While fried chicken had its roots buried deep down south, more and more restaurants have emerged all across the America to embrace this down-home dish. Once regarded as a cut-rate picnic staple, today’s fried chicken has evolved over the years to carry the exotic Hawaiian spices and richer taste, making it costlier than a typical steak. From Thomas Ad hoc’s exotic exclusive fried chicken to Birch and Barley’s jalapeño-buttermilk marinated special, these are our top 9 fried chicken restaurants in the America:
1. Adhoc (Yountville, CA)
Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc restaurant finds itself first in our list of the best fried butter chicken restaurants. Serving homey food with a touch of pedigree, the weekday’s at Ad hoc showcase fried chicken in a number of flavors and disguises. Mondays at this restaurant are busiest and the most vibrant for a reason — truly divine fried chicken.
2. Birch and Barely (Washington, DC)
This pub-cum-eatery is eminently known for its hearty American cuisine and custom-craft beers. Pair up the exquisite Fried chicken with waffles and prepare yourself for a delectable brunch at Birch & Barley in Washington, D.C.
3. Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill (Los Angeles, CA)
Justifying its name quite aptly, this restaurant serves the best sushi and sashimi in the town- but there’s one dish that you cannot afford to miss here: Friend Chicken coupled with wasabi honey. Surprisingly, this unbelievable combo makes one of the best dishes served at the restaurant.
4. Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter (New York)
Situated deep inside the Eastern NY, this restaurant is a compact, sleek, and comfort accommodation which is sure to satisfy you taste buds. What makes this restaurant stands apart in our list is their crunchy fried free-range chicken.
5. The Colonnade (Atlanta GA)
Established in 1927, The Colonnade has emerged as one of the most popular food joints in Atlanta. Attracting a plethora of regulars, the restaurant requires one to arrive early to find a table. Coming to the point, the fried chicken served by them is one of its kinds and comes loaded with the goodness of seasoned flour, varied flavors and juices.
6. Gus’s Fried Chicken (Memphis, TN)
Launched by Napoleon “Na” Bonner and his wife Maggie, this sweet and compact restaurant has been taking care of its visitor’s chicken cravings since 1950’s. Winning a number of hearts with its majestic fried chicken recipe, the restaurant has come a long way to emerge as a local legend.
7. Harvest (Louisville, KY)
Endorsing its farm-to-fork campaign, Harvest admits that 80% of its menu’s ingredients — cheeses, meats and other produce is dispatched from farms that lie within 100-mile radius of the town. Their best dishes include buttermilk fried chicken complimented with the goodness of mashed potatoes.
8. Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Chicago
This eatery from Chicago is famous for its memorable poultry served with all salty-sweet honey butter. What’s more? Creamed corn served with Thai green curry will definitely make your day special.
9. Ma’Ano Fried Chicken and Whisky (Seatle, WA)
Boasting itself as an ideal destination to serve both fried chicken as well as whiskey, Ma’ano invokes a casual image rather than a sleek, modern reality. What steals the show is the first-rate fried chicken, touch of crispiness to you.