Best Chicken-Fried Steak In Seattle Area?
- kaleokahu Aug 9, 2010 11:03 PM
OK, I'm in a low-brow mood, and I'm wondering what people consider the best chicken-fried steak joint in the area. Dish? Jules Maes? The Five Point? Beth's? Just to frame the discussion, let's omit the spuds/toast/extras, and limit ourselves to the steak, breading, seasoning, gravy and preparation.
Who wins, and why?
Five Point Cafe
415 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121
99% of Seattle restaurants that serve chicken fried steak use prepackaged, frozen steaks from Sysco or Food Services of America. Then they deep fry it to to ensure it's terrible. The vast majority of Puget Sounders have never had a real chicken fried steak and don't know the difference. (Ignorence is culinary bliss.) The ONLY decent chicken fry I've had is at the Steelhead Diner on their breakfast menu. However, they recently have taken it off the menu but I'm told you might be able to still order it with advance notice. Otherwise, get on a plane to Dallas.
95 Pine Street, Suite 17, Seattle, WA 98101
I've been pretty happy with the chicken-fried steak I've had at Silver Fork, in Rainier Valley. Extra bonus at Silver Fork are the best grits I've had on the west coast.
3800 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118