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Kimberly Blevins Lemon Grove Chain Restaurant Examiner

It's that time of year - oodles of graduations and weddings each week. So it begs the question, where should one go after a ceremony or which caterer should one choose? Well, on a sunny afternoon following a graduation ceremony, a journey to Southeast San Diego to enjoy some soul food was well worth the trip and answered these questions: and the answer is...Felix's: BBQ with Soul. Soul Food, for the uninformed, is the food made popular by African-Americans in the South. Felix's, a landmark already in just its first year, offered a special and authentic array of delicious soul food. For instance, chitterlings or ' Chittlins ' are offered and so are hoppin' john. Chittlins are a dish made of pork small intestines and hoppin' johns are seasoned black-eyed peas with rice. Anyone looking for an introduction into soul food or an old-time fan of the fare would be happy with the assortments available to eat at Felix's. At Felix's, each meal is accompanied by moist and sweet cornbread muffins with butter. For the entre, an order of the BBQ rib tips with fries and collard greens was chosen for this trip. The staple item, French fries, were a pleasure and the collard greens tasted like a homemade batch - tangy with a hint of spiciness. The main course, BBQ rib tips, were enjoyable as well. The flavor profile of the sauce was robust and slightly sweet. The pork was tender and cooked to perfection. With ample helpings of these expertly prepared dishes, one can gladly say that this meal, as they say, 'hits the spot.' Samplings of the fried chicken wings and fried green tomatoes from a fellow visitor were delicious as well. The fried chicken had a thin layer of batter and the tomatoes were tangy and enjoyable. Furthermore, the ambience was fitting for a special get-together. The spacious establishment allows for large parties and the down-to-earth serving staff is welcoming and gracious. Felix's is found in a small strip mall, nestled between several other restaurants. As well, the location offers plenty of nearby parking. Felix's is recommended for breakfast, lunch, dinner or your catered event. In fact, breakfast is offered until 2pm for the late starter. Felix's is closed on Mondays, however, there is an open mic night on Tuesdays at the San Diego location and it's open every other day of the week. Felix's restaurants are located at 342 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, California and at 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd., Oceanside, California. Enjoy your meal!

 
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    With soul is right. Every single thing we ordered was delicious. I'm not a huge fan of bbq and I'm already thinking about going again. The restaurant is in a random business park deep on Oceanside...
    With soul is right. Every single thing we ordered was delicious. I'm not a huge fan of bbq and I'm already thinking about going again. The restaurant is in a random business park deep on Oceanside...

    Candace R.

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    I took my wife and in-laws here and we had: tri-tip, brisket, cat fish, and the chicken plate...amazing. Everything was delicious and perfect temperature. Sides were so flavorful. Service was.....


    I took my wife and in-laws here and we had: tri-tip, brisket, cat fish, and the chicken plate...amazing. Everything was delicious and perfect temperature. Sides were so flavorful. Service was.....

    F V.

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    Yelp 5.0 star rating 9/9/2015
    Talk about great food! And to complement, a great experience too. My boyfriend and I stopped here for a quick bite to eat, and we were served quickly and our server always came to our table with a great attitude. I looked around and saw the other guests getting the same service from other waitresses. As we were waiting for our food, there was a man sitting at the table next to us wearing a Felix's shirt; it appeared he was on his lunch. After he was finished he asked us how everything was and began making small talk. We asked for his name, and it was Felix. It's great to know that the man himself cares about the guests and experiences his atmosphere first hand. And to add, their sweet tea is to die for!
    Yelp 5.0 star rating 9/9/2015
    Talk about great food! And to complement, a great experience too. My boyfriend and I stopped here for a quick bite to eat, and we were served quickly and our server always came to our table with a great attitude. I looked around and saw the other guests getting the same service from other waitresses. As we were waiting for our food, there was a man sitting at the table next to us wearing a Felix's shirt; it appeared he was on his lunch. After he was finished he asked us how everything was and began making small talk. We asked for his name, and it was Felix. It's great to know that the man himself cares about the guests and experiences his atmosphere first hand. And to add, their sweet tea is to die for!

