5 Must-Try Fried Chicken Spots in Philadelphia

5 Best Fried Chicken Spots in Philadelphia

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 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 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. Below are a few of our favorite restaurants serving some of Philly's best-fried chicken.

1. Love & Honey Fried Chicken

A fried-chicken Philly staple, Love & Honey Fried Chicken in Northern Liberties is a crowd-favorite fried chicken destination for hand-breaded fried chicken made with a little honey and love in every bite. The OG Chicken Sandwich is made with Love & Honey’s Buttermilk fried chicken breast w/ spicy slaw, sweet pickles & buttermilk ranch on a toasted brioche bun. Located at 1100 N Front St in Philadelphia, PA 19123.

2. The Twisted Tail

On most nights, the bi-level spot offers cocktails, barbecue, Southern American fare, and live blues. They have the best Southern fried chicken and cocktails 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Big Chicken

Big Chicken, the rapidly growing star-powered fried chicken concept founded by NBA legendary basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, recently opened its first-ever Philadelphia location on June 22, 2023, at The Concourse at Comcast Center. Diners can expect mouth-watering fried chicken sandwiches and more of Shaquille’s home-cooked childhood favorites. Located at Concourse at Comcast Center

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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 cultural history. If you find any errors or have a suggestion of your own. 

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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff

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