Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken – Kalamazoo South

18 08 2009
  • 4441 S. Westnedge Avenue
  • Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • (269) 345-2151
  • Website
  • Menu
Lees Famous Recipe Chicken on Westnedge in Kalamazoo.

Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken on Westnedge in Kalamazoo.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had to drive to my parents house.  It’s been a nice break that’s about the change.  This trip is the first of many between work and wedding related events. 

I waited until J went to work, but I didn’t eat much before I left the house.  I was on my way to my brother’s for dinner, but that was still four or five hours away by the time I hit Kalamazoo.  I was hungry, so I knew I needed to get off and get something.

I don’t know much about Kalamazoo, but I do know Westnedge is a pretty good bet if you’re looking for something quick.  I wasn’t going to go to far down, but I drove a little ways off the Interstate to see what was around.  Just as I was getting ready to turn around, I found a chicken place.

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken has three locations in Kalamazoo.  The one I found is on the corner of Westnedge and Kilgore Road.  When I pulled into the lot, I had no idea this was a chain, but when I got inside and saw the signage, it was pretty obvious this place wasn’t your Mom & Pop chicken place.

Lee’s is pretty similar to the other major chains.  They have a drive-thru, a small dining room, and an order counter.  There was one lady in front of me when I got there that couldn’t make up her mind.  Of course, I was in a hurry and not wanting to be stopped for long.  As I was standing in line, I noticed a window advertisement for a Jumbo Boneless Wing Meal deal.  The price was under five bucks and it included potato wedges and a drink.  It’s hard to beat that price even if the meal was little more than a snack to hold me over for dinner.

Lees Famous Recipe Chicken on the south side of Kalamazoo.

Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken on the south side of Kalamazoo.

After paying, I was handed a cup that I promptly filled up with Pepsi.  As I was putting on the lid, the lady behind the counter asked me if I wanted sauce.  Since I was driving, I declined, grabbed my food and headed back to I-94.

I wasn’t expecting much for five bucks, but there was more food than I realized.  I opened the box as I was getting on the on ramp and two exits later, it was gone.  It’s not that there wasn’t a lot in the box.  It’s just that I was pretty hungry. 

There were a half dozen or so Jumbo Boneless Wings which were pretty meaty.  There was still more breading than meat, but it wasn’t a ridiculous ratio like most boneless wings.  It tasted like white meat chicken.  Nothing special, but they tasted good.  The potato wedges were really soggy and a little cold.  Still, they did have a little bit of a spicy side.  Had they been crispy and hot, they may have been really good.

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken was a pretty good stop for a quick, cheap meal.  I can’t complain at all about anything when I only paid five bucks.  To me, they didn’t really stand out from the competition, but I didn’t try the actual chicken which would have been more of a benchmark.  I would stop at Lee’s if I came across one again.




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