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Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

1155 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607-2663
+1 510-625-1350
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
14 Mar 2016
“AMAZING FOOD but the poorest service...”
6 Mar 2016
“Soul Food So Good, One visit is not enough”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
1155 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607-2663
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

This place is a nice place to go for good old fashioned southern cooking at it's finest. The food came out piping hot and tasted great. The main problems that need to be addressed are the lack of quality service and the limited availability of...More

1  Thank Emem O
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Authentic and delicious soul food that was satisfying. We were craving for soul food and our Google search led us to Nellie's. We were staying in San Francisco but made the drive to try this place. The first night we had the variety platter with...More

1  Thank DTravelDiva
Reviewed 23 January 2016

baby back ribs and catfish entrees were dry, soda ordered not delivered but we were charged, check brought before we were done, dessert not offered, only 1 choice for dessert. service was kindly but slow.

Thank Barbara U
Reviewed 27 October 2015

I and four family members had dinner a Nellie’s. We ordered fried chicken, catfish and chitterlings. Overall, the sided were good but not exceptional. However, the fried chicken and catfish were very good and everybody who sampled the chitterlings though they were the best chitterlings...More

1  Thank tishcitric
Reviewed 14 September 2015

I have been a regular at Nellie's for years. Mz. Nellie is close to 90 and she had been making the dressing - with her walker and all. She is a very sweet lad and smart business woman. However, of late her daughter has been...More

Thank GrandmasBaby
Reviewed 10 September 2015

....there is even a jukebox in the restaurant!!! Every now and then, we saw some people dancing by the jukebox to a blues song! The food was good. I enjoyed the laidback feeling here.

1  Thank GeauxSaints187
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Real good soul food, I would have rated a 5 but, I'm from the south. I just needed a little more seasoning

Thank Stella M
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Friend of mine had a Groupon we tried Nellie's Soul Food. When I arrived we were immediately seated, advised that there was a bit of a wait, so we ordered drinks. The wait was not long and we got out Fried Chicken, Neck Bones, and...More

1  Thank mrbandot
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We went to Nellie's because we found a Groupon or we would never have known of the place. It is located in a very out of the way spot near the waterfront - a bit sketchy but fine when we got there. The food is...More

1  Thank Terri S
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Went on a Friday at 5:30pm so no wait with fast ordering and service. Started with the gumbo which had good flavor with chicken, sausage and crab (2 large claws and a leg). Missed a bit the shrimp. Should have been more spicy, in fact...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1155 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607-2663
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-625-1350
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