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Jan 31, 2010 05:08 PM

Fried chicken in Columbus, Oh?

Where can I get good fried chicken and homemade mashed potatoes in Columbus area?

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  1. Southern-Fried Chicken an Amish raised half chicken with grilled sweet potatoes, Maytag blue cheese braised onions, and a maple-vinegar reduction $20.00 at G. MICHAELS in the German Village area.

    BANANA BEAN CAFE has Fried Chicken and Waffles
    VONN JAZZ and BLUES also has Chicken and Waffles

    As far as the complete dinner of Fried Chix and Mash-nothing is ringing a bell at this moment and Columbus isn't much of a soul food town.

    1. I've not had it, but I've heard rumor that Wildflower Cafe in Clintonville (Indianola Ave I think) serves it on Saturdays and that it is excellent.

      1. Not sure if they have fried c hicken, but Creole Kitchen on Mt. Vernon Ave. is a TERRIFIC soul food restaurant, if that's what you desire.

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        1. re: Diane in Bexley

          Creole Kitchen is not, in fact, "soul food" but instead Creole as its name implies. True to that form they serve neither fried chicken or mashed potatoes (much more befitting the name "soul food"). Creole Kitchen serves their chicken blackened, jerk, or grilled.

          Good soul food, like good breakfast, is something Columbus sorely lacks.

          1. re: uhockey

            Thanks for clarifying what soul food is, ust in time for Black History Month. Anyway, Creole Kitchen's food is pretty good and they do serve breakfast, but I have only carried out poor boys and chicken from there. If you go for breakfast, report back, curious if it's any good. Do agree with you, no decent place on any scale for good breakfast. Darn shame!


            1. re: Diane in Bexley

              I hear the North Market is doing Amish Fried Chicken on Belgian Waffles for breakfast on weekends - could be interesting.

              1. re: uhockey

                That's not breakfast for me! Looking for homemade bacon or sausage, eggs, pancakes, waffles, grits and really good muffins or coffee cake. The only place I can find that right now is Chez Diane and the cook is kind of grumpy in the morning.

                1. re: Diane in Bexley

                  I can do that stuff at home. :-) I guess since people are looking for that it explains why Bob Evans gets named best breakfast so often.

                    1. re: nemis

                      Aside from Skillet not a single local one looked at all tempting - and he's missing out on Zen Cha, Dragonfly, etc. :-) Nick most definitely needs to get to Chicago more often.