In West Ashley, just outside of historic downtown Charleston, you can find the delicious purveyor of chicken sandwiches, Boxcar Betty’s. Rivaling the chicken sandwiches of even David Chang’s Fuku in Manhattan, Boxcar Betty’s makes their sandwiches with only the highest quality chicken and locally sourced ingredients.
The look is ultra-retro and down-to-earth. The counter service is fast and efficient (but it might be hard to find a table during a rush). Additionally, the staff are incredibly friendly.
And now to the food! I ordered the classic Boxcar, a chicken sandwich dressed with Pimento Cheese, peach slaw, house pickles, and spicy mayo. The chicken was perfectly crisp, not too greasy. The spicy mayo gave it a great kick, rounded out by the creaminess of the slaw and Pimento Cheese.
We also shared the regular French fries and sweet potato fries. I will have to say that I preferred the sweet potato. Seasoned with brown sugar, they had the fine balance of sweet and savory.
If you are in the Charleston area, I would highly recommend making a stop at Boxcar Betty’s. Even if you are staying downtown, it is worth the trip to West Ashley for that crunchy, savory goodness.