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Monday, March 4, 2013

Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Fried Chicken

Posted By on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Jennifer Silverberg

We asked you to nominate St. Louis' most underrated fried chicken, and you delivered some really interesting selections. A special shout-out to our Metro East readers (or, at least, readers who spend time on the east side, and not just at the strip clubs) -- Illinois restaurants received several mentions.

Two restaurants nominated more than once that we didn't include are Porter's Fried Chicken (3628 South Big Bend Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-781-2097) and Young's Restaurant & Ice Creamery (206 Meramec Station Road, Valley Park; 636-225-6677). Both have won Riverfront Times' "Best Fried Chicken" honor in the past -- Young's twice.

After the jump, meet the seven semifinalists for St. Louis' most underrated fried chicken.

See Also: - What Is St. Louis' Most Underrated Fried Chicken? - "Best Fried Chicken" 2008: Porter's Fried Chicken - "Best Fried Chicken" 2010: Young's Restaurant & Ice Creamery

St. Louis' Most Underrated Fried Chicken: The Semifinalists

Fischer's Restaurant (2100 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois; 618-233-1131)

profireman: To get a better piece of chicken, you'd have to be a rooster.

King Edwards Fried Chicken (multiple locations)

missg920: King Edwards Chicken and Fish on Watson Road. Besides their chicken coming out perfectly juicy every time, their batter is a unique one that I haven't found anywhere else. Not to mention, their cajun flavor comes out in anything from a po' boy to their hush puppies- this stuff is GOOD.

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