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All The Reasons Why We Love Fried Chicken

All The Reasons Why We Love Fried Chicken

Jul 4, 2018

Fact: there’s never a bad time for fried chicken. Grab it on your way to the beach, order it up for a rooftop party, have it delivered straight to your couch, even alongside Champagne, whatever the occasion is it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Seriously, why are we still here reading? Let’s get to the good stuff:

Joe's iconic fried chicken
Joe’s Seafood fried chicken – one of its best kept secrets!

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
Joe’s Fried Chicken – features a half chicken dredged in seasoned flour and a secret cracker meal coating (this has been known to be one of the best in the city, FYI!). Make a reservation: Chicago, DC and Las Vegas.

Big City Chicken specializes in fried chicken of many varieties, from on a bun to classic fried
Big City Chicken specializes in fried chicken, from on a bun to classic fried.

Big City Chicken offers crispy, golden brown fried chicken three ways: Chicken Strips, available in Original or Spicy, in a Sandwich, with options of Original Crispy, Hot & Spicy or Crispy BBQ, or with all of the above options By-The-Piece!

New Jersey Seaside-inspired fried chicken, available for dine in at Oyster Ba or delivered from Seaside's
Dine in at Oyster Bah or order delivery from Seaside’s

Seaside’s
Chesapeake Fried Chicken featuring Miller’s Farm chicken, double battered and fried with coleslaw and fries

Bub City's fried chicken and waffles available for brunch
Bub City offers Fried Chicken & Waffles at brunch

Bub City
Bub City’s Southern Fried Chicken is dipped in buttermilk and secret spices, fried and offered in Original, Buffalo or Nashville Hot. It’s also available atop a waffle with bacon-jalapeno honey and country gravy during weekend brunch. Make a reservation: River North and Rosemont.

Head over to the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg for the city's best Asian-influenced fried chicken at Tokio Pub
Head over to the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg for the city’s best Asian-influenced fried chicken at Tokio Pub.

Tokio Pub
The Pub’s Original Fried Chicken with kung pan chicken tossed in a chili-ginger sauce and topped with chopped peanuts and chili flakes. Make a reservation here.

M Burger's all-natural chicken strips
All-Natural Chicken Strips served with a range of dips at M Burger

M Burger
Hand-breaded Crispy Chicken Strips, served with a choice of dips (ranch, tangy mayo, our sauce, BBQ or Buffalo)

fried chicken at Hub 51
Hub 51’s Dixie Fried Chicken boasts a combination of 12 herbs and spices to give it the perfect seasoning!

Hub 51
Dixie Fried Chicken with 12 not-so-secret herbs and spices. Make a reservation here.

L. Woods buttermilk fried chicken
Head on over to L. Woods for a classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken.

L. Woods
Buttermilk Fried Chicken with a biscuit, mashed potatoes and housemade coleslaw. Make a reservation here.

Looking for fried chicken atop a waffle? Look no further than Mity Nice Grill, the best restaurant ever to be located inside a mall.
Looking for fried chicken atop a waffle? Look no further than Mity Nice Grill

Mity Nice Bar & Grill
Crispy Chicken & Waffles with chicken tenders honey butter and maple syrup. Make a reservation here.

Fried Southern-style with all the fixins' at Wildfire
Fried Southern-style with all the fixins’ at Wildfire

Wildfire
Southern Fried Chicken with coleslaw, redskin mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, a homemade biscuit and grade “A” honey. Make a reservation: Chicago, Glenview, LincolnshireOak BrookSchaumburgEden Prairie, Mclean.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! offers a Spanish-influenced fried chicken that boasts a piri-piri sauce.
Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! offers a Spanish-influenced fried chicken that boasts a piri-piri sauce.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Thighs with piri-piri sauce and a shaved vegetable salad. Make a reservation here.

Take a break from shopping at Water Tower Place and head over to Foodlife for this fried chicken combo that'll keep your stomach and wallet happy
Take a break from shopping at Water Tower Place and head over to Foodlife for this fried chicken combo

Foodlife
Three-Piece Fried Chicken and two sides.

Naoki’s Sunday & Monday night special

Naoki
Fried Chicken, prepared by a half or whole chicken
*Only available on Sundays and Mondays for dine-in or carryout

Prefer it between a bun? We’ve got that too! Take a look at all of our fried chicken sandwiches.


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