Cahill’s Chicken Kitchen

Review by: Michael Stern

I visited Cahill’s Chicken Kitchen in the company of seven friends and so tasted many different dishes. Still, I put only a dent into a monumental menu that includes, of course, chicken (fried, broiled, blackened, and on top of waffles), and also extends to half-pound hamburgers accoutered every which way, red snapper tacos, locally harvested May River oysters, shrimp and grits and candied bacon waffles at breakfast, and more than a dozen true-South vegetables, some of which come directly from the farmers market to which the restaurant is attached.

Vegetables are good enough that it makes sense to select the Field & Fork option, which is four of them, without an entree. Highlights include peppery homegrown rutabaga, oily and intense collard greens, spice-whirled sweet potato soufflé, stout stone-ground grits, meaty little butter beans, and preposterously cheesy broccoli casserole.

Fried chicken is good, even if the crust could be crunchier; but the main dishes I will return for are those scrumptious local oysters, their sparkling marine meat veiled in a well-seasoned crust, and shrimp, which are firm and sweet both fried and broiled.

Eating at Cahill’s feels like eating in a barn. I mean that in the nicest possible way: Imagine going to a happy pot-luck supper at a neighboring farmer’s place. The setting is casual and rustic; the air resounds with energetic chatter among diners who all seem to be having a wonderful time.

Directions & Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

What To Eat

Fried Bologna Sandwich

DISH
Broccoli Casserole

DISH
Butter Beans

DISH
Cherry Cobbler

DISH
Fried Chicken Dinner

DISH
Fried Oysters

DISH
Fried Shrimp Basket

DISH
Collard Greens

DISH
Grits

DISH
Hushpuppy

DISH
Fried Okra

DISH
Pimento Cheese Sandwich

DISH
Rutabagas

DISH
Strawberry Shortcake

DISH

Cahill’s Chicken Kitchen Recipes

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