GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:This place has been open for 6 months and finally I had lunch there today. I think when they first opened they were pretty busy but that is not the case anymore. There could not of been 10 people in there today at 12:30 PM. Right down the street the restaurant called "Pitch" looked packed and must of had 100 cars in the lot. Wonder if I was supposed to be eating at Pitch and just didn't know it? Note to self have to try Pitch one of these days. So back to Stroud's........I don't know about Stroud's having the greatest chicken. What I do know is I would sooner have Popeyes or Kentucky Fried Chicken or even the Millard Roadhouse any day of the week. Sorry Stroud's just keeping it honest. I like Stroud's chicken don't get me wrong it just isn't even close to the best I have ever had. I ordered 2 breasts for 14.95 and when they came they were mammoth in size. So far so good I thought until I laid my knife and fork into that chicken and saw that it was pretty tough. It was over cooked and dried out. In places it was tough enough you could blow a tooth out if you were not careful. Still it was tasty just way over cooked. For a side they give you a bowl of mashed potatoes they say they peel and make fresh. The potatoes and the gravy were pretty tasty except they were only luke warm at best. You also get a side of green beans which tasted like they came out of a can to me. I don't like my vegetables out of a can. Maybe those beans were fresh but I bet they were canned. For desert you get a couple of cinnamon rolls. Those rolls aint nothing to write home about in fact 1 is more then enough. I would definitely go back to this place however I'll not be rushing back. On a positive note the staff was polite and professional at all times and made us feel welcome. The entire restaurant was neat an clean and well maintained inside and out. The fact that the place was deserted and uncrowded was relaxing and peaceful but it might mean this place is not long for the world.
With it being home style we only go there for dinner, not lunch. Interesting on your green beans. I think they are the best I've ever had.
One thing on Stroud's I'd recommend. They have fantastic take out. On the holidays they do a coupe specials. We do the one for $39.99 that includes chicken and sides. They also have one for $24.99 that has chicken bites.