KC's is an old-time Arkansas-style soul food restaurant with a "way back in the day" ambience. While youre waiting for your order, wander round the dining room and check out the antique photographs, ancient Victrolas, politically incorrect tchotchkes, and memorabilia of African-American family life from fifty to a hundred years ago. Proprietor Pat Davis has been serving the neighborhood since 1968, so you know this is the real deal and not some art-directed re-creation. KCs food is sweeter and fruitier and not as spicy as most East Bay barbecue fans have learned to expect. Try the links: Theyre made in-house and theyre good.
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat., closed Sun.-Mon.
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash, ATM/Debit
Entertainment: occasional jazz band