Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 30 Great Places for Fried Chicken

Post
CajunKing
Sirloin
2009/06/03 16:15:45
It is offical, you can find great fried chicken in southeastern Indiana.
 
There now is an offical Southeastern Indiana Fried Chicken Tour that consists of 30 different restaurants around southeastern Indiana.  These restaurants are producing some of THE best chicken.
 
This tour was created by the promoters of "The Great Chicken Fry Off" and Canoefest in Brookville, Indiana.
 
Here is the link to CANOEFEST
 
Canoefest is Indiana's largest canoe race, last yr there were over 200 canoes in the races.
 
Here are the 31 restaurants:
 
1 - THE DAIRY COTTAGE
1116 Main St
Brookville, IN
765-647-5451

 
2 - PIONEER BAR & LOUNGE
412 Court St
Brookville, IN
765-647-7935


3 - YE OLDE SHACK
300 Main St
Brookville, IN
765-647-5571

 
4 - GOLDFINCH RESTAURANT
11161 US Highway 52
Brookville, IN
765-647-7600


5 - THE HEARTHSTONE   *
18149 US Highway 52
Metamora, IN
765-647-5204


6 - CEDAR GROVE TAVERN  * 
405 4th St
Cedar Grove, IN
765-647-6240

7 - LAUREL HOTEL
200 East Pearl St
Laurel, IN
765-698-2912

8 - CRICKET RIDGE  (golf course and rest/bar)  *
22087 Pocket Rd
Batesville, IN
812-934-6348

 
9 - FIRESIDE INN    *
2174 County Line Rd
Enochsburg, IN
812-934-4174


10 - OLD BRICK TAVERN *
8969 E County Rd 1300 N
Penntown, IN
812-623-2574

11 - ST. LEON TAVERN *
28920 State Rd 1
St. Leon, IN
812-576-3401

12 - J'S DAIRY INN
207 West Union St
Liberty, IN
765-458-5812


13 - WAGNERS VILLAGE INN *
22171 Main St
Oldenburg, IN
812-934-3854


14 -THE BRAU HAUS *
22170 Water St
Oldenburg, IN
812-934-4840

 
15 - HAV-A-BITE  *
19121 US Highway 52
Metamora, IN
765-647-2002

 
16 - OSGOOD GRUBB CO.  *
406 N Buckeye St
Osgood, IN
812-689-4362


17 - IGA GROCERY STORE
11153 U.S.52
Brookville, IN
765-647-6562

 
18 - WHO CARES BAR & GRILL
709 Main St
Brookville, IN
765-647-3893

 
19 - KENZIES AT THE MOUNDS * and * old and new owners 
9121 US Highway 52
Brookville, IN
765-647-4111

 
20 - BONAPARTE'S RETREAT  *  
8961 N US 421
Napoleon, IN
812-852-4343

 
21 - HOME TOWN GRILL
8971 N Spades Rd
Milan, IN
812-623-3768


22 - KLUMP'S TAVERN *  (oldest tavern in Dearborn county)
9809 N Dearborn Road
New Alsace, IN
812-623-4175

 
23 - LIL' CHARLIES *
504 E Pearl St
Batesville, IN
812-934-6392

24 - ZARACOS  * 
321 N State St
West Harrison, IN
812-637-3263

 
25 - NAPOLEON TAVERN *
8944 N US 421
Napoleon, IN
812-852-4404


26 - THA' STORE
104 S Meridian
Sunman, IN
812-623-2191


27 - STONES RESTAURANT
2376 E County Road 820 S Milhousen, IN
812-591-2435

 
28 - DINGY'S
498 W Old State Rd 46
Greensburg, IN
812-663-9363

 
29 - STORIES FAMILY REST. *
109 E Main St
Greensburg, IN
812-663-4242

 
30 - LIBERTY BELL REST.  *
216 S Main St
Liberty, IN
765-458-6115
  

 
* = CajunKing visited
 
So for those of you out there that think the chicken places of Indiana have gone away, I say come on down to Southeastern Indiana and experience some of the BEST chicken.
 
