Food Paradise: Fried Chicken Paradise

  (10 restaurants)    
Aired on: February 6, 2013 
Aired on: February 6, 2013 
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Bon-Ton Mini Mart [CLOSED] ($)
(12 ratings)

2036 Madison St Map It!
Henderson, KY 42420
(270) 826-6643
  • Fried Chicken
    marinated overnight, dredged & deep-fried; spicy, salty & crunchy
5.0 out of 5
12 ratings
  • 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
2491 ratings
since 1996; quirky (fun) decor & party atmosphere; long lines (wait up to two hours nightly); eclectic mix of Creole and Cajun specialties
Pine State Biscuits ($)
(1249 ratings)

1100 SE Division St Map It!
Portland, OR 97202
(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
4.5 out of 5
1249 ratings
opened in 2006; mix of old-style Southern goodness and modern restaurant professionalism; moved from original location at 3640 SE Belmont St
400 Degrees Hot Chicken ($$)
(91 ratings)

3704 Clarksville Pike Map It!
Nashville, TN 37218
(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
91 ratings
opened in 2007; inspired by Prince's Hot Chicken Shack; offer "bibs" made of customer-designed tee-shirts; moved from original airing location (at 319 Peabody St)
Busy Bee Cafe ($$)
(1057 ratings)

810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr Map It!
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 525-9212
  • Fried Chicken & Pancakes
    signature dish; brined overnight, crispy; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1057 ratings
since 1947; inspired by a modest but loving restaurant during an African missionary; Southern cuisine; celebrity sightings include Martin Luther King
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack [CLOSED]See Prince's Hot Chicken Shack Video ($)
(924 ratings)

123 Ewing Dr Map It!
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
924 ratings
[CLOSED]; #3 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); opened in 1941; Nashville institution
  • 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
4304 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] ($$)
(696 ratings)

1919 Union St Map It!
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
3.5 out of 5
696 ratings
[CLOSED]; "fantastical twists on comfort food classics" (from its website)
Claudia Sanders Dinner House ($$)
(256 ratings)

3202 Shelbyville Rd Map It!
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(502) 633-5600
  • Fried Chicken
    chicken is deep-fried in pressure fryer...which makes it juicier; looks good
3.5 out of 5
256 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 ($$)
(1282 ratings)

6521 S Sepulveda Blvd Map It!
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
1282 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 
Aired on: February 6, 2013