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Porter's Fried Chicken

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3628 S Big Bend Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63143-4005
+1 314-781-2097
11:00 - 20:00
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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned there is a real advantage to calling ahead to place your order. The seating area in general is dated and not super-comfortable, but if you place your order in advance, it's always ready when you arrive. The food is good with generous portions. The service is very real and homey.

Thank Martin G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Very good chicken . A few tables nut mostly carry our.Signed Wainwright jersey hanging saying "very best fried chicken " Fish and shrimp choices also!

Thank stark264
United States
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285 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

When you want fried chicken in the suburbs don't hesitate to go to Porters! Crispy crust, juicy and priced right. I preferred the wings and drumsticks to the thighs and white meat. I didn't prefer the coleslaw but my husband loved it. I was dying for sweet potato pie and the crust on this was great but the texture was... More 

Thank AOneWorldTraveler
Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a Bosses luncheon at our office today and someone brought in an entire box of assorted pieces of fried checked from Porter's. I had never eaten anything from Porter's and I had never even heard of the establishment. Needless to say, it is now on my "short list" of new places to try. The chicken is fried to a... More 

Thank Joe W
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

only one way to some of the fine chicken they serve up at Porter's best damn check on this side of the Mississippi. Spicy wings are just right as well as the plan wings. I don't know what they do that the others don't but they do it right. They need more location around the country.

Thank carlos f
Kirkwood, Missouri
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

My family loves Porter's. They are one of the top 3 places in town for great Fried Chicken. Dining in is limited, nothing fancy and only a few tables for 4 or less. But get it to go for a family picnic or tailgating or back home for friends and family. That's the easy way to entertain and everyone will... More 

Thank Richard G
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56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Porter's has the best fried chicken in the Lou. Actually, the best I've ever had except for the chicken my great grandmother used to raise, pluck, and fry on her old Franklin stove back in Kernersville, NC. There are other things on their menu, but don't even bother with them. The regular chicken is wonderful, the hot chicken, even better,... More 

Thank M.A. D
Evansville, Indiana
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Spent a weekend in St. Louis at museums, shopping, and strolling. Found this place when I googled "best fried chicken St. Louis" and it did not disappoint. Favorite part was finding out that they also have fried whiting or "jack salmon" and those were excellent as well. Fried livers and gizzards combo was a deal! Friendly service. We did carry... More 

Thank Soi C P
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Fresh, hot and crispy. They do it right. A must visit and enjoy. I can't wait to try the fried shrimp on next visit.

Thank yukonted
Mankato, Minnesota
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Chicken was OK. Cole slaw was pretty fresh & sweet. Mash potato doesn't have lots of flavor. The cheese cake desert taste more like thick pudding.

Thank BettySue81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3628 S Big Bend Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63143-4005
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-781-2097

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?