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philly57 Nov 13, 2013 11:46 AM

I'll be traveling in MS in a few weeks and have room in my stomach for only one meal.

I've found two perfect places but can't decide which one:

TWO SISTERS in Jackson vs. OLD COUNTRY STORE in Lorman.

Both get rave reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp. Both were featured on TV: Two Sisters on Man v Food and OCS was exalted by Alton Brown as the best fried chicken on The Best Thing I Ever Ate. And it's hard to come by a "Best Fried Chicken" list that doesn't include one or other.

As far as having an authentic Mississippi experience, both are good, but different. Two Sisters is in an old Victorian in a historic part of the big city while OCS is a shack on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere.

There doesn't appear to be a clear cut winner. Help!

Also, anyone know how much the Sunday buffets cost and if they offer a la cart? I just might have to stop at both!

Thanks!

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    Clarkafella Nov 13, 2013 09:55 PM

    Of the two, I would give the nod to the Old Country Store for traditions sake, but Two Sisters would get the nod for the best skinless fried chicken. And when you think about it, that is quite an accomplishment as well!

    1. Uncle Bob Nov 14, 2013 11:58 AM

      You'll never forgive yourself if you don't go to the Old Country Store in Lorman, Mississippi. ~ $13.75 ~ Price includes tax. ~ Service begins at 11:00 or shortly thereafter. ~ Get there early, look around, and be ready when the hot chicken hits the buffet. ~~ Don't plan a large dinner that night. You want need it!

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        philly57 Nov 14, 2013 12:16 PM

        Uncle - dinner that night will be in Memphis - I am certainly planning on eating a large dinner!

        Clark - sounds like you've been to both. Is that true? If you have and you are going w/ OCS, that's quite a convincing argument. I guess it's easy to go one of the two and say the one you've been to is the best.

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          Clarkafella Nov 14, 2013 03:36 PM

          Oh yes, I've been to both! And both actually have much more to offer than the fried chicken! Two Sisters has little biscuits that are to die for. And they make great bread pudding with them as well! Also their poppy seed chicken is great!

          But the Old Country Store has the finest cobbler I have ever eaten, and you can't beat the live entertainment!

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            Uncle Bob Nov 15, 2013 06:34 AM

            I can agree with Clark. They both have their die hard fans/supporters/followers and positives, but I still have to go with The Old Country Store. Then there are a couple of other places, kinda off the internet radar, known mostly to locals, that their fried chicken will bring a tear to your eye it's sooooo good!

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              Clarkafella Nov 15, 2013 04:22 PM

              Damn Uncle Bob- please share!

        2. wekick Nov 20, 2013 07:13 PM

          Loved the Old country Store-2 kinds of greens when we were there. I might have to try Two Sisters now.

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