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kevin Mar 16, 2011 11:04 AM

Places I've already tried and you don't need to mention: Aunt Kizzy's, Flossie's, Bertha's, Chef Marilyn's (although on a tangential note which do you like the best???).

Also, don't include buffalo wings and no on Popeye's and el Polla Compero (?, I mean the Guatemelan fried chicken chain)...

Also, any price range... If it's even at a fancy restaurant that will still do, but I thought that the shake n bake or is it panko-fried chicken at Huckleberry in Santa Monica was beyond terrible (even though many have sung the praises of that joint, though I do have to admit that their yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting is especially amazing) and it's price to quantity and quality ratio is the best deal there, at 5 dollars a slice, i believe all the tea cakes there are at least 4 bucks a slice and pretty crappy).

thanks all.

and if anyone has any info, that maurice snack n chat has resurfaced, please let me know.

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Aunt Kizzy's
519 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Chef Marilyn's
2638 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

  1. Servorg Mar 16, 2011 11:20 AM

    Give Pann's a try. Either the 1/2 fried chicken dinner or my favorite, the 6 wings and waffle combo.

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    Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
    6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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      kevin Mar 16, 2011 11:41 AM

      ok, will do.

      any others, everyone, ??? thanks in advance.

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        reality check Mar 16, 2011 12:17 PM

        R & R in Carson.

        Bills Chicken in Alta Dena.

        Golden Bird

        Fried chicken at Porky's BBQ in Long Beach or San Pedro.

        Larkins in Eagle Rock.

        The other high priced soul food, Harold & Belle's Restaurant.

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        cdub Mar 16, 2011 03:51 PM

        Is Pann's still offering their all you can eat fried chicken on Monday's?

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        Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
        6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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          Servorg Mar 16, 2011 03:53 PM

          I'm not certain. We almost always go on Saturday night (once in a while on Friday night).

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            reality check Mar 16, 2011 06:08 PM

            Did they ever offer all you can eat? I know Dinah's, which is about a mile or two away, offers an all you can eat fried chicken night.

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              Servorg Mar 16, 2011 06:13 PM

              They had been offering one, one of the mid-week nights. But I don't know which night and I'm not sure it's still going on, or not.

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                Norm Man Mar 16, 2011 11:21 PM

                Last year, Pann's had AYCE Fried Chicken and French Fries in the early evenings weekdays (it ended at 7:00pm). I took advantage of this deal a couple of times. I'm not sure if this deal is still available.

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                Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
                6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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                Jase Mar 22, 2011 01:37 PM

                I would not recommend Dinah's at all. Bad crust and seasoning. The meat was somewhat juicy, what there was of it. In that area, I'd go for Pann's.

                I really liked the coating and seasoning of the chicken wings at the serving spoon. It's too bad I didn't like the meat to crust ratio. If they had other fried chicken besides the wings and with the same crust and seasoning, I'd be all over it.

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                Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
                6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

        2. Baron Mar 16, 2011 01:14 PM

          Some like Honey's Kettle in Culver City which is exclusively a fried chicken place. Not sure if the service has picked up.

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            monku Mar 16, 2011 04:30 PM

            Honey's Kettle, either location is fine with me.

            Never had any kind of issue with service.

            http://www.honeyskettle.com/

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

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            Norm Man Mar 16, 2011 01:46 PM

            Up scale fried chicken at Boneyard Bistro (only on Monday, call to confirm):

            Boneyard Bistro
            13539 Ventura Blvd
            Sherman Oaks
            818 906-7427
            http://www.BoneyardBistro.com

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/462253

            Also, Jim Dandy Fried Chicken (2 locations):

            Jim Dandy Fried Chicken
            1824 W. Manchester Ave,
            at Western Ave
            Los Angeles
            323 758-1411

            Jim Dandy Fried Chicken
            11328 S. Vermont Ave,
            at Imperial Hwy
            Los Angeles
            323 779-5567

            You might also want to check out some of the Broasted Chicken Places too -- search for threads on Chowhound.

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            Boneyard Bistro
            13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

            Jim Dandy Fried Chicken
            11328 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90044

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            1. re: Norm Man
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              reality check Mar 16, 2011 03:07 PM

              I've been to both locations of Jim Dandy and the Vermont location serves fresher chicken. Maybe they get higher volume, so they are frying chicken all the time. But, I've gotten so very dry pieces from the Manchester location.

            2. viapapale Mar 16, 2011 02:00 PM

              The Best Crispy Chicken is at Sur on Robertson. It is partially owned by one of the Housewives of Beverly HIlls (Lisa). The food is excellent for this relatively resonably priced restaurant in West Hollywood

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                maudies5 Mar 16, 2011 03:15 PM

                Two extremes-- both excellent.
                1. Panns
                2. The Ivy

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                Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
                6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

                1. re: maudies5
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                  kevin Mar 16, 2011 05:46 PM

                  is the ivy fried chicken really great and should i follow it with a hot fudge sundae for dessert or what other dessert?

                  and to start a mint julep?

