Re:Stroud’s may rule the roost, but other KC restaurants do fried chicken right
I can only comment on three of the places mentioned, and two of those I can only address vicariously. I've been to RC's and found myself unimpressed. Food was good, but not great, and compared to Stroud's old time jook joint atmosphere, RC's was like eating in a second rate wedding hall.
Mrs. Roadhouse, being from St. Joseph, MO, has eaten at Galvin's numerous times and says it compares nicely to Stroud's both in food quality and ambiance. Someday I might actually get to eat there myself.
Finally, there's Go Chicken Go. My BIL who lives in Independence, MO gets glassy eyed when he talks about the place. We were going to try and make a run on our last Christmas visit, but I got deathly ill the last four days of the trip and that changed our schedule a lot. We'll take another stab at it this year.