Mays Counter Chicken and Waffles: Restaurants in Tucson

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Mays Counter Chicken and Waffles: Restaurants in Tucson

Mays Counter Chicken and Waffles: Restaurants in Tucson

Mays Counter Chicken and Waffles had been on my mind for months.  My rare visits "south" never availed me of the staple "soul food" item, and I was dying to know what I was missing.  What was the allure of chicken and waffles?

I'm a home-made style of cook, and yes, I make waffles from scratch about every 4 or 5 months.  (Well, they ARE fattening!) I rarely deep fry or "Sunday" fry a chicken breast, nor am a fan of Kentucky Fried Chicken, but I do appreciate a little what the Wisconsin side of me knows as "broasted chicken" now and then.

May's Counter offers comfortable, casual decor - the kind that reminds me of college sports bar.  You don't have to dress up to dine, just come as you are.  And don't worry, the prices are comfortable as well.

The menu is on the wall when you walk in - or you can sit at a booth/table and let the wait staff bring you a menu.  My husband and I decided to share "The Hen", which consisted of two chicken breasts and a 7-inch waffle.  When they bring the plate, the warm, sweet and savory scent envelopes you. 

My guess it was something about the "perfect" bite.

A little bite of crispy chicken atop a buttery, syrupy, fluffy waffle made its way to my mouth, quickly followed by another.

Mays Counter Chicken and Waffles is open until 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday, open early at 8:00 a.m. on weekends with a Friday and Saturday night close of 11:00 p.m.

Yes, there is more than chicken and waffles on the menu, so be sure and stop in at Mays Counter Chicken and Waffles.  Ask about the dessert list - there might be a cobbler with your name on it.

I don't know if I'm a convert to the charisma of Chicken and Waffles, but I do recommend you go and form your own opinion.  It's good, juicy chicken...and the waffles are light and slightly sweet.

My favorite part of our visit was the waitress.  We explained as we were being seated that we really haven't eaten much fried chicken... She flashed a brilliant smile at us and return and said, 
"That's okay!  We won't hold it against you!"

Mays Counter Chicken and Waffles: Restaurants in Tucson




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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I don't know if I'd be a big fan of that combo;  it isn't something we'd have up here.  But I'm like you; willing to try anything once!   The waitress sure sounded fun!

Sep 09, 2011 08:50 PM #1
Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

I am so hungry for a waffle

Sep 10, 2011 04:50 AM #2
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

I made them at home this morning!  Well, with sausage...

Sep 10, 2011 06:05 AM #3
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Cara, I always thought it was a strange sounding combo, but even the "biggies" are making that combo now, so I must be missing something.  I love the server's sense of humor!!!

Sep 10, 2011 09:35 AM #4
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Cara-I'm from the south but that is not a combination I'm familiar with either. Maybe I led too sheltered a life. I do like fried chicken occassionaly though. That sounds like a fun place.

Sep 10, 2011 01:07 PM #5
John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance
I've heard a lot of people talking about how good chicken and waffles is. Never had it myself.
Sep 10, 2011 04:46 PM #6
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

It's funny how much MORE enjoyable a dining experience can be when the staff enjoy, or make it a point to enjoy their jobs, Juli!

Wayne - It's my understanding it's a soul food staple!  You MUST be sheltered!!  :)  

John - It's calories, John...calories.  Give me a nice crusty piece of bread with creamy, sweet butter and you have me over any other menu item most anyday.  But, it IS fun to try new stuff!!

Sep 10, 2011 05:51 PM #7
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING CARA!  I can't remember the last time I ate fried chicken - but this made me want to very soon!  Especially with those waffles!

Sep 11, 2011 01:30 AM #8
Emmary Simpson
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Serving Tucson AZ

I LOVE MAY'S!!!!  I was a little hesitant to try it at first but, dang is it delicious!!!!  Glad your trip 'down south' was a good one! LOL

Sep 20, 2011 04:11 AM #9
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