The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 Good Fried Chicken

Change Page: 123456 > | Showing page 1 of 6, messages 1 to 30 of 170
Author Message
Sundancer7

Good Fried Chicken Mon, 04/7/03 6:32 PM (permalink)
Around Knoxville, you use to be able to buy good fried chicken but that is not the case anymore. I am not sure if KFC ran them all off or what. I would drive 100 miles for some gooooood fried chicken along with some good chicken gravy, cole slaw and hot bisquits. If anyone knows of such a wonderful place, I wanna go and soon. I like it moist on the inside and a real crunch outside or crust.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
 
#1
    Bushie

    • Total Posts: 2902
    • Joined: 4/21/2001
    • Location: Round Rock, TX
    RE: Good Fried Chicken Mon, 04/7/03 6:55 PM (permalink)
    I don't know if Nashville is within 100 miles (I don't think so), but Lovelass Cafe south of Nashville has one of the best fried chicken dinners in the country. I don't remember anything about cole slaw there, but if you like country veggies, they've got 'em. I've taken many clients and co-workers there, and I've yet to get a bad review.

    It's worth the extra miles. They also make their own preserves. I think Michael Stern likes the Peach preserves best, but I'm a Blackberry fan.
     
    #2
      Sundancer7

      RE: Good Fried Chicken Mon, 04/7/03 7:09 PM (permalink)
      You indicated that Loveless Cafe is south of Nashville. Do you have an address, city or approximate location.

      Thanks
      Paul E. Smith
      Knoxville, TN
       
      #3
        Michael Stern

        RE: Good Fried Chicken Mon, 04/7/03 7:24 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Sundancer7

        You indicated that Loveless Cafe is south of Nashville. Do you have an address, city or approximate location.

        Thanks
        Paul E. Smith
        Knoxville, TN



        I agree; they have some of the best:

        http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=198

         
        #4
          Sundancer7

          RE: Good Fried Chicken Mon, 04/7/03 7:33 PM (permalink)
          If it wasn't so late, I think I would drive down tonight. I gotta have a good fried chicken fix and PDQ

          Paul E. Smith
          Knoxville, TN
           
          #5
            Sundancer7

            RE: Good Fried Chicken Mon, 04/7/03 7:35 PM (permalink)
            Michael, in your extensively traveled expertise, where is the best fried chicken in America?

            I want to go there!!!!

            Paul E. Smith
            Knoxville, TN
             
            #6
              Michael Stern

              RE: Good Fried Chicken Tue, 04/8/03 9:41 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Sundancer7

              Michael, in your extensively traveled expertise, where is the best fried chicken in America?

              I want to go there!!!!

              Paul E. Smith
              Knoxville, TN



              Oh, boy, is that a loaded question! But I don't mind taking the plunge. At this moment, for classically excellent fried chicken, I vote for [url='http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=1266']Buntyn[/url] in Memphis:



              But for great fried chicken with a twist, I like [url='http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=343']The Bon Ton Mini Mart[/url] (Sorry, too delirious to photograph the food!) or the "Bar-B-Que chicken" (actually pan fried, then quick-dipped in hot BBQ sauce at [url='http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=621']Keaton's[/url], not too far from you near Statesville, NC:

               
              #7
                Sundancer7

                RE: Good Fried Chicken Tue, 04/8/03 10:28 AM (permalink)
                Memphis is exactly 387 miles from Knoxville and I needed an excuse to go there anyway. I am going to Buntyn's PDQ. Great pic

                Paul E. Smith
                Knoxville, TN
                 
                #8
                  Michael Hoffman

                  • Total Posts: 17815
                  • Joined: 7/1/2000
                  • Location: Gahanna, OH
                  RE: Good Fried Chicken Tue, 04/8/03 4:07 PM (permalink)
                  The best fried chicken in America? Easy. In Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. And now's the time to go. It's Carnival, and during Carnival they fry up absolutely great chicken right on the square in the center of town. The secret? They skin the chicken, roll it in spices similar to jerk, then deep fry it.

                  Ambrosia!
                   
                  #9
                    Sundancer7

                    RE: Good Fried Chicken Tue, 04/8/03 4:48 PM (permalink)
                    I wish I could go there but my obligations keep me from doing what I want. The islands are out of the question. I am on a fried chicken salary and definately can't go there now. Wish I could.

