Chicken Hut (3019 Fayetteville St) has been in its current location since the late 1960’s–apparently a lot of the current regulars have been going there since they were kids. It’s actually one of the oldest food establishments in Durham (second only to Bullock’s BBQ); established in 1957, it was originally the Chicken Box and was on Roxboro (check out an old photo at Endangered Durham).
A meal at Chicken Hut is an inexpensive and delicious feast (and could really be more like two meals). For $5.50 you get a meat and two sides and rolls. This here is two meals (after some devouring) plus two extra sides of meat and a peachy dessert (we wanted to try as much as possible, ok? We took a lot home, but I am never eating again anyway). Not shown is the coconut pie that I also got, which was probably my favorite item.
If you can’t tell, that is a lot of bbq, and what’s left (about half) of a salisbury steak.
OBR and I liked everything we tried (which was clearly a lot). We did not try the fish, and there was no baked chicken today, so I’ll have to go back for that. But the fried chicken was juicy, crispy, and wonderful. The greens (and you know I am a greens snob) were among the best I’ve had around here; good with or without the hot sauce. The bbq was the exact right amount each of spicy, sweet, and vinegary.
Writing this is kind of making me want to break into my leftovers. That was possibly my shortest “never eating again” ever.Chicken Hut: 3019 Fayetteville St. Dining room: M – F, 11:30-2:30 Take-out: M – F, 11:30 – 4