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Mar 30, 2014 03:53 PM

Best fried chicken restaurants or take out

Looking over old discussions re great fried chicken places.....any new suggestions for west l a, culver city, or Venice area?

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    1. re: TheOffalo

      The Offalo, thanks for posting that link. It provided me with some new leads for Fried Chicken.

    2. Popeyes has locations on La Brea south of the 10 and also down in Inglewood.

      There has been a lot of discussion on this board about good fried chicken (for very reasonable prices) at Albertsons and even Ralphs.

      There is a take-out place in Compton -- is it called Billy's? -- which has outstanding, inexpensive fried chicken and also some corn fritters dusted in powdered sugar which are fantastic and reheat decently in an oven.

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      1. re: nosh

        Ralph's tonight. 1.99 lb drumsticks and wings. Pretty basic in a good way. Crisp and not too bready. Not roscoes but pretty cheap for a lot.

        1. re: nosh

          Jim Dandys I think you mean, Nosh. The fritters are delicious. The chicken is not, IMO.

          1. re: schrutefarms

            Yep, Jim Dandy's. Agree those fritters are special, and cheap. I've never had a problem with the chicken -- thought it was very good. And really reasonable. Note -- nowhere to eat there, takeout only.

          2. re: nosh

            After having been so disappointed with Popeye's signature spicy chicken – because it was not at all like KFC Hot'n'Spicy Extra Crispy, which I shall mourn until it returns – I was pleased at how good their non-spicy chicken is. I like it better than Roscoe's (which we have one of nearby), and it's more interesting than either of the available KFCs. It's nowhere near the quality of Pann's, but it's not twenty-some miles away, either!

            1. re: Will Owen

              Will I like to see another hound up for colonel sanders. Do u like KFC xtracrispy or Popeyes better?

            1. I'm a big fan of Honey's Kettle in Culver City. Their lemonade is also great. The service sucks, and they run out of things a lot. But their chicken (and bicuits) are great. Golden Bird is pretty good, albeit very greasy (but then again, it IS fried chicken). Good onion rings. Not crazy about the hushpuppies, although the SO loves them. Panns is supposed to have a terrific FC dinner, but I haven't been.

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              1. re: schrutefarms

                Agree chicken good. Biscuits better. Service so horrendously bad hard to deal with them.

                1. re: jessejames

                  "Service so horrendously bad hard to deal with them."

                  This might be the understatement of the year. I don't understand why the service is so slow and so incompetent. But those biscuits and chicken keep us coming back for more.

              2. I'm not the biggest fan of Gelson's in general but their fried chicken is very tasty and always moist. Bonus points for a relatively low price. I think they charge something like $7.99 for 8 pieces.