So your looking for Soul Food in San Francisco. Look no further than the corner of Third Street and 22nd Street near the Dog Patch District. Hard Knox now has a second location for all the residents of Foggy Bottoms (the richmond district) at 26th and Clement Streets. Hard Knox serves up fresh, hot, generous platters of delicious Fried Chicken with a choice of two sides (Collard Greens, Yams, Mac n Cheese, Mashed Potatoes ad Gravy, Red beans and Rice, to name a few) of your choice. The Greens are fresh and smokey without a hint of pork or meat so it’s a vegetarians delight. The yams were so yummy they wanted to make you smack your momma.
There is Fried or Blackened Catfish that’s so fresh you’d think it was just pulled from the water to your plate. A number of Cajun specialties are found of the menu; Cajun Shrimp was the special the day we visited last. Cajun Meatloaf was dense and meaty with lots of fresh real gravy.
The atmosphere is real country with corrugated metal on the wall and recycled bowling alley maple floors. The service was prompt and courteous and you can tell how proud they are of their restaurant and it’s food. Lunchtime can be real busy so plan on getting in early to get a seat or call in and pick up.
Hard Knox has been serving this consistently wonderful food for eight years now and it doesn’t look like they are going anywhere soon.
If you’ve got an itch for the real deal, this place will fill you up and leave you satisfied. Prices are reasonable with entrees ranging from $6 to $13.
Hard Knox Cafe - Dog Patch District
2526 3rd Street at 22nd
San Francisco, CA 94107
Hard Knox Cafe - Richmond District
2448 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
Monday through Saturday 11AM to 9PM
Sunday 11AM to 5PM