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HELP! Best fried chicken in Richmond, VA?

pleen Mar 17, 2011 08:35 AM

In Richmond for the weekend and have a HUGE craving for fried chicken. Is Lee's the best in town or is there some other non-chain place that I should consider for good ol fashioned Southern Fried Chicken?

Thanks for any input!

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    PenskeFan Sep 13, 2012 06:29 AM

    I havent gotten there yet because it is way out of the way for me , but I hear Dixie Chicken in the Westover area is THE best, hands down. buttermilk brined , cooked in lard. They also have pork belly sandwiches.

    I really want to get there soon but have a lot of things going on that prevent me from taking the time to get there (especially since they shut down in the mid afternoon and open again for dinner, and are closed on Sundays and Mondays)

    Also, while I like Aw Shucks, for my money the best fried chicken in that area is around the corner from there , down Ashland road, at the Wise Choice Citgo.

    Wise Choice citgo has good fried chicken and also awesome chicken tenders ( I think they are good, and I normally dont even like chicken tenders) . they also have fried whiting (think it is whiting) on Wednesdays and Fridays and Fried pork chops on Mondays. The specials usually run out but the chicken and tenders are pretty much there whenever they are open in my experience. I know Wise Choice closes on Sundays.

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      jeanmarieok Sep 13, 2012 02:14 PM

      Dixie Chicken is really delicious. I like their pork belly biscuits (and so does my husband), and their chicken and dumplings, and their deviled eggs. And of course the fried chicken, too. All delicious!

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        PenskeFan Oct 11, 2012 08:30 AM

        So last weekend I FINALLY got to Dixie Chicken and the chicken is excellent. They must buttermilk brine a long long time, like maybe overnight? They cook it fresh when you order it. Very very tasty. Also, it was lighter than I thought it would be, even though (or perhaps BECAUSE) it is cooked in lard.

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          Janet from Richmond Oct 14, 2012 04:45 AM

          I am dying to try this place!

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      ch8803 Sep 12, 2012 02:55 PM

      First day on this site and saw your post from way back in March about good fried chicken.....The best is at AW Shucks Country Store on Pouncey Tract. They have everything!

      1. RVAwino Mar 21, 2011 07:05 AM

        I agree. Lee's is the best!

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          pleen Mar 21, 2011 07:44 AM

          Thank you - that is where we ended up. It is a little too greasy and thick-crusted for my taste, but overall, our group enjoyed it.

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          travelt Mar 20, 2011 05:48 PM

          Lee's Fired Chicken on Broad Street is my favorite.

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