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Little Skillet

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
162 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • chicken & waffles
  • grits
  • po' boys
  • biscuits
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  • SFist
    SFistMarch 30, 2015
    Little Skillet is literally a window along a wall where die-hard fans order fried chicken and waffles, and then devour their purchase in an alley. Sound perfect? It is. Don't forget the cheddar grits. Read more
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    This tiny little spot in an alley attracts long lines for their fried chicken and waffles among other Southern items like po'boys. Go early to avoid the crowds and grab one of the few spots to sit! Read more
  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    Say no to the waffles - they're a distraction - but a big yes to the fried chicken at this takeout window not far from AT&T Park. Consider the coleslaw, mac and cheese or ham-hock greens. Read more
  • Loree D.
    Loree DraudeMay 30, 2012
    Get the pulled BBQ pork and grits and pick up a packet (or 2!) of honey. After you enjoy the BBQ pork, there are enough grits left on the bottom to drizzle with honey and enjoy as dessert.
  • SEGA
    SEGAJanuary 5, 2012
    On sunny days, we'll take a field trip to have lunch here. Get the fried chicken. Use more hot sauce than you think you need. Sit in the alley and eat. Perfection. - Kellie, Community Manager
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Chicken & Waffles, Po Boys, Biscuits, and Grits - those are pretty much the four categories on the menu in this early day dining spot by the farmerbrown team.
  • 板津 魁.
    板津 魁彦3 weeks ago
    Love love love this place, can be a long line during lunch hour but worth the wait! Fried chicken breast and waffle my perfect match!
  • Kenfe-Mickaël L.
    You should try the "The Works" 2 pieces of fried chicken, 2 pieces of waffles and a side (e.g. mac & cheese). Does wonder for the heart!
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LApril 10, 2015
    off the item menu (not so secret anymore) "Eggs McMann". chicken & waffles is really good but the bacon waffle dog is amazing♡
  • Irina N.
    Irina NazarovaMarch 25, 2016
    Everything about their Shrimp po-boy is perfect, from warm baguette to crispy vegs and delicious shrimps. Beautiful and quiet place.
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicMarch 11, 2011
    This place has every condiment you could ever want for your chicken and wafflessyrup, honey, two kinds of hot sauce – and artisan drinks like homemade sweet tea and mint blueberry lemonade. Read more
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterJanuary 14, 2016
    I love this little window. Come earlier rather than later to make sure you get your chicken fresh. Towards the end, it's not freshly fried.
    Downvoted 32 minutes ago
  • Caitlin S.
    Caitlin SalzbergApril 29, 2015
    Two piece chicken and fruit salad was a perfect lunch! Chicken was incredibly moist and flavorful.
  • George Y.
    George YiuOctober 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    chicken a little hit or miss depending on freshness. try adding a side of gravy for $3
    Upvoted Jun 3
  • Kyle F.
    Kyle FowlerMay 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They opened up the bigger restaurant space inside for brunch and dinner in January. The walk up counter is still open during the week.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Good place out of the way to get awesome fried chicken and waffles before the Giants game. Make sure to have hot sauce handy.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Some argue that fried chicken is best enjoyed while sitting on a park bench on a summer’s day. Test that theory at this take-out window, where the chicken is paired with waffles or biscuits.
  • David C.
    David CrawfordApril 14, 2013
    Do NOT miss the honey jalapeño sauce. Amazing! Despite the name it's pretty mild, but delicious on the chicken or eggs.
  • Dave Z.
    Dave ZissouNovember 16, 2012
    This is a must when your downtown, it's the littlest things right there for you, meaty chicken with some good old waffles, do it!
  • Will B.
    Will BertelsenMay 30, 2014
    Some of the most moist and delicious fried chicken I've ever had. Ponder the odd working class pastiche of eating chicken on a loading dock with your startup coworkers.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PriceMarch 30, 2016
    Chicken and waffles! Syrup is molasses-based and incredibly good. Chicken is tender, and waffles fluffy and delicious.
  • Kyle F.
    Kyle FowlerJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried Chicken is the best I've had in SF. Waffles are equally delicious, and don't forget to bring cash.
  • Jade F.
    Jade FDecember 15, 2016
    The lunch chicken 🍗 and waffles is 👌! Especially the mac and cheese 🧀! 😍😘
  • Larry
    LarryJanuary 13, 2013
    Eggs McMahon - It starts with a puddle of sausage gravy. Then comes a waffle, a fried egg, scallions, and cheddar cheese.
  • Youna Y.
    Youna YApril 30, 2014
    Cobb salad with blackened shrimp + the spicy jalapeño corn bread is the best salad I've had in SF
  • Billy S.
