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Comfort or southern food in Chandler/Tempe?

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AnonymousWaitress Mar 26, 2010 10:29 AM

I just had a long discussion about Ranch House Grille and Texaz Grill with a co-worker and now am desperately craving some Chicken Fried Steak but work in Chandler so it's way too far of a drive for lunch.

Any good suggestions for comfort food other than Cracker Barrel? Looking for suggestions in Chandler, Tempe, even Ahwatukee. I don't need CFS, I would be fine with anything smothered in gravy at this point!

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Texaz Grill
6003 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Ranch House Grille
5618 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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    ziggylu RE: AnonymousWaitress Mar 26, 2010 10:49 AM

    I've never been there myself but the Iowa Cafe might fit the bill:

    http://iowacafe.com/

    I think the hangar cafe out at the airport also has CFS.

    1. themis RE: AnonymousWaitress Mar 26, 2010 01:54 PM

      Right around the corner from Chandler and south Tempe is my neighborhood, SoPho. We have excellent southern food here, including Fat Daddy's Down Home Kitchen, Yo Mama's Good Cook'n, Louisiana Fried Chicken, and the Chicken Shack. Fat Daddy's is the closest to you; just shoot down Baseline to 32nd St; shouldn't take very long.

      Fat Daddy's does my favorite fried chicken in the valley. Yo Mama's touts is soul food as healthier; they use smoked turkey rather than pork for flavor in their greens. You would do well at either, I think.

      Hm, I see after three years with the new board software we still can't add more than one restaurant link per post. Super.

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      Louisiana Fried Chicken
      2070 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042

      Fat Daddy's Down Home Kitchen
      3220 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042

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        themis RE: themis Mar 26, 2010 01:59 PM

        Trying to add the link for Yo Mama's --

        I should add that it is with only great effort that I manage to live in this neighborhood and not be as big as a house. Good soul food is a weakness of mine.

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        Yo Mama's Good Cook'n
        5037 S 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85040

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          themis RE: themis Mar 26, 2010 02:06 PM

          Trying again. Should it be this hard? Really?

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            johnseberg RE: themis Mar 26, 2010 03:12 PM

            I'll try it. Seems like I'm getting them all except Hanger Cafe and Chicken Shack.

            I've found the place feature works best when editing a post, and not during the initial post (if that makes sense). I had such high hopes for the idea, but, it looks like Yelp and Urbanspoon are taking over. CH still has something neither of those have, but, getting places to work right, removing the duplicates, and getting the threads linked to all the right places would be such an improvement!

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            Iowa Cafe
            5606 E McKellips Rd Ste 105, Mesa, AZ 85215

            Louisiana Fried Chicken
            2070 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042

            Fat Daddy's Down Home Kitchen
            3220 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042

            Yo Mama's Good Cook'n
            5037 S 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85040

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