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                    maudies5 Mar 16, 2011 05:51 PM

                    Start with a vodka gimlet (fresh limes), the fried chicken is that great. Portion is enormous so plan on having chicken for lunch the next day. Hot fudge sundae is my favorite sundae anywhere.. Order those 3 things and you will be happy guy.

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                  kevin Mar 16, 2011 05:45 PM

                  sur??? i've never even heard of this restaurant. do you happen to have further details?

                3. Servorg Mar 16, 2011 03:57 PM

                  Anyone have anything to say about the fried chicken at Eva's? We are still trying to get over there to try it. I know they offer it on Sunday nights. And they had an all you can eat deal (and all the beer you could drink along with the fried chicken), but I'm not sure if they are still doing it - and if they are what night it's on.

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                  Eva Restaurant
                  7458 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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                    kevin Mar 16, 2011 05:49 PM

                    I forgot to mention I had it. Sorta liked it, at least for the first three pieces, but the last three or four pieces it just diidn't work for me. i wouldn't say it's great in general. maybe ok to a little better than ok, on my first three pieces. it is a weird deal, all you can eat fried chicken and beer for 25 buckaroos. the beer served from a keg and brought in a plastic dixie cup and the chicken served in disposable paper basket. No fine culterey, or white tablelecloth on this evening. And i think your napkings is a roll of paper towels on the table. it would be great if they happen to do a themed night a la a crawfish boil.

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                      ozhead Mar 17, 2011 09:48 AM

                      1. About a year ago Eva's started doing the fried chicken / beer thing on Tuesdays, but I don't know if they are still doing it; as far as I can see it's not mentioned on the website. The chicken is mighty good.

                      2. Servorg, Eva's doesn't serve the fried chicken EVERY Sunday; the menu varies from week to week. In my experience, whatever they serve for the Sunday dinner is terrific, and at $39 including wine (and so far it has always been good wine, not cheap crap) and seconds or thirds on the food items, it is a huge bargain. Plus it is about the friendliest restaurant around.

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                        reality check Mar 17, 2011 10:08 AM

                        Paul Martin has fried chicken every Sunday. I heard it's good and worth the + $20 price tag.

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                          Servorg Mar 17, 2011 10:10 AM

                          Place Link

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                          Paul Martin's American Bistro
                          2361 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 180, El Segundo, CA 90245

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                    yogachik Mar 16, 2011 04:30 PM

                    James Beach on Thursday night has an amazing fried chicken.

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                    James Beach
                    60 N Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

                    1. J.L. Mar 16, 2011 04:35 PM

                      LudoBites truck has great fried chicken.

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                      LudoBites
                      Roving wildly, Los Angeles, CA

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                        kevin Mar 16, 2011 05:50 PM

                        damn, the ludobites truck never seems to be roaming around, so i have never tried it. and at the jgold event they were not serving the fried chicken but rather a burrata appetizer of sorts so i skipped that.

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                          sparkyk Mar 17, 2011 06:09 PM

                          I second this! Their fried chicken is AWESOME. Very moist chicken, crispy flavorful coating. Delish biscuits and sides. Totally worth tracking down.

                        2. agraham Mar 16, 2011 05:02 PM

                          Dinah's on Sepulvida? Old 1960s diner atmosphere, so don't expect anything fancy. But pretty damned good, and if you go at lunch you can order the lunch special, like 12 bucks, comes with soup/salad, potato, coleslaw, slice of cornbread and a drink. I feel fatter just typing this.

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                            reality check Mar 16, 2011 06:06 PM

                            They have an all you can eat fried chicken night. I believe on Wed, but call to make sure.

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                              Norm Man Mar 16, 2011 11:04 PM

                              Dinah's use to have AYCE Fried Chicken every Monday and Thursday. Call to confirm if this is still the case. Dinah's fried chicken is nothing special but it can be adequate if you want to consume "mass quantities."

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                            paprkutr Mar 16, 2011 05:06 PM

                            Haven't had it in a while, but the fried chicken at Jan's Coffee Shop on Beverly blvd. used to have good chicken and they had a special on Monday's and Wednesdays. it was around $9.00 for a complete dinner. They give you your monies worth.
                            I like Honey's, sometimes though you have to wait for your food. I have only gone to the one in Culver City.

                            1. wienermobile Mar 16, 2011 05:14 PM

                              I have a nostalgic love for Mrs. Knotts fried chicken, biscuits and boysenberry pie . I know it's not as good as it once was long ago but it still warms my heart. I also secretly love their rhubarb side dish. A guilty pleasure.

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                              Mrs Knott's Restaurant
                              8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA

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                                kevin Mar 16, 2011 05:52 PM

                                i really gotta get there, it's been a few years. but everyone always tells me that it has gone seriously, and I mean seriously, downhill.

