Top 5 Best Fried Chicken Spots in Philadelphia

Top 5 Best Fried Chicken Spots in Philadelphia

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Fried Chicken PhillyPhiladelphia, PA - Southern-Fried Chicken, or Fried Chicken, can be described as a dish containing chicken pieces that have been covered with a seasoned batter then either pan-fried, deep-fried, or even pressure fried.

Where to Find Fried Chicken in Philadelphia

Fried chicken in Philadelphia, Fried Chicken, can be from at some of the area's best and most well-known restaurants, from comfort food spots like Love & Honey to Southern eateries like Twisted Tail and Rex 1516. Listed below are a few of our favorite restaurants serving up some of Philly's best-fried chicken.

Love & Honey Fried Chicken

This place has specialty fried chicken platters and pies with Southern-style sides and a counter-style service. Rocky's Must-Try - Hot Sauce & Fried Chicken - Bottle of Rocky's Garlic Hot Sauce or Rocky's Honey Hot Sauce with Buttermilk fried chicken lightly drizzled with honey. Located at 1100 N Front St in Philadelphia, PA 19123

The Twisted Tail

Bi-level spot offering cocktails, barbecue, and Southern American fare, plus live blues on most nights. They have the best Southern fried chicken and cocktails, located just a block off South Street. Also, check out their nightly blues nights. Must-Try: The Fried Chicken Plater - Rosemary-Honey, Sweet Potato. Located at 509 S 2nd St, in Philadelphia, PA 19147

Rex at the Royal

The southern-inflected eatery offers creative dishes & drinks in a rustic space clad in reclaimed wood. Rex features creative dishes with some out-of-this-world fried chicken. Located at 1524 South St. in Philadelphia, PA 19146

Bud & Marilyn's

Updated American classics are served in kitschy environs with a retro rec-room vibe at the bar. This American eatery serves the classics such as southern-style fried chicken in a hip space. Must-try: Marilyn's Fried Chicken. Located at 1234 Locust St. in Philadelphia, PA 19107

Memphis Taproom

A rotating beer lineup blends with Southern comfort fare, including vegan options in a quaint space. Southern comfort fare, including some must-try fried chicken. Must-Try: Chicken Fried Chicken - Mac Salad, Braised Collards, Habanero Mustard, Cornbread. Located at 2331 E Cumberland St. in Philadelphia, PA 19125

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How do we choose who is the best? PhillyBite's Best of Philly and regional lists are based on suggestions from our readers and our staff's deep knowledge of the region's deep cultural history. IF you find any errors or have a suggestion of your own. Email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff

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