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Palms Krystal Bar & Grill

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.
In 1936 Beverly and Rubye Osborne were driving west from Oklahoma to California. They had no reason to be joyful. They were middle aged and the Depression had wiped out their savings. On this particular afternoon it seemed that everyone in the state was attempting to escape the famine of the Oklahoma dust bowl. With not much more than their meager belongings and a basket of fried chicken, Beverly Osborne coaxed his Ford pickup across the barren prairie. Suddenly, a bump in the rutted road scattered the chicken and basket. Picking it up, Rubye complained "this is really Chicken in the Rough®." With that chance remark, a fortune was born. Beverly turned his truck around and headed back home. A
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 26 May 2022 via mobile

Absolutely the best fried chicken! The ribs were also delicious. Try the chocolate fudge cream puff for dessert and you will love it!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

We go at least twice a month. Great food and drink. Pull tabs and keno. Super buyers and chicken. We usually get the half sandwich and a salad. And just enjoy the atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 22 August 2021

I decided to ry this place on recomendation of girls in my doctor's office.It is absolutely the best fried chicken i have ever eaten.This seasoning and batter were perfect and very crispy chicken.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, fresh, hot! I got the chicken and waffles, Cole slaw. It must be good when the locals go there twice a week. Be sure to check it out .

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 May 2021

I had lunch there today. I like the old style vibe of the place with it's 50's diner feel. Love the booths and the bar stools. The staff I came into contact with were friendly and all were properly masked. I had a bowl of...chicken noodle soup. Big noodles and huge chunks of chicken made it very hearty. Really good. I then had one of the traditional chicken dinners that came with the shoe-string fries, coleslaw, and a roll. Everything was good...albeit quite greasy. I kind of expected it to be oily based on all the prior reviews. Anyway, I enjoyed my lunch. Conclusion: solid/good fried chicken. Be ready for it to all be quite oily.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 17 December 2020

What a great find! We stumbled across this place while on a road trip, passing through the Port Huron area. Absolutely the best fried chicken we have ever had in any restaurant. So fresh and crispy. Great taste. Fries were good too! We will definitely...be back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 30 March 2020 via mobile

A port Huron legend. Feeding hungry folks for decades. Great fried chicken and fries! Yes lots of oil, but that is what makes their “chicken in the rough” so famous. Try their onion rings too!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 16 March 2020

This is the premier location for fried chicken. The seasoning salt at each table can go on almost anything and is delicious as well. The 2 and 4 piece meals are going to fill you up depending on your appetite! The mashed potatoes and chicken...gravy are the best in town easily!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

Humans >40 have a much higher chance to like this historic Port Huron chicken house. The soup of the day was cabbage, a stupendous start! The chicken is generally delicious but greasy.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

The Chicken Baskets and our waitress service was exceptional. We will return again to this Port Huron home town establishment

Date of visit: March 2020
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25 August 2016|
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Response from PalmsKrystal | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your question, and thank you everyone for helping me to answer, I think you all did a great job! I would just like to add a couple things :) Our chicken is deep fried, not broasted. Broasting is... More
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Yes, Palms Krystal Bar & Grill offers takeaway services.

Palms Krystal Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4