Phoenix >Food & Dining > Mrs White's Golden Rule Cafe
808 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ | Directions 8503433.447402 -112.063391
Monday To Saturday From 10:30 AM To 07:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central City, Booker T. Washington
EXCELLENT FOOD - HORRIBLE SERVICE – first, the food was TOP NOTCH. however, we got our plate of cornbread THROWN on the table, the 'waitress' was rude, and never ONCE came by to see how we were doing. i loved the food, but i don't like to be treated like garbage. i'd get take-out. and then, i'd watch my back. horrible service.
Not worth the trip. – My family and I were in the Phoenix area visiting for a week. Given that we eat "soul food" all of the time in Detriot we had a taste for some "home cooking". We drove for over 30 minutes to get to this place. The wait was long, but we were used to that. The food was only okay and in spite of asking for an extra order of cornbread twice, we got to our hotel and found wheat bread in all four or the carryout containers.KFC was closer and would have been just as "good".
Good food, but not worth the effort – If you work downtown and have the time, this place would be worth the trip through the construction and lousy parking. But if you work outside of downtown (like me), it isn't. The food is great and served quickly. But the place is so small and crowded during operating hours, it takes away from the experience. This place would make a killing on game nights, but they are only open during the daytime. Best for the occassional trip rather than a regular place to eat.
This has been a downtown institution since God was a boy. – In Short
Customers who pay at the register are put on the honor system: They tell the cashier what they've eaten and she rings it up. Weekends, the place transforms into Lolo's (Mrs. White's grandson), a modestly furnished late-night stop for hearty helpings of fried chicken, waffles and smothered chops.
Just the best food around! – Mrs. White's serves up excellent home-cooked food such as pork chops, meatloaf and fried chicken in a setting that probably hasn't changed since it opened in 1964. Don't expect fancy service... servers take your order and bring your food, period. However, I'd hate to be interrupted by an over-talkative waiter while I have my mouth full of sweet-potato pie. Also, don't sit around waiting for a menu. What there is is written on the wall, or if you're nearsighted or a little slow, your waitress can give you the run down. Bring cash, too, as Mrs. White doesn't accept anything else.
Try the pork chops, cabbage, and black-eyed peas, and you'll know why so many Southern boys love thier mamas.
Bomb exploded – This food is very delicious, with all kinds of seasonings sprinkled over every bit. Its like a bomb exploded in my mouth. In other words you would have a lovely experience.
I Know My Chicken1 – Fried Chicken is highly over rated. I have had better fried chicken at a steak house.
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