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Jays Krispy Fried Chicken Review, Sikeston, MO


Jays Krispy Fried Chicken ReviewOnce you’ve done “throwed rolls” (Lamberts) you’re left with few choices in Sikeston.  Jay’s Krispy Fried Chicken is one of them, and they’ve been around a long time. Also heard they have a buffet, so you know I’m down (up) for that.

Rolled in, ordered at the counter. “Do you want a breast or wings?”  Well, a breast, I guess, and they handed one over on a disposable tray and I headed to a table adjacent to the buffet area.

So apparently, unless I missed something, the “buffet”here is one piece of piping hot fried chicken and all the sides on the buffet you want. There were also unidentifiable (to me) chicken bits on the steam table.

Otherwise, standard fare, salad fixings, mashed, gravy, couple different beans, greens and the like. Might have had soup, too, I think. I loaded up.  I’m got a high degrees of confidence those side dishes came straight from a number 10 can delivered by Sysco or similar.  No matter, it’s a good value.  And the chicken IS exceptional.

I’d do it again, but stick to the menu.  They seem to do a brisk take-out and drive thru biz.  Open early.

Jays Krispy Fried Chicken Review

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Jays Krispy Fried Chicken Review

Jays Krispy Fried Chicken Review


Applebees Review – Nationwide Chain


Applebees ReviewStarting as a single restaurant called T.J. Applebee’s Rx for Edibles & Elixirs in Decatur, GA, 1980, Applebees has grown to a franchised chain of over 2000 units in 15 countries.

Applebee’s is in the casual dining segment, with basic American dishes including salads, shrimp, chicken, pasta, burgers, and “riblets” an Applebee’s signature dish. Most of the units feature a bar area with numerous TVs for viewing sporting events and full alcohol service.

The company frequently runs cost promotions, like “two can eat for twenty” – one appetizer and two entrees from a short list, for $20. Is it a good value or does it get you to spend more than you intended. No idea.

It wouldn’t be a regular stop of mine, but I happened into one in Sikeston, MO, when passing through. Most interstate travelers exiting here might look for a heavily advertised joint, “Lamberts – Home of Throwed Rolls” – but if you’ve done that once, like I have, that’s probably enough.

I had rings for an appetizer and a cheeseburger and fries.  It was ok.  Living in an era of (pick one) (organic, wagyu, grass fed, free range, hand pattied, special blend, ground daily) burgers, it wasn’t a standout. Nice bun. Lots of fresh vegetables for toppings and OK fries.

So it’s a good value. The restaurant, ambiance? Too noisy. The bar and tvs dominate the room, but pretty sure that’s where most of the revenue comes from too.  Service was perfunctory.

It was a highway stop.  That’s all.  Haven’t been in one in decades. Unlikely I’d stop again unless the parking lot was empty.

Applebees Review




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Applebees Review

Applebees Review


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