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Apr 23, 2007 12:35 PM

Who has the best fried chicken in Palms??

My sister was in town yesterday and just HAD to have fried chicken. I hardly ever eat fried chicken although I do like it. I don't think I've ever had fried chicken in L.A. (except at Roscoe's). Anyhoo, it was fairly late for dinner time and I didn't feel like venturing far, so I roamed Sepulveda a bit, and all we could find was a KFC. I despise KFC and decided to forego. She went for it though and regretted every bit of it afterwards. So, how about it??? Is there some place around 90034 that would've been even marginally better than KFC?

I've heard about Golden Bird and M & M Soul food, but I want some place a little more local neighborhood.

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  1. While there have been some mixed reports on the board about it you might want to give Honey's Kettle in Culver City a try.

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    1. re: tony michaels

      I second Honey Kettle!

      Perfectly deep-fried birds that aren't dripping with oil. The only sore spot is the lackadaisical and/or surly attitude of the counter help.

    2. Isn't there an Albertsons nearby? GREAT FC!

      1. There is a place called Smitty's at the Culver Boulevard/Venice intersection that has excellent fried foods of many varieties. Chicken, fish, shrimp -- you name it.

        The KFC in Palms is at Centinela and Washington Place (I think). It's a mile or two east in the Wendy's parking lot across Venice from Office Max.

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        1. re: PaulF

          I'm partial to the barbeque and buffalo snackers at KFC, 99 cents each, reminiscent of a nice duck confit I had in a village near Avignon in '66.

        2. Not Palms, but I have had truly delicious fried chicken at Aunt Kizzy's Back Porch in the Marina. They can be hit or miss...if you get it fresh out of the fryer you won't be disappointed!

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          1. re: hrhboo

            Aunt Kizzy's has gone down hill in the past few years. I would definitely not recommend that.

            1. re: emilymm

              I had a great meal there a couple of weeks ago. I didn't try any of their other mains, but the fried chicken was superb.

            1. re: Eat_Nopal

              I second Honey Kettle Fried Chicken! I had 2 biscuits and their salad once when I didn't want to have food coma at work and it was perfect!

              1. re: Eat_Nopal

                Dinah's on Sepulveda and Centinela? It's nostalgic fried chicken and very popular-never had it though. Honey Kettle is good though.

                1. re: Eat_Nopal

                  Was better in the past. Somewhat disappointing now. (And the spinning bucket sign held so much promise!)

                  I'd stick with Honey's Kettle in C.C.