Riverside, CA

I.E Soul Food Tour: Kountry Folks Restaurant, Riverside

Lashaun Turner

Kountry Folks ChickenPhoto byKountry Folks Facebook Page

The I.E Soul Food Tour is back for the New Year with new food experiences. Dine with us as we taste offerings from some of the Inland Empire’s best restaurants.

As with our previous tour in 2021, we will not only seek out Soul Food but we'll also explore other types of cuisine. We are in search of food that tastes good and feels good to the soul! First stop is Kountry Folks in Riverside.

The Restaurant

Kountry Folks restaurant is an independent family-owned diner serving down-home cooking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu is diverse, from burgers and sandwiches, ribs, chicken, steaks, and seafood.

Kountry Folks Menu ItemPhoto byKountry Folks Facebook Page

Seafood Bisque SoupPhoto byKountry Folks Facebook Page

Lunch side dishes available include french-fries, mesquite seasoned fries, chili cheese fries or California fries. Cole slaw, sweet potato fries, fried zucchini corn puppies, fried pickles.

California FriesPhoto byKountry Folks Facebook Page

Dinner sides include mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, rice pilaf, fries, corn-on-the-cob, collard greens, sautéed green beans, steamed fresh veggies, mac & cheese, fried okra, baked beans, or baked potato. Soup and salads can be added along with your choice of cornbread muffin, garlic bread, or buttermilk biscuits.

The Brunch Experience

Kountry Folks DinerPhoto byKountry Folks Facebook page

We dined on a Saturday in the early afternoon. The restaurant was busy, however, counter seating was open and we were able to sit right away. Our server Esmeralda greeted us quickly and remained attentive.

Breakfast consisted of a waffle, french toast, potatoes and eggs. Kountry Folks is known for its fried chicken and it did not disappoint. You can request either tenders, a breast, wings or thighs. Everything was cooked well, crisp and served hot.

Breakfast PlatePhoto byLashaun Turner

WafflePhoto byLashaun Turner

I also tasted a sampler of chicken wings, bacon cheddar tater tots and onion rings. The onion rings were especially sweet and delicious.

SamplerPhoto byLashaun Turner

Impression and EATER score

EATER scale -

  • EATABLE- How does it taste?
  • APPEARANCE- Does it look appetizing?
  • TEXTURE- Is it cooked how requested or as expected?
  • EXECUTION-Did the dish (meal) come together? Does the dish showcase creative development? Degree of difficulty etc?

The overall Eater score is 9/10 and I would definitely recommend Kountry Folks Restaurant. I enjoyed every single bite of the meal and it was a phenomenal experience. Top notch food, friendly atmosphere, and wait staff. Lots of variety on the menu.

The eatery is located at 3653 La Sierra Ave, Riverside, CA 92505. The entrance off of Diana street.

The I.E Soul Food Tour with Lashaun Turner, spotlights Restaurants that specialize in Southern Soul Food. I also share local dining experiences encompassing all types of cuisine. Please reach out if you would like a visit to your establishment. Twitter/IG @MsLashaunTurner

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Corky's Kitchen & Bakery| Texas Roadhouse | Hotlanta Wings and Things | Sunday Dinners Soul Food

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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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