100 Favorite Dishes, No. 93: Chicken and Waffles at Jonathon's Oak Cliff

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Sara Kerens
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me.

It could just be the picture. I've admitted my obsession with it before. There's something about that deeply honeyed skin: you can almost see the crispy texture, and how it would crunch and crackle as you stab it with your fork. And the way the gravy comes to life. You can watch it flowing away into the blurry background.

It's more likely that the chicken and waffles at Johnathon's taste so damn good. The gravy is rich and full of flavor and trickery. (I was convinced there was pork fat in the mix, and I was dead wrong.) The chicken is packed with flavor, too, and moist from a bath in a Tabasco-laden buttermilk.

Order this. Now. Go.

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No. 100: The Cleaver and Block Burger at NHS Tavern
No. 99: The Bone Marrow at the Meddlesome Moth
No. 98: Arepas at Zaguan Latin Cafe
No. 97: Jalapeno Poppers at City Tavern
No. 96: Elotes: Everywhere
No. 95: Dan-Dan Noodles at Royal China
No. 94: Smoked Ham Mac and Cheese at The Porch


Location Info

Jonathon's Oak Cliff

1111 N. Beckley Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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3 comments
Whitney Filloon
Whitney Filloon

So are you saying Jonathon's version is better than Oddfellows'? That chicken looks crazy good.

Coleman
Coleman

 dude, Jonathon's chicken and waffles is better than Roscoe's. it's the shit!

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I'll never understand the appeal behind this dish....must be a southern thing.  It's just messy, and loaded with carbs, all crunchy and fried in old oils-yuck.  This dish kind of reminds of that skit on SNL where they take a burger, then wrap it in a taco, covering it with two waffles, then pour nacho sauce, and serve it in a bag. 

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