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Where is the BEST Chicken Fried Steak in Texas?

Ford1

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I was at the old fishpond today Friday March the 8. I will have to say I'am staying with Hickory Hollow in Houston. When it comes to chicken fried steak.
 
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Map started.
feedback welcome before I put any more time in it. KISS people; I've probably already made it more complicated that it needs to be.

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To location, add, who posted, website, date
CFS rating: 1=Red, 2=orange, 3=yellow, 4=blue, 5=green. 5 is best


Some ratings are best guess, as the description is fuzzy as to the level of quality.
I'm four years back, so I'm going to stop. Restaurant's quality have a way of changing fast, so if you have a current favorite that you've recently visited, get 'er done.
 
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I might suggest to put a date on each comment for any given restaurant
That way the quality of the meal could be tracked over time showing either improvements...sameness/goodness... or...heaven forbid...worsening quality
 

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Unless you have a reason for the colors, Green is normally GO Yellow being a "Caution" Red being a STOP or lower end, either way is probably find as long as we have a legend to follow.
 

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I might suggest to put a date on each comment for any given restaurant
That way the quality of the meal could be tracked over time showing either improvements...sameness/goodness... or...heaven forbid...worsening quality
Going forward, good idea. Not going back

Unless you have a reason for the colors, Green is normally GO Yellow being a "Caution" Red being a STOP or lower end, either way is probably find as long as we have a legend to follow.
OK. Po ta to, po tah to. I'll change it. Legend is in the map details at top of map legend - click 3 dots, map details. That's on the 'pooter. Not sure about phone. phone's a whole 'nother animal.
 
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You could limit the work load and just put the good, above avg and Best on the map, maybe not mention the ones below that.
Or just list 1 & 2

  1. Best
  2. Above Avg (Good +)
  3. Good
 

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Your Mom's in Smithville has a killer CFS, hand breaded when you order. Size of a platter, family run, friendly folks. This is a fried version, rather than panfried or cooked on a flat top. http://eatatyourmoms.com
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You could limit the work load and just put the good, above avg and Best on the map, maybe not mention the ones below that.
Or just list 1 & 2

  1. Best
  2. Above Avg (Good +)
  3. Good
I'd want to know about the bad places, too, because I wouldn't want to waste my money. EVERYBODY can update/add to the map, so have at it.
CFS rating: 1=Red, 2=orange, 3=yellow, 4=blue, 5=green. 5 is best
 

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Tourmiester needs another tutorial. I can get the map with stars but nothing else. Tough being old and not techy
 

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Are you saying the map is complete and up somewhere? If so I don't know where to look.
 

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Great I see it and thanks for putting this together, maybe the link can be posted in the first post.
 
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Seems to me like kickstand~prophet started this thread, thus he has the responsibility to report and rate them. Considering that he started this thread in November of 2012, he really doesn't have any excuses for not having tried them all by now. ;)
I am so far behind on my reviews I might have to force myself to revisit all the spots to refresh my memory.:deal:
 
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I love y’all resurrecting these old threads. I need to read it through to see if it’s mentioned, but my buddy picked a nice paved road trip, farm roads and windies up to Suttuns in Sonora last fall. The ride made the trip but I’ll go back anytime I get the chance for the Chicken fried steak as long as I’m on 2 wheels.
I have been derelict of my duty on the reviews. Life/work kinda got in the way.:help:
 
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Grif's in China Spring TX has the best chicken fried steak and was featured in the Taste of TX magazine. Of course mine is really the best but they are a close 2nd. Enjoy.
 
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Just had dinner at Repca’s in Monaville , there was a cfs at the table that looked pretty tasty , not in front of me so can’t comment on it but their fried oysters are some of the best I’ve ever had , at least top 5 in 68 years of testing gulf coast seafood , mudbuggs ain’t too shabby either and if stuff like that is on the menu I’m not thinking about cfs . That’s what you eat when you can’t get good seafood . Or a real steak like Murphys, I doubt I’ll ever taste a cfs there either .
 

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Edgar and Gladys in Nordhiehm today. That’s a real CFS and pretty darn good. Not the best I ever ate, but at least a green on the scoreboard
 
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Mary's Cafe in Strawn TX is the best I have had. They serve small, medium, and large. The medium fills me at lunch so I cannot eat until breakfast the next day. The large covers a big oval platter so the sides come on a separate plate. Aside from the generous portions, they use real steak, not psuedo-ground beef. Each steak is breaded and pan fried with just the right salt and pepper spice. The gravy is wonderful. Just typing this makes me hungry.
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Grif's in China Spring TX has the best chicken fried steak and was featured in the Taste of TX magazine. Of course mine is really the best but they are a close 2nd. Enjoy.
LilDebbie...
What is this Taste of Texas Magazine of which you speak.... I tried to find a listing for it but found squat on the net
2 posts....& no reply leads me to question this recommendation.....
& the fact that I live near Griffs..... Never eat the CFS.....
I have eaten there...cuz the OReillys I worked at was closeby....but mostly brkfst burritos...which were muricanized (not spicy)
 
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2 posts....& no reply leads me to question this recommendation.....
& the fact that I live near Griffs..... Never eat the CFS.....greasy....
I have eaten there...cuz the OReillys I worked at was closeby....but mostly brkfst burritos...which were muricanized (not spicy)
Don't think I've had the CFS at Griff's. but I've had steak fingers there on numerous occasions and always thought they were top notch.
 

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Here's the CFS at Your Mom's for your consideration. And what's left of a glass of their home-made beer in the background. Sides here are mashed potatoes and fried brussel sprouts.
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Long thread and sure I posted this awhile back but..... friendly reminder for the Atown or DFW peeps -. JayJay's Cafe off Little Rd./I20 is awesome and they have homemade pies

This is the second year we ordered 20pies from them for Pi day.

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March 23rd is CuznBob's start the season bash in Austin at his shop. Posted on TWT. If you haven't been to one it is really fun, lots of bikes and friends. Maybe another day on the CFS.
 
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