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Colonel's Mini Mart

2036 Madison St., Henderson, KY - (270) 826-6643
Mini Mart fried chicken is as stunning as a bite of aged country ham: shockingly spicy, salty, crunchy all at once. The meat itself is infused with a powerpacked spice marinade of cayenne and garlic that penetrates to the bone and the crust on the outside is dark and brittle like the best potato chip ever fried. Dark or light meat, this chicken delivers a taste thrill like no other.
100% Approval Rating (17 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Choclate Cream Pie
Biscuits
fried chicken
Coconut Cream Pie
Chess Pie
Kool-Aid Pie
Banana Pudding

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"A first taste of Mini-Mart fried chicken, like a first kiss, is a never-to-be forgotten event. It is as stunning as a bite of aged country ham: shockingly spicy, salty, crunchy all at once. The meat itself is infused with a powerpacked spice marinade of cayenne and ..."   [Read More]
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Regan Conley
September 29, 2011
"Bon Ton Mini Mart is something of a legend around Roadfood, so my review isn't exactly earth-shattering news: the fried chicken is delectable! Based on other reviews describing the chicken as "spicy" with the emphasis on the cayenne pepper, I thought it might be hot, ..."   [Read More]
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Jeffrey Spencer
May 01, 2009
"The building is beyond nondescript. It literally blends into the landscape. Blink and you'll miss it! And if you miss it you'll miss perhaps the best fried chicken you'll ever taste. Incredible... better than you remember your grandma's. My grandma couldn't cook, ..."   [Read More]
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Wade Davis
January 02, 2008
"If you are remotely close to Henderson KY, you must stop by Bon Ton Mini Mart for what a sign inside the restaurant proclaims is "the best fried chicken in the solar system." After a recent visit, my wife and I agree 100% with their assessment! After the standard ..."   [Read More]
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Mr Saul J
December 06, 2013
"Wow! Road Food, you did it, again. What a great little joint! They close at seven which I found out when I called ahead. We arrived at 5:45. All alone, strangely, as their workday was winding down. But, the phone kept ringing for pick up orders. I should have ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2036 Madison St., Henderson, KY
(270) 826-6643

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
The crust is unbelievably crunchy and flavorful enough to make you dizzy. Here's a close shot.
"The crust is unbelievably crunchy and flavorful enough to make you dizzy. Here's a close shot."
Michael Stern





Chess pie is a simple formula, scarcely more than butter, sugar, and eggs; but in the hands of an expert baker, it can be an irresistible dessert. We think this version just may be the best we ever tasted. This photo shows only the outside half of a piece because someone at the table had already forked off the point!
"Chess pie is a simple formula, scarcely more than butter, sugar, and eggs; but in the hands of an expert baker, it can be an irresistible dessert. We think this version just may be the best we ever tasted. This photo shows only the outside half of a piece because someone at the table had already forked off the point!"
Michael Stern


A marvelous swirl of custard, softened cookies, bananas and meringue makes this pudding a quintessential comfort food dessert.
"A marvelous swirl of custard, softened cookies, bananas and meringue makes this pudding a quintessential comfort food dessert."
Michael Stern


Baskets of substantial biscuits accompany every fried chicken dinner.
"Baskets of substantial biscuits accompany every fried chicken dinner."
Michael Stern


Here's a two-piece plate ... about to be devoured.
"Here's a two-piece plate ... about to be devoured."
Michael Stern


An occasional dessert special, Kool-Aid pie (in this case orange) is smooth, light, and refreshing.
"An occasional dessert special, Kool-Aid pie (in this case orange) is smooth, light, and refreshing."
Cliff Strutz


In celebration of the dish that made the Mini Mart a destination for Roadfooders, decor includes countless chicken figurines.
"In celebration of the dish that made the Mini Mart a destination for Roadfooders, decor includes countless chicken figurines."
Michael Stern


The Bon Ton has since become Colonel's Mini Mart, but the extraordinary fried chicken hasn't changed a bit since Louis Hatchett tipped us off to it back in 2000.
"The Bon Ton has since become Colonel's Mini Mart, but the extraordinary fried chicken hasn't changed a bit since Louis Hatchett tipped us off to it back in 2000."
Michael Stern



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