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“Fine Southern-Fried Chicken”

Wayside Takeout & Catering
Ranked #136 of 582 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We were motoring up U.S. 29 from Greensboro when we got a hankering for some good fried chicken. Our good friend Mr. Google suggested Wayside and it did not disappoint. Excellent fried chicken and very good sides -- collard greens, mac and cheese, baked beans, etc. Downhome and delicious! This is not fine dining; this is good eatin'! The road construction project outside the front door made access a little bit of a challenge, but it was worth the effort. If you're in the Charlottesville area, stop in. By the way, the staff was great, very friendly and fast with the food.

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Thank joeandrick
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

This is your standard local fried chicken joint, nothing to get excited about but a decent stand-by when the family can't agree on anything else. Chicken is naturally better than KFC, but if we had a Popeye's in town Wayside would lose biz. Like at most of these places, sides are an afterthought, and don't have much impact. Mashed taters are instant, rolls are wonderbread quality, BBQ is mass-market, for e.g. Now, the thing that temporarily made Wayside really special was when they had rotisserie chicken, which was as good as any I've had anywhere. Unconsistent sales made them drop it and replace with baked, which is just baked, no big deal. If they ever bring back rotisserie, I'll be a regular again.

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Thank Thrifto
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

An often used resource for economical catering. Chicken, salads, cookies always good, but not exceptional. Excellent service.

Thank Lenore S
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Very good fried chicken. The atmospher is what you would expect for a homely place that is mostly for the locals. The sides were very small. The service was fast.

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Thank Evelyn D
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Everybody has their favorite local chicken shack, especially in the South. Some of these joints live up to the hype, some don't. It is very hard to describe the subtle differences between good fried chicken and mediocre fried chicken, but you know it when you taste it. Service is always quick and I've never disappointed. Recommended.

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Thank killdivas
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