Chicken Charlie

88 Fair Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Chicken Charlie is famous these days, featured on TV, and infamous for their deep-fried county fair creations that range from the yum (deep fried Twinkies) to the yuck (deep fried butter). But you don't go to any fair, OC's especially, without at least trying one of their gut bombs. You do it so that you can say you did. Despite the gimmicky inventions, they do, in fact, know how to handle their fryers. The chicken is greaseless, the kabobs well-cooked, and the deep-fried cookie dough just as you thought it would taste—deliciously guilt-ridden.

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