Fried Chicken!!!!!

I have driven by this completely obnoxious display hundreds of times on Reading Rd and finally decided we had to stop!

The hot air balloon - the streamers - it's like a used car lot that went out of business and started selling chicken!

This is a take-out place - there are a couple of tables inside but mainly just meant for waiting for your order to be made. We went through the drive-thru and it was S-L-O-O-O-O-W. But was it worth the wait?

I got the 3 piece perch that came with bread, coleslaw and fries. The fish was good - Larry liked it better than I did. It's a cornmeal type of breading and it was plentiful. There was a LOT of fish in these three pieces.

The slaw was really good - I ate his and mine. The fries sucked - cold and limp by the time I got home and the bread - well I don't know why it was there and I didn't eat it.

Larry got chicken wings and no idea why but they throw salt on the top of each meal before they shut the box - but hey - I like salt.

The wings were really good as well - we shared our meals and enjoyed them both. They were not greasy at all - that's the one thing I was surprised about.

I also have to say they have a definite "process" for the orders and it's pretty fun to watch. The boxes don't even shut they're so full!

Why Should You Go: If you're looking for an alternative to the oily of KFC, etc... it's a good choice. I'd just get the meat and skips the fries!

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  1. Oh cool! We've wanted to try this place and also the one further down the street called Richie's.

    Have you been to Alabama Fish Bar in OTR? I heard that's also some great fish.

  2. Haven't been to Alabama - heard good things about it though...

  3. Tip: you have to eat the fries while they're hot out the grease....they have some sort of lemon pepper salt (that's what they throw over the meals) that's very good, but only if the fries are fresh and hot.

  4. Good to know cuz by the time they got home - SOGGYCITY!

  5. Alabama's fish is great! I like it better than Hook's because I don't care for the lemon pepper salt. Richie's has great chicken, I wouldn't recommend their fish though