Henry's History Page

The Henry’s Soul Café, Home of the Sweet Potato Pie known for fine southern cooking has a family tradition that was originally established in the summer of 1968 at the Washington DC based Henry’s Deli Carryout.

In 1997, almost thirty years later the family legacy was brought to a new and exciting plateau when the younger generation- Jermaine Smith and his business partner Bernard Brooks Jr. opened the doors of the popular Henry’s Soul Café, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. In March 2004, a new location opened in Mitchellville, Maryland. Several new locations are slated to open in the Washington Metro area over the next few years.

The wide variety of menu items that are available on a daily basis “ cooked to order”, is what differentiates Henry’s Soul Café from other soul food restaurants across the nation.

While serving the demands of the daily carryout customer was the primary focus for the business, consistent requests for catering services have provided the owners with an even greater opportunity to serve the community.

Whether you need us to cater and serve an informal BBQ for 1200, or to assist you in creating an elegant dinner for your wedding reception at an historic mansion: Henry's Soul Café is the caterer of choice.