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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

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  • 27
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Southern Cooking, variety of choices

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Mary J
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Vacaville, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Vacaville, California
1 review
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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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Fairfield, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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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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Napa, California
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93 restaurant reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
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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West Valley City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The gumbo and catfish were as good as I have had in New Orleans. I would definitely recommend this establishment even if the srevice was a bit slow.

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Fairfield, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place has great Cajun food and desserts . The Seafood Platter consist of Basa Fish or Catfish, plus shrimp and oysters deep fried in cornmeal and believe me it is GREAT . You also get hushpuppies . They also have great desserts

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First time ever being there and to me, you have to be friends with these people to get fed. Don't know why I allowed myself to wait these two hours but we left hungry because we never got served. Sweet tea was good but that's all I can tell you because I never got to eat. Poor management and very... More 

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Fairfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Chez Soul makes good on the promise in its name. I particularly love the ribs, but I've enjoyed every single dish I've ever had there. The place isn't fancy, but the food is good!

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Fairfield, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Heard about this food and finally tried it, great menu, hard to decide what to try. So far in our three visits and takeout orders we have had okra, catfish, chicken, ribs ,greens and peach cobbler and liked it all.

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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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