Eat fried chicken and go bowling at Mahall’s 20 Lanes

Mahall's 20 Lanes may be known for it's bowling and great music venues, but this great fried chicken alone is worth the visit.

Mahall’s 20 Lanes (13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood) has been a bowling destination since 1924. When it was purchased and remodeled almost 10 years ago, an effort was made to retain its classic look while updating to today’s tastes. There’s still the same Formica chairs and chrome shark fin ball returns, but, you know, there’s microbrews on tap.

As a part of that remodel, which included building up 2 music stages for hip acts to perform in and regular dance nights, was a re-imagining of the kitchen. Thankfully for the neighborhood, that re-imagining included some killer fried chicken. You could call the chicken the unexpected break-out star of the venue, with demand leading to Mahall’s starting a home delivery option.

There’s three styles to choose from: Original, Nashville Hot (with cayenne pepper) and Cleveland Red (with paprika). You can get a side of “honey hot” sauce (you should get it) along with cornbread and cole slaw rounding out the combo. If you really have the craving for the bird, they sell it by the bucket.