Chicken fried chicken - Tampa Bay area?
Hi - I am from Germany and this is the first time I am posting a board topic.
I will spent some time in the Tampa Bay area mid May...(get some some golfing in)... :-)
I need your help - does anyone know where I can get a decent chicken fried chicken in the Tampa Bay area? I did a Google search and got nothing back.
I just love the food - it is not hard to find in Texas but as of today, I had no luck in SW Florida. Just a regular Chicken fried chicken with mashed potatoes and some greens or corn would be great.
I had it ones at a Applebee's in Orlando - but not all Applebee's do carry the same menu. Every recommendation for 'Home-style-cooking' in Clearwater, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, is highly appreciated.
Also, every other recommendation in regards to fish and ribs restaturants in this area would be great and helpful
Thank you - best regards out of Munich/Germany!
I actually like the fried chicken from Busch Garden's Colonial House. Yummy! If you want a twist on home-style cooking there is Savannah's in St. Petersburg - http://www.savannahsstpete.com/menu.aspx. I also like Bailey's in S. Tampa http://www.baileycatering.com/ but they are only open Wed-Friday nights and I would recommend calling for reservations.
1113 Central Ave, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
Bailey's Catering & Restaurant
815 S Rome Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
I highly recommend the Chattaway in St. Petersburg. It's best known for great hamburgers, but their fried chicken may be better. I agree with others, Busch Gardens and Heilman's in Clearwater are great choices. Not sure the Chattaway has mashed potatoes, and I know they don't have greens. Maybe Atwater's in St. Petersburg, a soul food institution.
Hey, RibDog, you're right it's been a while. The economy's turned me into a penny pincher, and reading posts I about restaurants wasn't fun. But it's time to get back at it. Speaking of which, I believe we were both big fans of the late great Palios friend chicken in Tampa. Sadly nothing's replaced it in my mind. I paused before posting on this thread because I wasn't sure what our German friend here meant by chicken friend chicken. Could be a translation thing, but I wondered if they might be looking for something closer to chicken fried steak.