bonnie jean’s soul food cafe / oak park | san diego, ca


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

5 Responses

  1. Darlene says:

    Those mac and cheese balls has convinced me that I need to go. Also that I need to start checking KGB deals. Even if fried chicken is delicious the greasiness can be a deal breaker for me. The honey pecan glaze sounds intriquing.

  2. mary says:

    Hey Darlene – The mac n cheese balls are their most popular appetizer, too. I just needed the ranch to counter the heat! But they were really good anyway. The honey pecan glaze was really good on the chicken – I actually wanted more glaze on it! They also have chicken baskets with just 2 pieces instead of the full on dinner with 3 pieces. You can also order just one piece a la cart if you’re unsure of it and just want a taste.

  3. hi mary
    i’ve been meaning to go here again. the 2nd time i tried going last year, they were closed even though their website said they’d be open. i was kinda bummed out. i saw the diligent diletante’s post and she had the fried mac and cheese as well – that’s something i want to try. same thing with chitlins (yes i’m going to be brave). and fried chicken too! my entertainment book w/coupons has a 2 for one deal with bonnie jeans so we will be going here really soon!

    here’s a link to my post from last year:

    thanks also for sharing the good deals you find with us – i’ve been enjoying my free stuff from rubio’s beach club! πŸ™‚

  4. mary says:

    Hi CC – I didn’t get an entertainment book this year, I might get one when they’re half off. I always forgot that I had it, I’m totally dependent on Groupon and the like now! When I revisit Bonnie Jean’s I think I’ll try pork chops – they sounded good!

  5. Dennis says:

    Hi Mary, been meaning to check this place out too! Thanks for the reminder.. The fried chicken looks fantastic. πŸ™‚

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