100 Favorite Dishes, No. 52: Fried Chicken At Sissy's

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.

Usually when I'm done with a review I'm done with a restaurant. For one, there are a million places to eat and I have stories to write, but I'm also usually kinda tired of the place I've dipped in and out of several times and spent days thinking and writing about. The day after my review of Sissy's ran in the paper I did something I've never done before and most likely won't do again for a very long time: I went back to the restaurant and grabbed a seat at the bar.

I did not order an entire bucket, but I did order fried chicken. The decision might have bordered lunacy, but I offer it in evidence of the goodness that that is Sissy's crispy bird. I'm not saying it's the best in Dallas (it's expensive, and I've yet to go to Babe's), but if it can draw a critic in for a re-hash long after he's filed his copy, then it's definitely a worthy addition to our list of favorite dishes. Even while writing this, I'm tempted to return.

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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
No. 93: Chicken and Waffles at Jonathon's Oak Cliff
No. 92: Regina Margherita At Cane Rosso
No. 91: Devils On Horseback At The Chesterfield
No. 90: Ginger Soy Baby Back Ribs at Tei Tei Robata
No. 89: Croissants From Rush Patisserie
No. 88: The Reuben At The Cock & Bull
No. 87: The Brisket at Pecan Lodge
No. 86: The Roast Chicken At Bolsa
No. 85: Chicken-Fried Egg at Union Bear
No. 84: Brisket Tacos At Manny's
No. 83: The Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes at Smoke
No. 82: The Oxtail Ragout at Central 214
No. 81: The Italian Beef At Jimmy's
No. 80: Pulled Whole Hog BBQ Eggs Benedict at Smoke
No. 79: Veal Cheeks At Bijoux
No. 78: Sweet Shrimp At Yutaka
No. 77: Pho At Lemongrass
No. 76: Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House
No. 75: Pepper Bomb At Goodfriend
No. 74:Veracruz Cafe's Sopa de Atlahua
No. 73: Fish and Chips at the Londoner
No. 72: Italian Combo At Carbone's
No. 71: Breakfast Schnitzel At Crossroads Diner
No. 70: Berkshire Pork Belly Buns at Howard Wang's Uptown
No. 69: Bolognese At Princi Italia
No. 68: Cabrito a la Parrilla at El Ranchito
No. 67: Kimchee French Fries At sSahm Food Truck
No. 66: Just About Any Burger At Off Site Kitchen
No. 65: St. Pete's Chili Dog
No. 64: Mesa's Enmoladas
No. 63: Pork and Octopus at Oak
No. 62: Spicy Crispy Wings At Malai
No. 61: Spicy Fish Soup At Korea House
No. 60: Deviled Eggs At R&D Kitchen
No. 59: Falafel At Fadia Bakery
No. 58: Bistec Con Queso At El Tizoncito
No. 57: The Burger At Local
No. 56: Patty Melt At NHS
No. 55: Guisado Verde Tacos At La Nueva Fresh And Hot
No. 54: CFS At All Good Cafe
No. 53: Ramen At Tei-An

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Sissy's Southern Kitchen

2929 N. Henderson Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Detric Roy
Detric Roy

Sissy's is currently at the top of my Things I Love About Dallas list.  Love the drinks, the bow ties and suspenders, and the chicken is just incredible!  Well, so are the sides for that matter.  Not a huge fan of pimento cheese, but I've had it 3 times at Sissy's.  The mac n cheese, too.  You should just give in and go back. You know you want to...


That's a pretty strong endorsement and although I haven't been to Sissy's, yet, I'll give it a try on that review. Babes is pretty damn good.

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