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Lookin' for fried chicken! Anything downtown?

Breadcrumbs Jan 14, 2012 02:39 PM

I've searched the board. I've also heard Art Smith does it one night a week but don't know what night or, if it's the best in town.

This is a very special birthday. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks so much.

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    deesher Jan 14, 2012 05:30 PM

    Joe's Stone Crab has a surprisingly good fried chicken. It also might be a fun place for a celebration. Best of luck.

    Joe's Stone Crab
    60 E. Grand
    Chicago, IL
    312-379-5637.

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    1. re: deesher
      Breadcrumbs Jan 17, 2012 05:30 PM

      Thanks deesher, much appreciated.

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      jbw Jan 14, 2012 07:28 PM

      Well, if you can make it up to Andersonville, you might want to try Big Jones Boarding House Lunch. It's not downtown, but it is special:

      http://www.bigjoneschicago.com/lunch....

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      1. re: jbw
        Breadcrumbs Jan 17, 2012 05:32 PM

        Wow, looking at the website I know we'd love this place but unfortunately we are without a car so I've bookmarked this for a future visit. Thanks for pinting this out jbw!

      2. camusman Jan 17, 2012 12:42 PM

        Fried chicken + downtown + special occasion = very tough combination
        I'd suggest The Southern, just northwest of downtown
        www.thesouthernchicago.com

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          Breadcrumbs Jan 17, 2012 05:50 PM

          I'll definitely check this out camusman. I cant access the site from my ipad but this sounds promising. Thanks so much.

        2. jhojati Jan 17, 2012 12:50 PM

          Crisp in Lakeview has delicious fried chicken (and chicken wings), but I wouldn't say it is that suitable for a "special birthday"

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          1. re: jhojati
            Breadcrumbs Jan 17, 2012 05:55 PM

            We LOVE Crisp jhojati, it was that chicken that inspired this quest!

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            KateBChi Jan 18, 2012 08:36 AM

            West Town Tavern does a fried chicken dinner on Mondays that is very good. It's located on West Chicago Ave. I find this place very charming and homey.

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              bassman6317 Jan 18, 2012 04:44 PM

              Chef Luciano/Gourmet Chicken just east of Chinatown (south of downtown) is pretty solid. Mostly takeout, but not a bad vibe-worth checking out.

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                hoppy2468 Jan 19, 2012 07:03 AM

                Table 52 (Art Smith) does fried chicken on Sunday. I've heard that it is very good and the restaurant is a lovely setting but the tables are closetogether.

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                  lovesCheese Feb 23, 2012 02:19 PM

                  You can actually get fried chicken at Table 52 on Sundays and Mondays. The chicken is fantastic and if you are seated in a room upstairs you have a bit more space between other diners.

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