One of Kansas City’s culinary bragging rights began as a humble log cabin kitchen in 1933.
Some people dine at Stroud’s every week; others save the carb-loading experience for birthdays.
Sitting down to heaping platters of golden chicken, bowls of mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans served family style is worth the hour-long (if you’re lucky!) wait.
Stroud’s has been famous for its pan-fried chicken since 1933, first at the expanded 1829 log cabin and farmhouse at Oak Ridge Manor, then 85th and Troost (recently closed). Soon after that, the family opened the Fairway location.
You may be surprised that Stroud’s was the first U.S. restaurant to win a James Beard Award for Excellence in the “Home Style” category.
An even more impressive distinction? We hear one woman purchased a “We Choke Our Own Chickens” t-shirt for each of her husbands. All five of them.
Story by Mara Sinclair