Palm Beaches - Best fried chicken?
My father, snowbirding in West Palm, is jonesing for fried chicken. Any local dives or elsewhere that has great fried chicken?
This subject usually gets little response for this area. I guess PBC is without many fried chicken options. There has to be more than just one rec out there. Fran's is now on my lunch list for Boca.
Alton Brown has a good recipe for 24 hr. buttermilk soaked fried chicken if you anyone is interested in searching.
Fran's is an old school 'dive' (in every respect) that transports you back into 1964 when they first opened up. Their chicken is old school, no frills, lightly seasoned fried chicken....hard to beat. Fries were frozen variety and cole slaw was dry. Their sign says they don't pressure cook, brine, marinate, etc. or use egg, MSG, etc in their batter. They have 3 two seater tables and maybe 3 seats at the counter...that is it!
Michelle Bernsteins has the best fried chicken I've ever had. Super crispy, well seasoned, large portions,just heavenly. They serve it with sides of hot sauce and honey that take it to another level.
That said, this ain't fast food, in price, service or ambiance. Very high end. But the best fried chicken I've ever had.
Just got an email from the Omphoy today. Michelle Bernsteins offering an all you can eat fried chicken on Wednesdays for $35 a person. Not sure how great of a deal it is since her standard fried chicken dish is around $25 and comes with plenty of food. However I've pasted the details below:
"All You Can Eat"
$35 Per Person
Reservations Recommended: 561-540-6444
watermelon greek salad
the main event
fried chicken and all the fixins'
red velvet cupcake
Drinking With Fried Chicken
wines by the glass $10
featured adult libations $9
imported beers $5
This is another one that's south of the county line but I would be remiss not to mention Betty's Soul Food in a thread about fried chicken. If you ever have reason to be in Fort Lauderdale this is definitely the place. Don't let the neighborhood intimidate you, I have always been made to feel very welcome at Betty's.