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Aug 7, 2011 04:46 PM

Best Fried chicken on Long Island

No fast food or take-out, but would like anyone's opinion of the best.

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  1. In that case, I can't reply, because I think it's Spicey's in Riverhead. :-)

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    1. re: mcf

      Popeye's in both Hempstead and Baldwin and good sides < Does Spiceys have chicken other than wings ?

      1. re: scunge

        I've never had wings at Spicey's only half chickens. But the OP didn't want fast food like either of our suggestions. I just thought of somewhere reputed to be the best; LL Dent in Carle Place, I think it is, I've seen it on Old Country Rd.

        1. re: mcf

          L.L. Dent, hands down the best fried chicken in Nassau. I have been a semi regular for years. The excellent fried chicken, mac and cheese, greens and banana pudding are my regular dishes. They have a nice well rounded menu with many solid choices. The place is small but cute. The chef and her mom, working the front of the house, do a great job. They always make you feel welcome and appreciate your patronage. A true chef driven neighborhood joint stuck in a strip mall. Go and enjoy.

      2. re: mcf

        Spicys in Bellport is a tiny bit better, while Spicys in Riverhead is five minutes away. Decisions, decisions. We always get wings plus a half chicken each. I like the collards and mac salad sides as much as the chicken and always eat them first!

        I really can't imagine better fried chicken, at Riverhead you can eat in. Bellport I grab and run.

        1. re: coll

          I haven't been to the Bellport location in over a decade, not since I lived much closer. I stop in R'Head to pick it up when I got to my allergist in Southampton a couple of times a year. Worth going out of my way for. I love that the chicken doesn't have any heavy, doughy coating...

        2. re: mcf

          Riverhead Spicy's has fabulous fried chicken. Their 1/2 chicken dinner is a great value. You get collard greens and macaroni salad too. There are tables for dining but it is not a fancy schmancy place. Good down home comfort food.
          If you want something a bit more upscale try Red Rooster in Cutchogue for excellent fried chicken.

          1. re: Motosport

            I wish they'd sell it by the half or whole and not just as a dinner, my only gripe. I like collards, but I don't eat bread, macaroni, etc... I'd love to be able to just buy the quantity of chicken I want...

            1. re: mcf

              The slice of bread is to soak up any grease. At about $8 for half a chicken it's a bargain. Ask for double collard greens instead of mac salad.

              1. re: Motosport

                I do ask for double greens. I guess my point was, I'd like to be able to order as much chicken as I want independent of sides. I'd order as much collards as I want and have my own home made cole slaw with it.

        3. Salamander's in Greenport.

          1. Thanks all. I will have to remember Spiceys, but will have to finally go to check out LL Dents, that's more in my area. I should have specified Nassau. I was looking for something to have special to celebrate my birthday, and seeing as I am on a long term weight loss journey, can't have fried chicken when it is not a real celebration.

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            1. re: robinsilver

              Happy birthday to you, enjoy it!