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Dec 16, 2008 09:38 AM

Chicken Fried Steak in or near Miami?

I don't know why, but I just got a random craving for Southern-style Chicken Fried Steak - moist in the inside, crispy and bready on the outside, with a good and thick gravy. Where can one get a well-made Chicken Fried Steak in Miami?

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  1. Try Jumbo's ->

    I think 11th Street Diner on South Beach also has on the menu.

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    1. re: Frodnesor

      Hm. I hope the 11th Street Diner has a good one. Thanks Frod! I did try Jumbo's the other day and it was not very good, unfortunately.

      1. re: mialebven

        I was also going to suggest Lester's Diner up in FTL on State Rd. 84 but I don't see it on the menu that shows on menupages.

        I have never been very impressed by 11th St. Diner (though it's been years since I've been), but I saw it featured on the Food Network's "Diners Drive-Ins and Dives" show which suggested that a lot of stuff was made from scratch. TV has the ability to make anything look good, but maybe it's better than I've given it credit for.

    2. Creolina's menu is usually accessible online but not tonight. Here is the link anyway in case it works later

      1. Don't bother with 11th Street Diner.

        I'm originally from Dallas and have been down here about 2 1/2 years. I read about them having it on the menu so I drove down there one night from Ft Lauderdale. It's not what you're expecting. Like a worse version of the chicken fried steak you'd get in school. Gravy was awful, batter and meat were very institutional-like.

        Dixie Pig on Dixie in Oakland Park also has it on the menu, but they put brown gravy over the top! It almost made me angry, haha.

        The only places I've eaten it where it's actually semi-edible are Cheddars and Chili's. Yeah, both chains, but its a good-sized portion and they use cream gravy. Both are Texas-based restaurants.

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        1. re: swoll50

          Yeah, chicken fried steak with cream gravy is exactly what I'm hankering for! Thanks for saving me the trouble with 11th Street Diner.