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Chicken Fried Steak?

Aaron Baker Mar 20, 2001 12:22 AM

Recent Texas transplant to Chicago, searching for a good Texas-style Chicken Fried Steak in the city. (Mashed Potatos, Cream Gravy, etc...) Thanks!

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    Doug B May 23, 2001 06:39 PM

    If you live in the near north side, you might want to try Stanley's on the corner of Sedgwick & Armitage. Excellant CFS & gravy, in fact I prefer theirs to Dixie Kitchen.

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      A. Okrent Mar 25, 2001 10:12 AM

      Dixie Kitchen in Hyde Park has great chicken fried steak and everything else you might want.

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        Rich Mar 28, 2001 10:26 AM

        I must concur. When I lived in Chicago I would make the trek to Hyde Park and the Dixie Kitchen for southern food. They had fantastic KFS and pecan pie. Make a visit to the South Side. Who knows, maybe you'll stop at Harold's for some fried chicken livers to go sometime?

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        Jill-O Mar 23, 2001 02:23 PM

        I lived in Chicago for about 5 years, about 6 years ago. Now that the Kozy Kafe is gone (I had my first intro to grits there...), I know of only one other place that my then Tar Heel girlfriend would eat CFS - this is gonna sound weird: Ed Debevic's

        I know it's a chain and I know the one downtown is a tourista place but she really liked the CFS there. Their spuds are good too... And don't forget a 'World's Smallest Hot Fudge Sundae' (it's made in what looks like an old eye-cup!)...

        Try Wishbone (2-3 locations now in Chicago) for some nice southern-style stuff too - great breakfasts, too...

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          Jamie Mar 23, 2001 06:06 PM

          I have also had a very good chicken fried steak at Chili's in Skokie. It was recommended by a friend who grew up in southern Illinois and is a devotee of CFS.

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          Rhiannon brown Mar 20, 2001 01:19 PM

          my boyfriend swears by the chicken fried steak at rock bottom brewery on grand avenue and state. (right by red line el stop).

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