Crosby’s Chicken

Chicken Dinner | Sandwich Shop
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Blain Crosby wants to make his home of Bamberg a better place. To that end, he ran for mayor and was elected in 2013, finishing his term in the spring of 2017. I don’t know if he accomplished his stated goal of bringing the city together, but I do know that no matter what Bamberg’s issues may be, Mr. Crosby makes the place pretty darn wonderful every single day by cooking some of the best fried chicken in the South Carolina Midlands.

His restaurant, which adjoins Crosby’s Car Care and used auto sales lot, offers hamburgers, hot dogs, baloney sandwiches, BBQ, and a fine pork chop. But thighs, drumsticks, breasts, and wings are what draw hungry customers from all walks of life and from all over town and beyond.

This is not slap yo’ mama chicken of the thermonuclear spice variety. In fact, it’s temperate. Indeed, that is its charm: a mellifluous harmony of luxurious crisp crust seasoned only enough to halo the moist meat it contains. Dark pieces are especially tender, but even the large white breasts are succulent. Crosby’s chicken is decent and delicious.

If there is a sign is posted announcing that macaroni ‘n’ cheese is available, get some. Like the chicken, it isn’t dazzling, but its cheese is rich, its noodles soft, and it delivers all the yummy reassurance that makes the dish an icon of comfort food.

Nearly all business is take-out. There is one table inside and a second picnic table outdoors in front of the car lot. All meals are presented wrapped and bagged and ready to go.

 

What to Eat
Crosby’s Chicken, Drumstick
Drumstick
Must-Try
Beneath that golden crust is the most tender dark meat imaginable.
Crosby’s Chicken, Macaroni N Cheese
Macaroni N Cheese
Must-Try
Cheesy-chewy-tender mac 'n' cheese is a great companion to crunch-crusted fried chicken.
Crosby’s Chicken, Thigh
Thigh
Must-Try
Melty crisp crust + juice-laden thigh = fried chicken bliss
Crosby’s Chicken, Pork Chop
Pork Chop
Pork chops are wieldy enough that they want to be eaten out of hand.
Crosby’s Chicken, BBQ Sandwich
BBQ Sandwich
BBQ is 2nd fiddle at Crosby's, but this sandwich is a South Carolina paradigm.
Crosby’s Chicken, Brownie
Brownie
Dense, chewy brownies are daunting after a full fried chicken meal.
Crosby’s Chicken, Sweet Potato Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Served in cellophane, sweet potato pie had turned to mush.
Crosby’s Chicken, Pig Skins
Pig Skins
Cracklins are paradoxical, being featherweight and fatty.
Crosby’s Chicken, Lemonade
Lemonade
Pink lemonade is even sweeter than sweet tea.
Directions and Hours
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No

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