(and if you do call me I'll meet ya there and have some chicken with ya)
 
CajunKing
Donald
 
post edited by CajunKing - 2009/06/04 18:33:49
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/03 16:27:02
This sounds very intriguing.  I've read about some of these places in various guide books, but never visited any.
 
Do you have any idea which of these pan fry their chicken, and which ones deep fry it?
 
For me, that makes a BIG difference.
 
 
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/03 16:28:31
Donald

I'm glad to see that hoosier fried chicken is holding its own in rural Indiana 
 
I guess it's just not "hip" enough to hold its own in "cosmopolitan" Indianapolis
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/03 17:06:31
Donald, this is a very interesting list. Several of these places are familiar to me, either because I've eaten there, or have passed them many times on the way down to North Carolina. A few years ago, I made the mistake of ordering the fried chicken dinner at the Dairy Cottage in Brookville; it's a fast food joint and the chicken is pretty bad. I've also had the chicken at the Hearthstone in Metamora and the Ye Olde Shack in Brookville; both are quite good. Until a couple of years ago, Kenzies at the Mounds was known simply as The Mounds ( different owners ), and the fried chicken dinner that I had there about ten years ago was very good. I have no idea what it's like under the new owners, though. I've had breakfast at the Hav-A-Bite ( so-so ), but not lunch or dinner, so I can't comment on them. 
post edited by nocarolina - 2009/06/03 17:07:32
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/03 17:58:32
Oh, please, wandering jew!  Hoosier fried chicken (panfried) is still served at Hollyhock Hill in Indianapolis, and at the Kopper Kettle in Morristown (greater Indianapolis), just to name two.
 
Laughners cafeterias had fantastic fried chicken, but they went out of business about 10 years ago due to a scandal involving one of the owners.  MCL cafeterias are not, in my opinion, nearly as good, but they do serve their version of Hoosier fried chicken.
 
I've never had the fried chicken at Jonathan Byrd's cafeteria in Greenwood (south suburban), but I've heard it is very good. 
 
And, of course, Gray Bros. cafeteria in Mooresville (not at all far from Indianapolis) is legendary.
 
Hoosier fried chicken is still alive and well in greater Indianapolis.   
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/03 18:06:56
rumaki

Oh, please, wandering jew!  Hoosier fried chicken (panfried) is still served at Hollyhock Hill in Indianapolis, and at the Kopper Kettle in Morristown (greater Indianapolis), just to name two.



Please name some more " fried chicken houses"  (besides the cafeterias) I'd love to know about them....
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/03 18:17:10
Dear WJ:
 
I grew up in Indy, but no longer live there, so I am hardly an expert. 
 
I always eat fried chicken at Hollyhock Hill when I go back for a visit.  I think it is the best.
 
Comparable is the Iron Skillet, at 2489 W. 30th Street.  http://www.ironskillet.net/
 
A lot of people used to say the now-departed Hansel & Gretel had good fried chicken. When I was a teenager, my family frequented  The Hilltop, which had very highly-regarded fried chicken.  I always had the fried lobster, though.  (The Hilltop is long gone, but you can still get fried lobster at Murphy's.)
 
But I digress.  I don't think one should sneer at Indiana cafeterias.  Gray Bros, Byrd's and even MCL are not typical cafeterias.  The late lamented Laughners had really superb food.  I loved their fried chicken, their biscuits, and their sugar cream pie.
 
But, if you insist on a sit-down restaurant, Hollyhock Hill, Iron Skillet, or Kopper Kettle are your best bets.
 
None of these, though, ever served fried chicken exclusively.  I don't think Indianapolis has that tradition, the way Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas (like the Brookville hotel) do. 
 
 
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/03 18:26:33

Thank you.

I wasn't sneering at the Cafeterias. I've been to Gray's and thoroughly enjoyed it. I've been to Hollyhock Hill and the now defunct Dodd's Town House. It's my understanding that Indianapolis used to have  more of these.

