Hill Country Chicken is a quick-service restaurant in the Flatiron specializing in traditional Texas fried chicken with a healthy dose of kid-friendliness!
|Cuisine:||Southern, Quick Service Restaurant|
|Address:||1123 Broadway @ 25th Street|
|Hours:||M-Sun 11AM – 10PM|
|Room Around Tables For Stroller:||YES|
|Accessible (No Stairs):||YES|
|Double Stroller Friendly:||YES|
|Half Portions Available:||YES|
|Changing Table Men’s:||YES|
|Changing Table Women’s:||YES|
Good for all ages as long as your child doesn’t need a booster seat.
Appropriate for Lunch or Dinner.
Sippy Cup Rating:(4.0 / 5)
Sunny and I didn’t originally set out to review Hill Country Chicken…but I’m glad we did! This Saturday, after seeing a super sweet production of “Sleeping Beauty” at the Galli Theatre (read about it here), I had one hungry princess on my hands. A princess craving chicken fingers! And boy, was she determined to get them. With hope we dipped into four different restaurants (The Ainsworth, Flatiron Hall, Meltshop and Hill Country BBQ Market) along the way but a chicken finger we could not find. Finally Miss Hungry (Sunny) and Mrs. Tired (me!) settled on Hill Country Chicken – a quick service restaurant with a homey/retro vibe.
From an accessibility standpoint Hill Country is Sippy Cup Approved! No stairs, lots of space around the tables, stroller parking and a unisex bathroom with a changing table (hip hip hooray!). They have a few high chairs (I counted three) but no booster seats. Not a deal breaker as long as you get a low-top table.
Now for a Captain Obvious moment: this is a chicken restaurant, hence the name. There are no main course options if your child isn’t into the bird. A number of side options like buttermilk biscuits and corn salad exist. We went for the mac + cheese but it had pimentos in it so Sunny wasn’t a fan. (Note to restaurant, Fork + Bib thinks it would be prudent to have a non-pimento “plain jane” version). They did have juice boxes which Sunny appreciated.
On a good note, Sunny got her chicken fingers quickly and to my relief one of the cashiers offered to help me carry the trays of food to our table.
The portions are large – we ordered 4 fingers but Sunny was good after 1.5 so we brought the rest home for Daddy. We don’t normally review food at Fork+Bib but it’s worth noting that these chicken fingers are 100% real – nothing processed or chicken pieces squished together.
- Close to Madison Square Park (great dog watching on warm days!) and the huge Lego store
- Happy hour ever day between 3pm-10pm which means $4 shakes (and beers!)
Chef Elizabeth Karmel of Hill Country shared her fried chicken recipe with New York Family Magazine – so for those Fork+Bibbers who also cook….your welcome! Check it out here: