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Best fried chicken in Durham and Chapel Hill NC

boaviagem Dec 5, 2011 07:22 PM

We were discussing various Durham and Chapel Hill restaurants at dinner tonight. Someone asked about where to get the best fried chicken. I recall having some really good fried chicken at Bullock's.

Who do you think has the best fried chicken in Durham and Chapel Hill?

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    bbqme RE: boaviagem Dec 5, 2011 08:50 PM

    Bullock's does have good fried chicken. It's been awhile but I remember enjoying the fried chicken at Hog Heaven. In fact, I'd skip the barbeque at both of these places and get the fried chicken instead. The Shrimp Boat also goes good fried chicken.

    1. LulusMom RE: boaviagem Dec 6, 2011 05:36 AM

      I've been craving good fried chicken and look forward to hearing more responses. I'm not familiar with Bullock's at all, maybe need to change that.

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        Leadmine RE: boaviagem Dec 6, 2011 06:25 AM

        Church's in Durham.

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          Notaslavetofashion RE: Leadmine Dec 6, 2011 06:31 AM

          The chain? Which Durham location? (there are 3) Is one better than others?

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            Leadmine RE: Notaslavetofashion Dec 6, 2011 07:45 AM

            Yes - the chain! The one on Miami is the one I've eaten at (well, gotten take-out from), can't speak for the other one.

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          rafeco RE: boaviagem Dec 6, 2011 08:18 AM

          I really like Mama Dip's chicken. It's great if you prefer a lighter batter.

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            Tom from Raleigh RE: rafeco Dec 6, 2011 10:30 AM

            I'm a fan of the Korean Fried Chicken that's an occasional special at Lantern. What about Allen & Son? I'd expect good bird from them.

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              romansperson RE: Tom from Raleigh Dec 7, 2011 05:44 AM

              A&S doesn't do fried chicken. They've got barbecue chicken and chicken fingers for kids.

          2. MandalayVA RE: boaviagem Dec 6, 2011 10:31 AM

            Dame's Chicken and Waffles in Durham. So good my non-foodie friend STILL raves about it.

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              LBD RE: MandalayVA Dec 6, 2011 07:18 PM

              I like Dames alot too. After that in order for me is Shrimp Boats, Hog Heaven, then Bullock's. As for corporate bird I do like Bo's.

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                bbqme RE: LBD Dec 6, 2011 08:28 PM

                Agree with all of those. You know your fried bird!

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              PeterB RE: boaviagem Dec 8, 2011 05:46 AM

              Shrimp Boats and Mama Dips are both excellent. I also really like the fried chicken at Geer Street Garden. You can get it as a plate, or in their arugula fried chicken salad (awesome), or in The Pile (basically every delicious fried thing).

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                mikeh RE: PeterB Dec 8, 2011 08:57 AM

                Back in 2007-2008 I tried Shrimp Boats about four times, and each time the batter was hard as a rock, the inside meat was dried out, and the batter tasted like old seafood (presumably because they also fry their seafood in the same batter). Also, the side dishes all seemed to be straight out of the can.

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                tommio RE: boaviagem Dec 8, 2011 08:53 AM

                Many may laugh but Time Out has great fried chicken (and yes I've had it sober.) The other that I'd reccommend would be Acme, much more so than Dip's.

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                  LulusMom RE: tommio Dec 8, 2011 09:09 AM

                  I've liked Acme's fried chicken the times I've had it too.

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                    mpjmph RE: tommio Dec 8, 2011 10:00 AM

                    I don't drink much, so have only been to TimeOut while sober. Yes, their fried chicken is pretty good. I'd rather get TimeOut to go than have dinner at Mama Dip's.

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                      LulusMom RE: mpjmph Dec 8, 2011 12:10 PM

                      I just can't take the smell of Time Out. It had been recommended to me by someone, and I walked to the front door and had to turn right around. I don't get the impression they change their frying oil very often.

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                    burgeoningfoodie RE: boaviagem Dec 9, 2011 08:30 AM

                    Plus 1 for Dames as I don't usually order Fried Chicken in most places (or it isn't even on the menu).

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