519 Washington Boulevard, Marina Del Rey, CA | Directions 9029233.983067 -118.460460
Brunch: Sun, 11:30am - 3pm; Lunch: Mon - Sat, 11:30am - 4pm; Dinner, Sun - Thu, 4pm - 9pm; Fri, Sat, 4pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, Marina Del Rey, Marina Del Ray
Never Again – BIG drop off since I was last at eat here in '04. Wife and I had the chicken dinner special available Monday nights. My sides where Jaw breaking red beans, over seasoned greens, and mushhhhhhhhhhhhhh yams. We made the very big mistake by adding mac. and cheese to the meal. It was PLAIN awful. The cook must of be a trainee or a wanna be cook. Well the chicken was good. Not a good sign when your waiter (nice man) is the cashier, busboy and he works the cash register. Not a place I need to visit ever again.
Southern Comfort! – Such a great traditional place. Just the southern comfort food I was looking for! The staff is really great too!
Good Soul Food – Please update your information. They have moved to a new location at 523 Washington Blvd and serve alcohol. All service is now table service.
REALLY GONE DOWN HILL,USED TO BE GOOD NOT ANYMORE,TERRIEBLE SERVICE WITH AN ATTITUDE !!!!!! – THE SERVICE IS REALLY BAD AND THE FOOD IS NOT VERY GOOD THIS PLACE USED TO BE GOOD BUT NOT ANYMORE THEY HAVE GONE WAY DOWN HILL THE SERVICE IS REALLY MEAN TO YOU,IF YOU ASK ANYTHING THEY GIVE YOU A REAL ATTITUDE,I THINK THE PEOPLE WORKING THERE HAVE BEEN THERE TO LONG AND THEY DON'T CARE ANYMORE DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!
Not worth the drive or money – My boyfriend and I love soul food and was really excited to try this new restaurant. The atmosphere was nice and resemebled a down south, mississippi feel with low lighting, dark rustic table and chairs and black and white autographed photos of celebrities. I ordered the sasauge with beans and rice with mac and cheese and mash potatoes and gravey. My boyfriend order the ox tail with collard greens and rice with gravey. The food look terrific coming out but turned into an ABSOLUTE DISAPPOINTMENT. The sasuage was average, the beans were overcooked, the mac and cheese tasted like it had been sitting out for a while under a heat lamp and the mash potatoes and gravey was plain. The ox tail was very tender but lacked flavor, the collard greens were OVERsalted and the rice and gravey was mushy. When finished with out meal, we waited to ask for the check. After 20 minutes of no service, my boyfriend got up and walked to the back to ask for our check. This place is not worth trying.
Great atmosphere and Staff! – Although I live in the Inland Empire, I visit Aunt Kizzy's at least 3-4 times each year, especially in August for my birthday! I love the food, especially the cornbread and beef shortribs, but I really go for the atmosphere and the way I'm treated by the staff. The hostess Hynia is always warm and welcoming, server Homer is always friendly, but I really love Lenica, who is like family! I have met the owner, dined next to celebrities, and been given music tips/info from the cook, George. I fell in love with Kizzy's on my first visit in 1989 when the music stopped playing (great old-school R&B/jazz), and a Stevie Wonder-like version of "Happy Birthday" begin playing. The entire restaurant was encouraged to clap and sing along in celebration of the pleased birthday guest, and I've been hooked ever since!! Being made to feel "special" is a fantastic feeling and you can not put a high enough price on that, in my opinion!! I have celebrated birthdays at Kizzy's yearly, as well as family high school and college graduations, recoveries from illnesses, LA Laker wins, as well as "just because it makes us feel good" occasions!! We are ALWAYS treated with love, and respect from the entire staff, and for that reason alone, Aunt Kizzy's Backporch will always be my favorite restaurant!!!
great fried chicken, average everything else – i had the fried chicken which was absolutely delicious. it was crispy and juicy, fried without distracting breading. the sides, however, were either ok or below average. it came with stuffing or mashed potatos (i chose stuff. it was below average) and two sides. i had the corn and okra (a bit overcooked but tasted ok) and the mac and cheese (bland and overcooked. definitely below average) my husband had the jambalaya which was just average. there was plenty of it but there was a bit too much rice and not enough other stuff. my husband tried the collar greens. definitely not recommended. it was bitter and overcooked.
Just ok... – We were dissappointed to find out that it's cafeteria style if you go before dinner time. (Of course, I should have read this on Citysearch before going). That aside, the food really wasn't that great. The food was really salty, even for me (I love salty). And the atmosphere was kind of like "we don't care" The staff was friendly and accommodating... but the overall experience was just "ok".
lip smackin' – I ate there several years ago. If you ever go, be sure to get the smothered pork chop and the sweet potatoes. OMG - to die for.
Good if you want a bland food soaked in butter.... – I like southern cooking but maybe I also like flavor because this did not cut it for me. The cornbread muffins that came with our meal were okay, but I've had better. The service wasn't too bad- they were really nice and not too slow. The chicken fried steak was covered in so much thick grazy that you couldn't taste the chicken. The gravy itself had no flavor and tasted like spoonfuls of pure fat. The mac and cheese was too mushy and reminded me of something I had in my high school cafeteria back in the day (and that's not a good thing!) The okra was overcooked as well. My friend's pork chop was passable, but not something I would order again, nor were the collared greens. All in all, I wouldn't come back. Just because southern cooking includes a lot of frying and fat, doesn't mean it can't have flavor!
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