Lunch at Dell Rhea Chicken Basket

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Lunch at Dell Rhea Chicken Basket - Wed, 12/3/03 9:25 AM
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My daughter and I just had a superb lunch at Dell Rhea, located on old Route 66 south of Chicago. It's known mainly for fried chicken and a nostalgic look, but the mashed potatoes and seasoned roast chicken are worthy of gourmet status.

Here's the best part - we didn't know that Dell Rhea has a $5.95 lunch buffet on weekdays! What a deal! Had a chat with the owner, and he is a fanatic about food quality and maintaining Dell Rhea's old-fashioned appearance. Highly recommended even at the reasonable "regular" price.

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RE: Lunch at Dell Rhea Chicken Basket - Thu, 12/4/03 9:48 AM
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How do you get there? What town is it in?

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RE: Lunch at Dell Rhea Chicken Basket - Thu, 12/4/03 2:49 PM
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Originally posted by danimal15

How do you get there? What town is it in?


Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket
645 Joliet Rd
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 325-0780

Best route is probably to exit I-55 onto Hwy 83 North. Turn right at the first intersection/light and then keep curving around back around towards I55. Good place, be sure and try the chicken dumpling soup.

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RE: Lunch at Dell Rhea Chicken Basket - Thu, 12/4/03 5:51 PM
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Danimal,

Dell Rhea's is on a par with White Fence Farm. It is a pretty small place though. In fact,it is only about a 10-15 minute drive from WFF.

Right off of I-55 and Rt 83, it is on a frontage road practically in an industrial park facing the highway.

Good chicken, nice side dishes, same price range as WFF although I did not know about the lunch buffet (gotta try that).

Glenn

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RE: Lunch at Dell Rhea Chicken Basket - Tue, 08/16/05 1:02 PM
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I loved this place...some of the best fried chicken out there and the home-made biscuits are heavenly. Our server told us they get their chickens from a particular supplier. They taste the way chicken used to taste, not shot-through with hormones. I think they used to have live blues on the weekend. Sometimes, I feel like driving the 5 hours plus just to taste their chicken.

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RE: Lunch at Dell Rhea Chicken Basket - Tue, 08/16/05 8:15 PM
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Funny story... I viewed the above post when SandyThruthegarden sent it this afternoon, while I was at work. I absolutely agreed with everything she said including the part about the 5 hour drive (thinking it a coincidence that is how long it would take me to get there). Since I choose not to post from work, I made a mental note to second everything she said when I got home. While we were eating dinner, my wife said "I registered on Roadfood while I was at work this afternoon". OK, no surprise, she'd been talking about doing it. I asked "What's your screen name"? Yeah, you guessed it, SandyThruthegarden.

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RE: Lunch at Dell Rhea Chicken Basket - Mon, 08/22/05 8:36 AM
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Originally posted by BillC

Funny story... I viewed the above post when SandyThruthegarden sent it this afternoon, while I was at work. I absolutely agreed with everything she said including the part about the 5 hour drive (thinking it a coincidence that is how long it would take me to get there). Since I choose not to post from work, I made a mental note to second everything she said when I got home. While we were eating dinner, my wife said "I registered on Roadfood while I was at work this afternoon". OK, no surprise, she'd been talking about doing it. I asked "What's your screen name"? Yeah, you guessed it, SandyThruthegarden.


Too funny! Welcome to you both!