Calling All Chicken Lovers! Who doesn’t love a fresh piece of fried chicken with that melt-in-your-mouth crispy crunch? Whether you are traveling across the country or seeking a local chicken joint to explore for the first time, our team at has compiled our “Favorite Fried Chicken Joints” throughout the nation.

Barbecue Inn – Houston, Texas

If you happen to find yourself in Houston, Texas, we invite you to take a a pit stop at the Barbecue Inn! For nearly seventy years, Barbecue Inn has served the Greater Heights and Garden Oaks area of Houston, Texas. From fried chicken to seafood, the restaurant delivers excellence in both food quality and southern hospitality.

Brenda’s French Soul Food – San Francisco, California


Who said you wouldn’t be able to find fried chicken on the West Coast? If your travels lead you with a craving for chicken in San Francisco, California, then certainly make a point to swing by Brenda’s French Soul Food. The popular restaurant is beloved by many for its creole and French cuisine. Our favorite, the fried chicken, is both crispy and tender. Delicious!

The Coop – Orlando, Florida

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Central Florida is home to more than theme parks alone. We invite you to venture slightly past Downtown Orlando to charming Winter Park, Florida. Brought to you by the team behind 4 Rivers Smokehouse, The Coop is a Winter Park neighborhood restaurant celebrating the home-style fare of the South. Serving up hospitality at every table, Chef/Owner John Rivers offers comfort food classics made from scratch daily.

Busy Bee Café – Atlanta, Georgia


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A favorite Atlanta café since the 1940s, Busy Bee Café embodies all things southern. The restaurant marinates their chicken for twelve hours to ensure optimal taste and tenderness. Named one of Thrillest’s “Best Fried Chicken Spots” in the country, this favorite joint will have your mouth salivating for seconds. Be sure to try the broccoli and cheese casserole with your chicken!

Hattie’s Restaurant – Saratoga Springs, NY


Hattie’s™ serves a variety of Southern and Louisiana cuisine, including Hattie’s™ famous Southern fried chicken and homemade desserts. This Saratoga Springs chicken joint has experienced a change in ownership twice since it first opened its doors in 1938. Still, the restaurant was named as one of Food and Wine Magazine’s “Best Fried Chicken” in the United States. It now serves Gluten Free chicken, too!

Gus’ World Famous Fried Chicken – Memphis, Tennessee


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Few  regions can compete with fried chicken from the South. In fact, it’s world famous! If you find yourself in Memphis, Tennessee, then take a trip to Gus’ World Famous Fried Chicken. The popular Tennessee chicken joint has become so wildly successful that the owners have decided to expand to Los Angeles and Chicago. Satisfy your taste buds with some fried pickle spears as an appetizer, but save room for the fried chicken! It’s certainly worth the wait.

Have you had a chance to try  Fantastic Fried Chicken in America? Do you see your favorite on our list or perhaps there is a place you would like to add? We would love to hear about your experiences! Please share your stories with us in the comment section below.