                    Paul E. Smith
                    Knoxville, TN
                     
                    #10
                      Mike Lopinto

                      • Total Posts: 2
                      • Joined: 2/11/2001
                      • Location: Mandeville, LA
                      RE: Good Fried Chicken Tue, 04/8/03 7:01 PM (permalink)
                      Ok, now you know I have to disagree and report that the absolute BEST fried chicken is in Mississippi...at The Dinner Bell
                       
                      #11
                        Sundancer7

                        RE: Good Fried Chicken Tue, 04/8/03 7:53 PM (permalink)
                        OK mike, where is it located?

                        Paul E. Smith
                        Knoxville, TN
                         
                        #12
                          Michael Stern

                          RE: Good Fried Chicken Tue, 04/8/03 9:18 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Sundancer7

                          OK mike, where is it located?

                          Paul E. Smith
                          Knoxville, TN


                          [url='http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=648']Right here![/url]
                           
                          #13
                            Sundancer7

                            RE: Good Fried Chicken Tue, 04/8/03 9:40 PM (permalink)
                            Right on and thanks

                            Paul E. Smith
                            Knoxville, TN

                            Go VOLS
                             
                            #14
                              pigface

                              • Total Posts: 406
                              • Joined: 3/15/2003
                              • Location: Detroit, MI
                              RE: Good Fried Chicken Tue, 04/8/03 10:51 PM (permalink)
                              Thanks for those pictures that made me drool all over my key board
                              I made it to The Loveless Motel last October, driving all day, from
                              The Gulf Coast, running away from Hurricane Lilly, got off I-65 and weaved
                              over to the Loveless, just in time to park a trailer in the back of the
                              restaurant, put the poor dogs in the trailer to smell all that fried chicken ...
                              The Parking Lot smelled so good out back ...
                              Poor Dogs, we walk in to the restaurant, and they asked us if their were any more in our party, then turned off the front sign ... What timing
                              The chicken was delicious, and the dressing ... Had to be made from the biscuits & cornbread... It was so good I bought their Tee Shirt
                              Gulf Coast to Nashville ... 500 miles ... Nashville to Detroit ... 600 miles
                              Can't wait to go back
                              Nice roadtrip, but the Dogs aren't happy when you come out w/o leftovers
                               
                              #15
                                FatWayne

                                • Total Posts: 1
                                • Joined: 4/9/2003
                                • Location: Arcadia, CA
                                RE: Good Fried Chicken Wed, 04/9/03 12:27 PM (permalink)
                                For those a little to the left of Knoxville, here are some great chicken places on the Left Coast...

                                Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles - Pasadena, Ca. and a couple locations in Los Angeles, Ca. Featured in a number of movies, Roscoe's is an eclectic mix of great waffles and great fried chicken. The cliente is always a strange mix of neighborhood folks, suburban explorers, and the famous or infamous.

                                Lois the Pie Queen - in Oakland, Ca. near the Berkely border. A really tiny place located a block off MLK Blvd. Where else can you get fried chicken and pork chops for breakfast? Lois still has the old fashioned counter, lots of locally produced art on the walls, and photos of the famous who have somehow found their way in. Yes, the pies are fit for a queen. The biscuits are to die for as is the conversations with the last of the social radicals on Saturday and Sunday.
                                 
                                #16
                                  Sundancer7

                                  RE: Good Fried Chicken Wed, 04/9/03 12:34 PM (permalink)
                                  My brother and I own a NHRA race team and we are in Pomona every February and November and we always go to Roscoe's for the chicken and waffle's REAL GOOD. Featured in "Pulp Fiction"

                                  Paul E. Smith
                                  Knoxville, TN
                                   
                                  #17
                                    Richard Brooks Alba

                                    • Total Posts: 93
                                    • Joined: 12/20/2000
                                    • Location: Lexington, KY
                                    RE: Good Fried Chicken Wed, 04/9/03 3:19 PM (permalink)
                                    I second THAT emotion!
                                    Yes, Lois the Pie Queen [851 60th @ Adeline in O-Town] makes some rockin' fried chicken - but I have to say I've encountered a good number of places that serve or feature chicken and/or pork chops for breakfast. Just not enough of them around here....
                                    I didn't get to try Roscoe's in Oakland until they moved from Broadway over to Grand, across from Lake Merritt. I loved & lived for their brunch buffet - a little Southern heaven in the Bay Area - and was shocked to find them closed down without any indication of whether they would reopen. I keep meaning to try Roscoe's down in L.A. (on Pico & La Brea?), but always seem to have other culinary quests to conquer.
                                    Hungrily,
                                    Richard
                                    Berkeley,CA
                                     
                                    #18
                                      jmckee

                                      • Total Posts: 1172
                                      • Joined: 11/26/2001
                                      • Location: Batavia, OH
                                      RE: Good Fried Chicken Thu, 05/8/03 5:55 PM (permalink)
                                      No question as to the best.

