Departing Lexington on Saturday afternoon and on the way to Charlotte, I made a short detour off the highway to Granite Quarry to seek out Reid’s Chicken “Home of Da’ Dip”.
Reid’s is counter-service only. Here’s the overhead menu.
I ordered a chicken thigh sandwich, $2.99. The chicken was fried to order. It seems like a long wait as the chicken sizzles in the deep-fryer, causing a woman behind me to ask whether her order was “burning in there”.
I took my order outside to the one small table to eat it on the spot. Still very hot from frying, the skin was very crisp still but softened quickly as the dip soaked in. The sauce tasted like vinegar, hot sauce, a touch of sweet, and lots of dried rosemary or maybe Italian herb seasoning. Freshly fried, the juices were still flowing and burst out on first bite. While the cooking was executed well and the sauce was interesting, the chicken itself had an off-taste, kind of muddy and metallic. So, a couple bites was more than enough, and I hit the road again.
405 N Salisbury Ave, Granite Quarry, NC 28146