ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Fried Chicken in Kansas City

Updated on March 30, 2016

Kansas City Chicken

Okay this is not a tale of two cities but it's a tale of two restaurants. On one end you have a fast food place that puts out extraordinary and inexpensive food. On the other you have a restaurant that puts out legendary fried chicken which has won awards from magazines and food organizations.

Forget about KFC, Church's and Popeye's. In this hub, we are talking about Kansas City traditions

How to Find KC Chicken

A
Strouds Restaurant-North Kansas City:
5410 NE Oak Ridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119, USA

get directions

Open Mon-Thu 5pm-9:30pm; Fri 11am-10:30pm; Sat 2pm-10:30pm; Sun 11am-9:30pm (816) 454-9600

B
Strouds Restaurant South:
4200 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Fairway, KS 66205, USA

get directions

Open Mon-Thu 4pm-9:30pm; Fri 11am-10:00pm; Sat 11am-10:00pm; Sun 1am-9:30pm (913) 262-8500

C
Go Chicken Go-KCK#1:
59 N 7th St, Kansas City, KS 66101, USA

get directions

(913)342-4616

D
Go Chicken Go-KC Mo:
5101 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110, USA

get directions

(816)361-6680

E
Go Chicken Go-Olathe:
1000 S Harrison St, Olathe, KS 66061, USA

get directions

(913)780-5900

F
Go Chicken Go KCK #2:
8017 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66112, USA

get directions

(913)299-8606

G
Go Chicken Go KCK #3:
4111 Shawnee Dr, Kansas City, KS 66106, USA

get directions

(913)722-9494

Go Chicken Go

Go Chicken Go Sign
Go Chicken Go Sign
Go Chicken Go
Go Chicken Go
Gizzard Meal
Gizzard Meal
Gizzard Close up
Gizzard Close up
2 piece Snack
2 piece Snack

Go Chicken Go

One place in Kansas City that I find to be special is Go Chicken Go.
They were started in the 60s by a couple who owned a gas station. They were looking for a type of food they could cook in their station and serve customers.

Eventually the chicken was selling so well they decided to get rid of the gas station and just serve chicken. They remodeled their station, and they were selling chicken to the masses. I remember as a young adult going there, you would walk in the front of this gas station looking building, and place your order. At that time, you could get chicken and a drink for $2-3 or so. The prices have gone up since then, but they are still very reasonable.

The couple sold out to their children several years back, and they have built several new locations around the Kansas City area. Once those locations opened, the family demolished the original gas station and built a modern restaurant on that site.

Unlike Strouds, they haven't won a lot of awards but they do win the votes of the common people who eat there day in day out because they know they can get affordable fresh food that is good quality. The chicken is very good, and their gizzards are awesome too.

Strouds

Strouds Fairway Sign
Strouds Fairway Sign
Strouds Fairway
Strouds Fairway
Salad
Salad
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Dinner Strouds
Chicken Dinner Strouds
Cinnamon Rolls Strouds
Cinnamon Rolls Strouds
Strouds Fairway Exterior
Strouds Fairway Exterior

Strouds Fried Chicken

Strouds has been open since 1933 in various locations. They originally served other types of food but one Saturday night they had a fried chicken special. It sold out within a couple hours and they have been serving fried chicken ever since.

They have won numerous awards such as the James Beard Award for Excellence the Zagat award for best restaurant and they been featured in. publications including Gourmet magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Bon Appétit, Esquire, Condé Nast Traveler and Playboy. Michael Stern of Roadfood.com says Strouds makes the most delicious fried chicken in America.

Stroud's serve meals home style, all dinners include salad or homemade chicken soup with a choice of potato, green beans and homemade cinnamon rolls.As often can be the case, good does not come cheap, The average adult meal runs $16 and the average kids meal runs $10.

While it is expensive, most folks believe that Stroud's serves the best chicken in the country and they're probably right.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • puter_dr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Bouska 

      2 years ago from Midwest USA

      The Kansas City Star did a 2016 competition between Kansas City Chicken Restaurants and GoChickenGo was selected as the winner, but like they said, if you pick Strouds, or GoChickenGo you are still getting a great meal.

    • puter_dr profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Bouska 

      8 years ago from Midwest USA

      I have been contacted by someone who wanted to argue with me about the best fast food chicken in KC. I said why not post in the hub and challenge it, but they didn't want to, anyway, they said Hooters was their choice. Okay, that is hot wings, not fried chicken. When I do a hot wing hub, I will consider hooters. If you think I am wrong on these picks, tell me here in the comments, and we can discuss them.Thanks for looking!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)