It’s hungry time here in the Sunflower State and what have we got today? Fresh, mouthwatering, fried chicken! When you talk to other Kansans, it’s almost always agreed that we enjoy a nice crunchy plate of this stuff. I sure haven’t met anyone yet who doesn’t enjoy it, have you? We’ve gathered a list of great places to get your grub on, and here’s who made the cut:
Let's get started! I'll go ahead from the South end, but you're welcome to start anywhere!
1. Down Home Family Restaurant - 1515 N. Penn Ave Independence, KS
You'll really be fighting for a piece here at this buffet style eatery, where the chicken is fresh and crispy and everything you'll ever want.
2. Chicken Mary's - 1133 E 600th Ave Pittsburg, KS
Chicken Mary's is an area chain for a reason, and every shop is just as good as the last. They know their chicken inside and out, and frying is the best way to eat it. Plus, the sides are sublime too!
3. The Greenery - 1303 N. State Iola, KS
Chicken fried steak counts too (for those of you who don't like messier foods) and The Greenery is a great place to get quality homestyle meals.
4. Chicken House - 8 E Hwy-99 Olpe. KS
A small town favorite, I hear nothing but great things about this place. Why not give it a try?
5. Go Chicken Go - 1000 S Harrison St Olathe, KS
They've got the juiciest strips, and fantastic gizzards (or livers instead, if you're like me) for you to snack on in-house, or drive through. Oh, and their honey mustard is mouthwatering.
6. The Palette Restaurant - 2134 SW Westport Dr Topeka, KS
This restaurant is attached to Trampolazerrockball Park, it's a great place for kids and adults to get their munch on. Their wings are some of the best in Topeka, for sure.
7. Bourbon & Baker - 312 Poyntz Manhattan, KS
Between waffles and wings, there's not much more I could ask for here. A trendy spot in Manhattan, full of flavor.
8. Brookville Hotel - 105 E Lafayette Ave Abilene, KS
Ah yes, the Brookville Hotel is still a stunning spot on this trail, with food that always ranks as some of Kansas's best, believe me.
9. Jim's Country Style Chicken - 649 S Broadway Blvd Salina, KS
Oh this place? I found it a few weeks ago on my hunt for a good meal in Salina. They're serving juicy fried chicken up until close, with nothing left to be desired...except more!
10. Al's Chickenette - 700 Vine St Hays, KS
Okay, I know this is about chicken, and really they have fantastic food here, but if you're a lover of strawberry rhubarb pie, then please get some here. It's probably the best slice I've ever had, and if you've had better, please let me know!