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Brenda's Meat & Three

Brenda's Meat & Three

Southern Food Restaurant and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
Western Addition, San Francisco
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    Nicole R.
    "The beignets and pulled pork scramble were delicious!"(16 Tips)
    Erica L.
    "amazing pork belly special with cheese grits"(6 Tips)
    Caitlin G.
    "Pulled pork hash and the calas (donuts) with maple butter"(3 Tips)
    Ashley R.
    "Gumbo and biscuits and gravy are a must."(5 Tips)
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  • SFist
    SFistJanuary 13, 2015
    The menu here is based on the Southern diner tradition of ordering your meat dish with 3 sides. A rotating selection of dishes includes the famed fried chicken, baby back ribs, and country ham steak. Read more
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    WhiskeyAvengerJune 26, 2018
    This place is excellent. I am not one to get the same thing every time I go to a restaurant but the Shrimp and Cheesy grits are amazing. I get it every time. Service is awesome as well.
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    SFGateDecember 23, 2014
    This is a great spot to drop in for a lunch and very popular to boot. Make sure to try the Fried chicken with three sides. For dessert got for the Hot apple-berry Cobbler with ice cream. Read more
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    Hei-Yu TangOctober 7, 2015
    Cute little place serving tasty Soul Food. Their fried chicken is awesome and also their oysters. Don't get put off by the waiting line, it goes quite quickly. Love the Big Momma's Chicken Sandwich.
  • Erica L.heart icon on user image
    Erica LovelaceJanuary 8, 2016
    I had an amazing pork belly special with cheese grits, onion jam and a freekin poached egg. WOW it was rich but so good. Go closed to 2:00 to avoid a super long line.
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    Thomas ColtonMarch 27, 2016
    Dude, if you come here, you'd better be ready to EAT! Nothing bad on the menu, but I'm partial to the fried chicken, mac and cheese, and peach and blueberry cobbler (pictured).
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    Megan AllisonJanuary 16, 2017
    No wait for a Sunday dinner. Cute lesbians everywhere dishing out friendly service, delicious food and a surprisingly hip beverage selection in a perfectly appointed space. Zero complaints.
  • H H.
    H HDecember 27, 2015
    You seriously need to order the corn succotash omelette with the cheese grits and biscuit (with the fried chicken cutlet and sausage gravy on the side). You're welcome.
  • Petra B.
    Petra B.July 3, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    My go to’s are the pork belly grits, shrimp and grits, crawfish beignets and the watermelon iced tea. You can’t go wrong with those!
  • Trace D.heart icon on user image
    Trace D.August 30, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    The biscuits and gravy with the chicken cutlet are to die for. The people are super, and every bite of every dish is delectable! The only downside is their limited bar selection.
  • Saranya S.
    Saranya SampatFebruary 19, 2018
    The biscuits and gravy is a must try. You get 2 eggs of any style and I chose poached. Add fried chicken breast for $5. It was a perfect Sunday brunch.
  • SFist
    SFistMarch 6, 2015
    This popular spot serves hardcore Southern faves like biscuits and gravy, ham and eggs, and sweet potato pancakes that acolytes see in their dreams. Get there early! Read more
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerAugust 10, 2016
    The second location of the "Brenda's" family, from the owners of Brenda's on Polk, Meat & Three serves up delicious (and heavy/rich) dishes to long lines on the weekend—shorter lines during the week.
  • Jaiy B.heart icon on user image
    Jaiy BuckNovember 11, 2022
    Make sure to check out the Meat and Three option! I particularly like the Mac b Cheese as well as the red beans and rice to go with my fried chicken.
  • Ricky S.heart icon on user image
    Ricky SherrillNovember 15, 2016
    I am from the South and grew up going to these type of spots. They do a great job here. Went for lunch & want to go back again for breakfast.
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    joahnnaSeptember 30, 2018
    Fried Chicken is delicious but man the beignet is definitely the star. I was surprised how much I liked the crawfish but the chocolate is a fave.
  • Kendal C.
    Kendal CockrelAugust 16, 2018
    Beignets were amazing and HUGE. Also, biscuits and gravy + fried chicken = heaven! The wait isn't as long as it's sister restaurant but they only seat full parties.
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    Coralie SabinAugust 23, 2015
    Dinner is better than brunch in my opinion. Share a meat and three: Mac n cheese, biscuits and mashed potatoes are delicious. Any meat is great!
  • SFist
    SFistNovember 4, 2014
    Head to Brenda's French Soul's brand new spinoff for lunch. They'll be serving po'boys with your choice of fried shrimp, fried oysters, or fried catfish. Just in time for fattening up for winter Read more
  • tina h.heart icon on user image
    tina huangMarch 27, 2017
    never skip out on the beignets, pulled pork hash, or watermelon sweet tea. if there's a beignet special, order it!!
