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Jun 24, 2007 03:41 PM

Fried chicken in Oakland?

I'll be moving back to Oakland after several years in LA and my sister wants to eat fried chicken with me. Any recs?

Any other new places to try (eat in/take out/delivery)? Will be living near Lakeshore.


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  1. Delancy's is a new place that has fried chicken in that area. It is up the street from Merritt Bakery.

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    1. re: rworange

      That's Declancy's (with a c before the l) -- Delancy's is in SF. Merritt Bakery is also known for its fried chicken -- maybe you can do a comparison tasting and report back.

    2. Nellies Soul Food in West Oakland has excellent fried chicken.

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      1. also, pizzaiolo does fried chicken at least once a week (thursdays or fridays, i think), and bakesale betty does fried chicken sandwiches everyday!

        all located at 51st and telegraph

          1. The Southern Cafe -2000 Macarthur Blvd

            welome back

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            1. re: Lori SF

              House of Chicken and Waffles. or whatever it's called now.

              1. re: shaker53

                House of Chicken and Waffles is just okay, but not impressive. I just had a chicken breast at Merritt about a week ago and it's still great. Very tasty, and not too greasy.

                That being said, DeClancy's is my new favorite, seasoning is great, crispy, and very freshly made and probably the least greasy of the 3.