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Gussie's Chicken & Waffles
Southern Restaurant (US)$$
Today 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
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1521 Eddy St San Francisco, CA 94115
1521 Eddy StUSCASan Francisco94115
$$Southern Restaurant (US), Chicken RestaurantToday 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Casual spot for Southern soul food staples including fried chicken & signature sweet-potato waffles.- Google
People talk about sweet potato, red beans and rice, mac and cheese, southern food and brown sugar
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Kim Nguyen
reviewed 2 months 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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Alison Jenkins
reviewed 10 months 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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Dasha Cherepennikova
reviewed a year ago
Pleasantly surprised - the downtown special was delicious. I really liked their waffles - light and thin (not the Belgian kind). Very underwhelmed by the biscuits though. Would have appreciated a coffee refill, but it was quite busy for Sunday brunch, so understandable.
Paulette Smith
reviewed 6 months 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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Eric Andal
reviewed 11 months 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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Erik Maser
reviewed 4 months ago
I had pretty high hopes for this place, but it turned out to be a fairly standard joint with decent chicken and so-so waffles.