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Royal Fried Chicken

590 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215 40.664496 -73.99051
nr. 16th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-965-0893 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Hamburgers, Southern/Soul
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Hours

Daily, 11am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G, R at Fourth Ave.-9th St.

Prices

$3.50-$9

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

21st St. to 12th St., Seventh Ave. to Third Ave.

Profile

While Royal’s chicken is pressure-fried on the premises, it’s breaded in a generic flour and spice mix that does it no special favors. The breaded crust has a nicely warm patina of grease, though the actual flesh can be unflappingly dry. Other menu items—from shrimp to burgers—go straight from freezer bag to fryer. The best side is the petite 4-inch sweet potato pie, which has a subtle brown sugar-flavored filling that highlights the sweet potato flavor. Its dense and flaky crust holds on far better than the batter on the fried chicken, which falls away in chunks with every bite. Royal’s apparently loyal customers, however, appreciate the unpretentious menu and speedy take-out/order-in service. In-house dining isn’t promising: It’s a grungy fast-food landscape of cheap Formica banquettes, colorful posters of much better looking versions of the food served, and worn tiles that don’t invite loitering.

Recommended Dishes

Fried chicken, 1 piece $1.50, 21-piece combo for $25

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