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Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Berkeley, Berkeley
  • The Southern food at Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen is a can't miss
  • Ally M.
    "Their macaroni and cheese is great and their beignets are delicious."(17 Tips)
    "Love the Buttermilk Chicken!!"(8 Tips)
    Jay M.
    "Gumbo and Jumbalya with a dash of Crystal hot sauce is the way to go"(11 Tips)
    Helen Z.
    "Shrimp creole comes with an amazing spicy tomato-based sauce!"(4 Tips)
126 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • fried chicken
  • beignets
  • gumbo
  • mac & cheese
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  • The Taste Sheriff
    It did not blow my mind. Hush puppies were meh, and so was the mac and cheese. Fried chicken was ok but overall it's a no.
  • Levar R.
    My first time.. The cat fish is definitely a must. Nice and flaky and also the get the mack n cheese
  • Ricardo J.
    Ricardo JerezDecember 27, 2016
    Ah! Business w/ no parking, so be prepared to pay $3,25.- for an hour outside.
  • Ricardo J.
    Ricardo JerezDecember 27, 2016
    Super overpriced. If you don't like spicy at all, go somewhere else. Only bottled beer.
  • Lana D.
    Lana DannDecember 2, 2016
    Favorite restaurant in Berkeley. Try their jambalaya and always leave room for beignets!!!
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyNovember 17, 2016
    Delicious fried chicken and gravy.
  • Ishani S.
    Ishani SolankiNovember 3, 2016
    The Wild Mushroom Jambalaya is mind blowing.
  • Rich Y.
    Rich YannaconeOctober 29, 2016
    I have been to NOLO. Close. Maybe
  • Katie M.
    Katie MillerJuly 25, 2016
    Jambalaya 💚
  • Eva B.
    Eva BradleyJuly 3, 2016
    Get the beignets!
  • Endymion C.
    Endymion ChaucerJuly 1, 2016
    All I can say is if you love some southern food, you need to come down to Angeline's! I love the jambalaya...tastes just like how my mom used to make it.
  • Shinal
    ShinalApril 27, 2016
    Buttermilk chicken + Brussels sprouts with sweet lemonade! So so good.
  • Koll E.
    Koll EllisMarch 11, 2016
    The Voodoo Shrimp and baked mac n cheese will treat you right!
  • Abdarrahman A.
    Abdarrahman Al-SharifJanuary 30, 2016
    The shrimp nobody was authentic ,
  • Pramod J.
    Pramod JcJanuary 7, 2016
    The Vegetarian Jumbalaya is the only solid Veggie option here, albeit it is delicious.
  • Erin K.
    Erin KDecember 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken and beignets are the best
  • Anna R.
    Anna RegoutzDecember 6, 2015
    Loved the boo doo shrimp and tried an excellent grapefruit IPA
  • Nicholas H.
    Nicholas HartNovember 28, 2015
    Fried catfish and hush puppies is the way to go.
  • Tyrica O.
    Tyrica OwenOctober 24, 2015
    Everything is good
  • Libby L.
    Libby Lee-EganSeptember 28, 2015
    Pecan pie is kind of carmelly? Yum!
  • Ally M.
    Ally MSeptember 12, 2015
    The Mac and cheese is divine, as well as the beignets.
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaJuly 23, 2015
    Fried chicken, Jambalaya, and the hush puppies (and beignets) are a MUST
  • Ally M.
    Ally MJuly 22, 2015
    Their macaroni and cheese is great and their beignets are delicious.
    Upvoted Nov 7
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph TongJuly 11, 2015
    Fried chicken and Cajun shrimp over rice are both on point! Make reservations!!
  • Jay M.
    Jay MartinMay 27, 2015
    Gumbo and Jumbalya with a dash of Crystal hot sauce is the way to go
  • Clément G.
    Clément GarnierApril 23, 2015
    Pork ribs and buttermilk fried chicken are excellent!
  • Rod M.
    Rod MalloyApril 20, 2015
    Muffulata sandwich is good, but vegetarian variation is divine
  • Paris B.
    Southern fried chicken.
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YMarch 1, 2015
    Great date night spot (or generally happy atmosphere without being too pretentious). Amazing value for amazing food. Get the hushpuppies and the etouffee
  • Sukebe
    SukebeFebruary 28, 2015
    Fried catfish, every time!
  • Tev H.
