A waffle cone filled with small nuggets of fried chicken slathered in sauce.
That’s essentially Chick’nCone’s concept. Or as the restaurant’s tagline reads, “handheld chicken and waffles.”
But I tend to disagree that a waffle cone can replace a waffle in the southern staple that is chicken and waffles, so I’d rather say this concept is built around the idea of an easy, on-the-go way of eating chicken covered in sauce that won’t be messy.
I liked that the menu is simplistic. You can get a “Chick’nCone Meal,” which comes with the waffle cone filled with chicken tossed in your choice of sauce, Cajun fries and a drink, or you can choose to get one of those three items a la carte.
Chick’nCone has six sauce options. The sweet selections include Cinna-Maple and traditional BBQ, the mild selections include Yella BBQ and Kick’n Ranch and the spicy selections include Buffalo Blue and Peri Peri, a South African chili sauce.
I wanted to try more than one sauce and got the Yella BBQ and Kick’n Ranch on the side.
The chicken is fried and then sliced into little chunks. Since I asked for the sauces on the side, I just dipped the chicken into each.
The Yella BBQ is a tangy mustard BBQ sauce. While mustard-based BBQ sauces aren’t the norm in Texas, I really enjoyed the tangy, smoky sauce. It was, however, very in your face — or should I say very in your taste flavor-wise.
The Kick’n Ranch is the opposite. It’s subtle, and while the menu describes it as mildly spicy, I would say it’s not even that. But its creaminess came through. I found myself dipping more into this sauce than the Yella BBQ.
One last flavor I was able to try was the Cinna-Maple, which was tossed all over my dining companion’s chicken. This is Chick’nCone’s take on the more traditional flavor palate of chicken and waffles.
I liked the sweetness of the maple paired with cinnamon. Best of all, it wasn’t even sticky or messy to pick up with my fingers to eat.
By now you might be thinking, “What about the waffle cone?” I can only say I almost forgot about it. I ate a few pieces of the chicken with a piece of the cone and, while I liked the added texture of crunch it gave, I didn’t need it.
The lightly seasoned Cajun fries were good, but nothing to go out of your way for.
Address: 1919b N. Shepherd Dr.
Hours: 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m. Sunday–Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Thursday–Friday, noon–8 p.m. Saturday.
Healthy options: No
Star of the Show: Chick’nCone with Kick’n Ranch