Hollander’s [Deep Fried Chicken Sandwich]
Hollander’s was a pretty regular lunch destination in a former life, but it has been over a year since the Food in the Fox team has visited this sizable pub. A popular lunch destination, Hollander’s tends to be understaffed and over-patronized when it comes lunchtime, so get there a bit early or a bit late, as your preference dictates.
Two Words: Deep. Fried.
There are two words you don’t usually see used together here in Food in the Fox, but here we are with three recent reviews featuring deep fried lunchtime specials. The first was The Grog, which featured a steak sandwich and an impressive pile of crisscut fries. Now we have two new reviews of deep fried chicken sandwiches, which also come stacked with fries and coleslaw.
I was this |-| close to ordering something somewhat healthy at Hollander’s, but the table tent caught my eye with its ridiculously good sounding specials. You can get either a 1/3lb. cheeseburger, a deep fried haddock sandwich, or a deep fried chicken sandwich complete with fries and coleslaw for $5.00. Alternatively, you can also get a large 1 topping pizza for $10.00. If it happens to be Sunday (which it wasn’t), you can get a 4 piece chicken plate served with mashed potatoes n’ gravy or fries n’ coleslaw for $6.00. Hard to beat those specials as long as you are not too worried about calories, sodium, or cholesterol.
$5.00 Unhealthy Lunch Just Too Tempting
Obviously, on this particular day that Holy Trinity of healthiness went right out the window. The $5.00 price tag won me over. So, what do you get for $5.00? A slab of deep fried chicken breast on a crusty roll slathered in mayo with some lettuce, two pickle chips on the side, a small tub of coleslaw, and pretty decent helping of French fries. Best part? Everything tasted exactly as it should have given that we were in a small town pub and paid what we did. I did scrape some of the mayo off (my tribute to the calorie gods), but otherwise had few reservations about eating every other scrap of food found in this little plastic basket.
My only complaint is that the place was woefully understaffed for the lunchtime rush, which filled almost every chair in the building. Not the first time we’ve seen this.