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Crazy Bird Chicken (CLOSED)

Restaurants, American North Lawndale
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

Time Out says

Larry Tucker (N.N. Smokehouse) re-emerged in 2014 with Crazy Bird Chicken, a tiny, mostly takeout spot in Lawndale that focuses on fried chicken and sides. Tucker's a friendly guy and he'll help you decide what to order, if you're not sure where to start. He steered us toward a buffalo chicken sandwich, with tenders coated with a light, crisp batter, a restrained dose of buffalo sauce, crisp lettuce and blue cheese spread, and the Crazy Bird Crazy Good Fries, which are indeed that. A tray of perfect fries comes piled with cheese, gravy, truffle oil and crisp shards of duck bacon, and makes the poutine dishes you see around Chicago look weak. End with a slice of pound cake, made by Tucker's wife, and you have a very solid lunch. On Fridays and Saturdays, Tucker gets back to his barbecue roots and smokes rib tips in his small smoker.



Address: 1138 S California Ave

Transport: El: Blue line to Western-Forest Park. Bus: 12, 94
Opening hours: Tues-Thurs 11:30am-9pm, Fri 11:30am-12am, Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12pm-8pm
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5 out of 5 stars

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This tiny takeout spot has amazingly crispy and flavorful fried chicken along with the best yams I've ever had (seriously, was drinking up the juice!). It's an adorably decorated spot owned by a husband and wife team, they are super friendly and you can tell they love their business and know their food is good. On the weekend, enjoy rib tips from an aquarium smoker. The perfect reason to head down to Lawndale!