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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sat, 01/21/06 9:24 PM
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Originally posted by roossy90

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Originally posted by WaffleHouserules

JUST WISH WE HAD BOJANGLES HERE IN MICHIGAN


Bojangles had the best biscuits and dirty rice and their little steak sammich on a biscuit for breakfast wasn't too bad either!
Popeyes doesnt even come close to the spicy chicken....
Tried them once and never wanted to again...



I am sorry, and I do not wish to appear ignorant, but what in the world is a sammich?

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sat, 01/21/06 9:25 PM
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Originally posted by Greymo

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Originally posted by roossy90

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Originally posted by WaffleHouserules

JUST WISH WE HAD BOJANGLES HERE IN MICHIGAN


Bojangles had the best biscuits and dirty rice and their little steak sammich on a biscuit for breakfast wasn't too bad either!
Popeyes doesnt even come close to the spicy chicken....
Tried them once and never wanted to again...



I am sorry, and I do not wish to appear ignorant, but what in the world is a sammich?

Ok Ok... Give me a break.... a sammich is a baby sandwich...
I just made that up to appease you...

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Wed, 01/25/06 12:50 PM
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I am not a advocate of the term "sammich", however I thought I would look it up. As you can see, there are several different definitions but some indicate that in their opinion it implies a better sandwich. Others are definately different.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sammich

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Thu, 01/26/06 2:33 PM
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Living in the Cininnati, Dayton area. I must second the post from months ago about this kind of being a void for fried chicken. 2 places stand out.

The Sports Bowl in Middletown ohio. Made Killer Chicken and also Fried Livers. They had A cook that had worked there for decades that could cook. She died a few years ago. But the fried liver is still real good. and still cooked in the same cast iron skillet.

- The second place I was surpised at. The White House I think its called in Indepence Kentucky. Might be wrong on location and name hehe. They designed the place around an old jail house if I am currect? The menu draws on this theme. You can go and order family style Side dishes and all. I was pulled there reluctantly by my wifes family . I was actually impressed by the fried chicken and since it was all u could eat BOOM BABY!!

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Thu, 01/26/06 3:23 PM

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Thu, 01/26/06 3:31 PM
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You are correct sir. Thats the place. I mostly gorged myself on the chicken and took the token sides to make it look good hehe. Thank you for the links

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Thu, 01/26/06 3:45 PM
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My father is always looking for good fried chicken locally.He used to drive all the way up to this HUGE place that was both a restaurant and a grocery that was his favorite....I don't remember the name....but in any case his current favorite is Ron's Roost on the western side of Cincinnati.

That said, he also wants, at any chicken place, white cream chicken gravy. Do you recall if they served this there?

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Fri, 02/24/06 5:35 PM
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Originally posted by baughman

Living in the Cininnati, Dayton area. I must second the post from months ago about this kind of being a void for fried chicken. 2 places stand out.

The Sports Bowl in Middletown ohio. Made Killer Chicken and also Fried Livers. They had A cook that had worked there for decades that could cook. She died a few years ago. But the fried liver is still real good. and still cooked in the same cast iron skillet.

- The second place I was surpised at. The White House I think its called in Indepence Kentucky. Might be wrong on location and name hehe. They designed the place around an old jail house if I am currect? The menu draws on this theme. You can go and order family style Side dishes and all. I was pulled there reluctantly by my wifes family . I was actually impressed by the fried chicken and since it was all u could eat BOOM BABY!!


Actually, I think there's some good fried/broasted chicken in these here parts (SW OH, SE IN). If you've been to Independence, KY, then SE IN shouldn't be too far... Here's a great story about the SE Indiana "Fried Chicken Belt": http://www.cincypost.com/living/1998/chick110598.html

Personally, the fried-to-order chicken at Wagner's in Oldenburg is my favorite so far - very hot, moist, peppery without being too spicy.

In Dayton, I have to agree with arianej - Hasty Tasty Pancake House on Linden has some great fried chicken. However, I'm hooked on one of the Hasty Tasty's Tuesday specials - Baked Chicken and Noodles. Man, oh man...a half a baked chicken, steaming hot, noodles with gravy, two sides (I always get the apple-cranberry salad - not earth-shattering, just good comfort food), and house-made white bread...for 5.95. Amazing.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sat, 02/25/06 5:50 PM
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We have a place here outside of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Twp, PA that has BROASTED chicken. It's called Climo's. I love their broasted chicken and get it whenever we go there.

