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Nov 15, 2011 02:31 PM

Best Chicken in Dallas area

I agree that Babe's/Bubba's are good but they just don't compare to what we got years ago. I remember two restaurants in Dallas that put out some great fried chicken. They were Naylor's Drumstick and Youngbloods Fried Chicken. The chicken had such a great flavor. The chicken nowadays seems to just not be that flavorful.

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  1. Many years ago, Youngbloods was THE chicken restaurant in Dallas. A chicken dinner was $1.29 back then. With all the great biscuits you could eat.

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    1. re: twinwillow

      Chicken & Rice Inc
      8106 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75240-3829
      (972) 761-9708 ‎

      Not your standard fried chicken fare, but very delicious and cheap.

      1. re: crownedsparrow

        I wonder if this is the same co. that's opening on Bryan across from Mai's?

      2. re: twinwillow

        Youngbloods was the bomb back in the 60s to about the early 80s. I have fond memories and no doubt part of my rather robust stomach due to them.

      3. Maybe the problem is the chicken, not the restaurants.

        Although I suspect that great brining technique was the secret behind my favorite is-no-more chicken place (Farmer's, I believe it was called, in Granbury, which was bought out by Church's--the kind of thing that should be a crime.)

        1. Before Brother's on Gaston, I'm pretty sure it was (papa) Henderson's that had that space. People would get it for lunch and bring it back to Cityplace. If you happened to share the elevator with one of those grease stained brown bags, you'd be sure to swoon and your knees would buckle simply from aromatic sensory overload. You immediately knew your lunch destination the following day. RIP to both.

          SNAP back to current reality.... I'm looking forward to visiting the great new concept restaurant, Private Social. They have duck fat fried chicken on the menu. Not really Grandma's fried chicken - they've all gone the way of corporate franchises..... even William's has waned.

          1. Are we only talking chicken fried chicken or rotisserie chicken too? Because for rotisserie chicken I'm really enjoying Cowboy Chicken these days - I know it's a franchise - but just seeing those chickens turning over the wood makes me drool. It is so tender and moist and flavourful.

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            1. re: missanusha

              For rotisserie chicken, I like Eatzie's. The flavor is great and, the bird is never dry or overcooked as it usually is elsewhere.

            2. I really like Big mammas over on Forest in Dallas. While not the best I have ever had, they have an edge on most of the other joints in town.


              of course I only get there every few months. Same thing as Babe's it's a once in a blue moon kinda thing.