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Chicken and waffles? (Toronto)

  • Olivia Aug 16, 2007 07:42 AM
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Does anyone know of a place in Toronto that serves fried chicken and waffles?

Searches on this board yield an answer of "no" but those posts are 3-4 years old.

And if it really comes down to it...does Denny's do this? That's pretty American, and I know they serve grits, so maybe they serve other Southern food? Then again, I guess if I'm willing to do Denny's I should just make it myself at home. Hm.

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  1. Mildred Pierce (RIP) used to offer Chicken and Waffles that was a little more upscale than the soul food standard...

    The Harbour Diner in Hamilton offers Fried Chicken and Waffles and is a pretty good place to eat. They also have a Chicken Fried Steak and Waffles that sounds artery clogging good as well...

    Harbour Diner
    488 James St. N
    Hamilton

    1. The Left Door on Parliament has it as a special. I've never been but heard good things about it.

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      1. re: cowhound

        Hmmmm... I thought that it was on their menu, not a special. (Note to the OP: The Left Door, by the way, is part of the Ben Wicks pub.)

      2. Toronto is in short supply of soul food joints. Damned if I know why, but southern food just doesn't seem to sell well here.

        If anything, the options have gotten poorer than they used to be, since the only soul food place I knew of closed its doors about 2 years ago (that was the Tasty Restaurant at Bloor/Christie - passable, but nothing spectacular)... and there certainly haven't been any newcomers that I'm aware of.

        *sigh*

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        1. re: tartiflette

          There used to be a place on Landsdowne just north of Bloor but I'm not sure if it's still there. I think it was just called Soul Food, but could be wrong. Apparently it was pretty good.

          1. re: jamesm

            Soul Food is still there but it's a Caribbean restaurant.

          2. re: tartiflette

            I think TO finds itself a little too snooty for something like soul food. It's too bad, that is some good eatin'.

            Just got back from the south and ate at a place called Puckett's Grocery in Franklin, Tn. Fried chicken, collard greens, squash casserole and sweet potato fries. Oh boy!!!

            DT

          3. The Underground Railroad was great. But I'm just showing my age. They lasted a long time, but have been gone for decades.

            Mildred Pierce produced a cookbook that, unlike many restaurant cookbooks, seems to contain their genuine recipes.

            1. Awesome, thanks everyone. I'll be sure to check out Harbour Diner and Left Door.

              1. I know its an old thread, but how bout The Waffle Works on Lakeshore West?

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                The Waffle Works
                Toronto Ontario, Toronto, ON , CA

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                1. re: Little T

                  Went there a few months ago. Did not have the chicken and waffles, but found the food to be very plain and uninteresting. The waffles were not bad, but nothing special. We were the only people there, yet the kitchen still seemed to be struggling.

                2. Since this got revived, I may as well add that I had it at the Drake back in November.
                  http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlunar/4...

                  1. I personally have never been to this restaurant but Harlem Underground has them on their menu,

                    http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/under...

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                    1. re: flying101

                      Ooh! Thanks. I've heard really good things about Harlem. Also wonder if it's still on the Drake's menu.

                      Thanks everyone.

                      1. re: Olivia

                        also the sunday brunch menu of Stockyards:

                        http://www.thestockyards.ca/Brunch%20...

                    2. Stockyards and Harlem Underground!

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                      1. re: jennjen18

                        it's all I order when I go to brunch at the Drake. when I'm not eating Chicken and Waffles at the Drake, I am dreaming about them. I enjoy the fact that they remove the bones from the chicken 'cause I don't imagine I would enjoy picking around bones to eat my waffle.

                        1. re: Eatertainer

                          I second the Drake! Who knew that they did such great chicken & waffles?

                          The waffle itself has a herb seasoning in it. Big, gorgeous pieces of crinkly fried chicken are placed on top. Fluffy whipped butter is dolloped on top with a local Niagara cherry compote - making it sweet, salty and sour! Then maple syrup is drizzled over the whole darn masterpiece. Yum!

                          I do want to try the ones at Harlem next :)

                          Lisa - The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide http://www.hipurbangirl.com