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Jun 13, 2000 08:35 PM

Fried Chicken in Boston?

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I recently moved here from Oakland, CA and am missing the crisp, moist, near greaseless fried chicken ala Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. I don't dare hope for both excellent chicken and waffles in the same joint, but is there any good fried chicken to be had in Beantown?

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  1. Chicken and waffles is defnitely legendary. I'm still searching for fried chix revelation, but there are a few places that do a decent job: Chef Lee's Soul Food (Dorchester, I think), bob the Chef's, even Summer Shack as a hit-or-miss version (one night mine was miss, my friend who dined an hour earlier a major connection). If you're real hardcore, you might try trawling through JP, Dorchester, and MAttapan, where soul food restaurants tend to cluster. I'm sure there's something near-legendary for 617 out there. Just haven't found it yet.

    1. One of the oldest restaurants specializing in fried chicken is located in West Roxbury. I have been there very sporadically in the past several years. Not sure how they are doing these days.

      Fontaine's Restaurant
      1436 Vfw Pkwy
      West Roxbury, MA 02132-5434
      Phone: 617-327-7600