Restaurant Review: Honey’s Kettle Culver City, CA

First of all, I have to say that I get a kick out of seeing a place known for its fried chicken next to a restaurant that’s known for healthier fare. It makes me smile. Yes I’m easily amused.

Honey's Kettle storefront

Honey’s Kettle is a small restaurant and was almost to capacity when we arrived for an early dinner on a Saturday. The restaurant was kept fairly clean and fluorescent lighting was all over the place. The staff was accommodating but nothing over the top. The menu included baked goods such as cakes, cookies, pies, and biscuits, fish, and sandwiches but the star was the fried chicken with a menu similar to KFC offering different size combos. One of the more popular items was the Family Pac which included 8 pieces of chicken, 4 biscuits, fries and salad. While many diners were devouring this popular item, it simply was too big for the both of us!

Chicken and Pancakes

I ordered the hotcakes & chicken which did take some time to prepare. Once the order was ready, I was glad with what I saw: golden crisp chicken and fluffy pancakes. Yes, I’m a health conscious eater but I can cheat every now & again. I’m a sucker for fried chicken. The workers were definitely butter & syrup happy as I got so many packets of both that it would make the pancakes swim in the stuff.

The pancakes were very fluffy and had a sweet taste to them, even before I put the syrup on. They really had a homemade southern feel to them. The chicken was crispy and slightly oily but not too overwhelming. The meat was also pretty juicy which is a change from dried chicken I’ve had at other fast food places. It definitely wasn’t a combination that I thought would work but thankfully I was wrong. I really can’t describe but the two went together pretty well. Both equally comforting and would be great hangover food!

Orange Soda

I also ordered an orange soda which was served in a classic glass bottle which I thought was a nice touch & went along with the theme of a throw back to a simpler time.

There is a parking garage around the corner from Honey’s Kettle so it’s not too much of a hassle. I would go to this restaurant during the off peak times because it does get pretty full pretty fast. Average menu price is $10.

My rating ***  out of 5 stars

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Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken in Los Angeles

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6 thoughts on “Restaurant Review: Honey’s Kettle Culver City, CA

  1. Looks good! I have yet to visit even Roscoe’s. I love the combo of sweet and savory. And man, I have not had fried chicken in ages!

  2. One of my fav fried chicken places in Los Angeles. Last time my fatass went with the 4 pc meal and I polished it all off. Juicy and tasty. Honey Kettle was well worth the drive to Culver City!

    • Oh it’s definitely worth it! One of my criticisms of the South Bay is that there aren’t as many restaurants here as there are in the Westside….but maybe in this case its a good thing cuz I’d go everyday & get super chubby!

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