100 Favorite Dishes: Fried Chicken at Babe's Chicken Dinner House
As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the cheap, but all are delicious to the extreme. Don't hesitate to share your own nominations in the comments. More of the dish's tasty details are after the jump.
No. 42: Fried Chicken at Babe's Chicken Dinner House
If you told us there was crack in Babe's fried chicken, we would neither doubt it nor would we care. With locations scattered in suburbs outside of and around DFW, Babe's is a pilgrimage that all Dallas fried food worshipers must make. A single order yields three enormous pieces (thigh, breast, and wing) of juicy, succulent chicken, encased in an addictive armor of thick crackly battered crust. How the skin stays so crispy is a mystery. Throw in the all-you-can-eat sides and biscuits, and the only downside to this chicken is the imminent food coma. Our solution? Cancel all your appointments for the rest of the day and wear your eatin' pants.
Babe's Chicken Dinner House 1006 West Main St., Carrollton 972-245-7773
1456 Belt Line Road, Garland 972-496-1041
200 South Main S., Cedar Hill 469-272-4500
6475 Page St., Frisco 214-387-9500
114 West Pearl Street, Granbury 817-573-9777
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