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Porter's Fried Chicken

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21 December 2019

Delicious food and always hot.

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2 December 2019

I have ridden my bike and run by Porters more than I can count and I always breath deeply because it smells so amazing! The night before Thanksgiving we finally took the plunge and ordered carried out. First of all, 28 pieces of chicken for under $40 dollars is a great deal. I called in the order at noon for a 5:45 pick up. I'm so happy I did because the place was hopping!!! The staff was awesome and friendly and pick up was a breeze. Ambiance is not Porter's forte--I'd recommend carryout--but their chicken is spot on delicious! We did 20 pieces of "regular" and 8 pieces of spicy. The regular chicken was juicy, crispy and delicious.  The spicy was AMAZING. It had enough heat to give it a great flavor, but not so hot as to make you lunge for the ice water. Bottom line . . . skip the cooking and high prices and order Porter's chicken. I guarantee I'll try their sides the next time. More...

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1 December 2019

Food was piping hot and delicious. Especially the chicken tenders, which Is what I had.

Reviewed on Facebook

22 November 2019

The food was excellent

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26 October 2019

Fresh hot and delicious chicken onion rings jalapeno poppers mmmm.. even the buffalo sauce n regular hot sauce was amazing .. coming to live here

Reviewed on Yelp

10 October 2019

EVERYTHING!!!! I love this place... I am a regular. Skin on that chicken is addicting lol and meat juicy!!!!!

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8 October 2019

I got a chicken liver dinner it was delicious I will be going back

Reviewed on Facebook

23 September 2019

They do one thing and they do it well. Best chicken around. Spicy is too much for me but I know folks who say they are addicted. Toasted raviolis are very good too.  The hamburger are more like "chicken fried steak" on a bun.  They are interestingly good.I don't get cravings like I do for the TR's or the chicken.The service is the best.  Good people, especially the older gal. More...

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14 September 2019

Fried Chicken at its best.

Reviewed on Facebook

30 August 2019

One of the best fried chicken that I had! The place is small and has this old school vibe where you can tell then can update the interior, but that doesn't really matter. What's nice about this place is that you can order fried chicken by the bucket. You can also customize it with either just white or dark meat and also what kind of pieces you desire (just pay slightly more for that option). You also have the option of ordering regular or spicy...I recommend the spicy as it has the perfect amount and is definitely not too spicy but has the right amount of kick to it. The chicken itself has a nice texture on the exterior and is not too oily at all. The inside is super moist and you can taste the freshness of it. They also have some of their house made spicy sauce (kinda like Frank's hot sauce) that goes well with it. We also ordered some fried mushrooms- delicious, fried gizzards and liver - first time for me, but pretty crunchy and tasty (definitely not for everyone), mashed potatoes and gravy - also delicious, as the gravy was very flavorful. More...

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11 August 2019

Awesome Amazing Super fantastic Succulent Chicken I recommend Not fancy by any means But tasty I must of seen 600-700 pieces of chicken fly out of there in 15 minutes

Reviewed on Facebook

25 July 2019

What you see is what you get here. Very unassuming place that pushes out really nice soybean fried chicken. The plates come standard with a side of coleslaw and mashed potatoes and a small bread roll. ASK for extra gravy as the mashed potatoes are better with more gravy than they give you! Their hot sauce there is totally delicious. It's a brand I've never seen before, "Cajun chef" I believe it's called. You can pick up a bottle from them for about a buck fifty. Also, the staff here has been working this joint since the dawn of time- so you know they are committed to a delicious product. More...

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20 July 2019

Loved the chicken, the dessert, and the people! The chicken was cooked to perfection, tasty, crispy and most importantly fresh. Will def. go back soon!!

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8 July 2019

Counter-service fried chicken spot with a tiny dining area attached. Also have fried fish & shrimp. Chicken comes with mashed potatoes, a roll, and coleslaw. Choice of amount of fried chicken. Choice to get "special" fried chicken which is breasts instead of/in addition to wings or thighs. I got the 2 piece special and it was very solid and had a lot of meat on it. Coleslaw wasn't bad, but potatoes and bread were not very good. More...

