Granddaddy’s Skillet Soul Food restaurant opens

Earlier this month, Grandfather’s Pan, a soul food restaurant, has reopened at Pinecrest Plaza.

The new restaurant at 6544 Little River Turnpike in the Lincolnia neighborhood had only opened for a few days in November 2020 before issues with the exhaust system forced the restaurant to close for repairs.

Now it’s open again.

The menu offers family feasts (enough to feed four people) with a choice of seared fish, pork chops, meatloaf, cooked ham and more. Accompaniments include collard greens, oatmeal, green beans, sautéed salad, seasoned salad, candied yams and other options. Individual dishes include barbecue chicken, baked ham, chicken livers, and catfish tacos.

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

Online reviews for November and February are overwhelmingly positive. A Facebook reviewer wrote: “Just ate REAL SOUL FOOD !! When I tell you that these cabbages are the best I have had since my mother, I am not lying. Wings fried to perfection and salmon patties [were] impressive!!! I also enjoyed the grandfather’s sauce. Customer service was excellent too which is the icing on the cake. We will be back!!”

Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sundays.

by the staff of Alexandria Living magazine

February 24, 2021

8:05 p.m.

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