In the Spring of 1945, Lee & Alice Franks purchased Al's Place. Al's was a twelve seat beer joint which constituted just the small area around where the bar is today. They specialized in deluxe hamburgers. Alice saw a tabletop fryer in a Sears catalog one day and thought it would be great idea to add french fries to the offerings. Shortly afterward a customer came in proclaiming they wanted some fried chicken. As the story goes, Alice went out back killed then prepared a chicken using her family recipe from Louisiana. On that fateful day in 1946 Lee's Tavern began the transformation into Lee's Chicken. Lee & Alice would add on to the original structure eleven times including added kitchen space, indoor toilets, and an apartment upstairs before selling to long-time managers Ozzie & Janice Wilcoxen in 1969. The Wilcoxen's still own and manage the restaurant to this day.
The Finest in COMFORT FOOD..RECIPES STRAIGHT FROM LOUISIANA
Step Into the Time Machine
All You Can Eat Fish & Chips
3pc Fish & Chips
EVERYDAY during Lent