Take it from Kenny DFM

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Mon, 03/6/06 10:21 AM
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I had some excellent fried chicken the other night at Lee Roy Selmon's restaurant in St. Petersburg, Florida. I was pleasantly surprised to learn how good it was and will definitely return again. Selmon's is named after the former Oklahoma and Tampa Bay Bucs football player and he has two or three locations in the Tampa Bay area. The "Sweet Heat Fried Chicken" was supposedly from his mama's recipe and is described on the menu as a classic southern original cooked up crispy and hot, then sprinkled with sweet hot seasoning. The ribs, pulled pork and other dishes looked good from viewing them on other tables.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Tue, 03/7/06 2:41 PM
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Mrs. Knotts Fried Chicken Restaurant at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.

Mouth watering fried chicken, suberb gravy, melt in your mouth biscuits and boysen-loganberry pie that might be the best ever tasted.

Even after feeding masses of people since the 1930s they are still as good as they ever were.

In a pinch, the Fried Chicken that Albertson's sells in CA is good, meaty and cheap (8 piece, salad, rolls) for under $6. Nobody in their right mind should ever tounch KFC.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sat, 03/18/06 1:26 PM
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Is Dodd's Townhouse on the northwest side of Indianapolis still open? I heard some good things about the fried chicken served there, but it's website (www.doddstownhouse.com) hasn't been operating for over a year now. If still open, how does it's fried chicken compare to that at Hollyhock Hill's located just a couple of miles from Dodd's?

Many thanks to SWOhioGuy for putting in the link to the SE Indiana "Fried Chicken Belt" newspaper article. I found that very, very interesting as I "stumbled" upon some of those great peppery fried chicken places a couple of years ago and am really in love with that style of fried chicken. One place not mentioned in the article or by others herein (I don't think) is the Old Brick Tavern in Indiana a couple of miles south of I-74 at Exit 156 (about 15 miles west of the Ohio line). It's a little hard to find, just a plain, nothing fancy old tavern, but their chicken was fabulous. It's chicken coating is light, fluffy and peppery and really hits the spot when stopping after driving a long distance.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sun, 03/19/06 4:31 PM
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Originally posted by BTB

Is Dodd's Townhouse on the northwest side of Indianapolis still open? I heard some good things about the fried chicken served there, but it's website (www.doddstownhouse.com) hasn't been operating for over a year now. If still open, how does it's fried chicken compare to that at Hollyhock Hill's located just a couple of miles from Dodd's?

Many thanks to SWOhioGuy for putting in the link to the SE Indiana "Fried Chicken Belt" newspaper article. I found that very, very interesting as I "stumbled" upon some of those great peppery fried chicken places a couple of years ago and am really in love with that style of fried chicken. One place not mentioned in the article or by others herein (I don't think) is the Old Brick Tavern in Indiana a couple of miles south of I-74 at Exit 156 (about 15 miles west of the Ohio line). It's a little hard to find, just a plain, nothing fancy old tavern, but their chicken was fabulous. It's chicken coating is light, fluffy and peppery and really hits the spot when stopping after driving a long distance.



Dodd's is still definetly open( I just called to get hours,etc).
Their phone # is 317-257-1872. They are open Sundays 11am-8pm, Tuesday thru Saturday, lunch 11:30am-2pm, dinner 5pm -8:30pm. I have never been to Dodd's, however many of my friends rave about it. When we are planning a special dinner with our family, our kids insist on going to Hollyhock Hill. It is our place to go to celebrations and also have great family style fried chicken with all the fixins.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Mon, 03/20/06 2:15 PM
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My great-grandmothers (one from Sheridan/Jefferson Township? Tipton, IN and one from Nasville, IN) both made fried chicken fried in lard.

Nothing and I mean NOTHING could compare to their chicken. Alas, I will probably never again taste chicken made that way.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sat, 06/3/06 12:28 PM
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STROUD'S PAN FRIED CHICKEN in Kansas City has got to be right up there with some of the best. I can't go back to KC without making a stop at Stroud's.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sat, 06/3/06 1:06 PM
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Originally posted by TJ Jackson

My father is always looking for good fried chicken locally.He used to drive all the way up to this HUGE place that was both a restaurant and a grocery that was his favorite....I don't remember the name....but in any case his current favorite is Ron's Roost on the western side of Cincinnati.

That said, he also wants, at any chicken place, white cream chicken gravy. Do you recall if they served this there?

If your father has'nt tried it yet he might check out the Proud Rooster. On the west side as well on Glenway Ave.. Sorry, no milk gravy. They have a huge menu but I'm only fond of the chicken. The sides are Ok but I'm only there for the chicken. Ron's Roost is good stuff as well but his pieces have gotten small over the years. They used to have great saurbrauten and the Hot Slaw is pretty good too.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Tue, 06/6/06 1:27 PM
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I head from someone that worked their they are now getting their chicken from a new supplier, not only are the pieces smaller but the stuff is old when they get it.

Appears their long time chef was forced out and the mgt doesn't care.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Tue, 06/6/06 2:32 PM
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Originally posted by BTB

Is Dodd's Townhouse on the northwest side of Indianapolis still open? I heard some good things about the fried chicken served there, but it's website (www.doddstownhouse.com) hasn't been operating for over a year now.



Unfortunately, Dodd's closed down May 21st. We still have Hollyhock Hill and the Iron Skillet on 30th St. for traditional Hoosier pan fried chicken though.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Mon, 06/12/06 11:10 AM
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Jimmy's Grille in Bridgeville, Delaware is a wonderful spot. They don't have a site but here's a review with address information if needed. :)
http://www.restaurantdb.net/restaurants/reviews-95463.html

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Mon, 06/19/06 5:54 PM
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Here in Southern Indiana, we feel the best fried chicken is served at the small restaurant/tavern combinations that have been around for a long time. many people around here think the best of the best is served at The Chicken Place in Ireland, Indiana, which is about 5 miles down the road from Jasper, Indiana, a German settlement known for great food. The Chicken Place has been around since at least the 1950s, maybe longer, and they have a secret recipe that is unlike any that I have ever tasted. They use huge pieces of chicken with a heavy coating, yet that is moist and definitely tastes different than others. Also they are known for their fried chicken livers and gizzards, and don't miss their german fries and german potato salad. It is also known for its huge frosted mugs of beer, and if you go during St Patty's day to Ireland, Indiana, you can drink it green. The place is nothing fancy and it hasn't changed much in 50 years, but if you go on Friday or Saturday evenings, you can expect to wait for awhile to be seated. I would like to hear comments from others, who have eaten here.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Mon, 06/19/06 7:02 PM
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pollardville on highway 99 in stockton ca- just look for the giant chicken off the highway- this is a roadfood place in there ever was one . It even has a small decaying old west village outback ,complete with train for kiddies ( not sure if it works anymore though) , a real conestoga wagon in the dining room, and good honest chicken and gravy..it is really the kind of roadfood place that is rapidly vanishing from the scene ( check out this website http://www.pollardville.com/ for a better idea)- worth a stop if you are in the area










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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Tue, 07/4/06 3:43 PM
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In the Bimingham,Al area, Seafood & Box Chicken has the best fried chicken.It was featured in Southern Living magizine.It's only 10 min. off I-59.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Tue, 07/4/06 3:49 PM
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Sorry, Seafood & CHICKEN Box.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Thu, 07/6/06 12:30 PM
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The best-ever chicken I've ever had was Morty's Chicken, a small regional chain in the Baltimore area. It is impossible to describe the golden perfection that was Morty's chicken, so I will not try. Nor will I endeavor to put to words the incredibly good ranch fries that accompanied Morty's chicken. The chain went south, but the Morty's chicken was ostensibly salvaged by Snyder's Deli in Reisterstown. I spoke with the owner, who assured me that the cooking processes/recipes/batter were identical; however when I took my family back to Maryland a year and a half ago, it was clearly not the same. The chicken was cold and overcooked, the coating did not taste anything like what I remembered, and the fries were completely different. R.I.P. Morty's.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Mon, 07/10/06 12:33 AM
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Today I had what might be the best fried chicken I've had in a restaurant. It was at a little restaurant called Our Place on Mt Juliet Rd in Mt Juliet, TN, which is just a few minutes outside Nashville. They make a skinless fried chicken that is genuinely out of this world. If you're in Nashville you should try it. I enjoyed it much more than the chicken at the Loveless Cafe.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Mon, 07/10/06 12:34 AM
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There again the best chicken around here is served at the wedding hall/supper clubs. Like the Darboy Club,Romys Nightengale,Van Ables,and Doxbies. Some stores have a good quality fried chicken. Copps Food Stores and Piggly Wiggly right here in Kaukauna. Marys place is the best as far as family restauraunts go. Kims place in Kimberly is also good. No need for KFC here though there is one in Appleton.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Mon, 07/10/06 1:18 AM
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Here in the Dallas area, we have two very good fried chicken restaurants.
Babe's and Bubba's. They are both very good. But if you go, I'd recommend
you bring your cardiologist along as your guest.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Mon, 07/10/06 1:26 AM
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It's been over a million years ago for me. But, if you are on the south shore of Long Island, and, they are still open, try "Raynors Chicken Cabin" on Sunrise Hwy. Just as you approach Baldwin from the west.
Damn! They had the BEST fried chicken and corn fritters

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Thu, 07/13/06 3:41 PM
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Southern Missouri, go to Lamberts. You'll start seeing billboards about 100 miles away. They THROW rolls at you. It's like eating at my grandma's house. Only she didn't throw food at people..

http://www.throwedrolls.com/


The sides are served by people walking around with huge pots and spooning it out on your plates. Fried okra, green beans and ham, ham and beans, HUGE rolls, macaroni and tomatoes, fried potatoes.. There's always a wait, but it depends. We went to the one in Sikeston, MO. The first few visits it was only a 5 minute wait, the last one was during SEMO graduation. 30 minutes. WELL WORTH EVERY LITTLE BIT.

I'm really hungry now.. fried chicken happens to be my absolute favorite food.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Thu, 07/13/06 6:52 PM
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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="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:


Oh crap ya. Buntyn Cafe in Memphis. They also serve you dinner rolls that are incredible.

DT

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Wed, 08/9/06 7:33 PM
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In Charlottesville Va. just down the road from Thomas Jeffersons house is Michie Tavern. They serve awesome fried chicken ,and its all you can eat. They also have great side dishes.Only open for lunch. Oh, did I mention the servers in period colonial costume.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sat, 08/12/06 12:04 PM
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In my humble opinion, the best chicken in these United States is at Bottoms Up Bar and Grill in the middle of nowhere near Neunert, Illinois. $5 for a whole chicken on Wednesday nights, and it's some good chicken. Bottoms Up Chicken is best washed down with a big pitcher of the beer of your choice. I grew up in Kentucky, but I didn't have good chicken until I came to Southern Illinois.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sat, 08/12/06 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by Sundancer7

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

Pretty far from Knoxville but BEST in Tenn. is GUS'S in Memphis and another local heading from Memphis to Nashville--------------

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Wed, 08/23/06 10:29 PM
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Yep, it's true, Gus's is now offering franchises. There is one right off of Beale St.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sun, 08/27/06 11:04 AM
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I love fried chicken and I think a lot of it is just your preference...I like the batter to be herb and spice free..oddly enough my favorite places for fried chicken are K&W restaurants..and chinese carry outs,I found that they do fried chicken wings to perfection for me...I toss a little honey and malt vinegar on them and they are wondeful and cheap too....

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sun, 08/27/06 11:52 AM
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The original Gus's is in Mason TN.It is across the street from Bozo's which used to have fantastic barbecue. It is not as great as it used to be but the atmosphere is out of a 40's movie. I suggest that you go to both and sample a little from each. They are both a part of history that is quickly diappearing.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Fri, 02/1/08 7:27 PM
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Originally posted by alipset

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

Alipset, if you're still around, steer clear of Patty's Pantry, exit 16 off I-84 near Southbury, CT. This is a place we've passed a few times and always wondered how good it was. I found this quote on Merchantcircle.com:

If you are traveling on Route 84 through CT, be sure to stop off exit 16 at Patty's Pantry. Real french fries, excellent fried chicken and the macaroni and cheese on friday are the best around....

Amy brought some home tonight, and it was mediocre at best. The chicken looked a lot better than it tasted, but it wasn't very juicy, and the breasts and wings were pitifully undersized. The mac & cheese was pasta shells with cakey cheddar, and the potato wedges looked scrumptious but were too potatoey and dry.

Friends, should I just give up on finding really good fried chicken in CT? Please help... Chris

P.S. Edited to show the evidence -- we ate all of it, though it definitely netted a C/C- in all areas:



Doggydaddy, steer clear, my friend!

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Fri, 02/1/08 7:48 PM
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Chris,

Thanks for the heads up on that. I have driven by it many times on my way to Southbury. I was curious but apprehensive, I kind of figured that it was not fresh. The parking lot is never full, maybe for a reason.

For what its worth, there is a Popeye's in New Haven. I have never tried their chicken as by the time I drive past it, I have already eaten at one of the city's more famous places. A Yahoo search mentions other stores in Hamden and Wallingford.

mark

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sun, 02/24/08 9:37 PM
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The German communities around SE Indiana, offer some mighty fine chicken

Wagner's Village Inn
Famous for our pan-fried chicken served family style. Homestyle breakfast served on weekends.
22171 Main Street
Oldenburg, Indiana 47036
812.934.3854

Directions:

I-74 to SR 229 (Batesville exit)
Top of the ramp turn right onto SR 229
Follow 229 to Oldenburg, Wagners on the right

Fireside Inn
Enochsberg, IN (Near Batesville)
(812) 934-4174
I-74 to exit 143 Go north for about 1/2 mile, turn right on Base Rd and drive for 5 minutes, just past St. John the Evangelist Church
Hours are 5-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Old Brick Tavern
Penntown (near Sunman)
(812) 623-2574
I-74 to Sunman exit, Go south on SR101. At 4-way stop sign at SR46 and 101, continue on SR101 for only 100 yards and turn left. Go past the church for only a short distance.
Open 7 days a week, normally until at least until 7:30


All 3 of these serve AWESOME chicken.

PS - The following deserves to be mentioned too

Hearthstone Restaurant
Metamora, IN (765) 647-5204
I-74 to Brookville exit and go north on Rt. 52 for 22 miles.
In historic Metamora, IN

Served Family style with potatoes and milk gravy and veggie + salad bar

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Tue, 02/26/08 10:11 AM
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CajunKing is right about the great fried chicken places in SE Indiana. I don't know why its so good in that area, but when traveling up and down I-74 (in between Indianapolis and Cincinnati) we often stop at some of those places for a good fried chicken lunch or dinner. Wagner's in rustic Oldenburg is just a 10 minute drive off of I-74 (at Exit 149) and serves outstanding pan fried chicken. And the locals there also pointed us one time to the Brau Haus on Water Street about a block away. Their fried chicken is excellent also (different but just about as good as Wagner's). Seems the two major restaurants in that tiny town specialize in pan fried chicken.

I've never been to the Fireside Inn, but will make note of it if ever traveling through that area around dinner time. I take it they don't do lunch. But we have stopped for lunch several times at the Old Brick Tavern. It is a dive of sorts, hard to find off of Exit 156, but has fantastic fried chicken when you can get it really hot -- one of the areas best IMO. I've heard the fried chicken is great also at the Heathstone in Metamora and at the Mounds Restaurant in Mound Haven on SR 1 (US 52), but to date have not tried them. I've heard also that the Kopper Kettle Inn in Morristown has great fried chicken also, but that is a little further off I-74 for us than we usually travel. But for the great fried chicken connoisseurs, it may be fried chicken heaven.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Tue, 02/26/08 10:13 AM
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The best fried chicken, IMHO, is at a little place called Old Timers located in Millington TN.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Tue, 02/26/08 10:30 AM
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For the CT people, have you tried Pilgrin Barbaque in Ansonia, years ago and I mean years ago when I was a kid this is what my Aunt would order for family get togethers and granted years and nostalgia may clud my judgement but it was excellant fried chicken.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Tue, 02/26/08 11:13 AM
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In Central Illinois, my vote goes to Bernardi's in Washington for their juicy, tempura-style battered chicken.
Another great place for fried chicken is Gil's Supper Club in Hanna City.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Tue, 02/26/08 2:52 PM
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Originally posted by BTB

Mounds Restaurant in Mound Haven on SR 1 (US 52), but to date have not tried them.


Unfortunately the mounds has closed and reopened a number of times, this last opening, was

Back in the the 70's & 80's they did have really good fried chicken

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Tue, 02/26/08 3:14 PM
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If you are ever traveling on I-81 in Virginia take Exit 140 or 141 and head over the mountain into Catawba. (about 8 miles off I-81)

The Homplace is an AYCE family-style resturant that serves GREAT fried chicken along with biscuits and mashed tators and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, pinto beans, along with another choice of ham or roast beef. Cobbler for desert and tea and lemnade to drink.

It's our favorite place to eat.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Thu, 03/6/08 3:23 PM
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Two of the best fried chicken places, as far as I'd concerned, is Frank's Restaurant located on IH10 in Schulenburg, Texas (if you missed the exit to the Luling City Mkt up the road and now have decided on fried chicken instead of Bar B Q). And also the fried chicken (Menu warns: A 20 minute wait!)at the Barbecue Inn on Crosstimbers Rd. in Houston is excellent. They've only been in business, family owned and operated, for 58 years, so I think they've got it down pretty well. You can have one of their excellent fried shrimp or chicken fried steak platters in the meantime if you get hungry waiting for your chicken to cook.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sat, 03/8/08 8:41 PM
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Originally posted by CajunKing

The German communities around SE Indiana, offer some mighty fine chicken

Wagner's Village Inn
Famous for our pan-fried chicken served family style. Homestyle breakfast served on weekends.
22171 Main Street
Oldenburg, Indiana 47036
812.934.3854

Directions:

I-74 to SR 229 (Batesville exit)
Top of the ramp turn right onto SR 229
Follow 229 to Oldenburg, Wagners on the right

Fireside Inn
Enochsberg, IN (Near Batesville)
(812) 934-4174
I-74 to exit 143 Go north for about 1/2 mile, turn right on Base Rd and drive for 5 minutes, just past St. John the Evangelist Church
Hours are 5-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Old Brick Tavern
Penntown (near Sunman)
(812) 623-2574
I-74 to Sunman exit, Go south on SR101. At 4-way stop sign at SR46 and 101, continue on SR101 for only 100 yards and turn left. Go past the church for only a short distance.
Open 7 days a week, normally until at least until 7:30


All 3 of these serve AWESOME chicken.

PS - The following deserves to be mentioned too

Hearthstone Restaurant
Metamora, IN (765) 647-5204
I-74 to Brookville exit and go north on Rt. 52 for 22 miles.
In historic Metamora, IN

Served Family style with potatoes and milk gravy and veggie + salad bar
Our lunchbunch group has been to the Old Brick Tavern in Penntown IN and we agree the fried chicken there is wonderful. My next door neighbor in Westwood area of Cinci (when I lived there) put me on to the place.

I now live out in Sardinia in Brown County - 60 miles east of Cinci and the places for really good fried chicken here are limited - the best being the Country Inn in Mt Orab at 716 S High St (St Rt 68 - about 3 miles S of St Rt 32) - they also have great soups and sweet cornbread and a limited salad bar that comes with meals. It is now a regular haunt of ours. It takes 20 minutes to cook the chicken.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sun, 03/9/08 7:56 PM
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IN CONNECTICUT......

Try the fried chicken at Uncle Willie's Barbecue in Waterbury....awesome, fresh, hot, large pieces. And they even have home made hush puppies. I am 100 miles away from them, but I stop whenever I am passing through.

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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Sun, 03/23/08 6:18 PM
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Here in greater Dallas we are blessed with some of the finest fried chicken (and cardiologists) in the world.

"Southern Living" cited Babe's Chicken Dinner House as having the best fried chicken in the South. www.babeschicken.com It is, indeed, a treat.

Just yesterday, for lunch, I enjoyed an even better fried chicken in a quiet, elegant setting (hard to find with fried chicken!) at Rick's Chop House in McKinney, TX. Right there on a sophisticated menu is "Buttermilk Fried Chicken" which is lightly breaded and pan-fried to order. The chef will even "heat up" the spicing on request. When I requested honey, out it came in a crystal cruet which swam in a hot water bath and dispensed from the bottom. The accompanying "smashed potatos" and fresh corm and chopped haricot vert succotash were magnificent. At $12 this lunch was a "steal".
www.rickschophouse.com

Last, I mourn the passing of Whitey's on the corner of Washington Bv. and Pershing Dr. in Arlington, VA where for years I enjoyed "broasted chicken". This is great stuff! Check the store locator on www.broaster.com to see if you are so lucky as to have a restaurant, gas station, or grocery store that serves this delicacy.

Search Roadfood for "broasted" amd many other reviews will come up. Enjoy!


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RE: Good Fried Chicken - Fri, 05/16/08 12:01 AM
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There's many different styles of fried chicken- from Korean places, to broasted whole birds- from buttermilk-based batter, to hot sauce-slathered, tastes know no bounds. As for me, I love it all (as long as it's not overcooked); but to me, the real key has to be some kinda rosemary in there somewhere- it's that smell, as passed on through the family recipe, that says "real fried chicken" to me. I grew up in NE, but that fried chicken recipe was from NC, via my great-grandma.

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