625 West South Street, Dix, IL, USA
Austin's Restaurant Dix Reviews
The BEST Fried Chicken Apr 13, 2010
Austin's has the best fried chicken in all of Southern Illinois. They have a special recipe and have the flakiest crust and the juiciest fried chicken. Their menu primarily revolves around their fried chicken, but they do offer cheeseburgers, mozzarella sticks, and daily specials like spaghetti, taco salads, and ribeye. They also have a wonderful salad bar that always has this one meat salad that I have loved since I was a little kid -- I don't even know what it is.
Austin's has been around for years. It's a small-town restaurant (Dix only has about 500 people), but it draws a crowd from the area. We live about 20 minutes north of there, and it's not uncommon to run into someone we know. And, the owners, Lavern and Betty Austin, know all their customers by name.
If you are traveling through Southern Illinois on I-57, definitely stop for some fried chicken at Austin's!
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