Porter’s Fried Chicken


Do you ever get a craving for some greasy, bad-for-you, artery-clogging food? Well, I do. I like to think that I’m a pretty healthy eater; my blog says otherwise, perhaps, but on those days when I’m not eating out, I do eat pretty healthy!

But anyway, today I was craving something crunchy and greasy, and well…Porter’s is right around the corner, so I decided to stop by for a visit.

So this place is definitely off the beaten path. It’s located in a little strip mall, right next to a dry cleaner’s. If you blink, you’ll miss it. And admittedly, it seems a lot of people do; a KFC is less than a block away, and I’m pretty sure people flock to that instead of Porter’s. But that’s their loss! Because in my opinion, Porter’s is most definitely the superior chicken eatery.

I decided to go with the 4 piece chicken dinner. It comes with four pieces of chicken (duh!), mashed potatoes, cole slaw, and a roll. Because I was feeling super hungry, I also ordered a side of corn fritters.

So how was the food? For the most part, it was really tasty. The mashed potatoes weren’t my favorite; they were lumpy and came with a white gravy. I’m a brown gravy girl. So those didn’t really do much for me. The cole slaw was very good. I believe it was mayonnaise based, and it had a very sweet flavor.

The corn fritters were also amazing. Think hushpuppy with corn inside. They were deep fried, and had a crispy crunchy shell. They were like little bites of heaven in my mouth!

corn fritters!

inside of the corn fritter

Although the sides were very good and added a lot to the meal, the star of the show was definitely the chicken. This is some of the best fried chicken I’ve had in St. Louis. The breading was flour based, and it was just flavorful enough not to overpower the juicy, tender meat of the chicken. Adding a little bit of Porter’s hot sauce on top just made it all the more delicious.

Service was very fast and friendly. While Porter’s does have some seating inside, this is primarily a take-out sort of place. And the ambiance of the place does leave a lot to be desired. So you’re better off calling in your order and taking it to go.

Prices were also extremely reasonable.  My total for all of the food came to about $9.25, which I think is pretty good, considering the amount of food I received.

So in summary:

Food: 4 stars (out of five)

Ambiance: 1 star

Service: 3 stars

Value: 5 stars

Would I go back? Most definitely!