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Old 06-18-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: North Dallas/West Campus, Austin
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Default Best Fried Chicken

Try as I might, I've been unable to find a place other than KFC that serves fried chicken, whereas there are multiple restaurants in DFW that make excellent fried chicken.

Does anyone have any recommendations? The closer to West Campus the better, but I'd be willing to drive a fair bit if the chicken is good.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: rapid city sd
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I agree most of texas is clueless on what good fried chicken is. texas has about the best of everthing else. I miss the brisket most.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Bush's Chicken is pretty good for a chain, IMO. REALLY good(read:sweet) iced tea. Please don't flame me because I don't know of any 'local' fried chicken places--Hoover's comes to mind but I was disappointed my first two times there. We're still discovering places after a year--happy to check out any recommendations you get!


Edit: Looks like all the Austin locations are north, CP, RR, G-town...sorry. Couple of SA locations if you are headed really south!

Last edited by 10scoachrick; 06-18-2009 at 12:46 PM.. Reason: New info
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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I don't think it's there anymore but Red Cap Chick...a Korean fried chicken joint was great. It was standard southern fried chicken that was then dipped in either a spicy or garlic sauce.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Cherokee Nation
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It is too easy to prepare and make myself(everyone says I should open a restaurant. I rarely, if ever get fried chicken fast food. It doesn't taste right, or too my standards.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I would give Top Notch a try-- It is not terribly far from Campus, on Burnet Road kind of near Anderson Lane.
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I would give Top Notch a try-- It is not terribly far from Campus, on Burnet Road kind of near Anderson Lane.
Ohh that sounds good.


Top Notch Restaurant

7525 Burnet Rd., 452-2181
Monday-Saturday, 11am-8pm

Food: Review - Top Notch Restaurant - The Austin Chronicle

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Top Notch's chicken starts with fresh, local chicken that's never been frozen. It gets a light coating of batter, and then is fried at a sensible temperature in quality oil that knows its way around a filter, giving you an end product that's light years ahead of chicken-chain offerings. The crust is smooth, crispy, and light golden brown, while the meat inside is juicy, tender, and flavorful. It's hard to find chicken like this these days ... really hard. You can get the chicken as part of a dinner, with fries, slaw, and Texas toast: $3.99 to $6.19, or as chicken only: $7.29 to $17.19.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Austin
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The thing I dislike about most fried chicken at restaurants is that it is deep fried. To be good and seasoned, fried chicken has to be browned in a skillet, covered, allowed to cook slower than a deep fryer, and then the lid removed for awhile to let it crisp up again. Served with gravy made from the pan drippings...that's the southern way of cooking fried chicken. It may be something best made at home.
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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The thing I dislike about most fried chicken at restaurants is that it is deep fried. To be good and seasoned, fried chicken has to be browned in a skillet, covered, allowed to cook slower than a deep fryer, and then the lid removed for awhile to let it crisp up again. Served with gravy made from the pan drippings...that's the southern way of cooking fried chicken. It may be something best made at home.
What time should we come over???
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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Let's have a picnic!!!
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