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Michelle's Soul Food Kitchen

"Home Cooked Soul Food" Seaside California since 1980
Open today until 7:00 PM
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We will unfortunately be closed this Friday. Please visit it us back next Friday, February 28th


a month ago
This is my 2nd visit. I stuck w/ the fried catfish but this time I tried the collard greens & sweet candy yams. WOW what a marvelous taste in my mouth... collard greens soft to chew w/ bits of ham, NOT SALTY flavorful & fill of juice. The yams were sweet & yummy so good that I ate half for dinner & then heated up the rest to put on vanilla ice cream 😋 nothing was wasted. Always a delight. My son had the famous chicken again but also tried collard greens w/the potato salad. Let's just say he didn't share much & there were no left overs to be had. Delicious & we will be back again. 😊
- Kelly R
2 months ago
Best home style, soul, comfort food you can find around Monterey Bay. Everything is good. We especially like the fried chicken, collard greens, and the yams. The Cobbler has a mouth puckering flavor too it! Yummy stuff. Prices are really cheap too. Can't go wrong here. Staff if great. You would think they were family!
- Gary G
4 months ago
Oh my goodness!! This place is INCREDIBLE! As soon as I stepped out of my vehicle and smelled the mouth watering aroma of fried chicken I knew I was in for a treat. I was not disappointed!! The chicken was amazing, the mac and cheese like my grandma's, the cornbread was super moist and candied yams were heavenly. The service was even better than the food! Michelle's Soul Food Kitchen is a rare gem :)
- Geneva P

How it all began...

Southern Style Family Recipes from Pauline Simpson began at the Broadway Deli roughly 40 years ago... Michelle began in the kitchen with her mom since she could see over the table.  After she retired, Pauline, along with her husband Reuben, began selling dinners at the VFW where Michelle would assist.   Pauline had a stroke which left her unable to continue in the fashion she'd love.  Michelle then continued her parents legacy to date.   The term “soul food” didn’t become common until the 1960s. With the rise of the civil rights and black nationalist movements during the 1960s, many African-Americans sought to re-claim their part of the American cultural legacy. As terms like “soul brother,” “soul sister” and “soul music” were taking hold, it was only natural that the term “soul food” would be used to describe the recipes that African-Americans had been cooking for generations.

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  • (831) 760-2386


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2087 Del Monte Boulevard
Seaside, CA 93955
United States

Business Hours

Wed:12:00 – 7:00 PM
Thu:12:00 – 7:00 PM
Fri:12:00 – 7:00 PM
Sat:12:00 – 5:30 PM
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