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Southern Fried Chicken?

Is there anywhere in the Camden/Burlington area to get real southern style fried chicken? Not interested in atmosphere - just good chicken.

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  1. It's a tough find in these parts, hence the reason I make the Ad Hoc recipe at home. Best friend chicken anywhere...with the exception of Ad Hoc. Unfortuantely, Ad Hoc can't be done without hopping on a plane! -mJ

    1. Chowhound folks cringe at the words "chain" or "fast food", but KFC is rated #1 for fried chicken. I think it helps that fried chicken is what the chain primarily focuses on.

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      1. re: Enjoy Good Food

        Really? Popeye's is better than KFC, and Crown is better than both to me. KFC chicken is so mushy. But none are real southern fried chicken, which I would think means fried up in a cast iron pan. FTR the best I've had in the area is at South Philly Taproom, it's a frequent special. I don't know how they cook it but its perfectly cooked and really flavorful. Their biscuits are the truth, too.

        1. re: barryg

          Popeye's in a good place on the right day is the tops for me as well. Been to many of the South's ' We will only start the chicken in a fresh skillet when you order' places and none as good as the best Popeye's. It is a guilty pleasure of mine.

          1. re: Delucacheesemonger

            Deluca, any recs on consistent Popeye's locations in the city? I favor Crown as I mentioned, which I find very consistent (I go to Snyder Ave location). Would like to try Popeye's for my next guilty pleasure but I don't have a lot of confidence in the Broad & Snyder location...

            1. re: barryg

              Regretfully my fav Popeye's are in Florida, Ft Lauderdale, a family run one that l ate three lunches in a row and wrote a letter to management on how great this location was. Atlanta airport terminal B also has a great one. Used to rave to my Mom about how great they were and in Phila she was not successful in finding the 'right' one.

              1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                +1 for the ATL terminal Popeyes. Didn't think anyone else around here knew about it, let alone chime in about chain fried chicken, haha.

                I will always consider Popeye's as my favorite fried chicken chain. But to find the most consistent one is very very hard. Best ones are down in the southern US. My go to ones have been on city ave and haverford ave in overbrook (?) and sproul (320) and lawrence rd in broomall. They have been more consistent with their food than not, IMHO.

                1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                  Deluca - which of the 3 in FLL? Also, I'm heading to Orlando in a couple of weeks, do you have a favorite there?

                  1. re: bucksguy14

                    If l had to guess, it was the one at 1355 W Sunrise in Ft L. Only thing l ever liked near Orlando was the Tiffany museum in Winter Park called the Morse.

                  2. re: Delucacheesemonger

                    Is their fried chicken better than Paschal's? That's been my go-to spot in the Atlanta airport for many years.

              2. re: barryg

                Agree with Crown being the best of the three.

            2. I wish Charles Gabriel would open a place in Philly. He has a restaurant at 110th and Broadway
              (I think) where his skillet fried chicken has received rave reviews and is reportedly worth a drive from here. Anyone ever been?
              CP