As far as I know, Strouds is the only place left in Kansas City- no one has mentioned anyplace else- so I'm assuming that's all thats left...
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/03 18:49:42
I believe RC's is still in greater Kansas City and serving pan-fried chicken.
 
I love Strouds, but I really miss Mrs. Peters' Chicken Dinner in Kansas City, Kansas.  That place was terrific.
 
But I fear we're hijacking this thread . . . 
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 08:45:35
Thanks for the great list.  Don't leave us in suspense, CK, how many places have you been to and which ones are the best?  I guess The Chicken Place in Ireland is too far west to be included?

rumaki-
I miss Laughner's, too!
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 09:33:58
BB, I feel the same way. Laughner's was a wonderful chain. The only location that I ever ate at was the one on E. Washington St. ( US 40 ), which was the most handsome cafeteria that I've ever seen; very attractive decor. And the food! Every time that I was there I had their great fried chicken and the equally delicious chocolate pie. Today there's just an empty lot where the building once stood. 
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 09:51:32
Storie's in Greensburg was suggested as a place in southeastern Indiana for a breaded pork tenderloin sandwich, so I guess one could go for a Roadfood "twofer" there.
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 10:01:00
The only thing the list is missing is a differentiation between pan-fried and deep-fried.

Looks like a lot of those places are easily accessed from I-74.  Unless one or more will serve chicken for Sunday breakfast I'm probably SOL, as the only time I'm in SE Indiana is a Sunday morning in late August.

Brad
deeoh01
Hamburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 10:43:30
Two other great places for fried chicken in Indy are Marble's Southern Cookery and Maxine's Chicken and Waffles.

Marble's doesn't have their own website (as far as I can tell) so check here:  http://indianapolis.citysearch.com/review/3963188?reviewId=17351491

Maxine's: http://www.maxineschicken.com/

ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 11:03:09
I am surprised at how expensive the Iron Skillet is for a chicken dinner.Or any of their items.I just had a wonderful fried chicken dinner from a local restaurant in my area and it was $6.95.Deep fried and still glistening as it was just out of the fryer.Not greasy at all.Cole slaw, choice of potato( love their German potato salad) and some of the best rye bread with butter( actually marble rye)I have had.I used to frequent a place in Milwaukee-not the best area of town, that had pan fried yardbird-as they called it.A great half chicken, pan fried, with choice of vegetable, mashed potatoes with excellent gravy, roll and butter an homemade sweet potato pie.Along with your choice of beverage.Just dont understand the prices in Indiana!!!
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 11:07:33
I've never been to the Iron Skillet, but at Hollyhock Hill, you get unlimited relishes, tossed salad,  vegetables and biscuits, plus the panfried chicken (which is a huge amount of chicken, per person, in my experience -- more than a half each), plus dessert (ice cream with assorted toppings, or homemade brownies).  That's all included in the price.  Beverages are extra.

Hollyhock Hill is in an old house and has a lovely ambiance, with cloth tablecloths, very attractive china and goblets, etc.  So you're paying for the atmosphere to some extent. 
 
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 13:46:07
I have eaten at 18 of the 31.

With my favorites:

Fireside Inn
Wagners
Brau Haus
Bonapartes Retreat
Klumps Tavern


I am working on which one prepares their chicken which way

The guys in Brookville are SERIOUS about their chicken
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 13:55:33
CK-
I was surprised by the inclusion of an IGA Grocery Store.  What is that all about?  Do they have sit down?
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 18:19:11
it is a locally owned IGA, and they deep fry their chicken in the deli area

Out of those listed above I would skip that one.

I think they added it because it is a local place and they help sponsor the great chicken fry.

It is good fried chicken, just not great

NYPIzzaNut
Filet Mignon
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 19:31:06
Our lunchbunch has had the chicken at the Old Brick Tavern and loved it!
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/04 21:11:42
CajunKing, do you see a potential Roadfood tour here the way I do? Think of it... the Southeastern Indiana Fried Chicken Crawl! Just a thought.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/05 17:43:18
The promoters of "The great chicken fry off" (2 of the guys out of the 3) made the enitre "chicken trail" in one day.