    Tev HallFebruary 7, 2015
    The food is awesome but the staff sucks SO much literally felt like I was just sitting around "water?" Was the only offer made to us the whole meal, the manager with the dreadlocks sucks too.
  • Kat F.
    Kat FukuiFebruary 2, 2015
    Get lots of appetizers and dessert to share!
  • Jacqueline T.
    Jacqueline TopeteJanuary 11, 2015
    Try the jamabalaya!
  • Ken L.
    Ken LauguicoOctober 29, 2014
    Some good fried chicken!
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WilsonOctober 4, 2014
    Hush puppies, beignets, and fried chicken!
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AndradeSeptember 14, 2014
    The sweet mash potatoes were incredible. Fried Chicken was good, but boneless breast meat only :(
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WangSeptember 7, 2014
    Hush puppies, great moisture in buttermilk fried chicken, but shrimp creole more flavorful, and beignets!
  • Bela P.
    Bela PulgarAugust 25, 2014
    Incredible food. Fried chicken, BBQ ribs and the potato salad is great. Avoid the crowds get here early. It is worth it
  • Brian A.
    Brian AbadAugust 19, 2014
    Fried chicken, side of Mac and cheese, and refillable sweet tea
  • Calvin C.
    Calvin CarlsonAugust 15, 2014
    Great Cajun food in the east bay. Shrimp/oyster po boys are amazing!
  • Christine C.
    Christine CoolieoAugust 7, 2014
    Mushroom jambalaya made vegan. Unique and so good.
  • Berk D.
    Berk DemirAugust 7, 2014
    Yes, you definitely want to order hushpuppy. No, you won't regret it. You're welcome.
  • Chiara
    ChiaraJuly 6, 2014
    Love the Buttermilk Chicken!!
  • Suki v.
    Suki van ArsdaleJune 24, 2014
    The mac and cheese was ehh. It tasted like it aaa an american cheese base, and it took forever to come to the table in a fairly empty resturant. But the beignets were amazing, just perfect!
  • Pranav A.
    Pranav AminJune 12, 2014
    Get the fried chicken. And it's boneless
  • ltrain
    ltrainMarch 5, 2014
    Worth the wait—tried the catfish and it was done well. Need to oh back to try the fried chix!
  • Brett W.
    Brett WFebruary 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't take my word for it come and see for yourself
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MeloFebruary 20, 2014
    All of the food was amazing!! The baked Mac & Cheese, the Bread Pudding, the Crawfish Etoufee, the Ribs - all great!!
  • Abylkassym Z.
    Abylkassym ZhanatJanuary 16, 2014
    Jambalaya is like Kazakh "plov" but with spices :) try it!
  • TheDJTee
    TheDJTeeJanuary 5, 2014
    The Jambalaya was delicious! Make sure you have plenty of time because the service is a little on the slow side!
  • Sharra B.
    Sharra B GeeDecember 16, 2013
    Crawfish Etouffee. Really good. Jambalaya........ ultimate fail sorry yall:(
  • Sharra B.
    Sharra B GeeDecember 16, 2013
    Crawfish Etouffee. Really good!
  • José R.
    José RodríguezOctober 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Jambalaya and an Abita beer — you're set!
  • Allen H.
    Allen HammockOctober 12, 2013
    The hush puppies are salty sweet, amazing!
  • Janeen E.
    Janeen EyeSeptember 28, 2013
    This is California style Louisiana cuisine. If you're looking for traditional Nola go elsewhere. Great service.
  • James D.
    James DarvilleAugust 18, 2013
    Jambalaya was good. Red beans and rice was just ok.
  • Mario L.
    Mario LierasJuly 31, 2013
    Hush puppies & beignets. That's all you need to know.
  • Swathish
    SwathishJuly 1, 2013
    jambalaya !
  • I-House B.
    I-House BerkeleyJune 19, 2013
    Try the fried chicken, gumbo, Abita beer and beignets for a real taste of New Orleans!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CosentinoJune 17, 2013
    Start with the hush puppies, then the fried chicken, then the beignets for dessert. If you survive you will be in heaven.
  • Tomas V.
    Tomas VacekJune 14, 2013
    Yamm. Ribs, strips and hush puppies + macaroni 'n cheez.
  • Sandro D.
    Sandro Del RosarioJune 9, 2013
    Best jambalaya ever!
  • Christian B.
