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Lookin' for fried chicken! Anything downtown?

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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  1. 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. 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

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

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        1. re: camusman

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

        2. 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

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

          2. 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.

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

              1. 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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                1. re: hoppy2468

                  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.