Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken was featured on MSN / Spoon University as the 10th spot for the 25 Best Places to Get Fried Chicken in America, and we decided to visit the Las Vegas/ Summerlin location.
The restaurant is located half hour outside the Strip, in the Festival Plaza in downtown Summerlin, across the street from the Red Rock Casino.The GPS wasn’t quite accurate, and the restaurant said to go past the Lazy Dog Cafe, and they were located across from Shake Shack and Wolf Gang Puck.
We found the place, with plenty of parking and at 5:30 pm on a Monday, there was also plenty of places to sit inside. We walked up to the counter and looked at the combination of chicken you could get. Their chicken tenders were popular, and so were the chicken pieces. I chose to get the White combination (breast and wing) which came with cole slaw and fries, and also an order of their tenders. Stephen ordered the same but with spicy slaw, while Mom got the 2 drumsticks combo. The meal for 3 with drinks came to $42.
The food came out within 10 minutes. The chicken wasn’t what I was expecting. It was coated in like a dry rub, more than a traditional buttermilk dipped fried chicken. The outside wasn’t crunchy but it did have a spice on it instead. I would say its like the KFC fried chicken… its fried, but not crunchy fried.
There were sauces to use on the chicken, which were mostly made of honey. The sauce did add great flavor to the chicken, but on its own, the chicken was just ok. I really loved the skinny fries, but the cole slaw was sub par.. very watery and not creamy. They carry an independent soda company, as well as sweet and non sweet teas.
I would not go out of my way to eat here. However, if I were to visit Red Rock (the hotel/ casino or the national park), I would stop by here for lunch or dinner.