30 pcs of chicken in 12 hours, and at the last place the guys at 2 so 31 pcs in 12 hours.

Yes i could see the potential to make this a RF tour

carolina bob
Filet Mignon
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/10 01:01:31
Here's the Hearthstone Restaurant on US 52, just east of Metamora, IN. Good fried chicken...
carolina bob
Filet Mignon
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/10 01:07:38
... and here's the Dairy Cottage in Brookville, IN. Believe me, you don't want to eat fried chicken here.
beijinger
Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/10 05:12:15
30 pieces of chicken in 12 hours my my that something i'd love to try. Did 11 small pieces of pizza at buffet along with lots other goodies. Origas yes its a chain has a great pizza buffet. 49 yuan from 11 am to 3 pm 7 days a week. Dinner 5 pm to 8 pm. Directions fly to Beijing have taxi drive you around till you see one.
rumaki
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/10 08:32:32
I once had 7 different lobster rolls at various places in Maine over a period of two and a half days.

I think there's probably no limit to what a determined roadfooder can consume, given a car, a map, and sufficient  motivation.
BTB
Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/10 09:34:38
Great list, CK.  As a fried chicken lover (all ways: pan fried, deep fried, pressure fried, etc), I've always been intrigued by the fact that so many places in southeastern Indiana (as well as many other Indiana locations) make such great, great Hoosier fried chicken.  I hope others report on their various experiences at those places.    
 
Of those on your list, I've only tried Wagner's and Brau Haus in Oldenburg, the "Village of Spires" (great historical town - see history at http://www.oldenburgbrauhaus.com/history.html), and the Old Brick Tavern in Sunman.  Wagner's and Brau Haus are excellent and only about 10 minutes or so north off I-74.  We had been going to The Old Brick Tavern for a few years, but it had gone from "great" to "super bad" with what I suspect was a change of ownership.  And after our last few experiences there, they are on our "no return" list.  I've wanted to try the Fireside Inn, but they are only open on a limited number of days and only in the evenings, so it's difficult for a traveler to schedule something there, if that's the place I'm thinking of.  I will have to look up Bonapartes Retreat and Klumps Tavern (as well as some others) to see if a visit can easily be made.
 
Another place in the vicinity not mentioned is the Dutch Mill in Milroy, IN.  We tried them last month when traveling by and they have a delicious Amish style luncheon and dinner buffet (as well as other menu items) and thought that they were very good.  I'm not sure how the fried chicken was prepared but it was really good.  Check out their website at www.dutchmillbuffet.com. They are open most all the time for lunch and dinner and are only closed on Mondays I think.
 
FWIW, up in northeastern Indiana I recommend Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury and the Blue Gate Restaurant in Shipshewana for fried chicken and other great foods.  In northwest Indiana, my favorite fried chicken of all time (made old world Austrian style) is at Teibel's in Schererville at U.S. 30 & Hwy. 41 (http://www.teibels.com/dinner.htm).  On my list of places to try is Popolano's in Chesterton (altho northcarolina's recommendation on it pertained to the Lansing, Illinois location).  I have yet to try all those great recommended places in and around Indianapolis (as well as southeastern Indiana) and am hopeful we will some day.

CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2009/06/12 19:29:18
BTB

It is good to see Dutch Mill open again, they had a horrific fire shortly after they opened and the place burnt to the ground.  I havent been back since they reopened this spring.

Klumps is good grub

I will agree with you on Das Dutchman Essenhaus and Blue Gate in Northern Indiana.  They both have all around good grub.


CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2010/11/02 15:29:57
I am a little late in posting this for this year, but the list remains just as good with several more places on it.
 
