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Chicken Fried Steak?

foodforthought.m Mar 6, 2007 12:30 PM

I am craving chicken fried steak... does anyone know of any restaurants IN Boston that have a good version? And grits...smothered and covered... I've been craving good southern home cooking recently

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    phatchris Mar 7, 2007 06:02 PM

    Good grits at the b side.

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    1. re: phatchris
      Northstar22 Mar 8, 2007 04:22 PM

      Everytime I go to a halfway Cafe and I'm Knocking back 3 pounds of steamers my brother goes with the Chicken Fried Steak and he loves it. Newton, Dedham would be the closest to Boston.

      1. re: Northstar22
        Dax Mar 9, 2007 09:22 AM

        The one in Watertown is pretty close too.

    2. foodforthought.m Mar 7, 2007 12:39 PM

      controversial? : ) I have to check that out! I feel pretty strongly about my grits and chicken fried steak- though not together, mashed potatoes all the way with the CFS

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      1. re: foodforthought.m
        Northender Mar 7, 2007 01:23 PM

        Maybe "controversial" was the wrong word - but the opinions are certainly divergent...


      2. foodforthought.m Mar 7, 2007 05:09 AM

        Thank you all so much for the feedback! I will check out one of the places, prob redbones, this weekend and let you know...

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        1. re: foodforthought.m
          Northender Mar 7, 2007 12:32 PM

          Jet Blue now has one daily non stop flight form Logan to Austin and there is a huge thread on the Austin Board about this very subject. Quite controversial as well.

        2. kittychow Mar 6, 2007 01:53 PM

          I know Redbones has it on the menu. I've had the chicken fried chicken there and LOVED it. Much better than the BBQ IMO. Might be worth a try. Gravy and mashed potatoes were also deeelicious!

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          1. re: kittychow
            limster Mar 6, 2007 02:08 PM

            I've had the RB's version of CFS a while ago -- nice gravy, a touch less crispiness than I would have hoped. It's good for the area, but I wouldn't necessarily crave it over Chili's rendition.

          2. BarmyFotheringayPhipps Mar 6, 2007 01:16 PM

            I think we should petition Josh Velasquez at Deep Ellum to put CFS on the menu: how a place can be called Deep Ellum and NOT have CFS on the menu is a mystery to me.

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              tallullah Mar 6, 2007 01:12 PM

              Maybe Magnolia in Cambridge....not Boston, but an option.

              1. hiddenboston Mar 6, 2007 12:50 PM

                Chicken fried steak? That has to be one of the most unhealthy, calorie-laden, sinful, all-around nasty meals I've ever seen (and I LOVE it). There aren't many places in the Boston area that have a good chicken fried steak, unfortunately. I used to get it at Bob Evans in Westboro before they closed. Now? I really don't know, so I would love to hear some suggestions, too. By the way, 3 Yolks, which is in the linked thread above, is no longer open.

                1. Rubee Mar 6, 2007 12:41 PM

                  I think Eastern Standard had it at one time as one of their daily specials, though not currently.

                  Here's some other suggestions:


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                    itaunas Mar 6, 2007 12:48 PM

                    Except that 3 Yolks has since closed. I have had the chicken fried steak at Uncle Pete's and it did not do it for me, not any better than Texas Road House Grill. I still miss when Porterhouse Cafe served up an excellent one, but have given to mostly making it at home.

                    Coast Cafe and Chef Lees for soul food cravings, Magnolia's for slightly more refined southern food... but still looking for good chicken fried steak.

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                      passing thru Mar 9, 2007 09:49 AM

                      i had the chicken fried steak at uncle pete's, and i thought it was lousy.

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                    tamerlanenj Mar 6, 2007 12:37 PM


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                      foodforthought.m Mar 6, 2007 12:41 PM

                      yeah- I know it's hardly high class...just yummy thank you for the suggestion- though I was hoping for something a little less corporate a bit more home-cooked feeling

                      1. re: foodforthought.m
                        tamerlanenj Mar 7, 2007 11:33 AM

                        It wasn't a comment on your tastes, but rather the odds of finding good chicken fried steak in Boston. Chilis is probably your best bet, that I could think of.

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