It started in a red barn in the 1960s. Since then, this restaurant has blown up into a full blown fried chicken enterprise.

To eat at the Candlelight Inn in Sterling or their second location in Rock Falls is a bucket list type experience.

It's all about the Chicken George. It's not your typical fried chicken. Chicken George is boneless and some of the best you'll ever have in your life.

People Drive From All Over Illinois For This Drool-Worthy Fried Chicken
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People come from all over to try the Chicken George. Some call it "overrated" while others say it's the "best chicken around."

The deliciousness of Chicken George for some is debatable, and that's part of what makes it worth the trip.

Pro tip: Get plenty of Jan Sauce with your Chicken George. You can't eat Chicken George without the Jan Sauce.

Candlelight Inn is located at 2907 North Locust Street in Sterling and at 2200 First Avenue in Rock Falls.

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