1 - THE DAIRY COTTAGE  * 
1116 Main St
Brookville, IN
765-647-5451 
 
2 - PIONEER BAR & LOUNGE
412 Court St
Brookville, IN
765-647-7935
3 - YE OLDE SHACK *
300 Main St
Brookville, IN
765-647-5571

4 - GOLDFINCH RESTAURANT *
11161 US Highway 52
Brookville, IN
765-647-7600


5 - THE HEARTHSTONE *
18149 US Highway 52
Metamora, IN
765-647-5204

6 - CEDAR GROVE TAVERN *
405 4th St
Cedar Grove, IN
765-647-6240

7 - LAUREL HOTEL
200 East Pearl St
Laurel, IN
765-698-2912


8 - CRICKET RIDGE *
22087 Pocket Rd
Batesville, IN
812-934-6348
 
9 - FIRESIDE INN *
2174 County Line Rd
Enochsburg, IN
812-934-4174

10 - OLD BRICK TAVERN *
8969 E County Rd 1300 N
Penntown, IN
812-623-2574

11 - ST. LEON TAVERN *
28920 State Rd 1
St. Leon, IN
812-576-3401
12 - J'S DAIRY INN
207 West Union St
Liberty, IN
765-458-5812

13 - WAGNERS VILLAGE INN *
22171 Main St
Oldenburg, IN
812-934-3854


14 - THE BRAU HAUS *
22170 Water St
Oldenburg, IN
812-934-4840
 
15 - HAV-A-BITE
19121 US Highway 52
Metamora, IN
765-647-2002
 
16 - OSGOOD GRUBB CO. *
406 N Buckeye St
Osgood, IN
812-689-4362


17 - IGA GROCERY STORE *
11153 U.S.52
Brookville, IN
765-647-6562

 
18 - WHO CARES BAR & GRILL
709 Main St
Brookville, IN
765-647-3893

 
19 - KENZIES AT THE MOUNDS
9121 US Highway 52
Brookville, IN
765-647-4111

 
20 - BONAPARTE'S RETREAT *
8961 N US 421
Napoleon, IN
812-852-4343

21 - HOME TOWN GRILL *
8971 N Spades Rd
Milan, IN
812-623-3768

22 - KLUMP'S TAVERN *
9809 N Dearborn Road
New Alsace, IN
812-623-4175

23 - LIL' CHARLIES *
504 E Pearl St
Batesville, IN
812-934-6392

24 - ZARACOS 
321 N State St
West Harrison, IN
812-637-3263

25 - NAPOLEON TAVERN *
8944 N US 421
Napoleon, IN
812-852-4404

26 - THA' STORE
104 S Meridian
Sunman, IN
812-623-2191


27 - STONES RESTAURANT *
2376 E County Road 820 S Milhousen, IN
812-591-2435

28 - DINGY'S
498 W Old State Rd 46
Greensburg, IN
812-663-9363

29 -STORIES FAMILY REST. *
109 E Main St
Greensburg, IN
812-663-4242

30 - LIBERTY BELL REST. *
216 S Main St
Liberty, IN
765-458-6115

31 - SHERMAN HOUSE *
35 S Main St.
Batesville, IN
812-934-1000

32 - JOE'S FAMILY DINER
211 E Pearl St.
Batesville, IN
812-932-5637

33 - MOUSIES
917 Western Ave.
Connersville, IN
765-825-9045

34 - BAYSHORE RESTAURANT * 
9209 E Co Rd 400 N
Lake Santee, IN
812-527-2244

35 - GROTE'S TRADING POST *
24071 Stateline Rd
Bright, IN
812-637-3111

36 - THE RESERVATION REST. *
Jct. SR 350 & 101
Milan, IN
812-654-2224

37 - BRAU HAUS ON THE BEACH
13 Wrenn Parkway
Lake Santee, IN
812-662-6581

38 - HORSESHOE INN
6995 N Dearborn Rd
Dover, IN
812-576-7700
   
 
* CajunKing Tested
post edited by CajunKing - 2010/11/02 15:36:24
Uncle Groucho
Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2010/11/02 21:26:58
I like The Chicken House. Highway 111 sellersburg In   812-246-9485
Good chickne you should check it out. It is def a roadfood place.
 
