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Best Fried Chicken

Tyrone's

Numerous locations

Posted 9/13/2000

Last year, we could only manage a tepid shout-out for Tyrone's. Its fried chicken was nothing short of sublime: moist yet crispy, wonderfully seasoned and flavorful. But by and large, its staff was rude and surly, which made visiting the carry-out a largely unpleasant experience, no matter how tasty and wildly inexpensive its bird was. What a difference a year makes. The last time we visited Tyrone's North Avenue location, the formerly run-down dive was showing off a new face-lift: lighted signs, smarter décor, more comfortable chairs (there's a little bit of room for eating in). The menu has expanded to include full-fledged dinners--and the prices, despite the refurbishments, are still incredibly low. And how about this: The woman who took our order was polite and friendly. She even smiled at us. (The surliest staffer, however, is still there, and still surly. Nothing's perfect.) So much had changed that we began to wonder if the chicken was still any good. One bite calmed our worry, and three pieces more sealed the deal. Tyrone's chicken is--and this year, we're proud to say it--the best in town.

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Other Awards for Best Fried Chicken:

Sunny's Subs, 9/16/2009

Prettyboy Market, 9/17/2008

Chuckie's, 9/19/2007

Kimmy's Restaurant and Carryout, 9/20/2006

Tyrone’s, 9/21/2005

New York Fried Chicken, 9/22/2004

Tyrone's, 9/15/1999

Bolton Hill Carry Out, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Tyrone''s:

Best Multi-Purpose Chicken, 9/17/2003

Best Fried Chicken, 9/15/1999

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