I/We have been fans of Nellie's long before her move to the new spot. Maudie Newsome Used to cater many events for our organization. We absolutely love her Turkey wings and dressing. I could go on about the food because I believe we have eaten everything. The service can some times be a hit or miss but, it is a hit for the most part. We always go there. And will continue.
Nellie's use to be the go my whole family would go there and my father was becoming a regular. Then one day they change the cook and it all went down hill after that. The food is not seasoned at all and you can tell. When you as why there food taste bland they tell you that they have a new cook and he doesn't season the food. Now my question would be so why don't you stop him from cooking.
If you want good soul food go to Soul's Restaurant in East Oakland instead the food is much better with some taste and the service is beyond heavenly. You don't feel like you are just some income coming in to the restaurant to pay bill you feel like you are at home with family eating dinner.
Nellie is not that good at all to me Southern Cafe was so much better to bad they are now closed service at both places suck...The turkey wings at Nellies have nothing but skin and fat food comes out cold the quality of the meat used are pretty bad..Just not a good look
I live in San Jose and this was my first time at Nellie's and must say the waitress were customer service oriented. I ordered the smothered steak, rice/gravy,string beans and yams. The plate was full plus four little corn muffins. Everything was eaten! I can't say I liked anything more than the other. I am a southerner and EVERYTHING was delicious! Normally I don't have room for dessert but this time I heard the chocolate cake calling me. It was moist and delicious as well. As a teenager RC Coca Cola was my favourite soda. So when I asked for a Coke and the waitress replied 'we have RC Coca Cola' I nearly jumped out of my seat! I am looking forward to my next visit.
The only thing I dislike about Nellie's is the simple fact that they are not open on Monday. Everything else is superb! I found the service to be above par and the food is excellent. There is no need for salt and pepper to reside on the table. The food is seasoned to perfection. I have made it my business to try everything on the menu (except the shellfish - I have an allergic reaction). There are times when I wonder if my mother is in the kitchen. It is the type of food I grew up on. For fine dining of a soulful nature - Nellie's is your best bet!
Early dinner on Valentine's Day, plenty of parking, self-seat, very informal service... oxtail stew was wonderful, sopping with gravy fat on the rice, best collard greens, cornbread muffins fresh -- my spouse had the house special of fried chicken and thought that it tasted as good as fast food but costed more for what they gave. not much negatives - just wished they had a take-out menu.
Dining at Nellie's is a 'hit or miss' experience. Sometimes the food and service are great, and there are times when I've stopped in for a
meal and both the food and service were below par, ie.
no prompt attention given in
seating patrons, and poor table service. The gumbo was the worst yet..., hollow
crab legs and chicken bones
were served up in a bowl
of murky soup. I returned it to their kitchen. So when it comes to bad service, and
food, Nellie's in Oakland CA
takes the cake, unless you catch them on a Good day.
They need a more professional help staff.
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