Chef Gator's Fenix Lunch Buffet/San Rafael

At Fenix in San Rafael from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.
Chef Gator is cooking up fried chicken, catfish, blue corn grits and Grandma’s mac ‘n cheese at the new lunch buffet; $12

The Fenix is at 919 Fourth St. in San Rafael.
Call 415-813-5600 or go to

It’s time to chowdown.
Thursday, October 29
11:30 am

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Do you have to make a reservation or do they take walk-ins?

for reservations:

I’d make reservations in the evenings when they have music…

lunch time is probably ok for walk-ins - call and ask.

Great friendly service with a great buffet of delicious foods - crispy hot fried chicken! blue corn grits (lots of butter) with mushrooms… ‘best’ gravy for the fluffy biscuits…cornbread…fried catfish… coleslaw, tomato-cucumber salad, green beans with pecans, fantastic collard greens!..each dish has its home-cooked goodness shining bright. Yum for the red beans and sausage… the shrimp etuffee!
Let’s lunch together at Fenix again! Closed Mondays.

Great food and great company. The blue corn grits with wild mushrooms was outstanding. Very buttery and full of umami, it was worth the drive from Santa Rosa on its own.

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Deep Fry Heaven; hot, crispy, not-greasy; cornmeal-coated catfish and crunchy fried chicken.

By the way, if you have always wondered how to be informed about
chowdowns, the emails are sent out through yahoo groups. Once a member,
you, too could organize your own chowdown by emailing the group.
Here are the URLs of the Bay Area groups:East Bay
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