I went to Chick N Dip in Hampshire (Illinois) today, on the recommendation of ChiBears15. We enjoyed it, especially the fried chicken, although I’m not sure it would be worth a two hour drive (our drive was only about 35 minutes in each direction from Geneva).
The fried chicken was very good, freshly made while we waited (there was quite a long wait, because of some very large orders before ours). I had the two piece white meat snack, and Jennie had the two piece dark.
The Yelp photos I had looked at yesterday had some good looking cheeseburgers, so I decided to try that as well. Unfortunately, it wasn’t particularly good. I especially didn’t like that the bun was cold. I would stick with the chicken.
Chick N Dip
995 S. State Street
Thanks for the posting. Not likely to get up there any time soon.The chicken looked good. Bill Miller’s Barbecue, an old San Antonio chain, makes a vinegar coleslaw too. I buy breakfast tacos from there at times. All they do is bbq.At Lent and Easter time, they sell fried fish, and they all the time have fried chicken tenders, and fried chicken.You can at Thanksgiving and Christmas time order a complete meal with either turkey or ham or both, with all the sides. Still really haven’t figured out what broasted chicken is, but yours both looked good.
Broasted Chicken is a trademarked name and process for deep frying in a pressure cooker. Like pressure cooking on your stove, it reduces the amount of time needed to cook an item. It’s the same way KFC cooks their chicken.
I agree with you about the burgers, David. My memory of the first CnD burger I had (early ’80s) is that it was really good, but when I stopped there a couple of years ago I was disappointed. I did enjoy the chicken, though!
I live in Hampshire, going on 15 years. I can count the number of times that I’ve been to the ‘Dip’ on two hands. The food has always been very disappointing; ice chips in the ice cream, sub-par sandwiches. The chicken is okay, but it isn’t anything special.
It is beloved by longtime residents. My theory is that their fondness for Chuck N Dip is tied to happy memories as high school students, hanging out with their friends and first teenage crush. Not nessecairly the food.
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