Sometimes you want something sweet. Sometimes you want something savory. But, sometimes you want it all. That’s when you throw some fried chicken on top of waffles and drown the whole thing in maple syrup — or let one of these fine establishments do it for you. To help you satisfy your cravings, we have compiled a list of 6 popular restaurants near Minneapolis that offer delicious chicken and waffles.
4257 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
If you only look at one entry on this list. Look at this one. Revival is Minneapolis’s premier spot for southern comfort food and they don’t do anything as well as their chicken and waffles. The chicken goes through a three-day marinade process before it reaches the fryer and the waffles are buttery and flavorful. It’s good. Come for breakfast and you’ll find yourself making plans to be back by dinner. That kind of good.
1428 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Nicollet Diner in Minneapolis has a lot of good things on their menu. You might head over here for chicken and waffles, take a look at the menu, and decide to go with something else — and we wouldn’t blame you for it. But if you do decide to stay the course, don’t expect to be disappointed. More than one flavor of syrup will keep things from getting dull and the dish itself is nothing to sneeze at.
1513 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
The use of Belgian waffles and the option for their seasonal beer syrup is what really sets Lake & Irving apart from the rest. They also offer a more traditional log cabin syrup for those with a sweet tooth out there. No matter what you decide to smother it in, the chicken is tender, and the breading perfectly flaky.
120 14th Street W, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Eggy’s in Minneapolis has built their entire brand on being a comfort food destination. Chicken and waffles looks perfectly at home on a menu full of pancakes, French toast, and breakfast poutine. Make sure you’re hungry before you go. The dish comes with half a fried chicken on a monstrous waffle. You might just want to ask for that to-go box upfront.
4020 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
If you’re looking for an adventurous twist on the classic chicken and waffles near you, look for the Gary Cooper. Buttermilk fried chicken on top of a house-made donut, covered in gravy with a jug of maple syrup on the side. It’s unique, it’s decadent, and if you have it for breakfast — expect to be moving slow the rest of the day.
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603 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Now we can imagine what you must be thinking, “chicken and waffles? From a seafood place?” Don’t be fooled by the fact that the sign out front says “Lobster” in a larger font than the name of the restaurant. Smack Shack in Minneapolis has an array of southern delicacies and the seafood is just the tip of the Louisiana iceberg. Swing into Smack Shack for some of the best fried chicken and waffles in the area.
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