If you have been following my column for any length of time you know two things about me: One I love to eat and find new places to do so. Two, when the new place is a mom-and-pop type place, I’m even more excited.
This past weekend I went for a drive as I was looking for something different to eat. I found this little place called Let’s Fry This, located at 1927 N. Decatur Boulevard. This place may be small on size but it’s big on flavor. There are only a few tables for dining in, but I got a table with no wait. It seems they do a big carry out business as I saw people picking up orders the entire time I was there.
The menu at Let’s Fry This isn’t big as they keep the menu simple, only cooking a few items. But the items they cook are so good. By the name, I’m sure you have figured out that all their foods are fried. Let me just say fried to perfection and without a dripping greasy mess like so many other places.
They specialize in Fried Catfish, along with Tilapia, Shrimp, Chicken Wings and Chicken Fingers. The Chicken Wings are not pieces, they are the whole wing, something you hardly ever see out here as most places serve wings as drumsticks and flats. I almost never am able get a whole wing, something I love tearing into.
I ordered the Catfish and Wing combo which was three giant pieces of catfish and three whole Wings with two side dishes for $13.99. My chicken wings were good, but the star of this show was the catfish. Everything here is made fresh to order so allow a few extra minutes in prep time and trust me when I say it will be worth the wait.
The catfish was so moist and tasty, and the breading was so good as it complimented the catfish without dominating the taste of it. I was stuffed when I was done as they give you a ton of food. Among the side dishes were French Fries, Hush Puppies, Onion Rings, Fried Okra, Cole Slaw and Corn on the Cob. Next time I am going to try the Fried Shrimp and Catfish Combo.
The best part about Let’s Fry This was how nice everyone was and to see the passion in their craft. I love to see mom-and-pop places succeed and when you combined hard work, a friendly demeanor and good food you will always have a successful business and that’s what I found here.
I give Let’s Fry This a rating of 3.75 Forks.