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Jan 14, 2007 10:01 PM

Best Chicken Box in Baltimore? (yeah, classic baltimore eats)

So, this might be a bit low brow for everyone here, but sometimes, nothing hits the spot like a chicken box. I've only been to a couple places and i've fallen in love with them. song's on calvert street near the banks, and top round on baltimore right off of president. Anyone care to share your favorite place, i'd appreciate it.

also, i've heard that 92Q had done a user survey, and voted on one, but my friend forgets which one got voted the best. anyone remember?

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    1. re: Hal Laurent

      It seems that people eat chicken in a box almost everywhere, but only in Baltimore is it called a "chicken box".

      Another popular Baltimore food item is the "chicken box". A chicken box is an inexpensive meal consisting of 4 or 5 fried chicken pieces served in a fast food carry out box with some kind of starch as a side (e.g. mashed potatoes, fries, rice, but usually biscuits). The item is chiefly sold at independent fried chicken shops and delis in the city. Chicken boxes are usually enjoyed with "Half and Half", a drink combining iced tea and lemonade — referred to elsewhere in the U.S. as an "Arnold Palmer".

    2. yup. 4-5 wings. fries, western fries, or fried rice.
      hotsauce, salt, pepper, ketchup, or old bay on top.

      and half and half is a must.

      the two places are the only places i know of in the inner harbor (where i work), but i'd have to think that there's better and cheaper food in the less touristy parts of the city.

      1. Making me nostalgic with this one. It has been a while since I lived in Baltimore, but Tyrone's usually won in those surveys and makes a great chicken box. I also had a really tasty one not too long ago at one of the Lexington Market places...don't remember the name but it wasn't Park's.

        1. I have no recs to make on this, although I am following the replies carefully. But I love this topic -- this is the kind of thing we need more of.

          Isn't Parks the place that most people recommend for chicken in Lex Mkt?

          1. Ok, so I've never been there but the fried chicken place with the red signs ... I think it's called "New York Fried Chicken" has always intrigued me. It appears to be a local chain, I've seen a couple in the city (often not in the best parts of the city either). But I have often driven by and wondered if lurking behind the storefront was some fabulous food find. I have never gone in to find out because I actually am not that huge of a fried chicken fan (can't tell you last time I had it). But I'd say it's the type of place likely to serve a good "chicken box."

            Can anyone else chime in on it?

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            1. re: charmedgirl

              New York Fried Chicken - i have a friend who tried it and says that it tastes like fish. I'm guessing they fry their lake trout and chicken in the same oil.