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Chef Ken's Cafe
Posted by Ashley on 11/09/2014
This is to all of you people who saw this restaurant and triple d. Dont come here if you arent used to soul food. #1. Yes you are going to have to wait sometimes. It's slow food not chinese or pizza! #2. Yes your sweet potatoes are going to be sweet! #3 baked mac and cheese is what is says baked macaroni and cheese! Nothing fancy here...no brie or feta or any other fancy style stinky cheese. #4 most soul food is cooked for a good-long time so if you thinking your greens are mushy or no longer green...and cooked with bacon (no honey) then it's not for you! #5 if you think the food is over seasoned or over cooked then soul food is not for you.
Posted by dawn0312 on 10/03/2014
Enjoyable atmosphere with quality southern comfort of down home grandma's favorites. I enjoyed every bite of my meal. The meal was filling and I left with a full stomach as well as leftovers to have a full meal for the next day. Thx Chef Ken
Posted by Lillian McClanahan on 02/23/2014
I had never been here before I had read about Kens so I decided to go see for myself plus I didn't have a taste for any other restaurant I wanted some shrimps so I went their because I saw the menu and it looked very good .Walked Ken very friendly nice small place placed order good was fresh my only thing I wanted more shrimp just wasn't enough Mac & cheese great I give it a hands up I'll go back again cause I really want to try the cobbler
Posted by Celina on 06/04/2013
After driving around the block approximately three times in order to find a good parking spot, I was finally able to go in and place my order. Unfortunately, they were out of ribs and I had to wait 30+minutes for them to cook more. I had driven there from the Far Northeast so I couldn't see leaving without my husband's rib platter. So in the meantime, I ordered the BBQ chicken platter for myself. After about 45 minutes total, I finally had my food and was on my way. The sweet potatoes and bbq chicken were delicious, the vegetable medley was OVERCOOKED, and sadly the macaroni and cheese (that I had been dying to taste) was horrible. There was barely any cheese and the macaroni was so overcooked that it tasted mushy. Macaroni should be cooked so that there is still a 'bite' while chewing it. It was horrible. The BBQ ribs that I waited 30+ minutes for barely had any meat on the bones. My husband and me were so disappointed. I wanted an extra side order but they charge $5.00 for a small (I mean TINY) container. Needless to say, we will not be buying food there anymore. P.S. - Also, the chef (Ken) made eye contact with me but didn't speak. My husband owns and operates a pizzeria and being personable and providing great customer service is key. That would have at least been enough for me to give his establishment a second chance :-(
Posted by Shirley on 02/01/2013
Where do I start...After driving around for twenty minutes to find a parking space, and having to walk three blocks to get the Chef Ken's Cafe, I couldn't wait to pick up my order, drive home and enjoy every mouthful with a glass of chilled wine. That did not happen; instead I open the container and could not believe the Mashed Potatos I ordered was Macaroni and Cheese, the Chicken Wings was Wing Dings, and the Veggie Melody had Corn On The Cob sliced in it! Could this get worst...yes. The Veggies was over cooked, and too salty, the Mac and Cheese was more mac with very little cheese with a lot of pepper. The chicken was so salty ( not spicey) after two bites my mouth was burning. This Take Out Dinner, My money went into the trash bin. Never Again!
Posted by Tracey on 01/19/2013
Everything about this place was great. The prices are reasonable, especially for the large portion sizes. We had the tilapia and BBQ chicken, both were fantasic. It was hard to decide on which 2 sides to choose from since they all sounded great. I'm a fan of the mac & cheese and yams. To make it even better, the place is clean and comfortable, and the staff was incredibly friendly from the second we walked in. Even when my husband accidently dropped his keys in the trash can, they came over to help out and were very kind about it! I would definitely recommend it.
Posted by Charity1230 on 08/17/2012
The food here is excellent. I have gotten food from there a few times and have taken friends. Each time I have been so pleased and so have my friends. Not to mention that Chef Ken always says hello. The service is awesome. I like pretty much everything, however, the roast chicken is to die for. Try it, you won't be disappointed.