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Best Fried Chicken and Waffles SOUTH of 96th st!

gms256 Dec 11, 2006 05:22 PM

Hi everyone!

I am a very big fan of southern food, especially fried chicken. I know there are a lot of posts about the best fried chicken in NYC and I know that the majority of them are in Harlem. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for where to find the best fried chicken SOUTH of 96 st. More specifically, I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get chicken and waffles (together as a meal, not ordered individually) SOUTH of 96 st, regardless of whether it is only served for brunch or at all times.

Thanks very much I know there must be some other chowhounds out there that not only share my passion for this dish but don't always want to travel so far north to get it!!

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    Desidero Dec 11, 2006 05:52 PM

    I believe that Pink Teacup on Grove St. near Bleecker serves fried chicken and waffles. I haven't been there in several years, though, so I can't vouch for its quality.

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    1. re: Desidero
      ZaZa Jan 28, 2010 09:10 PM

      Pink Teacup is closed right now. Apparently, they are going to reopen in another location close by. When, and if they reopen, do not hesitate to indulge in their smothered chicken.

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      Lucia Dec 11, 2006 05:53 PM


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      1. re: Lucia
        a_and_w Dec 11, 2006 07:06 PM

        Love Maroon's fried chicken but I don't believe they serve waffles.

        1. re: a_and_w
          Lucia Dec 11, 2006 07:17 PM

          I've had them more than once and they're on the menu: http://maroonsnyc.com/page/o4rr/Brunc...

          1. re: Lucia
            a_and_w Dec 11, 2006 07:24 PM

            My bad -- I've never been there for brunch. Are they available for lunch and dinner, too?

            1. re: a_and_w
              Lucia Dec 11, 2006 07:30 PM

              Doesn't look like it: http://maroonsnyc.com/page/o4rq/Lunch...

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        kathryn Dec 11, 2006 06:04 PM

        Alias on the LES has it for brunch -- it's good but I prefer the fried chicken to be more on the crispy side.

        Hip Hop Chow in the East Village does chicken and waffles for brunch, too, but their fried chicken is too greasy for me.

        1. krystle920 Aug 25, 2009 08:08 PM

          Any other restaurants?

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          1. re: krystle920
            kathryn Aug 26, 2009 08:16 AM

            Dang, this thread is old! Nearly three years! A lot has changed in Manhattan, with many more restaurants offering fried chicken & waffles.

            For chicken & waffles south of 96th...(I can't vouch for the quality of most of these)..
            Back Forty
            Butcher Bay
            Permanent Brunch (though theirs is not fried chicken but oven roasted)
            Park Avenue Spring (Summer, Fall, Winter)
            Stanton Social

            1. re: kathryn
              Withnail42 Oct 1, 2009 08:23 AM

              Had the chicken & waffles @Park Ave. Not very god. The restaurant it's self is great over all but that particular dish there is not.

              1. re: kathryn
                delikado Mar 1, 2010 09:49 AM

                Had the chicken and waffles at Resto last weekend, and wasn't impressed. The chicken (leg and thigh) was soggy and bland, while the gravy was a small step above KFC's! The waffle, on the other hand, was fairly good.

              2. re: krystle920
                windycity Oct 1, 2009 01:24 PM

                The Weds special at The Smith on 3rd Ave and 11th St is fried chicken with potato waffles. Quite delicious and filling, even if it's not the standard chicken and waffles. Reasonably priced, too.

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                mahler5 Aug 26, 2009 06:50 AM

                It's only 2 subway stops beyond your desired area, but I'd recommend Rack & Soul on West 109 off of Broadway.

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                1. re: mahler5
                  ZaZa Jan 28, 2010 09:08 PM

                  The fried chicken at Rack & Soul is really good.

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                  ZaZa Jan 28, 2010 09:17 PM

                  Another good source for good fried chicken is Virgils. I go in and get take out (either a half, or whole fried chicken).

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