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20 June 2019

This is our family's favorite place to get chicken. If we are going to splurge on calories and fried food, we want the best. Order ahead, especially on the holidays. More...

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9 June 2019

Just good old fashioned fried chicken.  Meat was juicy, the breading was the bomb!  Coleslaw was solid, gravy was velvety and had great flavor.  The bun was soft and tasty.  Best part were the staff.  The girl working was great with the customers.  She was very knowledgeable and never appeared annoyed at the random questions thrown at her! More...

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14 April 2019

Delicious chicken, I'm just not into a lot of salt. But chicken is a hit. It is other delicious foods on the menu such as the fish that I simply love. GOD BLESS

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10 March 2019

I had a craving for Fried Chicken and Yelped for something in or near the city.  Porters was an Outstanding choice.  This quaint location only seats 24 folks but has a menu that is really extensive. I'm psyched that they also have Cod, Shrimp and Catfish for this Lenten Season too for another trip to try the menu.  This has a super takeout business. Saw a few hundred piece wing orders come thru that were whole wings and not just tiny  wings.  Lastly, saw they had spicy fried chicken too that takes an extra fifteen minutes. Interested in that too.  No beer or wine served so only a four but a solid, bold four for the tastiness of perfectly moist, fried chicken that's not overdone. Definitely cooked perfectly by experts. High Compliments. More...

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27 February 2019

Yum!! The chicken is really good here. The sauce on the buffalo wings is really good. I ordered that with the sauce in a separate container. It was great!

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25 February 2019

Great fried chicken and food on this quick stop through St.Louis. The actual building wasn't that great (run down, small bathroom in the back) but the food was good so I can't complain too much.

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19 December 2018

Best chicken in st louis. we love it.

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25 October 2018

I love fried chicken. The crispy skin, juicy meat, not great for you but when done well is difficult to beat. That is what I love & Porter's does it right! An added bonus, its inexpensive and you get a lot for your money. If you're on Big Bend, north of I-44 and south of Hwy 100 (about halfway) and are looking for good eats...give Porter's a whirl. More...

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4 September 2018

Wanting some great chicken at an even better price? That place is here! I'm so surprised at how good is was. Nice and juicy chicken. Good size pieces. Bought the catfish nuggets too, well because I've never had them before. Plenty big. They were about the size of my palm. So more like fillets then nuggets, but oh so yummy! I couldn't pass up getting the okra. The portion was so about three people. Lol. Sad to say I ate them all myself. Way too good to share!  Very large menu. Lots of choices. Best to call ahead. Will do next time. This place is small, way small! But great service. Friendly staff. Nice and clean. You open your car door and can smell the great food. Leads you into the place.  Lol Only draw back was they had sporks, not forks. So my chicken was chewed up trying to debone it. Differently sucked the fingers dry! More...

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21 August 2018

Really good fried chicken at an excellent price. Loved the coating and flavor without it being super greasy. The crinkle fried were good, but could use an extra minute in the fryer. The fried cod was delicious and left me wanting more. The lady at the counter says after every order.."with mashed potatoes and coke slaw"? She does it so fast you kind of say yes, without thinking. I stopped and said no, and ordered fries which seemed to perturb her. The mashed potatoes that we did get was the only disappointment, as they tasted like instant. Looking forward to going back for more chicken and fish! More...

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18 August 2018

I drive by this place everyday and I had no idea that this unassuming place next to a laundromat serves such fantastic fried chicken! I am kind of new to STL so I guess I can be forgiven for that. First things first, if you don't want to wait, call ahead and set a time to pick your order. You can call a couple hours or a day ahead of you need to. This is a small place with like 4 tables and not many servers. You can also get specific pieces if you want, for a small extra fee. Since this is my first visit, I didn't really get to try everything. I got a bucket of spicy fried chicken. It was the bomb!! Well most of it was , one piece was big and dry and I didn't really want to eat the chicken. I did however lick the breading clean off!!I also got the fried okra. Crispy crunchy perfection!! Now that I know of this place, I will obviously be going there and trying other things off the menu!! More...

