A staple of any southern breakfast — chicken and waffles. It’s a combination that perfectly pairs sweet and savory, crispy and soft, into one mouth-watering dish that can be enjoyed in any setting, from a casual diner to a more upscale bar. Whatever the vibe, here are the best places for chicken and waffles in Austin, TX.
5408 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
The iconic sign for Lucy’s can be seen glowing as you head down Burnet road — but that’s not the only iconic thing about this Austin-original restaurant. You won’t want to miss their Sunday brunch; not only is the chicken deep-fried to perfection, but so are the waffles. Pair that with their amazing bacon marmalade and get ready to indulge!
13717 Mopac Service Rd, Austin, TX 78727
The Rolling Rooster isn’t just a fried chicken place — it’s a Cajun fried chicken place. If you are searching for the best chicken and waffles in Austin, TX, the chicken at this destination is seasoned in a way you won’t find anywhere else. In addition, their waffles (red velvet and plain) are amazingly fluffy. Go for the chicken and waffles, but don’t forget to try the mac ’n’ cheese.
600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
24 Diner aims to be your classic diner, minus all the kitsch. The atmosphere is amazing, the food is heavenly, and they’re open 24 hours a day. You’ll be able to satisfy your craving for chicken and waffles right here in Austin — and literally any other breakfast craving you might have — anytime!
303 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Moonshine Grill is located in the historic Waterloo Compound, established in 1852. Though the restaurant wasn’t opened until 2003, much of the space’s history is preserved and can be enjoyed over your platter of chicken and waffles complete with lemon butter and a chipotle cream gravy.
35 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
Forthright is bright, spacious, and comfortable. It’s the place to go for a meeting, to read, to catch up with friends, but of course, we want to talk food. The menu at this restaurant features the best chicken and waffles in Austin, TX that are covered in maple honey butter and toppings of pecans.
2400 Webberville Rd, Suite A, Austin, TX 78702
If you’ve ever wondered whether chicken and waffles belong in the bar scene, the Cavalier has your answer. Though it is still a brunch specialty, you can enjoy buttermilk fried chicken over belgian waffles alongside classic cocktails, beer, pool, and darts.
1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
During brunch at Luke’s you’ll find chicken and waffles with a big twist. Located next to Gibson Street Bar, the food truck offers Szechuan-style fried chicken over waffles, complete with a side of brie, bacon, and honey. It’s a spectacular combination!