Nothing is better than a perfectly crispy piece of chicken. If you have been searching for the best chicken in the city, check out our list of the 25 best restaurants for fried chicken.
847 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
Their chicken is fresh, never frozen, with everything fried in peanut oil. You can get fried pickles, baked beans, mac & cheese, and individual pieces of deliciously fried chicken.
3343 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
Chicken, okra, biscuits, and even fish: Ms. T’s has it all!
3361 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago is still temporarily closed due to the coronavirus. However, we recommend visiting this restaurant once it opens to try their signature honey butter flavor.
736 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654
Not only can you get fried chicken, but you can also get delicious burgers and hand-crafted cocktails.
1732 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
If you’re looking for the best Korean fried chicken restaurants in Chicago, then Bonchon Chicken should be your go-to place. It also has other traditional eats like bulgogi and bibimbap.
2520 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608
As you might guess from the name, Big Boss Spicy Chicken has some truly huge sandwiches and fried chicken on its menu!
2952 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 | 2435 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
This classic fried chicken restaurant is known for its delicious chicken and funky tunes.
113-125 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607
Although this fried chicken restaurant in Chicago may be temporarily closed, we recommend traveling to this establishment when it reopens to order the delicious rotisserie birds served by the whole, half, or quarter.
5611 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60644
For an extra bit of sauce, check out Uncle ResRemus, where the fried chicken comes slathered in sauce.
315 E 51st St, Chicago, IL 60615
This small chicken restaurant in Chicago doesn’t even have a website, but they do have finger-licking good fried chicken!
2500 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Takeout only is available for their menu, which includes fried chicken, lamb ribs, and buttermilk biscuits.
1160 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
This fried chicken restaurant is only available for pickup and delivery right now due to the ongoing pandemic.
1008 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
To get some Nashville hot fried chicken, Southern sides, and pies, stop by The Budlong Hot Chicken.
49 E Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616
Not only do they have delicious fried chicken, but you can also get grilled salmon, chicken alfredo, or over roasted chicken.
3300 W 87th St, Chicago, IL 60652
White or dark meat as well as chicken combo meals available.
7536 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60631
Not only do they have delicious fried chicken, but it is also gluten-free!
1840 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
This fried chicken restaurant in Chicago specializes in chicken and cajun food like jambalaya and cajun-style fish.
3947 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653
It’s not LA’s Roscoe’s Fried Chicken, but it’s the next best thing.
6568 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626
Typically there is a line out there door to get this affordable fried chicken.
1925 Ridge Ave Evanston, IL 60201
Located up north, the simple salt-and-pepper coating on the breading gives the fried chicken a distinctive taste.
5347 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60640
Big Jones combines Southern Taste with locally sourced food to deliver deliciously crispy fried chicken.
3474 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657 | 1467 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60613 | 457 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
The original Roose Carolina was a food truck, but now it has morphed into a Southern-style fried chicken restaurant.
2940 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
This counter-service Korean restaurant serves up fried chicken, kimchi, and veggie bowls.
4609 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Honey, Crystal’s hot sauce, butter, and Creole seasonings give this fried chicken an unforgettable flavor.
1208 E 53rd St Chicago, IL 60615
A list of the best fried chicken joints wouldn’t be complete without Harold’s: Chicago’s iconic fried chicken chain.