Crispy Fried Chicken

Enter and sniff air
Scent of fryer tantalizes
Golden fried chicken.

crispy.fried.chicken.6550I love fried food and my search has brought me to Crispy Fried Chicken.  That search never ends as often I’ll find a great fried food spot and then they go out of business.  Batter Up! had awesome southern style fried chicken wings.  Huffman’s BBQ had cooked to order fried chicken so juicy and full of flavor.  SQUE BBQ had awesome southern style fried chicken wings and zucchini.  So much delicious fried food gone forever…

3 pieces dark meat
3 pieces dark meat

Fried chicken has a nice crunchy batter while the chicken is hot and juicy.  Kinda like Popeye’s mild.


crispy.fried.chicken.6568Fried catfish has a thicker than normal cornmeal coating making it crunchier than normal.  Catfish was flaky and juicy.

Chicken strips, catfish bites, red snapper
Chicken strips, catfish bites, red snapper

Fried catfish bites was smaller pieces of catfish with a thin cornmeal batter.  Catfish was flaky and juicy.

Fried red snapper had the same cornmeal batter as the catfish only a thiner application.  Red snapper was flaky and juicy.

Chicken strips had a tempura batter which was very tasty and how I like my shrimp fried.

crispy.fried.chicken.6630Shrimp fried rice regular portion.  More than I could eat unless I order nothing else.  While I like the rice I would have liked more flavorful shrimp.  Better than Panda Express but missing the smoky wok flavor you get at 777 Noodle House.

crispy.fried.chicken.6560Prices are equal or lower than other fast food places I tried.  I prefer the fried chicken here to Crispy Fried Chicken’s big chain competitors.  Owner is cool and looks like his whole family helps run this place.  The fried fish especially the red snapper is among the best I’ve found at a fast food joint.

crispy.fried.chicken.6561Crispy Fried Chicken
4919 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115

7 Replies to “Crispy Fried Chicken”

  1. Maggie Addleman says: Reply

    The great food pictures are making me hungry….
    I miss, SQUE BBQ too. The owner was so nice! Think he needed a better location.
    Huffmans BBQ and Batter Up! should still be around as well. Such wonderful food.
    Hopefully Crispy Fried Chicken will be around for longer.
    Nice Haiku!

    1. I have a good feeling about Crispy Fried Chicken. 🙂 Thanks!

  2. Crispy Fried Chicken is pretty darn good – I’ve always loved how simple their chicken is and how juicy the fried chicken turns out. Admittedly I usually get fried shrimp here though – ha! While the chicken, shrimp, and catfish are excellent I’ve always wished for better side dishes here. The cornbread is the one side I enjoy (though sometimes they make it too dry). Have you tried Crack Shack? It’s expensive but the flavor is really spot on.

    1. I’ll have to try the shrimp next time! They use to have a delicious fried apple pie.

      I’m not a fan of Crack Shack. The fried chicken taste like it’s tabasco laced… I usually go here or to Popeyes.

  3. I’m in the market for a new fried chicken joint. I’ll have to check this one out. I miss Huffman’s too *sniff*

    Love the site!

    1. Thanks! I haven’t found a place as good as Huffman’s but you should try Streetcar Merchants too!

      1. I’ll check it out 😉

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