  • Nicole R.heart icon on user image
    Nicole RocchioSeptember 27, 2019
    The beignets and pulled pork scramble were delicious! Apple beignet is by far my favorite.
  • Shawn C.heart icon on user image
    Shawn CalhounNovember 13, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    It’s ALL good. Killer fried chicken, gumbo and of course beignets to top it all off. You can’t go wrong.
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RoseNovember 6, 2017
    Heavy, to be expected southern food. Gumbo and biscuits and gravy are a must.
  • Jennifer S.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer SlotnickApril 11, 2015
    Chicken fried steak was great with hot sauce. Loved my mashed potatoes and garlic spinach.
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    tablehopperMay 6, 2015
    A thick slice of fried Saag’s bologna ($8.25) is generously layered with pimento cheese and tucked into a toasted bun. This sandwich is one of those things that is so wrong but, really, so so right.
  • Steve T.heart icon on user image
    Steve TanJanuary 11, 2015
    I came for brunch and enjoyed the food here more than the original Brenda's! Was looking forward to the crawfish beignet but sadly they don't have them on the menu here.
  • Johnry M.heart icon on user image
    Johnry MangononOctober 22, 2019
    The fried chicken was delicious! I recommend adding some of the Louisiana hot sauce and having the stewed okra & tomatoes.
  • Melon L.heart icon on user image
    Melon LFebruary 8, 2016
    Fried chicken sandwich is amazing, but skip the pulled pork hash. Calas are also extremely dense, be prepared to be full after eating only 2.
  • Renée V.heart icon on user image
    Renée VargasMarch 2, 2018
    The salmon is out of this world. Cornbread comes with a delicious pepper jelly. Save room for dessert!
  • George H.heart icon on user image
    George HayesAugust 12, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Biscuits and Gravy with Fried Chicken was excellent for brunch!
  • Alex S.
    Alex SmithFebruary 6, 2015
    The latest from soul food queen Brenda Buenviaje with great brunches and meat. Get Shrimp hushpuppies, it's really good - https://luka.ai
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesDecember 12, 2015
    Great spot by Brenda of Brenda's brunch fame. Really solid biscuits and other southern food done right
  • Sam K.heart icon on user image
    Sam KakriaApril 12, 2015
    If you're confused by the awesome dish choices, some dishes have a 'taste' option so you can sample before you commit :)
  • Ryan Y.
    Ryan YunSeptember 28, 2016
    Get the fried chicken! You get to try the side of pickled watermelons.
  • Brett W.heart icon on user image
    Brett WJuly 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Hush puppies, red beans and rice, collard greens, fried catfish, peach cobbler... yes,everything
  • Ceren A.heart icon on user image
    Ceren AteşMarch 6, 2021
    Delicious food and great service. Will be our go-to indulgent breakfast spot.
  • Caitlin G.heart icon on user image
    Caitlin GMay 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork hash and the calas (donuts) with maple butter
  • Michael A.heart icon on user image
    Michael AldereteDecember 23, 2016
    There is never a good reason to not get the gumbo or red beans and rice. If you don't eat it there, take it to go.
  • Paula H.heart icon on user image
    Paula HoltAugust 23, 2017
    Collard greens to die for, divine biscuits, many wonders with a touch of Cajun. Yum.
  • Jeff M.heart icon on user image
    Jeff MelnykApril 6, 2018
    Delicious. The gumbo was perfect. Real southern service with a cheeky smile.
  • Bailey D.heart icon on user image
    Bailey DouglassMay 15, 2022
    Delicious but very rich-good brunch items for pescatarians
  • Michaelheart icon on user image
    MichaelAugust 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The spicy chicken sandwich is really good. Also recommend that iced tea with watermelon.
  • Jess F.heart icon on user image
    Jess FalkenthalMay 11, 2021
    Their chocolate-filled beignets are soooo good!
  • Justin E.heart icon on user image
    Justin EdmundJuly 3, 2016
    The fried chicken benedict is amazing.
  • Rachel R.heart icon on user image
    Rachel RothMay 31, 2017
    Go early or risk a long line for their enourmous beignets!
  • Geoff R.heart icon on user image
    Geoff ReinhardtFebruary 26, 2017
    The beignet flights are incredible.
  • Mikahla V.heart icon on user image
    Mikahla VicinoOctober 20, 2018
    Definitely grab a flight of beingets to try all the flavors!
  • Rich Y.heart icon on user image
    Rich YannaconeAugust 31, 2018
    Anything. Great beer as well
  • Amanda M.heart icon on user image
    Amanda MorelandApril 16, 2016
    All of the brunch food at this place rocks. One of my favorite Restaurants.
  • John S.heart icon on user image
    John StefanskiJune 20, 2016
    Biscuits and Gravy with the Chicken Cutlet. A glorious way to start your day.
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