Time for another lunch excursion! Can you believe this will be my third post about fried chicken? It may earn itself a category on the blog soon. To satisfy that constant craving most recently, I tried King Edwards Chicken and Fish in St. Charles.
This is a very small space; there are only about six tables. You can tell this place has not changed much over the years, they still have the old style Pepsi menu with the letters you can rearrange. For seven bucks you can get the lunch special: four pieces of fried chicken with a side and a drink.
As you can see it’s very simple: chicken in a basket on a bed of fries. This chicken is unique because of the batter. It is heavy and almost like a shell. It isn’t a typical cornmeal batter and reminds me of something you would find on fried fish. This meal comes with your month long supply of vitamin G (grease) and stays with you the rest of the day. I wish I could say I didn’t like it, but unfortunately I did.
King Edward’s is a fast and friendly restaurant in St. Charles that specializes in all things fried. Most of their business is carry out orders, but you can dine in if you choose. The fried chicken is different than what you would get at most other restaurants or fried chicken chains. The batter is the difference. Who serves your favorite fried chicken in St. Louis?
Dive 2 Five Scale: 1. Technically, it’s not a dive bar because there is no booze; but it is definitely a dive. It’s in an old strip mall, there are several tropical photos on the wall. Every table has a roll of paper towels, so feel free to get messy. It’s kind of dirty, very simple, and very greasy. I don’t recommend touching the M&M’s and skittles from the candy machine, that’s not why you would go there anyway.