    Billy SeolJuly 17, 2015
    I'd say the value of your meal is dependent on luck; if you get a drumstick and a wing, the 2 pc waffles is expensive but if you get two humongous chunks...
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NatividadFebruary 25, 2013
    The fried chicken is just ok. The waffles are fluffy, buttery-tasting deliciousness. Get the blackened shrimp po' boy.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsApril 10, 2015
    Check out Little Skillet as it was featured on Man Finds Food for Chicken and Waffles and a secret item called the Eggs McMahohn. Read more
  • A B.
    A BallesterosNovember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You will want to kiss their grits. The BBQ pulled pork, shrimp, or andouille grits orders are wonderful. 🐷🍤🍚
  • Jim D.
    Jim DaughertyJuly 21, 2010
    Great food, great prices, without the attitude of their parent restaurant. Great fried chicken and the biscuits with brown sugar and black pepper shouldn't be missed.
  • Keenan P.
    Get the works with the Mac and Cheese. You won't regret it until you're done eating.
  • Victor C.
    Victor ChenNovember 14, 2015
    Really good chicken and waffles. 2 pc chicken will fill you up!
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SAugust 24, 2014
    Can't go wrong with chicken and waffles! Pair it with a cocktail next door from Victory Hall & Parlor.
  • Khaled E.
    Khaled ElkhawagaJuly 27, 2016
    Good chicken & waffles. The waffles were especially delicious!
  • Kashif R.
    Kashif Rayani3 weeks ago
    Order the 3-piece (or more) and eat it outside
  • Eric T.
    Eric TamNovember 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Some items like the catfish po'boy only appear on the lunch menu but can still be ordered in the bar for dinner.
  • Nick C.
    Nick CiceroMay 13, 2013
    The Fried Chicken and Waffles here are the honey jalapeño sauce rocks.
  • Kiran
    KiranAugust 7, 2014
    One of the best places in the Bay Area for chicken and waffles
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy McGeeAugust 11, 2014
    Waffles are to die for. The andouille grits are a solid option as well.
  • Eli R.
    Eli ReyesJune 15, 2010
    If you're there with a group, it's better to get a chicken meal with sides to share. Fries are seasoned well and crispy. Waffles are ok, just ask for the sweet cream butter.
  • Mauricio A.
    Mauricio A.April 26, 2012
    Delicious chicken and amazing waffles are capped nicely with the always fresh fruit salad.
  • Christian
    ChristianNovember 27, 2013
    they've got lots of options, but you know what you're really here for - you want the fried chicken box.
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyAugust 26, 2016
    Great biscuits and gravy - get a side of anadouille sausage too
  • Antwon M.
    Antwon MartinAugust 6, 2014
    Chicken and waffles at this quaint little shop should be added to the list of must do's in the bay area.
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZhongFebruary 20, 2016
    chicken po boy - really good and huge portions
  • Jenee L.
    Jenee LiMarch 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Give Chicken & Waffles a day off when sweet & spicy chicken Wing-Wings are on the menu ( tip: check Little Skillet's Twitter feed for availability) Read more
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WilkinsJanuary 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    LS's wide variety of soup specials are always worth a try, and they'll let you sample before purchasing. Give Christian a fist-bump for being awesome every day.
  • Hermann B.
    Hermann BrandiNovember 28, 2016
    Try the eggs McMan. They are not on the menu and are very good! 😋
  • David P.
    David ParkJune 1, 2014
    Mac n cheese/mush n cheese...don't do it. Chicken n waffle splurge all you want though
  • Leroy J.
    Leroy JohnsonFebruary 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken is amazing, Mac and cheese not to shabby either
  • Brian
    BrianJanuary 24, 2012
    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the fried chicken and waffles are delicious. Yum!
  • Holger L.
    Holger LuedorfNovember 13, 2014
    Fried Chicken with Coleslaw makes for a fine lunch.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BurgJune 25, 2015
    The mac & cheese was a pretty substantial portion.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LApril 11, 2015
    wow. I just found out they were on the Adam's (man vs. food host) new show (man finds food) good job little skillet!!!!♡
  • Jon C.
    Jon CookJune 27, 2012
    The chicken and waffles are out of this world delicious!
  • Brian D.
    Brian DorfmanMay 9, 2014
    Get here right when they open or be prepared to wait in a loooong line.
  • Derek .
    Derek 🐐🐙December 5, 2015
    Solid fried chicken. Solid grits. Bad gumbo. Stick with their core menu.
  • Jonathan R.
    Vegetarians fear not: 2 waffles available a la carte for $5, and worth every penny.
  • Robert F.
    Robert FruchtmanMay 17, 2016
    The half serving of Cobb salad is plenty of food for lunch.