                                but i used to love the biscuits even more than the fried chicken. i could literally devour those suckers by the dozen.

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                                  wienermobile Mar 16, 2011 05:53 PM

                                  The biscuits and boysenberry jam are still as good as they used to be and they'll bring you as much as you want..

                              2. mucho gordo Mar 17, 2011 11:33 AM

                                Mom's BBQ on Vanowen and Hazeltine. Best Creole style fried chicken in town; better than KFC. Be prepared to wait because everything is fried to order. not precooked.

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                                  kevin Mar 17, 2011 01:48 PM

                                  how's it creole style fried chicken? when i had it, it seemed like plain old regualr fried chicken. but i do love their betty crocker style layer cakes, as well as their bbq beef ribs, boiled cabbaage, potato salad, beans, and greens. and their fried catfish. too bad they are closed on sundays, which is the only day it seems like i am able to get out there nowadays.

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                                    mucho gordo Mar 17, 2011 03:09 PM

                                    I guess it's in the seasoning that makes it Creole but, you'd have to ask them to be sure. Yeah, I agree about their potato salad and beans. I've been a little disappointed in them the last few times. I loved their meatloaf special but it's gotten too expensive for what they give you and their beef ribs were my favorite but lately they haven't had much meat on them compared to Roma's.

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                                      kevin Mar 17, 2011 11:11 PM

                                      i may have tried their meatloaf once, but to my recollection i don't remember it being anything special.

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                                        mucho gordo Mar 20, 2011 10:41 AM

                                        Exactly; it wasn't special but it was fairly good and reasonably priced 'comfort food' . They also had fried chickem livers at one time. Superb!

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                                  baloney Mar 17, 2011 01:57 PM

                                  I've not found an amazing fried chicken yet but I don't eat it that often either. I didn't find Eva's FC to be particularly noteworthy. From recent memory, I liked Lazy Ox's version but they only have them Tuesdays I believe. They came with a very good biscuit as well, think there was a poached quail egg and collards too.

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                                    cjla Mar 17, 2011 04:15 PM

                                    Yeah, I had and enjoyed the Lazy Ox version on a Tuesday. (It was my birthday, that's the only reason I can date it so specifically.)

                                  2. LA Buckeye Fan Mar 17, 2011 04:30 PM

                                    Admittedly, I am no fried chicken expert, but I love the fried chicken at Les Sisters in the valley on Devonshire just before Topanga. They also have great southern style potato salad and excellent hot pups (hush puppies with jalapenos.)

                                    1. hrhboo Mar 20, 2011 10:10 AM

                                      The fried chicken at Tasting Kitchen on Abbot Kinney is fantastic. On the weekend brunch menu only, it is served with a lovely crisped waffle, a small side of gravy and syrup. Definitely worth checking out.

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                                        Servorg Mar 20, 2011 10:26 AM

                                        Sounds great. I was surprised that Tasting Kitchen had no place link, so I put one in (included with a website and menu that has prices). While $18 for Chicken and Waffle is a little on the pricey side it all depends on how many of your spots it hits...

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                                        Tasting Kitchen
                                        1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291

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                                          baloney Mar 20, 2011 10:40 AM

                                          I agree that the chicken and waffle at TK is very tasty but it is a tad expensive for what you get, two small pieces of chicken(mine were kinda meatless, but maybe I just got whatever pieces were leftover) and the waffle. I didn't get a side of gravy/syrup like hrhboo did, my dish had the syrup already distributed. No syrup pourer for you! I didn't love that aspect but it seems like TK is pretty set on people eating their food their way.

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                                            hrhboo Mar 20, 2011 10:55 AM

                                            I've had it a couple of times and the portion has been generous. One piece of breast meat and a large meaty partially de-boned thigh. I've never managed to finish the whole plate. If I wasn't such a huge eater I'd say it's easily enough food for 2 people, but as it stands I'd say it could feed 2 as long as one of them isn't me. I agree with you that it's definitely on the pricy side, as is most of the menu at TK.

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                                        Clinton Mar 20, 2011 10:23 AM

                                        I'm surprised Golden Bird was not mentioned much here. It's been around for decades especially in the LA area. Granted that it's probably the best finger-licking fried chicken hot off the frying oil but nasty when it's cold. Probably because all of that crispy batter and heavy oil which makes it so good?

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                                        1. re: Clinton
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                                          reality check Mar 21, 2011 11:47 AM

                                          I think one reason why GB hasn't been mentioned much, is that YMMV at each location.

                                          I always ask for fresh made chicken, I don't want any that has been sittting under heat lamps forever.

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                                          carter Mar 21, 2011 08:51 PM

                                          While your post is nearly a week old, have you found any reason to not return to the Boneyard Bistro on Monday nights for fried chicken, unless of course you are not in Sherman Oaks?
                                          Aaron's is still wonderful, plausibly priced by standards being alluded to in this post, and his sides are very good.

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                                          Boneyard Bistro
                                          13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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