Chicken Dinner | Diner | Soul Food
One of the best

“You get two ears!” beamed Ms. Myra C., identified on her waitress badge as having more than two decades of service at this good soul food cafe. Ms. Myra was referring to the pig ear sandwich, a regular item on the menu, and a selection, of course, we could not resist. Yep, it’s two whole ears in a bun. We got ours with the works: lettuce, tomato, onion and ultra-hot horseradish. We’ve got to admit that ears are a little scary, not so much because they’re the worst part of the pig – there are plenty of edible parts that are, logically speaking, much ickier – but because they look exactly like ears. Their taste is not objectionable; it’s something like the fatty parts of bacon or streak o’ lean; but the gelatinous texture is, to say the least, a little weird.

If you’re not an ear epicure, Niecie’s has plenty of more mainstream fare to offer: breakfast of chicken and waffles or fried pork chops with grits, a fantastic specialty of seasoned chicken wings grilled with onions and served with fried green beans, and a ham and bean bowl with corn muffins. Daily specials include salmon croquettes on Monday, a legendary smothered chicken Tuesday, short ribs Friday, and fried catfish Saturday.

Desserts are as homey as can be, including sweet potato pie and peach cobbler. And to drink, there is lemonade that’s freshly squeezed.

Please note Niecie’s new, larger quarters, on Troost. The Prospect location now is closed.

What to Eat
Niecie’s, Chicken & Waffle
Chicken & Waffle
3-wing chicken and waffle
Niecie’s, Pig Ear Sandwich
Pig Ear Sandwich
Pig ear sandwich contains two ears.
Niecie’s, Pork Chop Breakfast
Pork Chop Breakfast
Pork chop breakfast
Niecie’s, Caramel Cake
Caramel Cake
Light, moist caramel cake
Niecie’s, Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake
Chocolate cake at its best
Niecie’s, Biscuits & Gravy
Biscuits & Gravy
Blue-ribbon biscuits and sausage gravy
Niecie’s, Pancakes
The pancakes are light, fluffy, and topped with real butter.
Niecie’s, Country Ham
Country Ham
Salty, chewy, hugely flavorful country ham
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday5:30am - 7pm
Monday5:30am - 7pm
Tuesday5:30am - 7pm
Wednesday5:30am - 7pm
Thursday5:30am - 7pm
Friday5:30am - 7pm
Saturday5:30am - 7pm
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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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