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Soul Food Restaurants


Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen
2261 Shattuck Ave.
(510) 548-6900
Lunch Tues.–Sat. from 11:30 a.m., Dinner Mon.–Thurs. until 9 p.m., dinner Fri.–Sat. until 10 p.m.


Don’t Miss
—fried cheese grits with crawfish étouffée
—Creole style barbecue shrimp
—Shrimp po’boy
—Sautéed brussels sprouts


Everett and Jones BBQ
1955 San Pablo Ave. (at University Ave.)
(510) 548-8261 (this number is often busy due to a high volume of phone orders)
Note: Barbecue take-out only at the Berkeley location, but the pit is great.

126 Broadway (at 2nd St.)
(510) 663-2350
Lunch and dinner Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.–12 a.m., Sat. 12 p.m.–12 a.m., Sun. 12 p.m.–10 p.m.

Don’t Miss

—potato salad


25 Mason St. (at Market St.)
San Francisco
(415) 409-FARM
Dinner daily, 5 p.m.–12 a.m. (bar stays open until 2 a.m.)


Don’t Miss

—Gourmet Cocktails such as spiked sweet peach tea
—Cornbread with maple butter
—fried catfish with fresh corn, okra, and cherry tomato succotash
—barbecued chicken with huckleberry potato salad


Gator’s Neo-Soul Café
129 South B St.
San Mateo
(650) 685-8100
Lunch Tues.–Fri. 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., dinner Tues.–Thurs. 5 p.m.–9:30 p.m. and Fri.–Sat 5 p.m.–10 p.m., brunch Sun. 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Don’t Miss

—Grilled alligator patties topped with Havarti cheese and caramelized sweet onions in a Pinot Noir and horseradish gravy. Sounds strange, but it’s delicious.
—Shrimp and grits
—Fried chicken
—Minature cakes: red velvet, coconut, and yellow cake with chocolate frosting

Holiday Fish
8217 International Blvd.
(510) 632-1573
Lunch and dinner Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Don’t Miss

—fried fillet of catfish
—fried prawns
—potato salad
—black eyed peas
—peach cobbler (if you like it sweet)

Lois the Pie Queen
851 60th St.
(510) 658-5616
8 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Fri., 7 a.m.–3 p.m. Sat–Sun. (soul food dinner entrées made on Sunday afternoons only)

Don't Miss

—red beans and rice
—sweet potato, pecan, or lemon icebox pie

Louisiana Fried Chicken
2214 Broadway
(510) 836-7888
Lunch and dinner, Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. and Friday 11 a.m.–9 p.m., lunch Sun. 12 p.m.–6 p.m.

Don’t Miss

—fried chicken
—individual sweet potato pies


Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar
1155 3rd St.
(510) 625-1350
Lunch and dinner, Tues.–Sat. 11 a.m.¬9 p.m., and Sun. 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

Don’t Miss

—sweet tea
—fried chicken
—potato salad

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