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Gussie's Chicken & Waffles
Chicken Restaurant$$
Today 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
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1521 Eddy St San Francisco, CA 94115
1521 Eddy StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94115
$$Chicken Restaurant, Southern Restaurant (US)Today 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 8:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 12:00 amSaturday 8:00 am – 12:00 amSunday 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Casual spot for Southern soul food staples including fried chicken & signature sweet-potato waffles.- Google
"And oh goodness, please PLEASE order the sweet potato waffle."
"The fried chicken itself is just on point."
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Jeff Chu
11 months ago
This is a nice comfortable restaurant space, with the standard set of soul food options. Tried the fried chicken - the batter was tasty and crispy, although some pieces were a little over done and dry. The mac & cheese was delicious, collard greens with turkey bits was delicious but salty. Candied yams were standard fare, but delicious. The service was excelling. Something good to know is they have bottomless mimosas/bellinis available all the time, though I'm not sure I'd want to mix that with the heaviness of southern cuisine.
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Denise Dang
9 months ago
Perhaps it was because we ordered our chicken and waffles for delivery on a lazy weekend morning for brunch, but our chicken and waffles seemed quite lacking. Each of our boxes contained one mealy piece of drumstick chicken, cooked until the bone started to show through the breading and meat, making the died piece oh-so dry. The waffle was huge by comparison, which would have been fine except that having waited over an hour for the delivery to our place on Fell from Eddy, and the butter (which we asked them to omit) soaked the waffles and made them soggy and limp. Lessons learned: even while lazy, call in to the Little Skillet, put on pants, and get some real chicken and waffles for brunch done the right way.
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Paulette Smith
a year ago
I ate at Gussies today at lunch and it was awesome. I am from the south and most of us southern girls are known for throwing down in the kitchen. I am a great cook and I have to say this food was as close to my own as it could get without being mine. I ordered the Taste of the South which included two pieces of fried chicken, yams, collard greens, mac n cheese and sweet southern cornbread. Omg! Did I tell you it was awesome? . Best soul food I've ever eaten away from home. Service was good, nice atmosphere and very friendly and prompt waiter. I will return and will recommend to my friends! !!
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Alison Jenkins
2 years ago
I had very high expectations for Gussie's -- I have friends who love it, I really like breakfast in general, and it has a great reputation. But when I visited this morning, although my server was very polite and friendly, a side dish I ordered didn't make it. If the food was great, I'd give them a "Very Good" just on principle, but I can name more than a few places in San Francisco and the East Bay that do it better (Farmerbrown in SF, Home of Chicken and Waffles in Oakland, and the superlative Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland). They have a Flash Back Friday buffet on Fridays, I might try that sometime in the future.
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David Miller
a year ago
Good afternoon Pia My name is Rev. David Miller pastor of Kyles Temple AME Zion church located in Vallejo, CA. I am so sorry it has taken me this long to respond I have been traveling. I agree with all the Ms. Taylor has listed in the previous email I also have somewhat of a problem with your response. 1. You stated that the owner was there during the meal however I did not meet nor see Michele at all. Maybe she was at another party as a leader I always take the time to great visitors/groups I know that we can be busy however had she been there I am sure she would have been more than excited to meet a group of senior citizens. Not to mention a young strong black woman doing her thing in the city of San Francisco. 2. That was not the amount of food that was ordered by the group so a 15% discount on our next visit is unacceptable. You are making the “cardinal sin” assuming that we will return to an establishment that has given poor customer service and charged us for a service that we did not receive. To quote a great theologian “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so” ~ Mahatma Gandhi 3. If you count a to go box in measuring the amount of food that is prepared then this is a sad practice of food prep. Considering I had to purchase extra food that should let you know that something was off. Finally as I close remember this Customers don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong. God Bless
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Kim Nguyen
a year ago
My Take: inexpensive (as it should be) southern comfort food | Went During: weekday lunch | Special Dish: Red Velvet Pancakes, Fried Chicken | Price Point: $9.00 - $12.00 for a big portion of food | The Service: our waitress was friendly, down to earth and seemed to happy to be there | Reservations: not necessary during the lunch hours | FYI, FRIENDS: the restaurant lets you mix and match their menu so don't hesitate to ask them for substitutions -- Eat up, Kimmie
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Eric Andal
2 years ago
My quest for good chicken and waffles in Norther California has ended. I'll just make em at home. The end. Oh wait, what? I have to write a review? What do I look, Ernest... uh... Criton... way...? Fine... Let's say that you don't FEEL like making chicken and waffles at home. Decent waffle makers are only about $20 (like the nifty one I got from Bed, Bath, & Beyond), but you can't be bothered with measuring flour and dosing out the log cabin fake maple syrup yourself. Nor do you want to fry your own chicken (or alternatively hitting up Popeye's for a 2 piece.) Okay, I get that. You want convenience. Savory, sweet, gut-busting convenience. If you're in the San Francisco bay are, I would tell you to hit up Gussie's... and also Hard Knox's, but that'll be a seperate review... Anyhow, these people got it right! The waffles and chicken here, in my opinion, is the closest you'll get to the same goodness you can get at Roscoe's down in socal. The waffles have the same rich, sweet, just right sort of consistency/mouthfeel. They just melt in your mouth. And oh goodness, please PLEASE order the sweet potato waffle. I'm not quite sure how they make it, but it is DIVINE. Their homemade brown sugar syrup just takes the cake. The fried chicken itself is just on point. Crispy and with just enough flavor. Oh so good when it's still hot. I like mine smothered with the gravy and some Crystal hot sauce. Oh man, these are some next level eats for sure. The service? It's great. Servers are more than friendly and super helpful. They get your orders out with no muss and no fuss. Absolutely no complaints about the service here. They've got that down pack. After being disappointed in the chicken in waffles in Oakland, i'm happy to say that there is yet still a place you can head to here in the bay for awesome chicken and waffles. Gussie's man, I love this place.
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Brandon Leong
2 years ago
Honestly, I was VERY excited at the prospect of eating here. A few of us had a rare chance to eat lunch together during the week and we wanted some soul food. On our way to Farmer Brown, we saw this spot. Here is my review: The Good: -The chicken was crispy and flavorful. -The waitress was very nice and it really wasn't her fault (see below). The Bad (and UGLY): -The service was HORRENDOUS. It took us 2.5 HOURS to eat lunch!!! Ridiculous. -My meal came out 45 MINUTES before anyone else's at the table. -The sides are small and over-priced. -The waffles were not very good. -The biscuits nearly broke my friend's tooth. -We watched as people who were seated after us were served and some people seated before us were still waiting for their food as well. -Excuses, excuses, excuses: The myriad of different excuses were that our waitress had a dispute with the cook, the order was accidentally overlooked, the food was coming right up (riiight), and that the fryer was malfunctioning. -The orders only finally did come out because we had told them that we were going to leave and to give us the bill. All-in-all, I DO NOT recommend this place. The look and feel has tremendous potential...let someone who has even a slight grasp of how to run a business take over. PLEASE.
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