The chicken joint brings the Texas-style home cooking that founder Marc Glosserman remembers from his childhood to Midtown. Two types of all-natural chicken are available: classic (skin-on and dredged in seasoned flour) or Mama El’s recipe (skinless and coated in crunchy cracker crumbs). You can order thighs ($4), drumsticks ($2.75) and breasts ($5.50) in either style, but the wings ($2.25) only come in classic and the Texas tenders only come in Mama El’s recipe ($3.25). The restaurant also has a variety of sandwiches ($7.50–$9.50) and salads ($9.75–$11) made with grilled or fried chicken on offer, plus the whole gamut of Southern sides. Think pimento mac and cheese ($3.75 for a regular, $7.75 for a large), creamy cole slaw ($2.75 for a regular, $6.50 for a large) and buttermilk biscuits ($1.25 each). Finish the meal with a slice of the pie of the day—they’re always made from scratch and baked fresh daily ($5.50).
|Venue name:||Hill Country Chicken||Contact:|
|Cross street:||at 25th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–10pm; Fri, Sat noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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I love fried chicken so when I saw it, my eyes lit up and I was excited to try it. They had 2 choices, with skin and without. Of course, I had to go with skin with a side of fries. They gave me a heaping portion of fries, but the chicken was just average. First the service was going through the motions. I ordered a breast and wing and got a breast and drum. Since it's all premade and sitting in warmers, it lacked some crispiness that I really was looking forward to. The chicken was moist though and the skin fell off easily and had a good seasoning to it. Some of the other side options looked pretty decent in the cafeteria style arrangement as you go through the line. If you're in a bind, it's still fried chicken, but I would pass and move on to something else...