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Eat Your Soul Out for $10 at Gussie's

How much greasy, sticky food can you stuff in your face for $10?

What’s sweet, savory and crunchy all over?

That’s right, chicken and waffles with maple syrup. For those of you dying to take it to the next level above dipping your bacon in your syrup, try a crispy-fried chicken breast on top of a golden waffle smothered in hot, sticky syrup. Can I get a “mmm-mmm?”

At Gussie’s Chicken and Waffles, they don’t mess around. Don’t miss the $10 All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, every weekday from 11am-3pm. $2 Tuesdays celebrate cheap eats and drinks for the same price as the bus!

This salty, sweet combo has been a tradition since the 1930s. It is said to have started in Harlem, for late night partygoers on their way home from the jazz clubs. It seems that these folk couldn’t make up their minds whether they wanted breakfast or dinner – so they just started throwing chicken on top of waffles, and this love affair was born.

Chef Michele Wilson keeps this tradition alive at Gussie’s, with a huge breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. The self-trained chef now blesses us with her Grandma Gussies’s secret soul food recipes she learned as a child.

Forget about your diet and splurge on the likes of Country Fried Okra, Gussie’s Down Home Country Gumbo and Cheddar Cheese Grit Cakes. There are also about six different types of waffles to choose from. Be sure to load up on superb sides to go with your fried feast, like Mac and Cheese, beans and rice and Southern Corn. And don’t worry, you don’t have to get all gussied up to eat at Gussie’s.

Gussie’s Chicken and Waffles
$10 All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet 11am-3pm /Cheap Eats and Drinks on $2 Tuesdays
1521 Eddy St. at Fillmore
[Western Addition]

Photo courtesy of Yelper Hordak I.

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Originally from San Diego, Heidi migrated north to study journalism at SFSU and interned for the SF Bay Guardian writing music stuff. She later embarked on a study-abroad program in both Denmark and Holland, and basically never came home. For six long years, she froze her ass off in Oslo, Norway, pretending to be a viking princess, trying to figure out how to survive in the most expensive city in the world. The other two years were spent frolicking on the beach in Spain - sipping on sangria in between being tossed around Europe working as a stressed-out journalist. Heidi currently works at for a non-profit cultural exchange program, helping others experience life from a different perspective. She is thrilled to be back in SF, magnetizing the obscure, and scavenging the city for fun, free things to do.