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Hollander’s [Deep Fried Chicken Sandwich]

Hollander's Deep Fried Chicken Sandwich Basket

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.

- T

Hollander's on Urbanspoon

Hollander's Deep Fried Chicken Sandwich Basket

Location:

Hollander’s Pub & Grill
1820 E Main Street
Little Chute, WI 54140

 

Hollander’s [Deep Fried Chicken Sandwich]

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Before Food In The Fox came to be, Hollander’s in Little Chute was a common lunch destination. But, it has been a while since we have been back, so that was where we decided to head for lunch yesterday. This restaurant/bar (more bar) is located off of highway 96 in Little Chute, just down the road from what one would consider ‘downtown’ Little Chute. 

Cribbage, Anyone?

The place is huge. It has a large bar, which is in the middle of tables scattered throughout the entire place. There are plenty of TV’s and gambling machines (if you are feeling lucky). The table tents also mentioned that they have Cribbage and Trivia game nights, which is kind of cool because a lot of local places don’t provide these type of things. The crowd was an older crowd, most of whom were drinking at 11:30 AM. I guess that is one of the perks of being retired. 

Deep Fried Chicken, Fries, and Cole Slaw

The menu is filled with typical bar type food ranging from pizza to appetizers to a wide array of wraps and salads. They also had daily sandwich specials on the table tent. One of them being a deep fried chicken sandwich with french fires and cole slaw. This didn’t sound incredibly healthy, but the price was right. It was $5 for the large basket of food. Why not? The holidays are here and I don’t plan on stepping on my scale until well into next year. 

Busy Place – Okay Service

Being that the place was packed, the service was not as good as it has been in the past. There seem to be two waitresses tending to a full dining room of customers and they were hustling around from table to table and back in forth from the kitchen. It didn’t take long for the food and as you can see below, it was nothing overly special. It was a pile of grease with some salt. Oh, and it tasted pretty good. It was a nice change up from the typical grilled chicken salad. It was filling and priced right, but not too many notches above McDonald’s. I think it tasted so good because it has been a while since I have a sandwich like this.

Bottom line: Cheap, average, bar food with okay service.

-M 

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Location:

Hollander’s Pub & Grill
1820 E Main Street
Little Chute, WI 54140

 

5th Quarter [BBQ Chicken Pizza]

5th Quarter BBQ Chicken Pizza

Is eating at 3:30′ish considered a late lunch or an early dinner? Either way, while knocking out some work at 5th Quarter in Little Chute, Food in the Fox decided to liven things up a bit with a pizza. The pizza of choice was the BBQ chicken pizza as seen below. Of course a 9″ wouldn’t quite do the trick, so we opted to go with a 12″. Needless to say, the 12″ pizza didn’t survive all that long once it hit the table. 

Don’t Upset the Pizza Etiquette Gods

I used to be violently opposed to thin pizza crust and still prefer thick crust. Seriously, just slice open a loaf of bread and dump the pizza toppings inside and I’m golden. However, I’ve come to appreciate the benefits of a thinner crust. I’ve learned that it’s possible to make a fairly low calorie pizza (daresay even a healthy pizza) at home using cracker-thin crust and select toppings. Buuuuuut… that’s definitely not what we’re talking about today. Today we got and ooey gooey oil baked combination of BBQ sauce, chicken, cheese, and more. My careful and scientific calculations put the calorie count at exactly 1,693.7 calories per bite, but the margin of error on those calculations may be somewhere around 99.4%.

The upside? It was good! For whatever reason, the 5th Quarter’s BBQ chicken pizza hit the spot. There may have been a little bit too much BBQ sauce on the pizza, but that didn’t stop the whole thing from disappearing into thin air after a few shakes of the parmesan cheese shaker. We David Copperfield’ed that thing like pros (I totally stole that line from M).  

On a side note, I was also reprimanded for picking the chicken off the last slice on the pan rather than just eating the entire piece, so I made amends with the all-powerful pizza etiquette gods and ate it.

- T

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5th Quarter BBQ Chicken Pizza

Location:

5th Quarter
2101 American Drive
Little Chute, WI 54140


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