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Woody's Drive-In

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110 Homer M Adams Pkwy, Alton, IL 62002
(618) 466-7840
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best fries chicken. Anywhere.

I grew up in Alton going to Woody's and couldn't wait to take my family there on a return visit. The chicken is the reason to go, hands down the best ever. The batter coating is amazing. My 13 year old daughter who rarely eats meat could not get enough of it! Delicious and a great value!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2013
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GODFREY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Woodys has been an Icon on the burger, chicken and shrimp scene in Alton for 40 years, consistent good cheeseburgers, a special recipe chicken, baskets of frys, i wnet there when I was in High school and Ill go there when Im retired....woodys is the best....

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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We go here about two or three times a month. The food is always good, fast and we have never had a problem with them getting the order correct. I usually get the fish. I know that sounds crazy getting fish at a place that mostly serves chicken, but it's very good. I also like the Philly Cheese Steak, My... More 

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Wood River, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food is top-notch and the prices are great, but they love to "forget" things you order. Every single time we go there, they leave at least one thing out. Turnovers, cole slaw, a piece of chicken or two, a bag of fries, something has to be missing. It's literally infuriating, and it is making me reconsider buying food from... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

I grew up in Alton going to Woody's and couldn't wait to take my family there on a return visit. The chicken is the reason to go, hands down the best ever. The batter coating is amazing. My 13 year old daughter who rarely eats meat could not get enough of it! Delicious and a great value!

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Steelville, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

On my home I went by and got myself a fried chicken dinner in a box. The chicken is excellent and the fries are great also. I try to get by there on way home.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon. My wife has talked about this chicken for years and we finally made it to Alton and she insisted we stop. I pointed out all the other places to eat in the area but she said no we are going to Woodys for chicken. Still when we pulled in the parking lot... More 

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Alton,IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

You walk into Woody's and you know this isn't some corporate run joint. Known for their fried chicken, their cheeseburgers can't be beat. Where else can you get half a chicken and fries for under five dollars?

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Alton, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

In business for decades, famous for Chicken. Signature coleslaw unbelievably good. Fast service, eat in or carry out.

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Alton, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

this is a tradition in Alton actually I dont think its open anymore. They had the best buttery fried chicken I have ever tasted. You wouldnt want to eat there everyday but once in a while and you would be hooked. That is if they are still open and if they are not its a shame.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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128 reviews 128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

I went to Woody's as a kid, and at there most weekends. My fiance and I went there for the first time in 25 years or so, and it hasn't changed a bit. The food is great, I just wish they would update the atmosphere....it's very...blah.

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  • Address: 110 Homer M Adams Pkwy, Alton, IL 62002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: (618) 466-7840

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