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.
We’ll take any excuse to indulge in Little Skillet’s chicken and waffles, and what better excuse than being in the neighborhood for a Giants game? Grab “The Works,” which comes with two pieces of fried chicken, waffles, and your choice of side—we like the Jalapeno Kale Slaw, but the Mac and Cheese never disappoints—and a mini Jalapeno Corn Muffin. Then settle in and enjoy in the parklet or inside of Victory Hall, the next-door bar where you can enjoy your fried chicken and waffle extravaganza with a cocktail.
How to book: Walk-in for dine-in or order pickup online.
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.