Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bowie Restaurant Project: (63) Freestyle Fish 'n' Chicken

Freestyle Fish 'n' Chicken Is Now Closed.
For an explanation of the Bowie Restaurant Project, look here.

For a list of all the Bowie Restaurant Project reviews, look here.

Freestyle Fish 'n' Chicken, 6946 Laurel-Bowie Rd.
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 1/29/2013
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 2
Pre-Foursquare Visits: No
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

I don't really like fried food. Well, French Fries, done well, are pretty tasty, but in general if my choices are "grilled" or "fried", I'll pick "grilled". So I'm a little biased against this place to start.

The first time I went there, I decided a good sample would be chicken tenders and catfish nuggets. It was...OK. Probably better than the KFC that used to be housed there. The fries were mushier than I'd like. On my return visit, I got the fried tilapia and chicken wings. The tilapia was the best thing I've had there, and the chicken wings weren't bad. Still, if you want chicken, I have to recommend heading to Lima's Chicken. If you insist on having it fried, the chicharron de pollo isn't bad, though I still prefer the non-fried alternatives.

I guess if I find myself in Bowie Plaza looking for a quick meal, I might pick this for variety instead of Subway. If it's not breakfast, I'd give it a try over Dunkin' Donuts. I'd definitely go there before Burger King. But I'd generally wish I had the time to enjoy TJ Elliott's or Golden Pavilion.

So it gets an unenthusiastic two-and-a-half stars. If you like fried food, or you happen to end up there, you'll do OK, but there are generally better places to eat in Bowie.

Bowie Restaurant News

The City of Bowie's 2013 Restaurant Guide is out. New this year is that they designate places outside of the City of Bowie with asterisks. I'm not counting those in my total.

The Subway in the Sunoco on Ballpark Road doesn't have an asterisk. Given that earlier this month, Bowie police responded to a burglary at the Sunoco, I thought I'd better reconsider my belief that it's not in Bowie. But if you want something definitive, go to the tax records, which show no municipal tax assessed on that address. So I stand by the claim.

The White Tiger in the food court is now closed.

Sixty-three down, seventeen to go!

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