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Lillie Mae's House of Soul Food

1290 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4338
+1 408-980-0668
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
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1290 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4338
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I am not a big person, but for the price the volume is insufficient. There was also a little too much sauce on the chicken to make it salty.

Thank LenaCDoll
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A really great Soul Food spot located within 1.5 milea of San Jose Mineta Airport(SJC). The staff is very real and very friendly. The decor is a very old school smoke house with wooden shingles on the outside and wood in the interior. A meal...More

Thank JohnDoe969
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Good customer service the atmosphere was good, fast service all and all, good place to take your family to.

Thank frida7550
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Really good BBQ cool building. Lots of fun! I never order chicken. But their BBQ chicken is perfect. Brisket and ribs are always fall off the bone tender.

Thank biadhbeatha
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Lillie Mae’s (House of Soul Food in Santa Clara) is going downhill. I used to like this place a lot – especially their fried chicken lunch. But the last 2 times were not so good. In October 2016 they served me a very dry piece...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Being from the south this is great food, the fried chicken is excellent and plentiful 4 pieces . the collards are authentic and the mac and cheese was good . I also have trouble finding good ice tea and they have it here.

Thank martyh00
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place. It's real BBQ so it can be a touch pricey. But oh so freaking worth it. Ribs are perfect. And I never order chicken at places. But their BBQ chicken is amazing. Everyone needs to try this place!!! So yum

Thank biadhbeatha
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Before the comments on the BBQ let me say the fried chicken was fine other then not be allowed to get a breast when you buy the higher end combo meal, only with the meal plates can one get the breast. My thought if I'm...More

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Took one of my work buddies who's from the UK to Lillie Mae's and he was very excited to have an authentic American experience. He thought we were in someone's house when they grabbed the beer from the fridge. Great food

Thank Tahoe55
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were first in line when they opened the doors at lunchtime and we ordered the chicken and waffles. You are given your drinks in jam jars and the lemonade was particularly tasty. When the food is ready they literally shout for you to come...More

Thank Syd_The_Sloth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1290 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050-4338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-980-0668
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