Everyone loves comfort food, especially Southern comfort food. The Eagle is a restaurant based on that type of cuisine. Originating from Cincinnati, they expanded locations here in Columbus, Indianapolis, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky. During the day, it’s a restaurant but late night it turns into a bar. Their food is all natural and their chicken, which is their speciality, are cage free, free roaming chicken. The chicken has a secret brine and breading and everything is made in house.
Starting out, we ordered the Brown Sugar Bacon and Southern Greens and Artichoke Dip. The bacon is cooked to a crisp with brown sugar, cayenne and their house made spicy honey, which is glorious by the way. The bacon is one of the eat versions of bacon I’ve ever had. I would literally eat it all day if I could. The dip is hands down one of the best artichoke dips I’ve ever had. I love how they stuck with their Southern theme by using greens instead of traditional spinach, but the dip overall is so creamy and flavorful. The chips have a little spice seasoning on them that compliments along with the dip.
I ordered the Fried Chicken Sandwich and shared sizes of Fries, Spoonbread, Mac and Cheese, and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes amongst my boyfriend, friends and myself. The sandwich has housemade pickles and coleslaw on it and The chicken was so moist due to the secret brine and the breading was super crunchy. The sourness of the pickles helped cut in with the saltiness of th chicken, which helped compliment the sandwich. The fries were super crunchy and came with a side of aioli, which had a slight spice. Spoonbread is cornbread mixed in with maple syrup but we all topped it with the spicy honey and it was so moist and delicious. The mac is topped with bread crumbs which give the soft noodles a good crunch, but was also super cheesy and well seasoned. The mashed potatoes were not only well seasoned, but the gravy complimented it. It was very rich in flavor.
The Eagle not only has hearty portions, it’s also very affordable for the amount of homemade food you get. It’s one of the few restaurants I’ve been to that I get so full from but the food is so hearty. This place is a must visit!