Lake Elsinore, CA

'Felix's BBQ with Soul'-great dining experience. Let's Eat!

Lashaun Turner

The I.E Soul Food Tour made a stop in Lake Elsinore recently to dine at Felix’s BBQ with Soul.
Felix's BBQ with Soul ---:Courtesy of Felix's BBQ with Soul Facebook Page-:

The Restaurant

At Felix’s BBQ with Soul, it’s a confluence of Cajun and ‘que, gumbos and fried chicken, collard greens and red beans — a tasty mix, served at breakfast, lunch and dinner. -Felix's BBQ with Soul
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The Experience

The vibe inside the restaurant is very welcoming and charming. There is a large dining room with tables and chairs. There is also a separate bar area.

The establishment appeared neat and clean. The soulful sounds of Al Green and others played harmoniously in the background at just the right volume.
Dining room--::Lashaun Turner--:

Felix’s has an entertaining yet laid back feel. Unlike the abundance of counter-kitchen eateries I've visited, at Felix's I felt like I was in a down home southern-style full-service restaurant, with a comfortable dining environment that elevated the whole experience.

The Food

I ordered the sampler which came with 4 meats and 4 sides for $35. I tasted the baby back ribs, Alabama fried chicken tenders, chicken wings plus fried shrimp.
Sampler--::Lashaun Turner--:

The sides were macaroni and cheese, collard greens, candied yams, and potato salad. The food was served hot and the presentation was appealing.
Felix's BBQ with Soul Side dishes---:Lashaun Turner--:

The cornbread muffins served while waiting for the food to come out was a definite highlight. The best cornbread I’ve tasted on the tour so far. Fresh, moist, served warm with butter. Not too sweet-not cake-like.

The collard greens and the cornbread together were hands down the best I’ve tasted to date.
Cornbread--::Lashaun Turner--:

The BBQ had good flavor with the meat adhering to the bone. The Alabama fried chicken tenders were very good- crisp for the most part and the seasoning was on point.
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The wings looked light golden brown but were rubbery and the least enjoyable part of the meal. The shrimp were huge, properly cooked, and tasted okay.
Chicken wings & shrimp--:Lashaun Turner--:

The sides were tasty with the greens as the standout and the mac n cheese in the top 3 that I’ve tasted so far. The candied yams were among the best I’ve tasted so far also.

Impression and EATER score

The good food combined with the ambiance and friendly customer service makes this a great choice for soul food in the Inland Empire. EATER score of 8.5/10 for this meal and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others.

Of note, Felix’s BBQ with Soul has 4 locations in Southern California, -Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and the one covered in this article-123 N Main St, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530.

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Lashaun is a Journalist, Reporter, and Viral Content Creator covering Local Stories, Food, Crime, Politics, & Travel with NEWSBREAK since June 2021.- JADED: Journalism with a Touch of Shade is Lashaun's views and opinions on various trending topics. Lashaun aka Lady I.M.PRE$S is a former NBC/CNBC Affiliate KCAA Broadcaster for "Cali's BEST" Radio Show airing on 102.3FM & 106.5FM from 2016-2020. Lashaun has been in the Media & P.R field for over 11 years and has interviewed an estimated 20k Celebrities and Entrepreneurs. Lashaun also produced & hosted Blaze Indie L.A TV show on LA's Channel 36 from 2014-2016

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