Bay Bays Chicken and Waffles - WPB
Had a chance to check this place out on Sunday. While the food was good, what really stood out was the kindness and generosity of the staff.
I walked in, was greeted at the door and grabbed a seat at the counter. Immediately after ordering my drink I was given a free fresh chicken tender to try. Placed my order and one of the cooks started talking to me. He asked if it was my first time and then started to fill up too small tasting cups with Mac and cheese and mashed potatoes to try. Ok cool, that was really nice. Though about 3 minutes later a girl behind the counter asked what my order was again and looks up at the tickets. Tells me it will be just a few minutes and insists on giving me two large fresh chicken wings while I wait. To be honest I hadn't even been waiting long.
Needless to say when my food came I was only able to eat a few bites before getting a box.
While I was certainly getting an almost excessive amount of free food, I wasn't the only one. I also noticed the owner send over a free red velvet waffle dessert with ice cream to another table.
This is certainly the type of business I'd love to see succeed. I'll be back for sure.
On another note about the spiciness of the chicken. I like spicy food, but didn't find it spicy at all. My guess is the vast majority of people won't have a problem with it either.
I enjoyed this chicken as well!
What's most noticeable at first though, it how the service here goes above and beyond. Sit at the counter and chat with the owner (Israel) or one of the girls and you'll be in foodie-fried-chicken heaven even before your meal arrives.
Some folks elsewhere have claimed it is "too spicy" (probably just pepper) - but I like spicy so that's fine with me.
If you don't like spicy, you might want to mention it when ordering.
This owner is a guy who is passionate about what he's doing, and IMO deserves to succeed.
Just about 2 minutes W of 95 on Okeechobee Blvd in WPB.