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tafttiger Jan 4, 2011 09:41 AM

Worth it or no? It seems to have strong proponents and equally strong detractors. Help!

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Hill Country Chicken
1123 Broadway, New York, NY 10010

  1. LeahBaila Jan 4, 2011 10:26 AM

    Personally, I find it painful to shell out $5.50 for a single piece of fried chicken (breast)...plus, it ain't all that great. What they do excel in is some of their unique pies. I love their "Cowboy Pie," but can only afford their individual portion, as whole pies go for $40.

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      ESNY Jan 4, 2011 11:09 AM

      Chicken was tasty but didn't "wow" me and probably isn't worth the cost. I only got the thighs which were so small, they actually gave me two for the price of one. Chicken breast will always taste like crap and certainly isn't worth over $5. The skin on version was better than the skinless variety.

      The chicken sandwich was really good in a chick-fil-a type of way but was also very expensive for what it was, a fried chicken patty on a squishy roll with 2 or 3 pickles

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        lexismore Jan 4, 2011 11:58 AM

        I've been a couple times with a group of people, so I was able to try a number of different things.

        I was surprised, but IMHO, the real standout is the chicken tenders (and that is NOT what I would normally go for at a fried chicken place). They're huge and juicy.

        Banana cream pie wasn't bad either.

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          fooder Jan 4, 2011 07:20 PM

          I completely agree. I tried both a piece of chicken and the tenders and I found the tenders to really be something that I don't think I'd easily find elsewhere. I also liked the banana cream pie, but I don't really have much in the way of reference point to compare it to.

          This was a few months ago, but there are still pictures on the blog: http://ramblingsandgamblings.blogspot...

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          JMJD Jan 4, 2011 07:10 PM

          So it was pricey, but I have to admit I really liked the home made chick-fil-a sandwich. Sides were OK and didn't try pies, but also -- refillable Boylan's soda? Awesome!

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