Best Comfort Food St. Louis 2013 - Porter's Fried Chicken
Porter's has long been underrated. It may not be fancy, but that's the great thing about it. You get your chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and roll in a cardboard box regardless of whether it's eat in or carry out, and all for as little as $4.99. The no-frills restaurant offers other classic comfort foods like burgers, sandwiches and desserts, but the golden fried chicken is the main event. Don't forget to try the spicy version — you won't regret it. Porter's has buckets, chicken by the piece and wings. Plus, there are all kinds of other fried delights available: gizzard, liver, cod, catfish, shrimp, okra, toasted ravioli, jalapeño poppers, chicken strips, onion rings, fries, corn fritters and more. Call it an ode to the deep fryer. It's enough to give you a coronary, but it might even be worth it.