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“The ribs were great, I love the way the corn on the cob is prepared corn bread, everything delious”

Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food
Ranked #57 of 438 Restaurants in Santa Clara
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Good customer service the atmosphere was good, fast service all and all, good place to take your family to.

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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Really good BBQ cool building. Lots of fun! I never order chicken. But their BBQ chicken is perfect. Brisket and ribs are always fall off the bone tender.

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Lillie Mae’s (House of Soul Food in Santa Clara) is going downhill. I used to like this place a lot – especially their fried chicken lunch. But the last 2 times were not so good. In October 2016 they served me a very dry piece of chicken, whereas in the past it was always tender, well cooked, and juicy. But I tried again in December 2016 and the quality of the chicken was not nearly as good as it had been in the previous years. So something is wrong. I noticed they have changed cooks so that may well be part of the problem.

And I usually found the male and female employees who took my order at the cash register were almost always outgoing and cordial -- really customer friendly. But that has changed in my past 2 visits; now the employees are OK to medium. One example is that I wanted to be sure that the chicken lunch was all dark meat – leg, thigh, and wing. The lunch counter employee (on Dec 2, 2016) wanted to argue with me that the wing is not dark meat.

I doubt that I will return to Lillie Mae’s and that is a disappointment; it used to be special. When I need a fried chicken fix in the future, I will go to Popeye’s where the service is not any better, but the chicken is consistently tender, juicy, and much less expensive.

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Being from the south this is great food, the fried chicken is excellent and plentiful 4 pieces . the collards are authentic and the mac and cheese was good . I also have trouble finding good ice tea and they have it here.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place. It's real BBQ so it can be a touch pricey. But oh so freaking worth it. Ribs are perfect. And I never order chicken at places. But their BBQ chicken is amazing. Everyone needs to try this place!!! So yum

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