Chicken and Waffle… finally!

Home Eateries Restaurants Chicken and Waffle… finally!

Yep, I said chicken and waffle. It does sound like a weird combination, but at the same time, also a bit intriguing. I love chicken and I love waffles. Ever since I learned about this dish, I have been very excited to try it. I wondered about where I would find this mysterious chicken and waffle.

There are actually two dishes that are both referred to as chicken and waffles. One refers to waffles served along with fried chicken. The other refers to a plate of pulled stewed chicken on top of a waffle, covered with gravy. This is of Pennsylvania Dutch influence. They both sound pretty amazing. Any meat that is slow cooked and stewed almost always come out tasty, flavorful, and delicious.

In a recent trip to the Maryland area, I intentionally stumbled upon the Gladys Knight and Ron Winan’s Chicken and Waffles located at 860 Capital Centre Blvd, Largo, MD 20774. I read about it from the Wikipedia page.

I was expecting the place to be a casual diner, but as I approached the restaurant it started to appear fancier and fancier. The restaurant was nicely dimmed and had fancy looking booths and tables scattered around. It was a bit glamoured up than expected. The menu seemed a little overpriced for their food selections. The meal was going to be an adventure nonetheless. Check out their menu here.

For a beverage, I ordered a cup of their “Uptown”. It’s their house blend of lemonade and sweetened ice tea. It was absolutely delectable.

As an appetizer, we ordered the Catfish Basket. It was strips of catfish, covered with a crunchy breading, deep fried, served with tartar sauce.

For the main course, obviously, I was aiming for some dish consisting of a serving of chicken and some waffles. I was a little surprised that there was really only one dish on the menu that paired chicken and waffles. Most of the dishes on the menu were omelets, sandwiches, and that sorts. The Midnight Train consisted of four Southern fried jumbo chicken wings and one original waffle. It sounded like way too much food for me, so I decided to mix and match on my own.

I browsed the menu. They offer these Solo Acts on their menu. You can pretty much order as many single pieces of breasts, legs, thighs, and wings as you like. I ended up ordering a piece of Southern fried chicken thigh along with a buckwheat waffle. The waffle was delicious. The fried chicken was nice and crispy on the outside. The skin was not too greasy and the meat was tender. I really like the breading.

The meal was very satisfying, but I felt it was a bit pricy and overrated. The fancy atmosphere was a somewhat too much for a breakfast diner restaurant. Anyway, it was a good experience and I walked out of the restaurant will big smiles and a happy stomach.
There were a couple of items on their dessert menu that caught my eye. However, I was too stuffed for dessert. Their Sweet Potato Cheesecake sounded amazing! Sweet potato cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, topped with warm caramel, chopped pecans and whipped cream. Just reading the description makes me drool. Their Peach Cobbler a la mode also sounds like a blast.

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I think the more popular Chicken and Waffle place is Roscoes Chicken and Waffles, with various locations in California. I totally will have to check that place out someday.

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