Basket Review No. 76: Spitfire

Sup guys and girls. I hope life is as good as it can be in this strange, strange time.

All bars and restaurants are shut down for sit-down meals in both Minnesota and North Dakota, but I can still get takeout and that means the blog will march on. The game never stops.

Spitfire ranks pretty high on my list of Fargo restaurants. The BBQ, spit-roasted chicken and sandwiches are all delicious. I imagine the steak and fish are also A1. Given my prior experience and the blueprint of the restaurant, I figured this would be a solid basket. Steakhouses — Texas Roadhouse and LongHorn — have fared well. Roadhouse even snuck into the 9s. The chicken-strip slinging BBQ joint I’ve reviewed, NoBull, also had one of my higher ratings.

Spitfire was a bit of a different story.


These were just basic, mass-produced chicken strips. The quality and overall flavor was fine, the breading was crispy enough, but I’ve seen these many times before. I didn’t mind them, I just expected more.

The fries were not bad. The crunch was sufficient and the seasoning was about where it needed to be. I enjoyed both the ranch and the honey mustard dipping sauce. Very quality condiments.

Overall, though, I’m going to give this a 5.4. It was a basic basket and no way in HELL would I pay $15 for this meal again.

Though Spitfire doesn’t deliver on the food for the common man, I highly recommend checking it out. The menu staples still make it a high-quality establishment.

Stay safe, take precautions, stay home if you can. But if you, like me, do feel the need to venture out for takeout once in awhile, support a local business that needs it more than a chain or corporation. 5.4.

Author: thrillswithjmills

Food lover located in Fargo, N.D. Chicken strip aficionado; blogger; aspiring TikTok superstar.

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