    Jessica w


  • Vanessa,
    Sept. 1, 7015
    Ref: Wedding  Reception For Tay and Brittney Allen Aug. 15, 2015

    Taking the time to write a review is something I don’t do that often. A unanimous decision was made by the family to opt out of cooking for my granddaughter's wedding that was held at the American Legion on August 15, 2015. This decision was made because we all had just cooked for a sort-of-large (60+) family, barbeque just a few weeks prior to the wedding. Of course, we were all tired and worn out from all of the work that goes into cooking and cleaning for a large group of people. Now, the thought of all of us cooking so much food again, left our family's culinary experts experiencing the "wedding blues" so this resulted in me contacting a catering service (sorry mother I know you would never have used a caterer). The first (only choice that we discussed) choice we discussed was Felix's BBQ With Soul; they have two locations, one in San Diego, CA, and one in Oceanside, CA. My experience at Felix's BBQ before the wedding had only been with their location in San Diego, so I will speak on my experience with them; briefly. The restaurant serves delicious hot soul food dinners, the cocktails are not too skimpy and you cannot forget the added bonus; live entertainment that can be enjoyed in the dining area. There is nice patio area where you can get your groove on while doing the Cha-Cha to some of your favorite sounds of old school jams. Writing about the service that my family, my friends, and myself received from your staff and servers at my granddaughter's wedding reception was outstanding!! Dinner was to be served at 5:00 pm and that is when the food was served. The food was piping hot, the chicken was tender, and the collard greens were cooked to perfection. The all-American favorite comfort food the macaroni and cheese dish took the lead position as my favorite (who does not love mac and cheese) and there was plenty of food to have several servings. Now, I do not want to leave out the servers that genuinely showed pride in their serving skills, their socializing skills, and their neat a! ppearanc es. They kept the serving area neat and clean from the time they arrived until the time they left. I spoke to the servers before they left and they made me feel like they were very happy to be a part of our great day. I would recommend your catering services to anyone who was in the market for a caterer. I will be using you again (but someone else will for the bill lol) Speaking of bills, the price was very reasonable, but the service made up for the price. Once again thank you for making my granddaughter's reception fantastic. We ate at the San Diego restaurant the following week some of my out-of-town guests requested to eat there.
    Virginia Lambert - Jones
    Email valuvzjesus@msn.com


    Vanessa,
    Sept. 1, 7015
    Ref: Wedding  Reception For Tay and Brittney Allen Aug. 15, 2015

    Taking the time to write a review is something I don’t do that often. A unanimous decision was made by the family to opt out of cooking for my granddaughter's wedding that was held at the American Legion on August 15, 2015. This decision was made because we all had just cooked for a sort-of-large (60+) family, barbeque just a few weeks prior to the wedding. Of course, we were all tired and worn out from all of the work that goes into cooking and cleaning for a large group of people. Now, the thought of all of us cooking so much food again, left our family's culinary experts experiencing the "wedding blues" so this resulted in me contacting a catering service (sorry mother I know you would never have used a caterer). The first (only choice that we discussed) choice we discussed was Felix's BBQ With Soul; they have two locations, one in San Diego, CA, and one in Oceanside, CA. My experience at Felix's BBQ before the wedding had only been with their location in San Diego, so I will speak on my experience with them; briefly. The restaurant serves delicious hot soul food dinners, the cocktails are not too skimpy and you cannot forget the added bonus; live entertainment that can be enjoyed in the dining area. There is nice patio area where you can get your groove on while doing the Cha-Cha to some of your favorite sounds of old school jams. Writing about the service that my family, my friends, and myself received from your staff and servers at my granddaughter's wedding reception was outstanding!! Dinner was to be served at 5:00 pm and that is when the food was served. The food was piping hot, the chicken was tender, and the collard greens were cooked to perfection. The all-American favorite comfort food the macaroni and cheese dish took the lead position as my favorite (who does not love mac and cheese) and there was plenty of food to have several servings. Now, I do not want to leave out the servers that genuinely showed pride in their serving skills, their socializing skills, and their neat a! ppearanc es. They kept the serving area neat and clean from the time they arrived until the time they left. I spoke to the servers before they left and they made me feel like they were very happy to be a part of our great day. I would recommend your catering services to anyone who was in the market for a caterer. I will be using you again (but someone else will for the bill lol) Speaking of bills, the price was very reasonable, but the service made up for the price. Once again thank you for making my granddaughter's reception fantastic. We ate at the San Diego restaurant the following week some of my out-of-town guests requested to eat there.
    Virginia Lambert - Jones
    Email valuvzjesus@msn.com

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