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Best fried chicken near Howard County

ivysmom Apr 13, 2012 05:08 AM

I have had a craving for fried chicken for a long while, time to indulge. But it is absolutely not something I should be eating while trying to lose weight. So -- if I'm going to indulge in this craving I want it to be really excellent fried chicken. Crispy skin, moist meat, not greasy.

Does anyone have a recommendation in or near Howard County?

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    treetop tom RE: ivysmom Apr 13, 2012 07:10 AM

    Good - Red Rooster, Damascus
    Better - Henny Penny Fried Chicken at the Forest Diner, Ellicott City (While/if you can still get it)
    Best - Harvest Fried Chicken, Woodbine (Great sides, as well).

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      Dennis S RE: treetop tom Apr 13, 2012 07:32 AM

      I used to love Red Rooster. The past two times I went I was let down. However, they were sort of off hours (3 pm-ish), and both were a few years ago.

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        treetop tom RE: Dennis S Apr 13, 2012 08:14 AM

        I agree that Red Rooster is not the chicken joint it once was. Years ago I would've put it at the top without question. Still a "good" selection. Plus you have Jimmie Cone just up the road for dessert.

        Actually, I've always been a big fan of the FC at Royal Farms stores. There is one in Glenelg on Ten Oaks Road. Fresh out of the pressure fryer it ain't too shabby, either.

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      nautiboi RE: ivysmom Apr 13, 2012 08:19 AM

      Chick N Friends - http://www.chick-n-friends.com/

      Make sure you call ahead as there is always a wait, but definitely worth it since they try to get it for you right after its done cooking.

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