1. Real Soul food

    “This place is the ONLY place I know of where you can get real Southern or as some call it...Soul Food in the area. They stick to old ways of seasoning and cooking to impart great flavor and tastes into the food. I had worked a 14 hour day and was on my way home from LAX. I was hungry and driving by all the fast food places and diners....nothing looked like it would hit home. I remembered R J's …Read More

    Alan S. Cerritos CA
  2. customer service is A++++

    “I LOVE R&J! I was SO pleasantly surprised! The owner Julie is SO sweet- she makes every customer feel like they are the only one in the restaurant. Customer service is A++++. And the food was amazing!!! Like more than AMAZING!! I really felt like I was eating homecooked food from one of my family members. My faves: Smothered Chicken- bomb.com Greens- PERFECT! Cornbread- tastes like CAKE! SO…Read More

    Gabrielle T. Los Angeles, CA
  3. cooked with love

    “Yes, yes! The food, yes! The owner is beautiful and her food u can tell is cook with lots of love!!”…Read More

    Harley C., Tustin, CA
  4. Nicest home cooking experience

    “Best food and service ever! Julie gave us the nicest home cooking experience I have ever had. She was great and the food was better. Felt really taken care of and then found out she was the owner. If you feel like the world is a cold and impersonal place eat here it will make you feel good again. Catfish is amazing so is the smothered fried chicken!”…Read More

    Sven K. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Feel like family

    “Julie, the owner, always makes me feel like family. BBQ short ribs and yams are delicious. Their sweet tea and muddy water (lemonade and sweet tea) are addicting!”…Read More

    Maria T. San Jose, CA
  6. Smothered fried chicken – BOMB!

    “Yummmmooo! Went here for the first time today, as evidenced by the fact that I tried to walk-thru the DRIVE thru! Dork! But they forgave me and invited me inside to place my order. That brings me to the friendly, helpful service I received. The lady who invited me to come inside instead of standing at the drive-thru window was so courteous and informative about the menu options and her recommen…Read More

    Micki W. Whittier, CA
  7. Absolutely amazing!

    “So, I'm a southern Louisiana girl, born and raised. I have to say, this place was absolutely amazing! They have some of the best muddy water I've ever had along with some of the best fried okra. We each had a po boy. The fried oyster po boy was great and the friend shrimp was just as good. I think they could have loaded the po boys up with a bit more oyster and shrimp, but in the end it was wor…Read More

    Katherine M. Norwalk, CA
  8. My Favorite Restaurant

    “Southern Soul food and Seafood. My favorite restaurant. Owned by the sweetest lady in the world. If you’re not sure what to get she's more than happy to give helpful advice and let you try in portions. Muddy water is a must. Julie provides a unique and individual take on all of their dishes.”…Read More

    Sarah T. Hollywood, CA
  9. Best Rum Cake!

    “Like other people in Downey, I first read about R & J's on the Downey Patriot. So this week, my boyfriend and I decided to check it out and were NOT disappointed! I had the fried chicken and he had the red snapper. The chicken was so yummy, extra crispy but not dripping with oil...just perfect! Our portions were not small at all and were full with our plates but had to try a dessert. We dec…Read More

    Foodie Gab L. Downey, CA
  10. Catered my wedding – loved them!

    “the best soul food place this side of the 710 freeway...lol...good food, good people... Julie catered my wedding & did a great job...the food was good & served hot!!!! love them for that!!!!”…Read More

    Dee A. Lynwood, CA