                                      Mrs. Rowe's Family Restaurant, just off of I-81, north of the junction of 81 and I-64, in Staunton, Virginia.

                                      We love the place. After the terrorist attacks in 2001, my wife turned to me at one point and said, "Well, if this is it, if it's all over for us, let's head to Staunton. I'm not getting done in before I have a last helping of fried chicken and mashed potatoes."
                                       
                                      #19
                                        bumper

                                        • Total Posts: 96
                                        • Joined: 3/3/2003
                                        • Location: maryville, TN
                                        RE: Good Fried Chicken Fri, 05/9/03 7:15 PM (permalink)
                                        Boy you folks are driving me mad for some of that chicken at Rowe's will have stop next time I make that I-81 run.
                                         
                                        #20
                                          glenda Palmer

                                          • Total Posts: 30
                                          • Joined: 8/18/2000
                                          • Location: ,
                                          RE: Good Fried Chicken Fri, 05/9/03 7:38 PM (permalink)
                                          The Loveless Cafe is on Highway 100, southwest of Nashville. I am not sure how many miles, but not too far.
                                           
                                          #21
                                            wtgriffin

                                            • Total Posts: 19
                                            • Joined: 6/17/2003
                                            • Location: San Antonio , TX
                                            RE: Good Fried Chicken Thu, 06/26/03 12:40 PM (permalink)
                                            My vote goes to Stroud's in Kansas City.

                                            Both locations are great. The fried chicken is just like my grandma used to make, back in the good ol' days when frying in lard wouldn't shoot my cholesterol through the roof.

                                            I challenge anybody to think about dessert after their chicken breast dinner - which includes three breasts, mashed potatoes, cream gravy, green beans, salad and hot cinnamon rolls.

                                            The pictures of Rush Limbaugh on the wall are a good indicator of why he developed a couple of chins after regularly eating at Strouds when he worked with the Royals. But once in a blue moon, I can afford the calories.

                                            Tim G.
                                             
                                            #22
                                              hawkeyejohn

                                              • Total Posts: 257
                                              • Joined: 5/6/2003
                                              • Location: Joliet, IL
                                              RE: Good Fried Chicken Fri, 06/27/03 11:41 AM (permalink)
                                              In the Chicago area, the best is the White Fence Farm.
                                               
                                              #23
                                                jgleduc

                                                • Total Posts: 145
                                                • Joined: 4/26/2003
                                                • Location: Providence, RI
                                                RE: Good Fried Chicken Fri, 07/4/03 12:19 AM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                In the Chicago area, the best is the White Fence Farm.


                                                If Chicago is going to get into the game, I have to mention - on behalf of the thousands of drunken U of C students who have been nourished there and thrived - Harold's Chicken Shack. A friend of mine used to live near the corner of Woodlawn and 53rd, right across from their location in the Kenmore Plaza. Grab a couple of quarter darks with hot sauce, get some Schiltz at the liquor store and head back up to watch the Bulls with chicken and beer. Along with the Swissburgers at Jimmy's Woodlawn Tap, Harold's chicken sustained me through my time in Hyde Park.

                                                JL
                                                 
                                                #24
                                                  alipset

                                                  • Total Posts: 4
                                                  • Joined: 7/4/2003
                                                  • Location: Weston, CT
                                                  RE: Good Fried Chicken Fri, 07/4/03 11:38 AM (permalink)
                                                  Michael (or anyone in the know)-
                                                  Any suggestions for good fried chicken right here in Fairfield County, CT? Stew Leonard's is inconsistent at best, and they don't use the skin. Popeye's would be great if I didn't have to travel to NYC.
                                                  Thanks,
                                                  Alan
                                                   
                                                  #25
                                                    Mayhaw Man

                                                    • Total Posts: 589
                                                    • Joined: 7/5/2003
                                                    • Location: Abita Springs, LA
                                                    RE: Good Fried Chicken Sun, 07/6/03 1:31 PM (permalink)
                                                    The best commercially available Fried Yardbird in the world is currently available on Oak St. in New Orleans at Jacquimo's. It is being floured and fried by Austin Leslie. Formerly of Chez Helene, a soul food emporium with few peers. The place is small and always packed, but there is a great nightspot next door (The Maple Leaf Bar) and a happening live music scene in the neighborhood. The best fried chicken in the world is available to those in the know at my mama's house in Chatham, LA., but you gotta know somebody to get a table.. I would also like to point out, while we are on the subject, that really good fried chicken comes from real chickens, not chickenhouse process chickens. The flavor is like night and day. I don't much go for all of that free range business, but yard chickens are a whole lot tastier than ones from Wally World.
                                                     
