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Chris Mar 22, 2004 10:01 AM

Does anyone know of a magical spot for great fried chicken in Toronto? There has gotta be some gems in this extremely underrated area of our culinary landscape (soul food).

KFC does not count!

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    SaladKingFan RE: Chris Mar 22, 2004 12:11 PM

    Well, there is Popeye's. It is a U.S. chain but the chicken is really good. There has been recent post in the General Board, even the Head Chowhound is a fan. The locations in Toronto that I know of are Yonge and Dundas, Yonge and Steeles, Don Mills and Sheppard. I find that the Yonge and Steeles location is better.

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      Goober RE: SaladKingFan Mar 23, 2004 04:30 AM

      In Scarborough,

      Morningside and Military Trail/401 (poor quality)
      Midland and Lawrence (good)

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        leslieville RE: SaladKingFan Mar 23, 2004 08:34 AM

        There's also a Popeye's on overlea blvd.
        near to don mills.rd. This site is Hallal which I think many of them are now, and very
        clean. Their biscuits are great too.

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          migrant RE: SaladKingFan Mar 23, 2004 09:21 AM

          I believe that there is also a Popeye's at the northwest corner of Jane and Wilson, but I have not been there in a while.

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            BambooShootsNotEnuff! RE: SaladKingFan Mar 23, 2004 10:57 AM

            There's also a Popeye's on the SE corner of College and Spadina.

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              Chin Chin Chin RE: SaladKingFan Mar 23, 2004 12:34 PM

              Hurontario, just south of Burnhamthorpe, east side

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                Betteredge RE: SaladKingFan Mar 23, 2004 12:41 PM

                There's also a new one on the Danforth, east of Main.

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                Rob RE: Chris Mar 22, 2004 12:15 PM

                There is an independent place I dont recall the name exactly but it is something like Happy Chicken??? it is on Queen Waay East a few block past past Leslie on the south side... They have great chicken and all the fixins...

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                  Denis Pelletier RE: Rob Mar 22, 2004 01:17 PM

                  The place is Chick-n-Joy, at 1483 Queen East... right in my 'hood. Very good chicken (but not the great real southern stuff), B+/A- fries (most of the time), but skip the gravy.

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                  Goober RE: Chris Mar 23, 2004 04:28 AM

                  It's a chain, but there's not many of them..... Mary Brown's is good! Especially their gravy.

                  It's at 1286 Kingston Rd in Pickering.

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                    La Kiss RE: Goober Mar 23, 2004 10:15 PM

                    All these places mentioned are competitors to K.F.C.
                    If your willing to take a drive to Oshawa theres a great chicken place called Mr.Chicken on King St.East
                    beside the T.D bank(look for the big sign)
                    Best i`ve tasted in Ontario.
                    Good eating!
                    P.S there`s also a chain of chicken places in the T.O.
                    area with a few stores called Fritou which is a Quebec
                    franchise i think.
                    They serve spiced marinated fried chicken.

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                      k-ks RE: Goober Mar 24, 2004 08:52 AM

                      For something a bit different you should try Argkur(sp?) Fried Chicken on Bloor West at Crawford, one block west from Christie Station.

                      They serve fried chicken, korean style. Get the spicy fried chicken, fried chicken coated in an amazing sweet, slightly spicy, sticky sauce.

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                        mikeb RE: k-ks Mar 24, 2004 11:46 AM

                        Ajuker Fried Chicken or AFC is a Korean take on Fried Chicken. The spicy fried chicken is indeed quite good.

                        Ajuker Fried Chicken
                        796 Bloor W.
                        416-536-8292.

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                          Jenn RE: mikeb May 26, 2004 12:57 AM

                          does anyone know the price range for Ajuker Fried Chicken?

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