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Saints Paradise Cafeteria
Posted by Roberta on 09/17/2014
If you're looking for that good ol' down home food, go to Saints Paradise (House of Prayer Cafeteria). They have the best food ever and it's not weighed. It reminds you of thanksgiving with all the fixins'. Everything is seasoned just right. You won't regret the trip. Lines can be long depending on what time you go, but well worth the wait. Parking is scarce, so catch the subway and walk back to try and walk the food down; portions are hefty. Enjoy!
Posted by Rev. Raedorah C. Stewart, MA on 07/11/2014
Oh, what a glorious experience! Having just relocated to DC from Boston, this was quite a treat! As much as the food was tasty, indeed, more so was the atmosphere quintessential Black church repast! Adding to the fellowship inherent to how the cafeteria is set up, there was a private family reunion being served on the patio and there was another family reunion who came through the line moments after we had been seated. I had the catfish (superb), collards (tender), cabbage (succulent), and blueberry pie (too pretty to eat until I ate it up)! Okay, the sweet tea must have been made with a dash of diabetes, but diluting it with water helped without diluting the flavor.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/23/2013
Today we went to Saints Cafe with visions of great soul food dancing in our heads. Were we in for a surprise. We did not get there late; however, there was no chicken wings, no liver & onions, no turkey wings, and no fried pork chops. The corn bread was as dry as the whiting fish. The fat had been cut off the pork chops, then smothered in gravy. The prices have increased and there is a new menu; but, all of that matters not if the food is not up to par. The Saints have marched out.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/24/2013
Makes you think of Sunday dinner
Posted by Edith Randle on 08/16/2012
I really enjoyed the food and service at Saints Paradise. I have been sharing the experience with everyone I talk to. I have a coworker that will be in the DC area and I told her that she must dine at Saints Paradise. I have no complaints just praise for the excellent service and food. Thanks again to the minister and the Saints Paradise staff.
Posted by Minister Joy on 08/07/2012
On Sunday, August 5 I took four out-of-town guests there for dinner. I initially asked them what they would like to eat for dinner. They said they want some SOUL FOOD. Immediately, I thought of Saint's Paradise. I know from experience that the food is DEFINITELY down home! My out of town guests were so thankful that I brought them to get dinner! The manager of the facility just happened to be there on Sunday and she gave personal attention to my out of town guests! That did not surprise me since she and her staff generally give that kind of attention to their normal every day customers! I love them!
Posted by VAW on 05/18/2012
Once you have visited the cafeteria once time, you are HOOKED! No place in Washington or the surrounding areas can you get good ole home style cooking, reasonable price. You also get your monies worth. I took my family and my newphew has children. He had enough food on his children's plate to divide among one child. For instance, he purchased two children's plate, but used one plate to divide between two children. We are already planning to go there on Sunday after my son's graduation. We hope to get there before they close at 6:00 p.m. My son's graduation is at 1:00 p.m., pray that we are out no later than 4:00 p.m.