Soul food SD Sister Peewee's and Bonnie Jean
Know and love Bonnie Jean's. Best fried catfish in SD, great fried chicken, links, etc. But my favorite is the oxtail. Big Yum!
Depending on the day, love to do a soul food crawl. You might add Huffman's to the list. Though thought of as a BBQ place, they do some decent soul food too.
I have been to Sister Pee-Wees a couple of times and enjoyed the food. Big plate of food for a decent price...it's always whatever the Sister decides to cook that day, but there's usually a choice or two of what plate you want. It's a tiny, tiny place. No tables if I recall correctly (it has been about a year) and just maybe 8-10 seats at a counter.
A little more detail on the ambience/offerings: the place is covered with "witty" bumper stickers. You could spend your whole meal reading them! Usually they have the TV on, too. They don't have any sodas to drink. I think beverages are limited to water or that fruit punch you buy at the grocery in the milk jug gallon type container.
I enjoy it! I'd love to try more SD soul food on a crawl, but I don't think that fits into my new healthy eating plan :(
Just a quick note, that in keeping with our guidelines for chowdowns ( http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3676... ), we'd ask that those who want to join kare_raisu for his crawl respond to him via email (his email address is in his profile) rather than on the boards. If you've got chow opinions about Sister Peewee's or Bonnie Jean, though, feel free to post them here.
I am not 100% sure what your criteria are, but Magnolia's off Euclid does southern/cajun food and has chitterlins on sat/sun. Definitely a sit-down, fairly nice restaurant.
Barnes BBQ in Lemon Grove also does some southern side dishes so it might qualify as well.
Magnolias Authentic Southern Dining
342 Euclid Ave Suite 403, San Diego, CA
I enjoyed the Smothered Pork Chops at Sister PeeWees.... though it's been a few years. As mentioned, it's a counter with stools, at least when I visited. Also, if I remember they are closed on Sundays.
If you decide on Huffman's, you might as well go around the corner, and a few blocks down Euclid, and try Juke Joint Southern Kitchen, near to Imperial Fish on Euclid. I've never been but a few folks recommended it to me.
888 S Euclid Ave
San Diego, CA 92114
I've also gotten a few folks who recommended Stockdale's in Rolando as well. It's supposed to be "Alabama style" .
6523 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92115