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Ok hounds. Give it to me straight. I love fried chicken--loooooove it. Where's the best place in LA?

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  1. I've been to dozens of places. I know some will call this an obvious answer but I never had any better than the chicken at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles.

    Close runner-up: Golden Bird Fried Chicken, especially as made at Porky's BBQ over on Manchester near The Forum.

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    1. re: Hackenbush

      I vote for Golden Bird, again from Porky's. Roscoe's is good, but Porky's is exceptional. (just my two cents..). They are also friendlier at Porky's.

      1. re: monkuboy

        Make it a third for Porky's. I haven't tried all the LA fried chicken choices, but the Golden Bird at Porky's is very good. (Better than Dinah's on Sepelveda, and better than Honey's Kettle (which I liked)and without the service issues of Honey's Kettle.

      2. re: Hackenbush

        How about the golden bird in the Baldwin Hills Mall? Any good?

        --Dommy!

        1. re: Dommy

          Haven't been there in ages but it should be the same thing. That's the original location and they have licensed the batter to Porky's. Everyone I know who has tried their chicken is nuts about it.

          1. re: monkuboy

            Good to know! I read a while ago that not all GB locations are created equal and I originally assumed that was a just another 'branch'. :)

            --Dommy!

        2. re: Hackenbush

          I vote for the Golden Bird Fried Chicken at Porky's.

          Porky's BBQ
          801 E. Manchester Blvd.
          Inglewood, CA 90301
          (310) 671-2993

          http://www.Ribs123.com

        3. There was a long thread on this just a few weeks ago.
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          1. Mmmm, Roscoe's. That stuff will kill you, it's so good.

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              1. Our Roscoe's (Pasadena, on North Lake) consistently overcooks their chicken - great flavor, but REALLY crunchy. The breast meat, if you go for that sort of thing, is like really good-tasting balsa wood. Legs are better, but still semi-mummified.

                Best I've had in SoCal is Pann's on the western edge of Inglewood and Henry Moffett's on Lakewood in Bellflower. Pann's wings are bigger and juicier than a lot of drumsticks I've seen!

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                1. re: Will Owen

                  I found the same thing at their Long Beach location.

                  1. re: Will Owen

                    i agree - bone dry chicken at pasadena !!! love those waffles though

                    1. re: Will Owen

                      The Pasadena branch should just stop selling chicken and focus on the waffles. They consistently overcook and dry it out. It's a shame, really, that they can't get it right. However, the excellent waffles keep me going back.