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The Top 3 Places to Get Fried Chicken in the Tri-State

Thursday, July 6th is recognized as National Fried Chicken Day. We asked our listeners to tell us who has the best fried chicken in town. Here are the top three, according to you!

While we did get a few comments/votes for chicken franchises (KFC, Lee’s, etc.), we want to focus on the locally owned places instead.


1. Silver Bell Restaurant – 4424 St. Wendel Road, Wadesville, IN

silver bellThis was far and away the most suggested restaurant by our listeners. Stacey and I had to see for ourselves what the hype was all about…and we weren’t disappointed. A big, big thanks to Powers family (Owner Sean, his wife Amy, and his dad/cook Don) for their hospitality! Check out our video above, and then get your behind out to the Silver Bell. It is so worth it!

Keep in mind, this is just a fun little survey. Clearly the results are based on the people that commented, and it’s just their opinion. Don’t get your feelings hurt if your favorite place isn’t mentioned. Maybe try one of these places…they must be doing something right.


2. Log Inn – 12491 County Rd 200 E, Haubstadt, IN

Log-INNVotes for the Log Inn came in right out of the gate. It was leading the way for quite a while. Built in 1825, the Log Inn has an amazing history as one of the oldest original inn and stage coach stops in the United States. Abraham Lincoln even paid a visit to the Log Inn back in 1844. Their family style cooking is know all around the Tri-State.


3. (Tie) Commander’s Grill – 118 W Locust Street, Boonville, IN

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We had a 3-way tie for third place, so I’m just putting them in alphabetical order. First up is Commander’s Grill in Boonville. They are a casual sandwich shop that serves up fried chicken, salads, steaks, and chops.


3. (Tie) Hilltop Inn – 1100 Harmony Way, Evansville, IN

(Google maps)
(Google maps)

The Hilltop Inn was built in 1839 and served as a stagecoach stop for weary travelers and business men on the route from the Wabash River to the banks of the Ohio River. Over the decades the Hilltop has received notoriety for serving several dishes including great Fried Chicken, Icelandic Cod and Brain Sandwiches.


3. (Tie) R’z Cafe & Catering – 104 N Main St, Fort Branch, IN

rz logoR’z Café and Catering has been open since 2012 and is located in the Historic Swinney Printing Building in the heart of Fort Branch, Indiana.It’s a place that feels like home to all who enter. A place where food is great, made with love and passion, and service shines.


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