Great Fried Chicken and Fish....
Their fried chicken dinner could be the best in Scottsdale. Not to heavy, skinless, very flavorful and plenty of it. They make a mean gravy that goes over the chicken and mashed potatoes (which were the perfect consistency - and if you get it on the side, you can dip as much or as little as you want. I was also there a week ago, and while not a big fish eater, I had their fish and chips which was in a similar batter as the chicken. The fish was very fresh, I'm sure it was never frozen and was simply delicious.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique North Scottsdale Gem
In a land of overpriced, overdone, trying-too-hard restaurants, the Soul Cafe stands out as a great find for the neighborhood. The menu presents favorite dishes prepared in ways you've never thought of and absolutely gets it right. The live music (that night was the band Mercer Lane) was energetic without being too loud during dinner, then later lit up the dance floor.
Come winter the ample patio seating will be very welcome and from what I've heard I need to get back here for breakfast sometime as well. Food and dessert took slightly longer than normal to arrive, but it was more than worth the wait and the friendly staff made sure we were taken care of along the way. I look forward to enjoying the Soul Cafe for years to come.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great N. Scottsdale location,
Great N. Scottsdale location, and so is the food! We are becoming regulars, because of the overall package.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is varied and different than the norm. All four people in our party enjoyed their dish. Our waiter was helpful in choosing a dish and willing to spend extra time with us.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice night
This was my first trip to Soul Cafe and I was very pleased. The service was very good and timely. The entertainment was quite enjoyable and not to loud. My food was very good and my only negative would be that a couple of the dishes were a little bland but maybe it was just me. I will go back for sure.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food/good music
This was the second time my husband and I have eaten at Soul Cafe. The food is so good. Love that the chef is creative. The only negative: we did not know that there was going to be a band playing during the dinner hour. The music was very good, but not conducive to talking to the couple that we were having dinner with.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of Soul!!!
The Soul Cafe is a neighborhood gem with great food, great atmosphere, and great people! It is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The staff is attentive and friendly and the owner and chef, Sheila, will tweek your meal for your healthy and/or enjoyment! I never hesitate to go back again and again!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant. The Wednesday fried chicken is the just about the best we've ever had. Crisp, not greasy, very flavorfull, great gravy.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
My friend said we had to go there and I am glad she did! It's a hidden gem - must be talked about until everyone knows of its delicious menu and friendly staff! There was live music playing too, which I always love! Be sure to check it out. It will not disappoint!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We wanted something special for a birthday dinner. We heard that the Soul Cafe had great music on that night that would be a perfect fit for our small celebration. It was. The food was excellent also, and the staff very friendly. Anxious to give it a try for breakfast. The menu looked awesome.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Soul Cafe never disappoints.
Soul Cafe never disappoints. The food is always different and great. They are always open to changes in an item to meet a dietary need, too. Everyone is friendly and it is a comfortable place to eat!!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for the Wednesday night special of fried chicken with potatoes and gravy and corn medley. As usual it was wonderful. The chicken tastes as though it was baked not fried. The gravy is delicious. The entire meal is worth more than the special price on Wednesdays.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good but.....
The food was excellent and plentiful. The menu was diverse and very interesting. However, (one of my pet peeves) there was a $3.00 charge for bread! The seating process and service were also a bit disorganized.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took a friend here to lunch as it had been recommended to us. We were not previously aware of it. We were very impressed with everything. The menu had very interesting choicesThat were very tasty. I loved the fact that they have a dog friendly patio. Actually there are two patios as the building is short of round so there is a patio on each side. The decor was very nice and everything was very clean. Our server Danielle was pleasant and helpful. We will definitely return.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and we really enjoyed the live music! We will be back!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gound a Gem
Looked for something new on Open Table, at first we wondered if "SOUL" was Soul food, which we were ok with, but when read the menu was surprised.............NOT dissapointed when we arrived. Met the owner / Chef which was a treat. Would highly recommend
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Original menu, carefully cooked.
A real gem of a local eatery. The chains can't complete with this place. A southwestern flair, original menu items, friendly environment. We visit once per week and always enjoy it.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM