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Stroud's

5410 NE Oak Ridge Dr., Kansas City, MO - (816) 333-2132
Stroud's chicken is fried in a heavy iron skillet and arrives at the table a shade of gold that is breathtakingly beautiful. Each piece is audibly crusty, but not the least bit bready; there is just enough of an envelope of crust to shore in all the chicken juices. The crust itself is thin, brittle, and as flavor-packed as bacon, but in this case, with essence of chicken and spice. Once you crunch through it, juices flow down your chin and fingers and forearm: you are an unsightly mess, but you don't care because the juices are ambrosia.
96% Approval Rating (56 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Gizzards & Livers (mixed plate)
Mashed Potatoes
Cinnamon Rolls
Chicken Soup
Cream Gravy
Cottage Fried Potatoes
Fried Chicken Dinner
Green Beans
Chicken Noodle Soup

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (10)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Stroud's makes the most delicious fried chicken in America. It is fried in a heavy iron skillet and arrives at the table a shade of gold that is breathtakingly beautiful. Each piece is audibly crusty, but not the least bit bready; there is just enough of an envelope ..."   [Read More]
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Amy Powers
September 21, 2007
"I am a Southerner through and through, so Roadfood.com's challenge that Stroud's fried chicken and mashed potatoes are the best sent my family on a scenic drive and an hour-long wait outside the busy restaurant. It was very inviting, with a few historical buildings ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

5410 NE Oak Ridge Dr., Kansas City, MO
(816) 333-2132

http://www.stroudsrestaurant.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Here is the centerpiece of a fried chicken dinner for two, presented family style: two legs, two thighs, two wings, and two breasts. Other combos of white and/or dark meat are also available.
"Here is the centerpiece of a fried chicken dinner for two, presented family style: two legs, two thighs, two wings, and two breasts. Other combos of white and/or dark meat are also available."
Michael Stern





This close view of a hunk of skin torn from a piece of dark meat gives some idea of just how luscious Stroud's pan-fried chicken is.
"This close view of a hunk of skin torn from a piece of dark meat gives some idea of just how luscious Stroud's pan-fried chicken is."
Michael Stern


The essential starch with fried chicken: mashed potatoes.
"The essential starch with fried chicken: mashed potatoes."
Michael Stern


The essential topping for the essential starch: peppery cream gravy.
"The essential topping for the essential starch: peppery cream gravy."
Michael Stern


The quintessential bread basked with fried chicken dinner: warm-from-the-pan cinnamon rolls.
"The quintessential bread basked with fried chicken dinner: warm-from-the-pan cinnamon rolls."
Michael Stern


Those are thick homemade noodles in the chicken soup, which is super-chicken flavored.
"Those are thick homemade noodles in the chicken soup, which is super-chicken flavored."
Michael Stern


Cottage fried potatoes are like thick potato chips: not as dazzling as the four-star mashed potatoes, but a nice change of pace.
"Cottage fried potatoes are like thick potato chips: not as dazzling as the four-star mashed potatoes, but a nice change of pace."
Michael Stern


If you come looking for al dente beans, you are in the wrong place. These long-cooked legumes are soft and porky and addictive in their own right.
"If you come looking for al dente beans, you are in the wrong place. These long-cooked legumes are soft and porky and addictive in their own right."
Michael Stern


On this site, settle David Hale built a log cabin in 1829. The hewn logs are still visible inside the up-to-date, utterly homey restaurant that is Stroud's today.
"On this site, settle David Hale built a log cabin in 1829. The hewn logs are still visible inside the up-to-date, utterly homey restaurant that is Stroud's today."
Michael Stern


Started as a fireworks stand during the Depression, Mrs. Stroud's place then went to ribs and sardine dinners. During World War II, when meat grew scarce, she began serving chicken dinners. This is a picture of the OLD Strouds on 85th Street, now closed.
"Started as a fireworks stand during the Depression, Mrs. Stroud's place then went to ribs and sardine dinners. During World War II, when meat grew scarce, she began serving chicken dinners. This is a picture of the OLD Strouds on 85th Street, now closed."
Michael Stern



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