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2010/11/02 21:31:29
Uncle G.  Welcome to RF.
Uncle Groucho
Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2010/11/02 21:35:16
Thank you. I have been lurking for a long time!
 
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 31 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2010/11/03 06:41:04
Uncle G- We must be Floyd County Neighbors. I worked at Ivy Tech for a number of years and enjoyed the Chicken House dinners now and then. We live in the Lanesville-Corydon area. 
 
I'd add Huber's Family Farm Restaurant in Starlight Indiana to the list of good Hoosier Chicken. We like to take visitors, especially our western friends to Hubers for the ambience as well as the fine chicken and Livers dinners.
 
And don't forget the LINCOLN INN, over in Warrenton, not far from Evansville. If Lincoln liked the place, it has to be good!!! (UNDER THE SAME MANAGEMENT??    )
45013
Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 30 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2011/03/08 03:17:24
CajunKing

It is offical, you can find great fried chicken in southeastern Indiana.
 
There now is an offical Southeastern Indiana Fried Chicken Tour that consists of 30 different restaurants around southeastern Indiana.  These restaurants are producing some of THE best chicken.
 
This tour was created by the promoters of "The Great Chicken Fry Off" and Canoefest in Brookville, Indiana.
 
Here is the link to CANOEFEST
 
Canoefest is Indiana's largest canoe race, last yr there were over 200 canoes in the races.
 
Here are the 31 restaurants:
 
...
 
3 - YE OLDE SHACK
300 Main St
Brookville, IN
765-647-5571

 
...

 
I wanted to take a trip through southeastern Indiana, and Monday's sunny skies presented me with a wonderful opportunity!  I stopped here for lunch and had their three-piece fried chicken meal (they gave me four pieces, oh well).  I thought it was pretty good.  (It took about 25 minutes to prepare, but that was OK!)  The French Fries were awesome, as were my applesauce, corn, and peanut butter pie.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 30 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2011/04/30 16:27:42
It is official they have the world record for frying chicken
 
They set the world record a few years back but then the KFC in Kuwait took the record but at last years canoefest they started with over 2200 lbs and ended up with 1645lbs of fried chicken in one serving a big aluminium canoe
 
Here is this years website and chicken trail list with over 40 chicken joints
 
http://canoefest.etczone....en/chickenTrail01.html
Uncle Groucho
Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 30 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2011/04/30 16:56:50
Wow! thats a lot of places I have never heard of. I hope to change that this summer with a couple family road trips. The Chicken Trail, Gotta love it. Thanks for posting.
Uncle Groucho.
Chicken Trail Rider
Junior Burger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 30 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2013/05/19 01:40:05
Bad news on this end everyone....  there's no Chicken Trail this year.  :(     A bunch of changes in 2012-13 to the Canoefest Management team has resulted in a giant fumble....and at the root of ALL EVIL....dollars and "sense" (of which the current Canoefest promo team has none)..   The GOOD news is that most of the eateries are still in business...making some pretty good Fried Yardbird.....my personal fav's:
Cedar Grove Tavern-Cedar Grove, IN (FC on Saturdays only, but their cheeseburgers are great every day)
Brau Haus-Oldenburg, IN 
Waggoner's Village Inn-Oldenburg, IN
Napoleon Tavern-Napolen, IN
St Leon Tavern-St Leon, IN
Old Brick Tavern-Penntown, IN
All good of the above are good representatives....as for the other 25 or so on the original chicken trail....don't waste too much time or money on 'em...  
 
myterry2
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 30 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2013/05/19 06:00:16
The Lincoln Inn...just ate there about 10 days ago when in Evansville for a few days...wonderful chicken...everything served family style.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Southeastern Indiana Chicken Tour - 30 Great Places for Fried Chicken 2013/05/19 20:29:22
CTR
I wondered what happened I havent seen nearly the advertising for canoefest or the chicken trail this year.
 
I will agree with you on the Cedar Grove Cheeseburgers, they are worth the trip even if the chicken is not on the menu that time.