I’d like to mention Mama’s on 39th and Southwest Tfwy in Kansas City has great fried chicken! The atmosphere is not as crazy as Stroud’s which had a very long wait when I went on a Tuesday night a few months ago. The food was good, but I agree, overpriced.
Someone mentioned Chicken Annie’s and Chicken Mary’s at the beginning of this post. I used to work at Chicken Annie’s Original in Southeast Kansas and we had many people making the 2 hour drive south to us from Kansas City for a fried chicken dinner. We also had a family that would drive up from Texas several times a year just to dine at Chicken Annie’s.