Just had lunch here today..."Melly Mell's"...located in the basement of an ugly building along a busy highway. Hard to find, but worth the search.
Absolutely. We had lunch there today and the chicken was outstanding; if I added it to my Chicken of the Month thread it'd be dead even with Dell Rhea's for the best I've had. I had the 3-piece dark meal and some very good mac & cheese and black-eyed peas for my sides; Mrs. Chicken wasn't that hungry so she had a hot dog and homemade fries instead. The hot dog was split and then cooked on the flattop but it finished earlier than the chicken and had cooled off somewhat by the time my lunch was ready - the only thing that wasn't quite right.
There's definitely a family vibe to Melly Mel's, from the decor to the people working there. The owner is very nice and she took time out from her busy weekend to chat with us a little bit. She already had 2 catering jobs scheduled for today and picked up a 3rd, and she's feeding 420 people tomorrow with a dropoff job on Monday.
The Yelp and Urbanspoon reviews are right on - this is some excellent fried chicken.