Honey Butter Fried Chicken: An over exaggerated restaurant

This is the butter biscuit with gravy, chicken, and egg that I ordered. Photo Credit: Ashley Medina

By Ashley Medina  ’20

Honey Butter Fried Chicken is not my favorite restaurant to go have lunch at with friends. It’s an over exaggerated restaurant with great employees, normal food, and interesting decor.

As soon as you walk in, the employees make sure to write your name down so that if there are no tables that fit your whole party he/she finds seats available. As you ordered they don’t pressure you into ordering something quickly they don’t mind that you take your time. The employees also act as if they have known you for a long time. They talk to you in a tone that makes you comfortable. The employees let you know that in order to sit down you need to order your food first and then sit down. The process of getting the food and being seated is very convenient.

After we had ordered and were seated, our food came in less than 15 minutes. I ordered a biscuit with gravy and chicken. The biscuit was amazing. It was fluffy and when you bit into it you could feel its many layers dissolve in your mouth. The chicken was good because it was very well cooked and because it was crispy on the outside and easy to bite into. My experience with the food went downhill when I tried the egg that the order came with. The sunny side up egg and the gravy didn’t go well together. The egg gave the whole meal an unpleasant taste.

As I was eating my somewhat good lunch, I began to explore or examine the decor of the restaurant. I love how the specials and the menu were written on a blackboard with chalk. The words really did stand out. I also loved how they had a map of the world, and you could pin where you were from. It was nice to see how many people from different cultures have visited the restaurant.

A customer who reviewed  Honey Butter Fried Chicken stated that “The best fried chicken in the country! I’ve had fried chicken in countless cities, but nothing beats this place. The honey butter really hits the spot. It’s a little out of the way, but worth the trip.” I would totally disagree with this person because I have had better chicken. I don’t think that I will be going back because it’s not worth my money. I think that the restaurant is very overrated.

  • Address: 3361 N. Elston Ave.
  • Hours: Sunday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Monday closed, Tuesday to Thursday 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Phone Number:773-478-4000
  • Rate:4.5 out of 5