BoBo’s Fine Chicken Restaurant opened April 17, 2018 in the former location of the longtime local treasure, Charlie’s Seafood, on Shore Drive in Virginia Beach.
All the recipes at BoBo’s have been passed down from our family and friends. It’s Southern cooking that you haven’t tasted in a while. Fried chicken is done differently here. We use Bo’s grandmother, May Henry Midgett’s, recipe for fried chicken—a recipe going back at least four generations. Our chicken is brined and battered over a two-day process and then fried in pure peanut oil. This process gives our chicken the characteristic darker, caramel color rather than the golden brown most people are used to eating.
While chicken may be in the name, our biscuits are special too. Our biscuits come from Granny Wilson, the Biscuit Queen, of Farmville, Virginia. Everyone knew her as Granny. Within ten minutes of pulling in her driveway, she would have a hot, fresh Virginia ham biscuit waiting for you. We scratch-make our biscuits every morning for breakfast the same way she used to make them every day.
A fried chicken meal would not be complete without our vegetables. Try our Norfolk potato salad, macaroni and cheese, butterbeans, cucumber and tomato salad or another one of our seasonal sides. We change our vegetables daily based upon what is in season and available to us.
Try our house-made ice cream for dessert. We have our family friend, Tot, to thank for this creamy custard ice cream. Tot was a legendary family cook back in the 50’s and 60’s and she was famous for her desserts. Once you try the ice cream you’ll figure out why. We change our ice cream flavors seasonally.
Come visit us. You know what’s good.