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best chicken fried steak in nyc?

tkm616 Aug 20, 2009 09:04 AM

i've had a huge craving for good chicken fried steak but haven't been able to satisfy it yet. my mouth is watering just typing this. any suggestions for manhattan?

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    notsochubbychubette RE: tkm616 Aug 20, 2009 09:11 AM

    Chat and Chew
    Delta Grill
    Brother Jimmy's
    Acme Bar and Grill

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      kelea RE: notsochubbychubette Aug 20, 2009 09:39 AM

      I'm gonna have to ax-ney brother jimmy's. it's really dry and leathery

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        thew RE: kelea Aug 20, 2009 04:35 PM

        you have to nax it?

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          kelea RE: thew Aug 21, 2009 05:26 AM

          opps! ix-ney :)

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        bigjeff RE: notsochubbychubette Aug 22, 2009 10:13 PM

        chat and chew is bad (unevenly cooked, soggy) but still delicious; duke's is pretty bad-ass.

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          LeahBaila RE: bigjeff Aug 25, 2009 06:56 AM

          Duke's is? Does it come w/ cream gravy?


      3. baldwinwood RE: tkm616 Aug 20, 2009 09:13 AM

        Virgils on 44th makes a very good chicken fried steak. Might be the only place in the city i have had one?!?!?

        1. thew RE: tkm616 Aug 20, 2009 09:31 AM

          cafeteria does a good slightly upscaled version

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            ESNY RE: tkm616 Aug 20, 2009 09:33 AM

            Blue smoke's is pretty good but i'm sure you'll get a lot of complainers that its too expensive and more haute than classic chicken fried steak.

            Dukes isn't bad. I used to like the one at Virgils but haven't had it in years.

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              Michael Ambrosio RE: tkm616 Aug 21, 2009 09:11 AM

              Try Marfa in the old Waikiki Wally's spot.

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                hungrycomposer RE: Michael Ambrosio Aug 21, 2009 01:31 PM

                Has anyone tried Marfa's chicken fried steak? I'd love to find a good one in the East Village. 9th st. Market had a good CFS, but they went out of business. I bought some cube steak at Trader Joe's the other day and made it myself, but it was a little thick... could have used a little more pounding.

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                mangiamama RE: tkm616 Aug 25, 2009 06:54 AM

                Have you found it yet?

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                  tkm616 RE: tkm616 Aug 26, 2009 07:56 AM

                  i work fairly close by to dukes so i'm going to try there on friday. i'll let you guys know how it was.

                  1. bigjeff RE: tkm616 Jan 26, 2010 07:21 PM

                    one of his "Top 5" categories:


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                      Mr Porkchop RE: tkm616 Jan 29, 2010 06:27 AM

                      The bar South's in Tribeca at least USED to have a pretty solid version. Not exactly Texas, or the JJ's special of Missoula.

                      1. _emilie_ RE: tkm616 Jan 29, 2010 03:22 PM

                        Before it moved, Hog Pit had some good CFS (so good the first time that when we finished it, we wanted to order it again, not because it wasn't huge, just because it hit the spot). I haven't been since the move, but its worth a try! They also occasionally had fried okra as a special but definitely not all the time, and the other sides were pretty good too (cheese grits! greens!).

                        Agree that 9th St Market's was pretty good too. Maybe good CFS is the restaurant kiss of death in NYC?

                        Hope you found a good one!

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