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Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

645 Joliet Rd.
Willowbrook  Illinois  60527
United States
(630) 325-0780
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Midwest Living Review

Danny Lee
Plan a pit stop at this Route 66 eatery known for its great fried chicken.

Anybody who spends much time on the road in the Midwest is likely to find themselves facing down buckets of fried chicken on a pretty regular basis. If they’re all starting to look and taste alike, beeline to Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket in WIllowbrook, Illinois. This restaurant has a considerable history; the business grew out of a service station whose owner contracted with local farmers’ wives with a great chicken recipe and plenty of poultry to sell. That original recipe has lasted through several incarnations of the restaurant and is still used today.

The fried chicken ($11.95 for a four-piece half with fries, coleslaw and biscuits) is a rare find—familiar and comforting, but different and better than other similar products. Somehow, this chicken seems lighter and less greasy than what you get elsewhere. You'll need GPSbecause the restaurant’s a little hard to locate on one of the more chopped-up sections of old Route 66.

May 24, 2013

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