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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Southern: 4 Stars

Re: “Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

I've eaten here several times now, and there's not a lot to say other than the chicken is really good; My favorite in town. If you know the intersection of 19th & Broadway, you know you shouldn't arrive expecting to park right at the location, so expect to walk a block or more to get there. Sometimes you get lucky and there is a space in the lot during off-peak. Also, you are going to wait for your chicken; It's cooked to order and the kitchen is small. Again, arriving off-peak will get you faster service, and ensure all the seats aren't taken. Finally, the chicken is fried proper, and tastes great. I recommend the dark portions. You get an entire joint, thigh and leg, and they are much more moist than the white portions. Skip the small plates and pony up the extra couple of bucks for the large plates. Take home the extra pieces of chicken for a midnight snack, as it's well worth the minimal added cost. I've tried all the heat: The Hot is REALLY hot for most folks. The Damn Hot is my favorite, but I would not recommend Damn Hot or Shut-the-cluck-up to those who are not melt-your-face junkies like I am. If you find after the fact that your order is too mild, they'll happily provide you with a ramikin of their sauce on the side. I always get greens and fries with my plate, but really, let's face it, you don't go to Hattie B's for the sides. The greens are good, the fries are standard issue crinkle fries, and they taste fine. The banana pudding gets raved about, but I haven't tried it. The beer is a real plus at a hot chicken joint, because nothing goes better with fried food of your choice than an cold brew. The staff has always been very nice. So, in conclusion, I highly recommend Hattie B's. Five stars for the chicken and staff, but the parking and seating bring down the rating just a tad, let's say to about 4.2 stars. Enjoy!

Posted by RevJPFunk on 03/04/2013 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

We were starving and wanted something hot but we also wanted chicken so we went to Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. When we arrived, the aroma met us at the door. The first thing I saw was Miss Renita with her big grin, and a big ass chalkboard menu on the wall. The décor is nice and the establishment is very clean. This chicken joint does not have a lot of seating inside, but it has plenty on the covered front porch.

They offer white and dark meat chicken, wings, tenders (grilled or fried), and ½ bird. The temps that you can get are Southern which has no heat; Mild a touch of heat, Hot they say is just right, and DAMN HOT. They also offer various southern side dishes, desserts; beer, fountain drinks, tea, and lemonade (needed some more sugar). I sampled the southern greens they were ok, but not the favorite. We both ordered DAMN HOT tenders with some fries, pimento mac & cheese (creamy and stupendous), baked beans, and slaw. When that sauce says “DAMN HOT” it felt like the devil was tap dancing on my tongue with hot shit on his shoes. The chicken was tasty (tasted a lot of cayenne pepper), but all I could finish was the sides, pickles, and bread. On the other hand he finished my chicken and his and didn’t even take a sip of water until it was all gone. One thing is the menu said “JUMBO TENDERS” but they were normal size; however we also enjoyed the banana pudding it was really F’ing awesome. We talked to and overheard people saying that the chicken, service, and wait time is better here than at other hot chicken places.

There is not a lot of parking in there lot cause Gigi’s has a sign for most of the spots. The service was great Miss Renita made our night we joked, laughed, and she made us feel right at home. The chicken is worth going back for as well as the staff. This place is a real game changer for midtown.

Posted by MR86 on 02/28/2013 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant

Great breakfast. Omelette and toast for a fair price. Service is very friendly and prompt. Location is prefect for downtown visitors and workers alike. May. 2012

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by John on 05/30/2012 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Bailey and Cato Family Restaurant

My parents - visiting from out of state - wanted to try this out. Because I am well aware of the portions at meat-n-three's around here, I got the pulled pork sandwich which was average. The BBQ sauce was not the kind of sauce that I like - too sweet with no other options besides...well...sweet BBQ sauce.
However, my parents got the ribs and two sides which were fantastic (and were miserable the rest of the day...this is why I chose the sandwich). I didn't want to wait 20 min. for the fried chicken or I would have probably given this a five star rating. Atmosphere is exactly what it should be...little to no style, limited seating, and B-movies on the small TV for your viewing pleasure. Isn't that what you are looking for in a place like this?
If you want to go in there and have a conversation with the server, don't do it. It's not gonna happen. Don't talk on your cell phone unless you are done ordering and paying for your food. They are there to serve you a big plate of goodness and don't want to mess with the small talk or customers holding up the line while they ask their buddy if they want mild or hot BBQ sauce. Get in there, stuff yourself silly and get out. 'Nuff said.

Posted by acj405 on 07/21/2011 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Hermitage Café

When I lived in Nashville this was my favorite after hours spot to come to! My ex and I even wrote a skit based loosely on the cook!

Posted by dweinchick on 02/09/2011 at 5:07 PM

Re: “B.B. King's Blues Club

Always ejoy myself at BB Kings.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Elboogie on 09/14/2010 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Beacon Light Tea Room

I grew up eating at the Beacon Light and I greatly enjoyed eating there. It has a very down home atmosphere. You felt comfortable to come in your Sunday Best or just jeans and a t-shirt. They serve good old country cooking.

Posted by Wickedactress09 on 08/31/2010 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Beacon Light Tea Room

Fair prices, hometown atmosphere, large enuf portions and great suthrin cookin..THAT is the Beaconlight!
Wonderful ho-made hot biscuits 'by the basketfull' and they feature two kinds of ho-made preserves daily. You may wanna even buy some jars of preserves!
My personal favorite meal is country ham, home fries and scrambled eggs w biscuits and either sourgum or peach preserves and gravy!! ...aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Come HUNGRY!!! Leave happy!! Fred Arnold

Posted by Fred762 on 06/14/2010 at 1:31 PM

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