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Papa's Soul Food Kitchen

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400 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR 97401
541-342-7500
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The style is what makes it

Awesome food (didn't care for the potato salad) overall 8.5 out of 10. Menu style and creativity 10 out of 10. Atmosphere and service 8 out of 10 only because we were all sweating from the humidity in there, otherwise it would be 10 out of 10. We were seated right away even when it was so busy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Taelor C
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Awesome food (didn't care for the potato salad) overall 8.5 out of 10. Menu style and creativity 10 out of 10. Atmosphere and service 8 out of 10 only because we were all sweating from the humidity in there, otherwise it would be 10 out of 10. We were seated right away even when it was so busy and the... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I own a comfort food restaurant in Bigfork, MT and it is easily my favorite cuisine. I was visiting Eugene last week (I'm from Oregon) and have always been wanting to try Papa's, I was not disappointed! This place had an amazing atmosphere and even better food. The servers were all very casual, which I find to make for a... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tried gumbo and jambalaya with sides of red beans and rice and collard greens. Everything was great, not enuf crawfish in jambalaya, but bread pudding with bourbon sauce was fabulous

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Real lip licking soul food...fantastic fried chicken, corn bread...all of it. Wife is from the south and this is the best she's ever had away from home. Get there exactly when they open or else the wait kicks in...totally worth it though.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Although Pappa is now gone, the restaurant retains his name and his desire to serve authentic soul food. Pulled pork sandwiches, platters of ribs and chicken are prepared with all the traditional fixings. We enjoyed a variety of sides on a take-out order so we wouldn't have to wait in what was a crowded and small dining room. Everything was,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Love this place. Every time I come, I'm not disappointed!! The catfish is amazing! I had a mint Julep this time that was perfect.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had a good lunch at Papa Soul's. Several barbeque meat options. While I did not order, was able to taste the Soul Burger and it was delicious. Not a low-cal restaurant for sure.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Papas has gone down since Papa passed away. The atmosphere is NOTHING like it used to be either. I remember the food being delicious, a type of food that you would have to travel to the south to get for sure. These days, sadly, this is not the same. I can make better fried chicken than what they're serving down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Amazing place: Lively, noisy, busy, attentive, friendly and fabulous. We were given the choice of waiting 30 minutes to sit outside, or be seated immediately inside. Since we were already hungry, we stayed in, and while the ceiling fans tried, it was warm in the small room. Not oppressive, but noticeable. Good choice, though, as the fried chicken is cooked... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

In town for a college visit, we were recommend this place. My wife and daughter tried it last night, and recommended it tonight again, so we invited our local friends to join us. Place does get crowded, but not too bad of a wait. The staff was very good & funny. With 5 people each ordering their own meal, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Blair Blvd, Eugene, OR 97401
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Eugene
  • Phone Number: 541-342-7500

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?