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3 August 2018

This place is amazing I been look for a nice spicey fried chicken place since churches has let me down and never has anything , so I tried Porter's and it's fresh cooked and flavor is on point and the heat is grrrreat, only prob I have is that I wish it was closer to me , but the trip is worth it , will be back soon and often.

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16 April 2018

Ok your in the mood for some good spicy or regular fried chicken and don't want the typical stuff out there. Well this place delivers on flavor and taste and even though it's not much to look at (a dive) that is done with me! Dives often deliver and this one is no exception. I would recommend calling in your order ahead to avoid a long wait. I ordered a 2 pc chicken dinner and opted for 2 spicy breasts and  2 sides of cole slaw instead of mashed potatoes. The chicken was crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. 100 Delicious! I also ordered the spicy fried chicken Livers, not the meal and again was amazed at the flavor and heat that came thru in each bite! Well done Porters! The side are pretty standard and nothing to write home about but that being said you are really here for the chicken the star of the show and anything else they fry is likely to be just as tasty and delicious. I wAs here once and will travel half an hour easily to eat from here again and again. More...

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14 March 2018

Excellent customer service....great food as always....TY TO THE WOMAN BEHIND THE COUNTER....WHO HAD A LISTENING EAR WHEN I WAS THERE LAST.....

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16 November 2017

Porters fried chicken has never let me down. My family and I love their spicy chicken and the coleslaw is outstanding. I suggest that you call ahead to minimize your wait because all orders are cooked to order.

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26 October 2017

Ended up here by accident after learning the pool hall next door didn't serve food. Ate the cod sandwich with breaded mushrooms as a side. The sandwich seemed fresh and served hot. The mushrooms were pretty large portions and tasted amazing. I liked the variety of sauces offered as well. If I lived closer I would probably be here a lot. More...

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5 October 2017

I had this for the first time last month. Really loved the meal I ordered for pick up. Chicken was juicy,mashed potatoes were great with the gravy an the roll. Good price as well size of the chicken pieces. Very yum. Will be ordering this again. More...

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22 August 2017

Customer service was great! And it was quick. I got six wings with three jumbo shrimp everything was fresh and hot! Potatoes were good loved the gravy I have ZERO complaints for this place $11. 99 for the entire meal. Chicken was good different kind of batter then I'm use to but still a clutch spot if you're craving like me. More...

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2 July 2017

I've seen some peculiar reviews here. Anyone who postures that he'll go to KFC over Porter's is letting you know he has issues. BECAUSE Porter's is the best of its kind in the metro area. And I've tried just about all of the comparable spots. Spare and no-nonsense, I get delicious, juicy chicken every time. The slaw is very good, among the selections. The truth is I'm heading there tomorrow to pick up chicken for dinner, and when I said "whatever you all want" the response was "Porters!" And that's a fact. More...

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2 June 2017

Went today on a whim. We were on our way home and realized we were on the road the Porter's in on. There was a bit of a line, which I consider a good sign. We ordered an 8 piece bucket, pint of cole slaw, pint of potato salad, fried okra, an individual size of mashed potatoes, and gizzards all coming to $30.05 before a TIP. We got home and immediately dig in. It was so delicious. Just what we needed after a long day. More...

