Little Skillet fully operates out of 330 Ritch's kitchen, and is run by the same dudes that opened Farmer Brown. It's a minuscule, alley-bound to-go window that sells crazy-good soul food (including some of SF proper's best chicken & waffles), as well as great brew.
It’s impossible to walk past the alley where Little Skillet resides and not be lured in by the smell of fresh waffles and fried chicken. That combo was sold solely out of a little window for a while, but since 2014 is also available inside the bar next door. Started by chef/owner Jay Fox and his business partner Deanna Sison, Little Skillet was originally an offshoot of Farmerbrown, the Tenderloin’s beloved soul food restaurant. When that shuttered in 2018, it left Little Skillet as the only place to get the famous fried chicken and Belgian-style waffles. We’re just glad we can still get them somewhere.
How to enjoy: Walk up to the little window seven days a week to order takeout or order ahead. You can also order it at the counter at next-door bar Victory Hall to enjoy there Tuesday–Saturday.
It’s impossible to resist the scentl of fresh waffles and fried chicken wafting through the Ritch Street alley, and even if you’re with a throng of people, you don’t have to, as the takeout window also shares a space with next-door bar Victory Hall & Parlor. The spacious bar has tons of seating and a full bar, and though the go-to order is obviously chicken and waffles, there are also po’ boy sandwiches (andouille sausage, blackened or fried catfish, seasonal veggies, etc.), a couple of salads, and sides like mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, potato salad, and grits.
How to book: Walk-ins only; if you’re hosting a private event, reach out here.