Boston Square Fried Chicken
- 1559 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
- Grand Rapids, MI 49507
- (616) 248-0285
- No Known Website
I always like finding new chicken places, so when I saw a place go in to an abandoned building a few months ago in Grand Rapids’ Boston Square, I knew I’d be back someday.
It took me longer than I wanted to to finally get there, but Boston Square Fried Chicken sits on the weird corner of Kalamazoo Avenue and Boston Street. The building sits back off the road a little bit, but there’s no parking in front. There appeared to be a lot in the back, but I just pulled up next to the curb on Boston Street which is the closest place I could see to the front.
The small restaurant is mostly kitchen. There are two tables that each have a booth type seat next to them, but I would venture to guess almost all of the business is done via carry out.
I went to the cash register and the lone employee came up from around the fryer to take my order. He had the radio up pretty loud, so he had a hard time hearing my order for #2 on the menu.
The meal consisted of five pieces of fried chicken, fries, and a Pepsi. The cost was just a little under eight bucks and the cook told me it would be about ten minutes. It didn’t take nearly that long. It was less than five minutes before I was handed a plastic bag with deep fried chicken.
I headed back to work and popped the Styrofoam container open and found a pretty full box. I started with the fries which were steak fries. There was a pretty healthy portion size, but I had to go find a little salt to put on them. Other than that, they were were pretty good fries and very filling.
The five pieces of chicken consisted of two small breasts, a wing, a thigh, and a leg. The chicken had a very crispy coating which was really good. The chicken itself was a little dry though. It was still good..mostly due to the crispy skin. Had the meat been a little more juicy, this would have been really good chicken.
Boston Square Fried Chicken is not a bad option when it comes to local chicken joints. The prices are pretty good and for a little under eight bucks, I got a really filling meal. The chicken was just a little off, but nothing I couldn’t live with.