    Christian BakerJune 5, 2013
    Very discreet and unassuming place from the outside, great food inside. Great date spot, too! Make reservations for dinner if you're going on date, lest you enjoy 30 minute waits for tables.
  • Erica B.
    Erica BurnettMarch 23, 2013
    As a native Louisianian, I give this place two thumbs up. The crawfish etouffe, jambalaya and voodoo shrimp are legit! And be sure to order an Abita.
  • Tammy H.
    Tammy HeardMarch 14, 2013
    Have to have the Shrimp Po'Boy sandwich!! Don't forget the mashed sweet potatoes w/ginger & vanilla...Excellent!!!
  • Sandra V.
    Sandra VilaroMarch 3, 2013
    We love hush puppies, ribs and any desert!!
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TaylorFebruary 20, 2013
    Authentic crawfish étouffée!
  • Dan C.
    Dan CJanuary 19, 2013
    Came here with two adults, myself, and three kids. Three kids and three adults so they charged 18% tip on the bill! Three kids do not make it right to charge a party tip!
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhangNovember 29, 2012
    Shrimp creole comes with an amazing spicy tomato-based sauce!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChenNovember 13, 2012
    The hush puppies are delicious!! Our party enjoyed all the food we ordered. Jambalaya, fried chicken, crawfish, and catfish are all good recommendations!! :) if I had more money I would make come more
  • Marina L.
    Marina LadudaOctober 13, 2012
    Romantic, cozy, and hip all at once. Bring a date or bring your friends.
  • Leo
    LeoOctober 2, 2012
    Chicken was amazing
  • Sara B.
    Sara BensonOctober 1, 2012
    Download TimeView mobile app to get on the wait list before you arrive (99c fee is worth it to avoid long waits). Don't miss the pillowy hush puppies or the crunchy crusted mac 'n' cheese.
  • Joe A.
    Joe AbadillaSeptember 16, 2012
    Try the Beignets - Feels like I'm in New Orleans all over again! Love it!
  • Joe A.
    Joe AbadillaSeptember 16, 2012
    Try the Angelines Gumbo
  • Joe A.
    Joe AbadillaSeptember 16, 2012
    Try the Abita Beers - New Orleans beer.
  • Jason
    JasonAugust 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Dixie Beer - loves sucking Dixie Beer from the bottle.
  • Beth A.
    Beth AmannJune 30, 2012
    Best arugula salad ever. Paired with a cup of gumbo, perfect serving size for lunch or dinner.
  • Lu H.
    Lu HuangJune 29, 2012
    try fried alligator, please!!!
  • Mike I.
    Mike IsaacJune 10, 2012
    Can't go wrong with anything on this menu, but you MUST have Sweet Tea and a Beignet before you leave.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RiveraJune 1, 2012
    Have the Abita Purple Haze. Jimi would be proud.
  • Paosolski V.
    A high-tech display doesn't make up for incompetent service.
  • Jonerey B.
    Jonerey BourneApril 8, 2012
    Hush Puppies gets you full so be easy. Jambalaya is a must try so don't hesitate.
  • Carlo R.
    Carlo RafaelApril 8, 2012
    The mixed grill is pretty good but the shrimp is a little dry and tough.
  • Cari W.
    Cari WongApril 2, 2012
    Try the Beignets
  • Cari W.
    Cari WongApril 2, 2012
    Try the Shrimp Creole
  • Cari W.
    Cari WongApril 2, 2012
    Try the buttermilk fried chicken
  • Rita P.
    Rita ParadaApril 1, 2012
    very tasty shrimp creole and if you are a meat eater the jambalaya is a nice choice.
  • Lea P.
    Lea PFebruary 5, 2012
    Two hour wait on a Saturday night. Yikes
  • Trent
    TrentFebruary 2, 2012
    Try the alligator when it's in season. Crawfish boil as well
  • Daysha
    DayshaDecember 23, 2011
    Order everything. Its ok to not be able to walk out of there. Amazing crew. They'll roll you out.
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly RobinsonDecember 11, 2011
    Great meal and great vibe. The gumbo is awesome!
  • Carole P.
    Carole PolanNovember 21, 2011
    Like everyone else says, buttermilk chicken is the way to go. So amazing. Skip the salads here though, they lack substance. But Mac and cheese and everything else is M.A.Zing!
  • Tom M.
