Fries and onion nuggets remember they are side orders when faced with Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken.
This thing is way out in the boonies. It's a tiny, tiny place with most tables being fit for 2 people only. We never saw anyone actually sit in and eat (besides us). This is definitely not a place to hang out. Strangely it didn't smell like fried chicken in the place.
Service? Typically pimply faced teen boy shuffling around and some old Asian dude back in the "kitchen". It's like watching a bunch of snails work, so you can't get mad at them, that's just how fast they can move. It took so long for them to get us the stuff, I swear they were making it from scratch...(probably not though).
Food? It's a bit on the salty side. We had the regular, so not extra crispy. For sure, I think it is less greasy than KFC or Church's as I recall. However, to say any fried chicken is non-greasy would be a miracle I think. The chicken didn't have super-thick, clingy layers of batter that I'm used to at KFC. Wasn't dry, but neither was it moist. Flavour is pretty decent. Skip the fries if you can, they suck. The chicken, well, we didn't go away feeling a bit sick and bloated like it usually happens in the pre-no-trans-fat KFC days.
Hmm...I wouldn't say it is worth the drive out to PoCo especially if you're not familiar with the area. It's not _amazing_ chicken. I guess if you really need fried chicken and you're in the area, you could certainly do worse.
Once in a while I get the craving for fried chicken and head to Lee's for take out. As far as the fast food type fried chicken options in the lower mainland, Lee's is pretty good as long as you're not expecting gourmet. Not the type of place you would sit and eat but it's clean and the family that own it are very nice.
A 4 piece combo with lots of fries and gravy is about $10. The lunch combo is $8.99
They have a choice of Original or Crunchy Spicy chicken and I always get the spicy. The chicken is crunchy not greasy with good flavor with a little kick if you get the spicy version. Lee's chicken does not leave me feeling too full or bloated and is less salty than the other places. Overall a much better option compared to KFC or Churches in my opinion.
The fries aren't the best but I like them better than KFCs coated fries. These get soggy with the gravy like old school KFC fries. They have other side dish options but I stick to the basics.
Pretty good gravy always smooth and the right amount of pepper and flavoring. Not too salty.
If you call ahead they'll have it ready for you to pick up.
A friend's party was when I was first exposed to Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken. As a Vancouverite, I've suffered enough bad Church's and KFC experiences to jade my view on fried chicken. But Lee's crispy hot, perfectly spicy and non-greasy fried chicken has made me a fan. Not sure whats stopping them from coming to Vancouver.
If you enjoy Crispy or Spicy Fried Chicken, you will enjoy visiting Lee's Chicken in Port Coquitlam.
They have a varied menu with Poutine, Onion Nuggets, Popcorn chicken, Chicken strips and the Best Crispy Chicken .