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18 May 2017

Fried chicken is one of those meals that are easy to make, but also easy to F'up. For example, too much breading, not enough breading, too greasy, too crunchy, you get the point. But Porters Fried Chicken, a family-owned restaurant, nailed it with their tasty fried chicken. They have been using the same recipe for over 30 years.This place is primarily a grab-and-go establishment, but they do have a couple of chairs and tables for dine-in. Big groups (5 or more) will probably have a tough time finding somewhere to sit.First impression of the food was a good one. It came in a Styrofoam box wrapped inside a brown paper bag. That's exactly how ol' school homemade-style fried chicken should be served. When it comes to the chicken I have one major tip- GET IT SPICY! The difference in taste between the plain and spicy is like the difference between a coke zero and a regular coke or between sweet n' low and cane sugar.  The wings I ordered was plain and tasted just like that-plain. It had a nice crisp skin and juicy inside but, I didn't taste too much flavor. However, the spicy.. the spicy chicken tasted award winning. The seasoning on the skin wasn't burn-your-mouth spicy but, had enough kick to it and tasted fantastic. I now understand why everyone ahead of me was ordering their food spicy. Also sold here are fish (i.e. cod, catfish, etc.) and shrimp as well as desserts such as, banana pudding, pecan pie, potato salad, and more.This is a positive and negative at the same time but, because the food is made fresh to order it takes awhile to get your food especially if you order it spicy. I don't know what special process they use for the spicy chicken but, it seems to take double as long to cook than the plain. But the cool thing is you can call ahead and place orders for pick up at a later time. For example, you could call on a Sunday morning to have a bucket of chicken be picked up at 3 p.m that afternoon or some other random time the next day-very convenient if you ask me.Although the look of this place doesn't WOW you, I would highly recommend to anyone searching for some good ol' school style fried chicken. More...

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30 April 2017

Good service good variety of sides and desserts, good price, great food (seafood too)......Goodbye KFC

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2 April 2017

Just the best.  Fried chicken sure, but don't miss corn fritters, chicken tenders, chicken livers, and fried catfish. Chicken tenders are thick and moist with a crispy crust.  Corn fritters with corn kernels and great seasoning are better than fries with some perfect fried chicken.  Chicken livers are fresh an tender and only Hodaks might be better.  Fried catfish are large and mild filets for a great alternative to chicken.  Call ahead for faster service. More...

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29 March 2017

I bumped into this restaurant a couple times and it was spot on. It reminds me of a place back home called Capri Fried Chicken in Five Points Denver, which was a community favorite. I will always stop at Porter's for this reason alone and it is tasty! More...

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21 March 2017

Great chicken and awesome service. I once made a pick up order about 20 minutes before closing time and I asked the lady on the phone if it was any trouble, she insisted on me coming in and assured me it was no problem at all. The potato salad is really good, and so are the rolls. My only complaint goes towards the crinkly fries. They aren't salty at all, and I desperately wish these fries improved because I can't enjoy many foods without fries on the side. This would definitely be 5 stars if they did something with those plain fries . More...

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14 March 2017

I've been a tiny to try his place for a while and so glad we finally did. Yeah for fried gizzards and livers! The fried chicken is really good. The coating is a thin flaky batter vs others in town that have a thicker one. The chicken pieces were average in size. Staff was friendly and helpful, always a plus! More...

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13 March 2017

First time here. Hard to find parking so I sent my husband in and waited in the car at the gas station next door. But not a long wait - quick service. When we got home we enjoyed some delicious fried chicken. I'm not a big mashed potatoes fan and these were only fair, but the slaw was pretty tasty and the roll adequate. The price was great. We'll be back for more chicken! More...

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6 February 2017

Awesome fried chicken and tenders!  I would recommend getting orders to go.  It's very small restaurant and gets very busy.

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2 February 2017

Very good local St. Louis chicken joint. I really enjoy their chicken and the price of the food is really fair.

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26 January 2017

The fried chicken is delish! We called in our order to pick it up on our way home. We will definitely use this Porter's again. My husband is anxious to try the fish as well. More...

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8 January 2017

Call ahead for the spicy chicken.  I go for the three piece dinner (Breast, Thigh, Leg) - just the way they serve it with mashed potatoes, coleslaw and a roll.  Perfect.

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7 January 2017

Very Good Food Especially The Ravoli And Fries, Workers R Friendly And Nice

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