can check out their full menu HERE. Here are some photos of the food that have been posted to Instagram:

According to the Cedar Rapids Gazette, Vivian's first opened in 2017, but moved to their current location in early 2020. We don't know exactly where the new Vivian's Express Grill will be located over on the northeast side of town, but their Facebook page says it's in a "very convenient developing area." They hope to have it open by the end of the year.

I have yet to visit Vivian's Soul Food, but after seeing the photos above, I think it's going to be my lunch destination this afternoon! I HAVE to try that mac & cheese. The restaurant has a 4.5 star rating on Yelp and a ton of rave reviews. Toby B. wrote, "This place should be called HEAVEN!!!! Cause this is how I imagine eating when I get there!!!" and Connie S. said, "I'd give more than 5 stars if I could." You can read more reviews and checkout some photos of Vivian's Soul Food HERE.

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