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Fried Chicken in Long Beach

There have been a lot of recommendations for fried chicken on these boards, but few specific to Long Beach. Are Porky's, Bludso's, Roscoe's, Johnny Rebs and Louisiana Fried Chicken really the ONLY places to get fried chicken in Long Beach? The reviews aren't even all that positive for all these places...

Chowhounds in the LBC, what say you?

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  1. there's a bludso's in long beach, and they make fried chicken?

    a place in long beach mentioned previously might be worth a look see: chicky fried chicken broasted.

    1. Greetings, girlplusfire!

      I think you might appreciate Ma 'n Pa Grocery located near Belmont Shores in Long Beach. They are an old school neighborhood market offering a great line-up of select goods, prepared foods and sandwiches. They serve up superb fried chicken as a Wednesday-only special. Best for lunch, or go early, as they close at 7:30pm.

      Ma 'n Pa Grocery
      346 Roycroft Ave.
      Long Beach, CA 90803
      (562) 438-4084

      On other days of the week, I recommend:

      Church’s Fried Chicken
      1199 E. Anaheim St.
      Long Beach, CA 90813
      (562) 591-0254

      Worth waiting a few minutes for them to fry up a fresh batch. Don’t forget the honey biscuits and the jalapeno poppers.

      Two other solid alternatives, quite possibly related, serving chicken cooked-to-order, are:

      Chicky Broasted Chicken
      5104 Long Beach Blvd.
      Long Beach, CA 90805
      (562) 428-8605

      Grandma’s Broasted Chicken
      9886 Alondra Blvd.
      Bellflower, CA 90706
      (562) 920-1797

      Bon Appetit!

      4 Replies
      1. re: degustateur

        "Ktokusa" says Chicky Broasted Chicken serve the best fried chicken -- it matches up with the best he's had in the South:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6649...

        1. re: Norm Man

          So, Ktokusa, is the fried chicken authority/expert?

        2. re: degustateur

          wow, that sends really good, never heard of the grocery store w the fried chicken before.

          1. re: degustateur

            I was wandering around Long Beach yesterday killing time before a business meeting and happened upon the Church's you mentioned. I ordered the 9 piece legs and thighs for $8. A bargain for some of the best fried chicken I've had. The outside was crispy with a tinge of spice. The inside of the thigh pieces was perfectly moist. Service was prompt.

            We don't have Church's where I live, and this was a nice surprise.

          2. Have you tried any of those places listed? I like Porky's fried chicken.

            I don't believe Bludso's has fried chicken and some people may think since, Bludso's is on LB Blvd, it is in LB.

            Try Pittsburgh Chicken and Potatoes in Los Al. Broasted chicken.

            1. Bludso's does not do fried chicken, but Honey's Kettle Fried does it best. They're in Compton along Alondra off the 710 Freeway, just a short drive from Long Beach. I get their gas-buster special, two thighs with biscuit for $5. Don't forget to ask for the honey. And if you want great BBQ with that, Bludso's is just a few blocks west.

              I second Chicky's Broasted.

              Porky's Muggie's fried chicken was too greasy even for me.

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              Honey's Kettle
              2600 E Alondra Blvd, Compton, CA 90221

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              1. re: Ogawak

                You say Porky's is greasy but you second, Chicky Broasted? Where grease is it's middle name?

                1. re: reality check

                  I generally don't mind some grease and I love Muggies, but my last visit to Porky's was pretty intolerable. Yup, greasier than my trip to Chicky's.

              2. Thanks everyone for the recommendations (and correction about Bludso's...I guess I misunderstood other postings)! A friend and I are going on a "chicken run" next week to test these and other restaurants out.

                If there are any others, I'd be delighted to hear about them.

                Thanks again.

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                1. re: girlplusfire

                  i'd add jim dandy and flossie's, as well as basically anywhere in south la. here's a list of places to check out:

                  chef marilyn's soul food express
                  get it 'n go
                  dulan's soul food kitchen
                  bertha's soul food cafe
                  marjoe's soul food and barbecue
                  aunt rosa lee's mississippi soul food
                  matthew's homestyle cooking
                  harold and belle's restaurant
                  jordan's cafe
                  bourbon street fish

                  1. re: raizans

                    Sorry for the delay in response. Thanks so much for this list, raizans!

                2. Roscoe's and Johnny Rebs are both great. if you're willing to venture west of Long Beach, try Flossie's in Torrance/Redondo Beach. The real deal.

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                  Johnny Rebs
                  15051 7th St, Victorville, CA 92395

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                  1. re: gph2os

                    Sorry, but the fried chicken at Roscoe's is dry and unappealing, and J Rebs has really bad, greasy fried chicken.

                    Flossie's is OK but not worth the drive from LB.

                    1. re: reality check

                      Don't be sorry, reality check. This is just a poll for opinions. What would your suggestions be?

                  2. Porky's Muggies Fried chicken strips are delicious.

                    1. Lucille's has fried chicken on their menu.