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Mar 18, 2010 09:15 AM

Where's the Best Fried Chicken in Boston Area?

Although I live in Connecticut, I'm doing a little research for my grandson who lives in MA. He'd like to find out the best place in the Greater Boston area (actually in the area running from Boston proper and thence West and Northwest out to Lowell) for fried chicken. We'd appreciate any guidance you Massachusetts Chowhounds can give us. Thanks.

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  1. My vote goes to Tupelo in Inman.

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    1. re: phatchris

      I found Tupelo's fried chicken to be awfully dry on the inside. The crust was nicely crisp and not greasy, but the chicken should be juicy on the inside and this was definitely not. Trina's Starlite Lounge does a much better job in my opinion.

      A bit off topic, but the waffle at Tupelo that came with the chicken was limp and scant (like they hadn't poured enough batter into the iron), whereas the waffle at Trina's was crisp and plump.

      Trina's Starlite Lounge
      3 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143

    2. Last year I as at Fromaggio as they were putting some freshly made friend chicken in the case. It was so delicious I wanted to cry. Sadly, they dont have it all the time.

        1. Its funny, whenever i try fried chicken anywhere i always end up thinking that i like Popeyes better!

          If he is in the lowell area and likes fried chicken wings they have exceptionally tasty ones on the lunch buffet at South East Asia in lowell. Its only the wings and only the 2 bone portion but they are damn good and all you can eat! Also if he likes spicy food the rest of the buffet has some really hot dishes on it.

          1. The Monday night fried chicken at Highland Kitchen is my current favorite.

            Highland Kitchen
            150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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              1. re: heathermb

                I drove out and couldn't,t find Highland Kitchen. Help.

                Highland Kitchen
                150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143