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Takeout fried chicken?

debershell Jul 26, 2013 01:31 PM

I'm craving fried chicken - I do NOT want to make it myself. Any recommendations for takeout fried chicken on the east side that's not Dinah's? I've never had a good experience there.

Thanks in advance!

  1. Ciao Bob Jul 26, 2013 02:02 PM

    Not sure where you mean on the EastSide
    Most Ralphs have darn good fried chix
    KyonChon in Ktown

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    1. re: Ciao Bob
      debershell Jul 26, 2013 03:35 PM

      I'm in Echo Park- silverlake/LosFeliz/eagle rock of even glendale is ok. Some days heading to the valley would be fine but not on a Friday night : (

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      Thor123 Jul 26, 2013 02:06 PM

      A lot of chatter on this site that Albertson's market has outstanding fried chicken. Dont know personally.

      1. mucho gordo Jul 26, 2013 02:18 PM

        In the valley, I would strongly suggest Mom's on Vanowen and Hazeltine

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          Thor123 Jul 26, 2013 02:25 PM

          I dont think that would qualify for eastside though.

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            mucho gordo Jul 26, 2013 03:18 PM

            You're quite right. I didn't read it thoroughly.

        2. A5 KOBE Jul 26, 2013 03:54 PM

          Honey's in Culver City.

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            James Cristinian Jul 26, 2013 04:04 PM

            Frenchy's creole chicken and killer red beans and rice w/Andouille, oops Houston wrong city but the Kroger grocery here does a really good fried chicken especially when you hit it fresh around 11 am. Albertson's got high marks here before exiting the market facing stiff local competition. I don't know if Safeway does chicken, but they bought a local chain, Randall's, and it was named best in the city by one of those ubiquitous polls.

            1. ipsedixit Jul 26, 2013 07:10 PM


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                duck55 Jul 26, 2013 09:33 PM


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                lasuz008 Jul 26, 2013 09:57 PM

                Chicken Box in La Habra It's just a simple looking stand

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                1. re: lasuz008
                  debershell Jul 26, 2013 10:29 PM

                  La Habra is a pretty serious trek from Echo Park - that would have to be some amazing chicken! Just to clarify - what I want is to pick up some fried chicken to take home. Culver City is too far as well - but I'll definitely make a note for when I'm already out that way.

                  1. re: lasuz008
                    Diaphysis Jul 31, 2013 02:18 PM

                    Gotta 2nd Chicken Box if you find yourself in that neck of the woods... Call in advance especially for the Monday 10 piece special.

                    Jolly Bee's also got excellent fried chicken in Anaheim.

                    1. re: Diaphysis
                      Mr Taster Jul 31, 2013 02:51 PM

                      There's a Jollibee at Vermont and Beverly, which is much closer to Eagle Rock than Anaheim.

                      Mr Taster

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                        Thor123 Jul 31, 2013 03:13 PM

                        I have seen that. Is Jolibee good?

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                          kevin Jul 31, 2013 03:20 PM

                          Maybe slightly better than McDonalds ?

                        2. re: Mr Taster
                          kevin Jul 31, 2013 03:21 PM

                          Unless Jolly Bee's and Jolliebee (which is the spelling of the joint at Vermont and Beverly) are two different joints ?

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                            Diaphysis Jul 31, 2013 04:47 PM

                            My bad, just checked, it is Jollibee (according to Yelp) and not everything there is good. The Ube boba wasn't for me although I normally love boba and anything ube.

                            The fried chicken and gravey has been great everytime I've been there. Hot and crispy, dark meat no extra charge... maybe an asian thing.

                            Also Mrs. Knotts' in Buena Park has great fried chicken (chicken and dumplings, and pickles) while I'm on the topic but again way out of the way for the OP.

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                              kevin Jul 31, 2013 04:56 PM

                              oh, man, the nostalgia alone for mrs. knotts gets my juices flowing.

                              and i could devour about a dozen of those bicuits without batting an eyelash.

                        3. re: Diaphysis
                          lasuz008 Jul 31, 2013 05:00 PM

                          IMO good fried chicken is worth the tire rubber. roscoes has been hit or miss in my years of experience with them. the only other places i can personally swear by that is a little closer to e-park is the louisiana fried chicken on manchester & normandie (that one specifically) and the serving spoon on centinela in the wood.

                          my ALL TIME favorite that had the absolute best fried chicken in the city was Jordans Cafe on 118th and wilmington. they also had a second stand on slauson by overhill where la louisianne is. they unfortunately are closed now at both locations.

                      2. A5 KOBE Jul 26, 2013 11:27 PM

                        Jim Dandy

                        1. mrgreenbeenz Jul 27, 2013 10:44 AM

                          OB Bear at 7th and Westmoreland. The ideal order is comprised of a large fried chicken and an order of wings.

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                            kevin Jul 29, 2013 03:43 PM

                            Or better yet just order a couple orders of the spicy wings.

                            And a couple pitchers.

                            And then repeat.

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                            LuluTheMagnificent Jul 27, 2013 11:12 AM

                            Of the places mentioned so far mom's, then kyochon, alberstons. I'd call alberstons and ask how often they cook up a fresh batch. Min does it every 30 mins.

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                              kevin Jul 29, 2013 03:44 PM

                              Larkin's ?

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                                rickym13 Jul 29, 2013 07:44 PM

                                i think larkin's closed while back

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                                gdtobme Jul 30, 2013 10:12 PM

                                I recently tried the broasted chicken at Sir Pizza n Chicken in El Monte (this might be out of your range but not sure how far East you're looking). It was tasty, juicy and had a nice flavor. I've been there once but I'll be back for seconds.

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