I grew up with Woody's..We use to go to the one in Wood-River-east alton area...yes I'm showing my age..lol..If i had the money I would have a franchise closer IN A HEARTBEAT!! Heck I would even run the place! I love the skin but I travel (i know it isnt too far from me..but I NEVER get out!) for their coleslaw! OMG!!!! this is what we're having for Valentines dinner! mmm can't wait!.........evelyn
I usedto live and was raised in Alton/Bethalto andi have to admit this is the bestchicken in the world..cheaptoo lol. I wish they would franchise this to northern va and i would be a constant client...i miss this chicken. i used to eat alot when they had the one in Bethalto. Damn i wish i could find chicken like this in Alexandria, VA. kfc sucks!
Woody's Chicken is almost a hole in the wall place. clean, nothing fancy, but the most delicious chicken around. I've eaten it since i was a kid 40+ years and I've never been disappointed. The crust is wonderful, even better than Hodak's in Saint Louis, MO. VERY REASONABLE prices. buy a 4 pc. box choices of white or dark or mixed, with or without fries/coleslaw. other foods too. hamburgers, shrimp, fish, etc. If you are disappointed, I would almost guarentee your money back and i don't have anything to do with the establishment. We've traveled over 160 miles just to eat there because it is THAT GOOD. Give them a try. like i said, nothing fancy, dine in or drive thru. just great chicken!!!!! Happy eating.
Known to Alton area folks for quite some time, Woody's Drive-In should be as popular as Fast Eddie's for what it is: the best fried chicken around, with great other items for those who don't feel like poultry. And, the prices cannot be beaten, even compared to the tasteless and cheap burgers the fast food places produce.
You can drive thru, go in and eat, or get carry-out. It's an old fashioned place that offers hamburgers, hot dogs, fish, and of course, chicken. The chicken is what the place is best known for.
Two and four piece meals are served in a white box, w/ fries and/or slaw. The chicken itself is batter-dipped but not breaded; this is pretty unique in the area and gives a crispy taste you can't get from the other places. And, you can walk in with $5 and walk out well-fed--and with change!
If you've never been, go. It's set up like an old ma & pa place and the food is great.