Best Fried Chicken St. Louis 2003 - Hodak's Restaurant
When you're famished and have less than $10 in your pocket, Hodak's is the place to head. For $6.40 you get a fried half-a-chicken that's the next best thing to Mom's (and maybe better, depending on the mom). Portions are nothing short of huge. The coleslaw and crinkle-cut fries that accompany each order are enough to satisfy most appetites, but save room for the half-bird -- piping hot, it weighs well over a pound and will take several minutes to cool. Once at eatable temperature, savor the crisp skin, unadulterated by batters that make breasts and legs appear twice their actual size. Salt and pepper to taste, because Hodak's doesn't mess with fancy spices. This is honest fried chicken at an honest price.