Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen & BBQ



Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen and Bar is Eugene’s worst-kept Southern secret, and it claims to be “so good it’ll make you wanna slap yo’ mama.” While we can’t get behind slapping our mama, we can certainly get down with this Deep South-style dive joint’s off-menu Soul Burger, a smoked pork patty with grilled crispy onions, coleslaw and barbecue sauce. Papa’s also slings smoked beef, crawfish beignets, and fried oysters, recipes for which have been passed down for generations. Expect things to be a little tight; citizens of Eugene tend to overpopulate the small, bare-bones room. But what Papa’s lacks in comfort it makes up for in large portions and a surplus of cornbread, so you’ll be satisfied.

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