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 !

 Kansas City Fried Chicken

Change Page: < 1234 | Showing page 4 of 4, messages 91 to 95 of 95
Author Message

  • Total Posts: 503
  • Joined: 4/18/2006
  • Location: Lenexa, KS
RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken Thu, 05/29/08 4:41 PM (permalink)
There is a good new place for chicken in KC: Granny's Chicken Ranch at the Legends in Kansas City, Kansas.

Granny's pan fried chicken is very good. As good or better than most of the big name chicken places in Kansas. I thought the drop biscuit, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy were all very good.


    • Total Posts: 3705
    • Joined: 6/24/2007
    • Location: McKinney, TX
    RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken Thu, 05/29/08 5:49 PM (permalink)
    I'm curious.

    Stroud's looks fantastic.

    Has anyone eaten at both Stroud's and Babe's Chicken Dinner House(s) in the Dallas area?

    How do they compare?

      • Total Posts: 4542
      • Joined: 11/20/2000
      • Location: Rogue Valley
      RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken Fri, 05/30/08 10:56 AM (permalink)

      ........For more than a quarter of a century, I've made at least annual pilgrimages to the original location in Kansas City. In December 2005, the city declared eminent domain and bought the building to expand the roadway next to it. The owner, Mike Donegan, who has a second location in North Kansas City, had been looking since then for a new space, and finally found it in Fairway, Kan., just across the Missouri border. He tried to recreate the feel of the original place -- of course he could never replicate the sloped floors or the crooked window jams -- but he did mimic the original red and white checkered tablecloths and the frilly yellow cafe curtains.

      I was there recently, less than a month after opening, and I'm pleased to report that the chicken is as good as ever. I peaked into the kitchen to see four large pans of chicken bubbling and spattering in oil to produce a distinctive crackling-crisp coating. I swear it's the best fried chicken I've ever eaten, and I'm always trying to find something to compare, which is hard in the Bay Area.

      The new Stroud's has been fully embraced by locals too. Though it holds twice as many people, even at 4:30 on a Sunday afternoon the wait was more than 90 minutes, and often it stretches to two hours. People wait patiently, ordering a beer or cocktail in the bar and then hanging around outside. It feels almost like a neighborhood block party.

      Another thing hasn't changed either: The staff still wears and sells the popular T-shirts with the retro Stroud's logo and the tag line scrawled on the back: "We choke our own chickens."

      I've decided that when I finish up with pizza, I may just have to go on a quest for the best fried chicken (if I can wait that long). If you have your favorites, please let me know; it's never too early to start.

        • Total Posts: 4
        • Joined: 1/25/2004
        • Location: Independence, MO
        RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken Sun, 06/22/08 6:39 PM (permalink)
        With the recent opening of the new Johnson County location, Stroud's Oak Ridge Manor in Clay County is relatively tourist and Yuppie free, and is again a delightful place to enjoy a traditional chicken dinner. The waiting period is now reasonable and the food is still as good as it gets.

          • Total Posts: 2
          • Joined: 12/17/2008
          • Location: Belton, MO
          RE: Kansas City Fried Chicken Sun, 06/22/08 6:45 PM (permalink)
          This whole thread has me's going strong even in 2008! hehehe!!

            Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark
            Change Page: < 1234 | Showing page 4 of 4, messages 91 to 95 of 95

            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   Copyright 2011 -