  • Khoa M.
    Khoa MaAugust 20, 2014
    Fried chicken. Fried chicken. Just get the fried chicken.
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DahanNovember 14, 2015
    You know they are doing something right when mac&cheese is your palette cleanser. (the syruppppp)
  • Keita I.
    Keita ItoApril 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The best fried chicken place in SF!
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangSeptember 18, 2016
    Go inside Victory Hall & Parlor and order at the counter.
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoJune 7, 2015
    Pretty good, but a bit bland and not greasy enough to be tried chicken. Nice staff. Good sweet tea.
  • John B.
    John BobeldykSeptember 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Get your Little Skillet food at Victory Hall next door.
  • Maggie W.
    Maggie WhiteJanuary 4, 2016
    Fried chicken is amazing but waffles are so-so. Nothing compared to Roscoe's in LA
  • Tadd T.
    Tadd TsuiJune 8, 2010
    The fried chicken is a bit dried for my taste, though pouring it in the syrup you get with your waffle makes it awesome!
  • Kingsley L.
    Kingsley LuuFebruary 18, 2013
    You can't go wrong with the grits! Grab one for yourself or to share.
  • Cody H.
    Cody HardApril 5, 2016
    Chicken poboy is the way to go
  • Tim J.
    Tim JohnsenDecember 9, 2014
    Great chicken an waffles in an unsuspecting alley
  • Nathan M.
    Nathan ManousosAugust 26, 2009
    Bacon Wrapped Waffle Dog – it's a bacon wrapped hot dog laying on a hot-dog shaped waffle, comes with chips and a large slice of a pickled cucumber.
  • nancy o.
    nancy obrienJuly 31, 2016
    Excellent food. Only minus is no coffee...kinda sucks on a Sunday morning.
  • Ali F.
    Ali FidelisJuly 16, 2014
    Great atmosphere, good food, didn't agree w the cocktail menu
  • El T.
    El TOctober 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Hardly ever a wait and always somewhere to sit. So, don't come here and this won't change 👍🏼
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Don’t miss the Waffledog which is…you guessed it…an artisan hotdog served on a waffle bun.
  • Tahai Michelle B.
    Grits, grits, grits.
  • Landon H.
    Landon Howell1 week ago
    Fried chicken, mac n cheese, and lil biscuits.
  • Chona G.
    Try the Shrimp and Grits (via @Foodspotting)
  • Gwyneth H.
    The biscuits and gravy were awesome!
  • Dan P.
    Dan ParhamJuly 30, 2014
    The chef is from Nola - it's legit.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱January 21, 2016
    Chicken and waffles are not as good as I expected.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MonacelliFebruary 16, 2016
    Chicken and waffles and the BBQ sliders
  • Chris G.
    Chris GrantOctober 12, 2016
    Biscuits are to die for!
  • anjelika
    anjelikaApril 28, 2012
    Try the Chicken and Waffles - delicious!!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SippeySeptember 14, 2009
    I know it's hard to avoid the siren call of chicken & waffles, but try the pulled pork sandwich with homemade fries. Delicious.
  • Asher F.
    Asher FoaFebruary 26, 2016
    Chicken & waffles!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SippeyFebruary 25, 2011
    Go ahead. Get one of the small pecan pies. You deserve it.
  • Marg1e
    Marg1eJuly 17, 2016
    Fried chicken & waffles.
  • Mindful I.
    Mindful IndividualDecember 29, 2009
    Their new daily soups are the bomb. Today it is sweet potato, chipotle, sage & bacon
  • Suzie T.
    Suzie ThomasOctober 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie po boys are delicious!
  • Brendan A.
    Brendan AielloMarch 5, 2011
    Cash only & long wait but great comfort food!
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HackerMarch 22, 2014
    So good! Amazing drinks.
  • tina s.
    tina susuFebruary 23, 2014
    They have a whole restaurant and bar now! So very excited!!!
  • Jenny C.
    Jenny ChengAugust 18, 2012
    Try the jalapeño honey sauce!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KimJanuary 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Shrimp Caesar salad is decent
  • William H.
    William HendersonJanuary 15, 2010
    You go here on a nice sunny day for breakfast. Or, on the way back into the city after an early ride. The gritz.
  • Nate L.
    Nate LawlerMarch 27, 2015
    Chicken and waffles are legit
  • Garry T.
    Garry TanOctober 18, 2016
    Get the sliders obvi.
  • Mauroof A.
    Mauroof AhmedSeptember 20, 2016
    Gotta try the chicken Waffle's
  • Casi G.
    Casi GerberMarch 1, 2013
    It's all about the fried chicken poboy
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