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R & J Southern Homecooking

8852 Rosecrans Avenue, Downey, CA - (562) 408-2960
Offering authentic soul food in comfortable surroundings, Julie Peterson's place has a broad menu that includes fried seafood and fried chicken, Cajun boudin, and fantastic, slow-cooked ox tails. We love Julie's quote: "A Chef makes things they want to serve to people, while a cook makes people the things they want. I'm a cook."
100% Approval Rating (1 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Oyster Po'Boy
Southern Fried Chicken
Ox Tails
Baked Short Ribs
Sand Dabs
Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Crawfish boudin and hush puppies
Fried shrimp

Highlighted Reviews

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Ed Simon - Photos (20)
September 24, 2014
"R & J Southern Homecooking in Downey gives an authentic taste of true soul food. A medium-sized restaurant, not fancy but comfortable and homey, R & J has all the classics and does them very well. Julie, the owner, took the helm with her mother and sister 17 years ago, ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

8852 Rosecrans Avenue, Downey, CA
(562) 408-2960

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Plump shrimp, fried to perfection . This is what fried food should be like, no greasiness, just crispness and flavor.
"Plump shrimp, fried to perfection . This is what fried food should be like, no greasiness, just crispness and flavor."
Ed Simon





Crawfish boudin, made by Julie and paired with delicious hush puppies
"Crawfish boudin, made by Julie and paired with delicious hush puppies"
Ed Simon


Fried okra, perfectly cooked; a side dish that is hard to resist
"Fried okra, perfectly cooked; a side dish that is hard to resist"
Ed Simon


Southern sweet tea is refreshing and a perfect accompaniment for any meal.
"Southern sweet tea is refreshing and a perfect accompaniment for any meal."
Ed Simon


Tender and juicy chicken with a nice crunchy crust
"Tender and juicy chicken with a nice crunchy crust"
Ed Simon


This boudin, with delicious crawfish inside, is amazing!
"This boudin, with delicious crawfish inside, is amazing!"
Ed Simon


Homemade cheesecake topped with banana pudding and fresh sliced bananas----what's not to like!
"Homemade cheesecake topped with banana pudding and fresh sliced bananas----what's not to like!"
Ed Simon


Greens, the perfect side dish, are flavorful and tender.
"Greens, the perfect side dish, are flavorful and tender."
Ed Simon


Hush puppies, with bits of jalapeño for that extra kick
"Hush puppies, with bits of jalapeño for that extra kick"
Ed Simon


Plump oysters, fried perfectly: this is the standard for oyster po'boys.
"Plump oysters, fried perfectly: this is the standard for oyster po'boys."
Ed Simon


Julie, the owner, creating magic with soul food.
"Julie, the owner, creating magic with soul food."
Ed Simon


The take-out window for the best gumbo in town.
"The take-out window for the best gumbo in town."
Ed Simon


These folks enjoyed all their food----just look at the table!
"These folks enjoyed all their food----just look at the table!"
Ed Simon


Oxtails and fish and chicken-----oh, my!
"Oxtails and fish and chicken-----oh, my!"
Ed Simon



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