25 Best Restaurants for Fried Chicken in Chicago

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. 

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Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

847 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607

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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. 

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Ms. T’s Southern Fried Chicken

3343 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

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Chicken, okra, biscuits, and even fish: Ms. T’s has it all!

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Honey Butter Fried Chicken

3361 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

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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. 

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25 Degrees Chicago

736 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654

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Not only can you get fried chicken, but you can also get delicious burgers and hand-crafted cocktails. 

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Bonchon Chicken

1732 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622

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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.

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Big Boss Spicy Chicken

2520 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60608

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As you might guess from the name, Big Boss Spicy Chicken has some truly huge sandwiches and fried chicken on its menu!

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Parson’s Chicken & Fish

2952 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 | 2435 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

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This classic fried chicken restaurant is known for its delicious chicken and funky tunes. 

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Chicken and Farm Shop

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. 

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Uncle Remus Saucy Fried Chicken

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. 

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Louisiana Famous Fried Chicken

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!

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Split Rail

2500 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Takeout only is available for their menu, which includes fried chicken, lamb ribs, and buttermilk biscuits. 

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Crazy Bird Chicken

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.

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The Budlong Hot Chicken

1008 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

To get some Nashville hot fried chicken, Southern sides, and pies, stop by The Budlong Hot Chicken. 

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Chef Luciano Kitchen + 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. 

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Chicago’s Chicken Coop

3300 W 87th St, Chicago, IL 60652

White or dark meat as well as chicken combo meals available. 

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Chicken Inn

7536 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60631

Not only do they have delicious fried chicken, but it is also gluten-free! 

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Krispy Krunchy Chicken

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. 

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Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles

3947 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60653

It’s not LA’s Roscoe’s Fried Chicken, but it’s the next best thing. 

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Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

6568 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626

Typically there is a line out there door to get this affordable fried chicken.

Evanston Chicken Shack

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. 

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Big Jones

5347 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60640

Big Jones combines Southern Taste with locally sourced food to deliver deliciously crispy fried chicken. 

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The Roost Carolina Kitchen

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. 

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Crisp

2940 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

This counter-service Korean restaurant serves up fried chicken, kimchi, and veggie bowls. 

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Luella’s Southern Kitchen

4609 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Honey, Crystal’s hot sauce, butter, and Creole seasonings give this fried chicken an unforgettable flavor. 

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Harold’s Chicken Shack

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.

 

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