                                                    #26
                                                      signman

                                                      • Total Posts: 1743
                                                      • Joined: 10/23/2000
                                                      • Location: Baltimore, MD
                                                      RE: Good Fried Chicken Sun, 07/6/03 4:43 PM (permalink)
                                                      Mayhaw Man

                                                      That is big news -- the whereabouts of Austin Leslie. I won't make it to NO till sometime in the fall. I hope he'll still be there. Wasn't there another very good place called Eddie's or something close.
                                                       
                                                      #27
                                                        californyguy

                                                        • Total Posts: 513
                                                        • Joined: 10/30/2002
                                                        • Location: sacramenty , CA
                                                        RE: Good Fried Chicken Sun, 07/6/03 6:12 PM (permalink)
                                                        breezy heights tavern

                                                        near route 70 just outside of washington pa on the way to bethany wva you will find breezy heights tavern and one of the best fried chickens around . actually broasted , its got a tender tasty crust and a juicy inside. Make sure you eat in the old dining room - apparently someone was a hunter and in that room type of stuffed animal head will gaze down at you as you dine ;for those who may get nervous with all the peering eyes looking down there are other areas available.
                                                         
                                                        #28
                                                          Ort. Carlton.

                                                          • Total Posts: 3589
                                                          • Joined: 4/9/2003
                                                          • Location: Athens, GA
                                                          RE: Good Fried Chicken Sun, 07/6/03 8:59 PM (permalink)
                                                          Dearfolk,
                                                          The Loveless Cafe is about 12 miles, maybe fifteen, southwest of Nashvegas. Jest (speling corect) git you on Number 100 Highway towards Memphis; hit's a ways out on yer right. If'n ye cross the county line, ye done gone to far: turn aroun' an' go back.
                                                          While I do live in Athens, Georgia, it's been aeons since I've chomped down on a piece of Weaver D.'s fried chicken. Too many things there are too good; I haven't been there because I tend to overeat!
                                                          My two other Athens recommendations would have to be Wilson's Soul Food on North Hull Street and Plantation Buffet on M. L. K. right where it turns back into Commerce Road, just inside the perimeter.
                                                          Additionally, The Gateway Cafe will fix you fried chicken for breakfast and not look at you funny. Pie as well.
                                                          I've run upon a new-to-me place that serves a killer breakfast until 3:00 P. M. seven daze a week. They have fresh vegetables every day, with a rotating menu. The place is The Normaltown Cafe' and it is located at 175B Tallassee Road. They originally started on Prince Avenue in Normaltown, but lucked onto this location a few months ago. Since moving, their menu is expanding one item at a time... now they have ham/cheeseburgers where they didn't before! - And everything is from scratch, uninstant, and hand-made. Yum. I only wish they stayed open later than 9:00 P. M., because it's 8:58 right now and I've still got some more to do here before the library closes.
                                                          When I encounter somemorepossibilities to add here, I'll repOrt. back to y'all.
                                                          Ramblingly, Ort. Carlton in crackling good Athens, Georgia.
                                                           
                                                          #29
                                                            Ort. Carlton.

                                                            • Total Posts: 3589
                                                            • Joined: 4/9/2003
                                                            • Location: Athens, GA
                                                            RE: Good Fried Chicken Sun, 07/6/03 9:01 PM (permalink)
                                                            Dearfolk,
                                                            Dadgonespacerkeydoesn'twanttowork.Dagnabbit.Dingbustit.
                                                            Runonically,Ort.Carlton.
                                                             
                                                            #30
                                                              Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark
                                                              Change Page: 123456 > | Showing page 1 of 6, messages 1 to 30 of 170

                                                              Jump to:

                                                              Current active users

                                                              There are 0 members and 1 guests.

                                                              Icon Legend and Permission

                                                              • New Messages
                                                              • No New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
                                                              • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/ New Messages
                                                              • Locked w/o New Messages
                                                              • Read Message
                                                              • Post New Thread
                                                              • Reply to message
                                                              • Post New Poll
                                                              • Submit Vote
                                                              • Post reward post
                                                              • Delete my own posts
                                                              • Delete my own threads
                                                              • Rate post

                                                              2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
                                                              What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com