Hangover Helper: Chicken and Waffles at Little Skillet, San Francisco

Hangover Helper

Just what the doctor ordered.


[Photographs: Carrie Vasios]

Ever had a morning where you can barely get out of bed, much less risk sitting through an entire meal at a restaurant? Yeah, it happens to the best of us. Send a friend to the window at Little Skillet, a small take-out restaurant that serves some of the best soul food in San Francisco.


While the po'boys and the shrimp and grits are good lunch options, there is nothing better for a hangover than the chicken and waffles. You get a choice of one, two, or three pieces of fried chicken (I like to think of this as the hangover scale). The fried chicken is delicious—juicy and flavorful with a thin, crunchy layer of buttermilk coating. The skin is so good that you might find yourself gnawing it off the bone.

Underneath the chicken you'll find a fluffy waffle with a perfectly crisp exterior and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. The pile of chicken and waffles is brought together by a gloriously thick drizzle of syrup. A well positioned forkful creates a salty and sweet explosion that will hopefully be even bigger than the pounding in your head. Wash it all down with a Mexican Coca-Cola, then crawl back into bed. Ah, sweet relief.

Little Skillet

360 Ritch Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (map) 415-777-2777; littleskilletsf.com