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?
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.
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
bourbon street fish
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.
2600 E Alondra Blvd, Compton, CA 90221
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
On other days of the week, I recommend:
Church’s Fried Chicken
1199 E. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90813
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
Grandma’s Broasted Chicken
9886 Alondra Blvd.
Bellflower, CA 90706
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.