Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Austin >
May 5, 2008 10:27 AM

Chicken Fingers and French Fries

Where do you go in Austin for the finest plate of Chicken Fingers and French Fries.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I had a Red Robin gift certificate from a coworker, so I went there last week and got their chicken fingers (tossed in Buffalo wing type sauce) and steak fries.

    The sauce had decent vinegarry/spicy flavor. They have steak fries (which I love), but they were undercooked (which drives me crazy). They were as good as I have found, I am sad to say.

    PS. While I love chicken fingers, I usually only order them when I am at a burger place that I don't want to buy a burger from at the time, so many places that are probably excellent (like the southern/soul food type places on the east side) I would not order them because of the other items on the menu.

    2 Replies
    1. re: El General

      If you go again, you can ask for the fries well done/extra crispy.

      1. re: renz

        To finish off the gift card the other day, I did exactly that and they came out perfectly crispy.

    2. I *hate* everything else on their menu, but... Waterloo has good Chicken Tenders and Fries, although usually instead of the Tenders, I get the Fried Chicken Sandwich and fries. That sandwich is enormous, and the chicken is crispy like I like it, and their fries are really pretty good. (As one of the other CH posters in Austin says... "they were actually potatoes earlier in the day") I rarely go there, but that's the only thing I'll ever order there again.

      1. I just ate at wally's chicken express due to proximity. not bad chicken fingers and the fries were pretty good.

        1. I can't comment on chicken fingers, but personally I really enjoy Houston's french fries.

          However, be warned - I enjoy my fries to be extremely salty. If this is an issue, I would not recommend Houston's fries.

          1. Chuy's has delish chicken nuggets on the kid's menu. Which aren't quite the same as fingers, I know. But their chicken nuggets are pieces of real fried chicken breast and are served over fries. The chicken grease makes the fries mushy and it's gross but in that good way. The last time I had was them a few months ago, so I've confirmed this with a coworker whose teenagers still regularly go there for the chicken nuggets, not the Tex-Mex food. (I don't blame them)