Dexter’s serves up no-frills fried chicken


If you’re looking for no-nonsense fried chicken at a good price, try Dexter’s Broaster Chicken.

Dexter’s opened this summer at 711 Vandiver Drive, and it offers a large selection of fried fare: light and dark chicken pieces, family buckets, tenderloin, chicken tenders, sandwiches, salads (granted, not very many of those…), fried fish, etc. Dexter’s offers a number of homestyle sides, including baked beans, cole slaw, baked beans and massive potato wedges.

On my trip to Dexter’s I ordered the three-piece light meat chicken dinner, which came with a biscuit, potato wedges and one side for $7.99.

I was impressed by how crispy and flavorful the chicken was, even during the very busy lunch rush. The potato wedges, although intimidatingly large, were outstanding. My one reservation would be the overall amount of grease — but if that doesn’t bother you, Dexter’s is your type of place.

Broaster is a Wisconsin company that trademarked the Genuine Broaster Chicken and Broaster recipes used at Dexter’s. Broaster’s hallmark chicken is cooked in a “pressure fryer,” which is designed to limit the absorption of cooking oil and drive the marinade deep to the bone.

The interior of Dexter’s is by no means fancy. The walls are simple and white with one short counter at the front for the cashier, behind which sits the long line of fryers. The restaurant itself is small and creates quite a traffic jam during busy times, but the service was polite and prompt.

Overall, stay away from Dexter’s if you’re on a diet or picky about decor — other than that, it’s a hole-in-the-wall that offers cheap, delicious chicken.

Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

711 Vandiver Drive, Suite A

Delivery available

Catering for parties and special occasions available

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