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Apr 30, 2008 03:51 PM

Chicken and Waffles in Pittsburgh?

I'm trying to find chicken and waffles in Pittsburgh but can't come up with anything. Any ideas?

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  1. Maybe it doesn't exist in Pittsburgh?

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    1. re: Rick

      I've never noticed anything of the sort before; isn't it more of a Southern thing?

      1. re: k squared

        It must be, I saw it on a recent trip to Washington DC but didn't order it. Now I want to try it! Really seemed to be nothing more than fried chicken with a waffle on the side. I guess it's a good combination. I googled it and it seems to be very popular, just not in Pgh apparently.

        1. re: Rick

          It's not chicken & waffles, but if you've never had Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken (or even if you have), you have to try Chicken Latino in the Strip. The chicken was fantastic, as good, and probably better, than any Peruvian chicken I've had before, and I've had my fair share.

          1. re: Whigsboy

            Chicken Latino is very good, however now that Lucy is back for the summer my chicken in the strip dollars are already pledged.

          2. re: Rick

            I've had it before, but only below the Mason/Dixon Line. You're correct in that it's only fried chicken and a waffle -- but add maple syrup to the mix and it's really good.

            I've had it for lunch, but I'm not really sure when the "appropriate" time have it is.

      2. I found a review for a restaurant, Simmie's, serving chicken and waffles, but it's from 2005 so who knows if it is still open.

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        1. re: dmjordan

          Thanks dmj, I called and they're still open. Now I just have to try to make it out there on a Wednesday, the day they serve chicken and waffles.

          1. re: Rick

            You might want to call again — they were burglarized last night.


          2. re: dmjordan

            I'm glad you found that. As soon as I saw Rick's post I remembered that there was a review of a place that served this on Wednesdays. I just could not find it. Thanks.

          3. For what it is worth, the new Mr. Willie's BBQ on Murray in Squirrel Hill has fried chicken and waffles last time I was in there.

            More info in a recent munch article:

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            1. re: anukul

              Thanks anukul, I've over that way often.

              1. re: anukul

                I've driven past Mr. Willie's twice now, once around 1:00 pm on Friday and another at 5:00 during the week and he was closed both times. I hope he's not out of business already!

              2. Just a warning - my husband's family lives in Central PA (Lancaster), and "chicken and waffles" there consists of chicken in a light gravy, poured over a waffle. So, ordering chicken and waffles in PA might not result in the fried chicken dish you're thinking of.