CHARLOTTE, NC: The simple truth is; Price’s shouldn’t work.
It’s not the best location. The building itself leaves a lot to be desired. Though there’s a large lot in the back, parking can still be a challenge.
It’s crowded nearly all of the time, with the lines waiting to order at the counter often 6-7 people deep. (and there’s 5-6 lines)
Most importantly there’s nowhere to sit. We mean that literally, nowhere. Price’s is take-out only. Take your box of goodies to your house, to your office, or eat it sitting on the bed of your pick-up like I did recently, just don’t plan on eating in the restaurant.
Call it soul food, southern food, comfort food or any other food, we’ll just call it southern fried goodness.
Price’s menu contains many items such as burgers, fried shrimp, fried shrimp and more. For us though, the reason to eat at this Charlotte staple is chicken, fried chicken, and it’s as good as it comes.
You’ll pay $6.25 for a quarter chicken (white meat) The all-white meat ½ chicken meal runs $8.75. You’ll receive cole-slaw, tater rounds, hush puppies and a roll with your meal. The service at Price’s is brisk and concise but friendly and your meal will be packaged in a carryout box with condiments and utensils.
When you open that box the smell will be wonderful. Some may think of Sunday after church lunch with the family while others will remember back to a Memorial Day picnic on a blanket under the fireworks. No matter what this meal triggers in your mind, this wonderful and delicious fried chicken will find a place in your heart forever!
Price’s is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Lines can get long, so get there early. The address is 1614 Camden Road in Charlotte.
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