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The 8 Best Soul Food Restaurants in Oakland

Updated: February 26, 2021

Finding the best Oakland restaurants has never been easier. To get you the definitive list of the top restaurants, we examined the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours with ease and spend less time deciding.

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Brown Sugar Kitchen

American · $20 avg. main dish
Oakland, Northgate
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Lois the Pie Queen

American · $15 avg. main dish
Oakland, Santa Fe
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Home of Chicken and Waffles

American · $12 avg. main dish
Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Souley Vegan

American · $13 avg. main dish
Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Vegan Mob

American · $15 avg. main dish
Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

DeVaughn’s Cajun Kitchen

American · $14 avg. main dish
Oakland, Havenscourt
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Louisiana Famous Fried Chicken

American
Oakland, Redwood Heights
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

J J Fish and Chicken

Oakland, Fitchburg
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Oakland. We analyzed 31320 Oakland restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Oakland restaurant reviews, and 1539 lists and articles – looking closely at what Visit Oakland, Hoodline and Do The Bay had to say – and applied our Feastfox magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Visit Oakland - Where To Get Soul Food In Oakland, Hoodline - Comforting Cuisine: The 5 Best Spots For Southern Food In Oakland and Do The Bay - The Bay's Best Fried Chicken. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy Seattle’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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