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  1. on my last trip, we had fried chicken at the Praline Connection on Frenchmen St.. it was great, as were all the side dishes. Service was a little scattered.

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    Praline Connection
    542 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

    1. Lil Dizzy's ain't bad. Good price and fabulous sides. Poydras location.. I have not been to the other in ages.

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      Lil Dizzy's Cafe
      1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116

      1. Emeril's fried chicken and waffles with Krystal syrup (lunch only m-f) and Willie Mae's.

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        Emeril's Restaurant
        800 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130

        1. Miz Leah at Dooky Chase's. Lunch buffet, or a la carte. They were going to open for dinner after Labor Day but don't know if that happened. Except for Popeye's most f-chix tastes very similar to me in terms of seasoning, but this is great, clearly marinated and seasoned with some zip. And she's a treasure.

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          Dooky Chase Restaurant
          2301 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

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          1. re: lemons

            Not zippy at all last time I had it. Still, the buffet is enjoyable.

          2. Mandina's has very good fried chicken, cooked to order.

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            Mandina's Restaurant
            3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

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            1. re: gourmondo

              Mandinas was always a first stop when git to town. My wife loved the fried chicken but the last time we went she didn't think it was as hood as it had been. Hopefully just an off day

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              Mandina's Restaurant
              3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

                1. re: Littleman

                  Depending upon what you seek in fried chicken, herewith is my 2 cents:

                  well seasoned, plus a bit of heat...Emeril's
                  ditto above albeit greasy....Popeyes (Popeyes outside metro nola lacks zip)
                  crisp, shattering batter crust, moist, juicy....Willie Maes
                  pretty much greaseless, where's the seasoning???.....Mr. Ed's, Mandinas
                  cheap, greasy, not much seasoning...Mc Hardy's
                  well fried, minimal seasoning....Dooky Chase...still worth a visit for their southern buffet
                  somewhat greasy, seasoning can be hit/miss...Coops
                  not too greasy, not too seasoned...Chicken Sue's

                  Jacques Imos used to have outstanding fried chicken, using Pampy Barre's recipe. The last time I was there it just wasn't the same and definitely not worth waiting on line

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                  Mandina's Restaurant
                  3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

                  1. re: JazzyB

                    right on the money, on all points - nice work