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Belgrade Gardens

401 East State St., Barberton, OH - (330) 745-0113
Barberton chicken is not like other fried chicken. Cooked in lard, it has an unspeakably luxurious red gold crust; and it differs from ordinary fast-food fried chicken not only by the dripping moistness its crust encases, but by its shape. It is cut the old-fashioned way into wing, drumette, breast, leg, thigh, and back, an economical technique left over from Depression days when cooks tried to maximize the number of pieces they could get from one chicken.
76% Approval Rating (13 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Chicken Soup
Chicken Dinner
Chicken Paprikash
Dumpling Soup
Cole Slaw
Hot Sauce

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Barberton chicken, served at a handful of restaurants in the Akron suburb, is not like other fried chicken. Cooked in lard, it has an unspeakably luxurious red gold crust; and it differs from ordinary fast-food fried chicken not only by the dripping moistness its crust ..."   [Read More]
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James Switzer
February 27, 2008
"Belgrade Gardens--and the other Barberton chicken houses--are true guilty pleasures. Michael Stern's review is, as usual, right on the money. The problem, of course, is that the chicken is fried in lard, and some of us have had bypasses. But what marvelous chicken. ..."   [Read More]
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George Ryerson
November 06, 2012
"My fiance and I made the mistake of getting two chicken dinners for takeout recently. The price we were charged, $23.98 for the two dinners, is absolutely disgusting and borders on outright theft. On paying for these meals I was so flabbergasted by the price that I was ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

401 East State St., Barberton, OH
(330) 745-0113

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:Yes
A red-brown envelope of crust distinguishes lard-fried Barberton chicken. It is good and salty and sturdy enough to hold in tidal waves of juice that flow out at first bite.
"A red-brown envelope of crust distinguishes lard-fried Barberton chicken. It is good and salty and sturdy enough to hold in tidal waves of juice that flow out at first bite. "
Michael Stern





Barberton chicken hot sauce is a dish of spicy stewed tomatoes that is a bright relish with zest and moistness that are a foil for the crunchy crust of the chicken.
"Barberton chicken hot sauce is a dish of spicy stewed tomatoes that is a bright relish with zest and moistness that are a foil for the crunchy crust of the chicken. "
Michael Stern


Belgrade Garden's chicken paprikash is terrific. It comes with big 4x2-inch dumplings that are great for soaking in the peppery sauce.
"Belgrade Garden's chicken paprikash is terrific. It comes with big 4x2-inch dumplings that are great for soaking in the peppery sauce. "
Michael Stern


Chicken soup is loaded with little noodles and bits of meat.
"Chicken soup is loaded with little noodles and bits of meat. "
Michael Stern


The dumplings in chicken dumpling soup are big, soft pillows of dough.
"The dumplings in chicken dumpling soup are big, soft pillows of dough. "
Michael Stern


The slaw arrives in a handsome timbale. It is simple slaw: tart more than sweet, with a nice cabbage crunch.
"The slaw arrives in a handsome timbale. It is simple slaw: tart more than sweet, with a nice cabbage crunch."
Michael Stern


Belgrade Gardens is a big, popular restaurant with multiple dining rooms and spacious booths. There is a second location at 3476 Massillon Rd. in Uniontown.
"Belgrade Gardens is a big, popular restaurant with multiple dining rooms and spacious booths. There is a second location at 3476 Massillon Rd. in Uniontown."
Michael Stern



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