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Chez Soul

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711 Madison St, Fairfield, CA 94533-5729
707-427-3338
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 29
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good soul food

We have been going here for some time and have had consistently good meals. Back to the food in a minute. The service can be slow at times but we are warmly greeted like family. I will say that I have seen people get attitude from the folks behind the counter/kitchen area. Something they should... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The customer service drove us out before we even got a chance to be seated. They tried to seat us elbow to elbow with another customer who was eating and when we suggested a table we wanted they denied us. They claimed we couldn't sit there because "what if" a bigger party came when the place was not even close... More 

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Thank Micah A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We have been going here for some time and have had consistently good meals. Back to the food in a minute. The service can be slow at times but we are warmly greeted like family. I will say that I have seen people get attitude from the folks behind the counter/kitchen area. Something they should work on. The customer should... More 

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Thank karencR8831NZ
Cambridge, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Our greeting at the door was warm, inviting, and we appreciated the time the owner spend going over the menu. If you are looking for comfort food, go no further. Two of us had blackened catfish and others had fried chicken. The fish was seasoned and cooked to perfectly, and the taste was great. The fried chicken was one of... More 

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Thank John W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We looked for a new place to eat and decided to try "Chez Soul." What a nice surprise! Good food. Nice people. Like Granmamma cooking... Everything nice. Check 'em out... Clean. Polite. Real good food!

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Thank Muata M
Fairfield, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

about average. greens salty. very nice staff. very clean.limited parking. opens at 12:00pm however, you wait at least 10-15 mins. past that time, don't understand why.

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1 Thank mobe5
Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I keep going back for the fried chicken but every entree has been very tasty. The sides are wonderful. I've been very impressed with the service. The staff pays attention to your needs such as refilling water, extra napkins. I always like to get away from chain restaurants and this is a winner for our area.

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1 Thank Terry C
Vacaville, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We excitedly went to this restaurant eagerly looking to grub on some down home soul food and were devastated by our experience. :( Our first contact with our waitress was her brandishing one index finger at us and rudely exclaiming "One second!" after we had been seated and waiting at least five minutes for menus. After the harrowing experience of... More 

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4 Thank Tyler N
Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best food of its category in Solano County. This restaurant is in downtown Fairfield just off of West Texas st. on Madison st. Specializing in Southern cooking, this restaurant deserves everyone's attention. The building is large but unpretentious. Decorations are modest. My first impression was that everything was very neat and extremely clean. Almost like a military facility.... More 

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Thank Larry Z
Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This restaurant was pleasant from the entry and greeting of the host who shared with us his favorites. The server was attentive and pleasant but not overbearing. Many great choices! I enjoyed the beef brisket with sides - so many sounded so great. If I came again, I might just get a plate of sides! Only disappointing item was the... More 

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2 Thank Mary J
Napa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I took my co-workers out for lunch and they recommended this place. Food is actually very good, and reasonably priced. This is NOT the place to come if you're trying to diet (though they will prepare things in a healthy way). What we all had, everyone seemed to enjoy thoroughly! The place was fairly crowded.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 711 Madison St, Fairfield, CA 94533-5729
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: 707-427-3338

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: French

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