Food Paradise: Fried Chicken Paradise

  (10 restaurants)     Aired on: February 6, 2013 
Restaurant What to Get Show / Episode / Recommended By Yelp! Rating Restaurant Notes
Bon-Ton Mini Mart (CLOSED)
2036 Madison St
Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 826-6643
  • Fried Chicken
    marinated overnight, dredged & deep-fried; spicy, salty & crunchy
5.0 out of 5
14 ratings
Jacques-Imo's Cafe
8324 Oak St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 861-0886
  • Shrimp & Alligator Sausage Cheesecake
    salty (not sweet) cheesecake topped in creole sauce; looks good
  • Fried Chicken Plate
    crispy crust; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1760 ratings
since 1996; quirky (fun) décor & party atmosphere; long lines (wait up to two hours nightly); eclectic mix of Creole and Cajun specialties
400 Degrees Hot Chicken (CLOSED)
319 Peabody St
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 244-4467
  • Fried Chicken Plate
    various "hotness": 0-degrees for plain; 100-deg for mild; 200-deg for medium; 400-deg for hot
4.0 out of 5
137 ratings
CLOSED; opened in 2007; inspired by Prince's Hot Chicken Shack; offer "bibs" made of customer-designed tee-shirts
Busy Bee Cafe
810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 525-9212
  • Fried Chicken & Pancakes
    signature dish; brined overnight, crispy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
508 ratings
since 1947; inspired by a modest but loving restaurant during an African missionary; Southern cuisine; celebrity sightings include Martin Luther King
Pine State Biscuits
1100 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 236-3346
  • Biscuits and Gravy
    looks good
  • Pine State Fried Club
    Trio of fried grit cakes topped with fried chicken and spiced honey, pimento cheese, fried green tomato, country ham and white cheddar
  • Reggie
    homemade biscuit sandwich w/ fried chicken, bacon & cheese topped with gravy; looks good
  • Reggie Deluxe
    The Reggie + eggs
4.0 out of 5
696 ratings
opened in 2006; mix of old-style Southern goodness and modern restaurant professionalism; moved from original location at 3640 SE Belmont St
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack
123 Ewing Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
(615) 226-9442
  • Spicy Hot Chicken
    spicy hot (lots of cayenne pepper); served on white bread and capped w/ slices of pickle on top; history: great uncle--a womanizer--upset a lady friend and she served him chicken spiced super hot to get back at him...he liked it
4.0 out of 5
690 ratings
#3 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1941; Nashville institution
Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles
1518 N Gower St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 466-7453
  • Waffles and fried chicken
    recommend eating both together at same time; Duff adds hot sauce also
  • Herb's Special
    top seller; 4 pieces of chicken smothered w/ gravy & onions; side of 2 waffles; chicken pan-fried for 30 min; looks good
  • "The Oscar"
    3 Chicken wings, grits, one egg & fluffy hot biscuit
4.0 out of 5
3130 ratings
#2 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); opened in 1975; celebrities who have eaten here: Snoop Dogg, CNN's Larry King & David Beckham; multiple locations
American Cupcake (CLOSED)
1919 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 896-4217
  • Red Velvet Fried Chicken
    signature item; 3 pieces of brined chicken soaked in red velvet cake batter, then deep fried in red velvet breading & deep-fried; served w/ cream cheese mashed potatoes & cocoa-infused slaw
3.0 out of 5
714 ratings
CLOSED; "fantastical twists on comfort food classics" (from its website)
Claudia Sanders Dinner House
3202 Shelbyville Rd
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(502) 633-5600
  • Fried Chicken
    chicken is deep-fried in pressure fryer...which makes it juicier; looks good
3.0 out of 5
104 ratings
opened in 1968; stately colonial mansion where Claudia Sanders (Kentucky Fried Chicken Colonel Sanders' wife) started serving the original KFC chicken formula after Colonel Sanders sold his Kentucky Fried Chicken chain
Dinah's Family Restaurant
6521 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 645-0456
  • Fried Chicken & Pancakes
    chicken dredged in flour-herb-spice mix, sprayed w/ water (to secure coating) & pressure deep-fried; looks good
3.0 out of 5
907 ratings
opened in 1959; "wholesome, homemade meals, value-laden prices, exceptionally warm and hospitable service and a down-to-earth atmosphere" (from its website)
 Food Paradise: Fried Chicken Paradise  (10 restaurants)     Aired on: February 6, 2013