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New York Fried Chicken

October 6, 2010

  • 743 S. Division
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • (616) 301-2800
  • No Known Website
  • Menu

There was no break for us after getting back from New York.  It was right back to work.  I made it a couple days without having to buy a meal out, but by Saturday, I was running out of food at home and could only go so long at work before getting that headache I get when I go too long without eating.

On my way into work on Saturday, I got US-131 at 28th Street because of a major backup due to construction.  I decided to cut down Division to get to Wealthy.  Along the way, I passed several restaurants that I want to get back to sometime, but out of the corner of my eye, I saw a green and white building with two words that will always get me stop.  Fried Chicken.

New York Fried Chicken has a Division address, but the storefront is actually on Franklin Street.  It’s part of a small strip mall which also has a liquor store.  The space the chicken place takes up is a small storefront with only a two tables in front of an order counter.

When I walked in, I was met by someone who asked if I called in an order.  I hadn’t since I couldn’t find a menu anywhere on line.  I picked up a paper menu from the counter and went looking for something to eat.

While fried chicken is part of the name, they also do burgers, gyros, fish, and Italian beef.  Even being tempted by an Italian beef, I went with the three piece chicken and fries.  I paid the $6 my meal costs then took a seat at one of the two tables to wait for my order.  I figured it would be a little while to cook the chicken so I was surprised when the order came up in less than ten minutes.

On the way back to work, I dug into the fries which were pretty standard restaurant shoestring fries.  They were plentiful which is about the only thing I can say about them.  Not bad, but nothing special.

When I got back to work, I dug in to the chicken which I noticed had sort of a reddish orange tint to it.  My best guess is there was hot sauce in the breading because the chicken was actually pretty spicy.  It wasn’t super hot, but just enough that I had to buy a second pop from the pop machine to help me finish off all three pieces.

Other than the hot sauce, the chicken didn’t stand out too much.  It was a little greasy and the breading didn’t stick to the meat very well, but it didn’t slide off onto my lap either.  It was good chicken, but not great.

The meal also came with two dinner rolls which were just taken out of a bag and thrown on top of the chicken and fries at the last minute.  Again, nothing special here, but it added more food.

The value was great.  I got a lot of food for not much more than six bucks.  The food was good, but not spectacular which I didn’t really expect for that price.  I had no qualms about quality for the price I paid.

3 Pieces of chicken w/Fries & 2 Rolls

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2012 2:44 am

    me and my buddies tried New York Fried Chicken for the first time earlier tonight for my 21st birthday extravaganzah. it was really exciting, as we live in the area and have been meaning to try them for along time.alli can say is the food is fantastic and the staff is helpful and polite. they have a huge menu with a lot of different fried chicken meal combos as well as many side orders anda few tasty deserts to choose from as well. they will also deliver your order to you, unlike Wing Heaven, Chicken Coop, orPopeyes. i wouldnt say the wingsare better than wing heaven’s, and the flavor combinations at wing heaven are hard to beat, but i would definately say this is one of the area’a best fried chicken joints. thumbs up to New York Fried Chicken!

  2. rayven permalink
    December 7, 2012 5:27 pm


  3. Jessica permalink
    December 12, 2012 10:34 pm

    Me and my family just ordered the food for the first and last time the chicken was nasty I ordered a shrimp basket which I had to feed to my dog because they were not devained that is one thing I hate is to bite into a dirty shrimp so new York’s fried chicken get a double 00 from me I don’t plain on eating there ever agin and I had it delivered we spent $50 and they still charged for delivery

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