Southerners are known for their incomparable hospitality, as most visitors to the South can expect a meal, a bed, diction lessons, and an immediate appointment to local office. Sample edible Southern generosity with today’s Groupon to Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a deluxe meal for two (up to a $33.65 total value) at the Chicago location.
- For $15, you get a deluxe meal for two (up to a $33.65 total value) at the Oak Park location.
The meal includes the following:
- Any two entrees from the waffle menu, excluding the Betty Lou and Mark’s Big Boy (up to a $22.90 value)
- Any two drinks, excluding Fire N’ Desire and the Chicago Dream (up to a $5.60 value)
- One shared side or cheesecake with toppings (valid for sides up to a $5.15 value). Topping choices include strawberries, pecans, and chocolate.
Lauded by both NBC Chicago's The Feast blog and ABC 7's Hungry Hound, Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles offers a menu full of multifarious twists on the two-tiered Southern classic. The Saint ($9.95–$10.95) pairs two waffles with either dark fried or white chicken, and Carol’s Treat ($10.45) lays dark meat on a bed of gravy and onions with a double-waffle mattress made for tongues to jump on. Blindfolded chicken-fry fans sniff out the poultry treasure inside the Rosemary ($8.95), which layers diced fried chicken inside a cheesy omelet and comes with a choice of waffle, fries, or home fries. Drinks trek across tongue terrains with choices such as pink lemonade ($2) or the Island Breeze ($2.80), which blends raspberry iced tea, lemonade, fruit punch, and the sound of the ocean when one's ear is close enough. Diners can end meals on a sweet note with the cheesecake with toppings ($5.15).
Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles
While the perks at each of Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles' three locations vary, the main draw is the same—a menu of specialty waffles, Cajun- and Southern-inspired entrees, and hearty portions of soul food that earned the restaurant a feature on WTTW's Check, Please!. Trinidad-born chef Carolyn Johnson's smorgasbord of time-honored dishes is dotted with modern twists unforeseen by Chubby Checker, including a funnel-cake-inspired fried waffle, a turkey burger topped with turkey bacon, and a fully-loaded fried-catfish salad. Entrees, which can be paired with BYOB beverages at the Oak Park location, include traditional chicken and waffles, catfish dinners with collard greens, and fried chicken gizzards. Jazz musicians amp up the atmosphere at the Evanston and Oak Park eateries as the chefs put finishing touches on meals with sweet-potato pie and peach cobbler.