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Charles’ Country Pan-Fried Chicken

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2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10039 40.82704 -73.939238
nr. 132nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-281-1800 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Southern/Soul
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Hours

Daily, 9am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D at 155th St.

Prices

$3-$12

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Buffet

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

You can’t talk about fried chicken in this town without talking about Charles Gabriel, Harlem’s critically acclaimed frymaster, who began his career decades ago selling delicately crisp and juicy, virtually greaseless chicken out of a truck. A while back, Gabriel changed the name of his operation from Charles’ Southern Style Kitchen to Charles’ Country Pan-Fried Chicken, calling attention to the increasingly rare method he employs to fry his legs, wings, breasts, and thighs, turning them frequently in his custom-made manhole-size skillets. Alas, you can’t — or at least you shouldn’t — eat fried chicken every day, which is why Gabriel also whips up beefy oxtails, smothered steak, and sweet barbecued ribs, nearly as good as the main event.

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