Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Fried Chicken 


The folks at Hodak's must have known what Springfield, Mo. band the Morells were talking about when they were singing (about another eatery), "the only thing French on the menu is fried." Whether you order oysters, catfish, frog legs or shrimp, Hodak's knows how to fry it to perfection. But Hodak's true menu masterpiece is their fried chicken. The pieces are large and meaty, and the breading is light, crispy and not too greasy. It's comfort food at its finest. Hodak's reputation for fried chicken makes the place popular enough that there might be a line when you get there, but the service is lickity-split, and the price is right. You just can't beat Hodak's, and neither could their competition in this category.

1. Hodak's
2. KFC
3. Popeye's
4. Porter's
5. Lee's Famous Recipe

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Speaking of Springfield (Missouri)

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 3, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation