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Stroud's

5410 NE Oak Ridge Dr., Kansas City, MO - (816) 333-2132
Posted By Amy Powers on 9/21/2007 3:22:00 PM
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 and a beautiful pond for the kids to enjoy. Once inside this rustic early 1800's home, the smell of good food and the noises of good fellowship were welcoming.

After ordering, it was a short wait before a fresh and delicious salad with homemade dressing came to the table. And not too long after that came the entree and sides on large refillable platters. My first bite into the creamy, buttery mashed potatoes revealed that I was now eating the best my mouth has ever tasted. The juicy fried chicken was hot and delicious as well. As finger lickin' as it was, a true Southerner will always prefer her mama's chicken over someone else's. The only thing missing from this perfect scenario was sweet tea; however they did serve Coca-Cola products, so that redeemed them.

The experience was delightful, with the final delivery of hot, homemade and aromatic cinnamon rolls. The precious waitress knew we were on our way back to GA so she threw in a few extra for the road, which was a good thing, as we were already too full to enjoy them to their full potential. Stroud's is an excellent adventure in Kansas City, MO.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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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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