    Tom McGhanNovember 13, 2011
    Have the hush puppies! They're better than anything I had during my time in Maryland, and trust me... that's saying something.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MojicaOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Jambalaya. It's delicious!
  • Yan
    YanOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    EVERYTHING is good! Just come on an empty stomach and if you come for dinner make a reservation. Cheers!
  • Gian P.
    Gian PepeOctober 16, 2011
    Hush Puppies
  • John B.
    John BobeldykSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Angeline’s Creole-style BBQ Shrimp as a starter. It will win-over the whole table. Sweet tea or swamp water (sweet tea with lemonade) both have endless refills.
  • Aurora Theatre C.
    Aurora Theatre CompanySeptember 2, 2011
    Love that southern spice! It's a great spot for dinner before or after a show at Aurora Theatre Company.
  • Lil' A
    Lil' AAugust 25, 2011
    mac and cheez is a must! the top is coated with such a nice, crunchy top layer then filled with yummy mac!
  • Megan C.
    Megan CoulterAugust 4, 2011
    S.O.S. Beer is delicious! And a great cause. :)
  • Charles S.
    Charles SlenderAugust 4, 2011
    Vegetarian trifecta: start with the hush puppies, and follow up with the mac n cheese & the Brussels sprouts. Wash it down with a Purple Haze. Happiness is yours for the taking!
  • Martin A.
    Martin AtkinsJuly 21, 2011
    The jambalaya is pretty good.
  • Peter T.
    Peter TubigJuly 15, 2011
    Every Mon & Tues nights, 50% off all red wines
  • Derek B.
    Derek BilteJuly 3, 2011
    The moat amazing food ever.
  • Jaclyn G.
    Jaclyn G.June 27, 2011
    The buttermilk chicken with green beans and delicious sweet potato, gumbo for an app, hush puppies, and beignet are my picks. Add a Louisiana Turbo Dog beer while you're at it.
  • Jason
    JasonMay 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the fried chicken - is full.
  • Will
    WillMarch 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lunch: Roast beef sandwich with a cup of gumbo
  • Saiofrelief
    SaiofreliefMarch 13, 2011
    Try the vegetarian Jambalaya you'll be surprised
  • Ming Y.
    Ming Y.January 26, 2011
    Start with a cup of gumbo and hush puppies - they're so good and distinctive.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CJanuary 2, 2011
    Get the mac and cheese as a starter
  • Anne A.
    Anne ArceloDecember 3, 2010
    Try the fried chicken
  • Neil A.
    Neil ArmstrongNovember 27, 2010
    Think I over did it . Mac n cheese, crab cakes, gumbo, the mixed girl annd the jambalaya?
  • Theresia D.
    Theresia DaltonNovember 19, 2010
    The Mac & Cheese brings me back every time, but the envirionment is awesome as well
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LackNovember 18, 2010
    The catfish was way better than you'd expect. Highly rec
  • Orielle
    OrielleNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Hush puppies, jambalaya, beignets, and sweet tea...nuff said.
  • Charlene N.
    Charlene NaughtonOctober 27, 2010
    The best thing here are the hush puppies and brussel sprouts!
  • Carol C.
    Carol ChenMarch 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The mac n cheese is addictive! For dessert, get the warm chocolate cayenne cake.
  • Clay R.
    Clay RobesonFebruary 28, 2010
    The bread pudding is made of 18 kinds of awesome. Get it with the whipped cream.
  • James I.
    James ImFebruary 28, 2010
    Definitely have a side of mashed sweet potatoes with whatever you order.
  • Chloe V.
    Chloe ValenciaFebruary 9, 2010
    get strawberry shortcake, get side of mac and cheese
  • Anna L.
    Anna LFebruary 5, 2010
    You could probably pass on their hush puppies, but the crawfish etoufee? Make it happen.
  • Steve J.
    Steve JonesDecember 31, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Had the BBQ shrimp appetizer - absolutely amazing, and a sauce so exquisite I asked for more bread.
  • Steve J.
    Steve JonesNovember 5, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Go ahead, order the gumbo. Then come back and decide if you like the jambalaya more...
  • Trey P.
    Trey PearceOctober 17, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Hush puppies, boudin, gumbo, etoufee, poboys, and Louisiana brew. All good choices.
  • Danielle G.
    Danielle GordonAugust 26, 2009
    yum! buttermilk fried chicken with green beans and sweet potatoes!
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