Grandpa’s Skillet Soul Meals Restaurant opens

Earlier this month, Grandaddy’s Skillet, a soul food restaurant, reopened in Pinecrest Plaza.

The new restaurant at 6544 Little River Turnpike in the Lincolnnia borough was only open a few days in November 2020 before problems with the exhaust system had to close the restaurant for repairs.

Now it’s open again.

The menu includes family celebrations (enough for four people) with a choice of fried fish, pork chops, meatloaf, baked ham, and much more. Sides include cabbage, grits, green beans, tossed lettuce, seasoned lettuce, candied yams, and other options. Individual dishes include grilled chicken, baked ham, chicken liver, and catfish tacos.

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According to the restaurant’s founder, Roxanne David, the man in the logo is her grandfather Percy Ledbetter. He grew up in Alabama and, according to Northern Virginia Magazine, opened a soul food restaurant in Pittsburgh called Percy’s Soul Food.

The online reviews from November and February are mostly positive. One Facebook reviewer wrote, “Just had some REAL SOUL FOOD !! When I tell you these collards are the best I’ve had since my mom, I’m not lying. Perfectly fried wings and salmon cake [were] ingenious!!! Also enjoyed the grandfather’s sauce. The customer service was great too, which is the icing on the cake. We’ll be back !! “

The opening times are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 a.m. to 7 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sundays.

by Alexandria Living Magazine Staff

February 24, 2021

8:05 pm

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