The menu at Chirping Chicken is very long, but it’s easier to navigate than a Midwestern interstate. That’s because you’re at this counter-service spot for the chicken. The charcoal broiled bird, which is consistent across all six locations, tastes like it’s been slow-smoked, and it’s the reason this place should be top of mind when you’re looking for an inexpensive dinner. Get the $11 special that includes a quarter chicken, warm pita, and a side of very good fries.
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This location of Seamore’s in Gotham West Market in Hell’s Kitchen is best for a quick lunch or drinks at the bar during Happy Hour.
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Yes, that's the real name of this restaurant, which is impressive. The ramen? Not so impressive. But there are other things to love at this noodle spot in Hell's Kitchen.
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Katie O’s is a counter-service soul food restaurant in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that makes fried chicken to order, and really good potato salad.
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Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken
Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is a counter-service spot in the East Village that serves some of the best fried chicken in the city.
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