Who doesn’t love fried chicken? Everyone in the world, picky eater or not, surely loves fried chicken! After all, who can resist the tender yet very tasty meat plus the very crunchy chicken skin that truly crunches inside your mouth? Add that very saucy and tasty gravy to dip your fried chicken in; that is something worth finger licking for. Truly, fried chicken is everyone’s favorite no matter your age or the season. But with fried chicken restaurants sprouting like mushrooms around Atlanta in Georgia, you will surely find it hard to know what’s the best between them. So, we compiled all of the best fried chicken restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia that we think you should try next.
1. Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Truly, Gus’s Fried Chicken is world famous. As their patrons describe their chicken—"It is mind-blowing.“ What makes their fried chicken delicious is their special blend of spices that give its very natural yet tasty flavor. Not only is their food great, but also their service and the ambiance of the restaurant itself is perfect.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Address: Peachtree Center Mall, 231 W Peachtree St NE, Ste A-05, Atlanta, GA
Website: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Opening hours: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm daily, except Fridays - Saturday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
2. JCT. Kitchen & Bar
JCT. Kitchen & Bar is a very all-around great place with nice interiors and a vibe that is perfect for all occasions - whether you’re taking someone for a date, to celebrate something, or if you just want to treat yourself. Aside from their bestseller, their fried chicken, you must also try their shrimp and grits, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and cheese pie.
JCT. Kitchen & Bar
Address: 1198 Howell Mill Rd, Ste 18, Atlanta, GA
Website: JCT. Kitchen & Bar
Opening hours: 11:00 am - 2:30 am, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm daily, except Sunday: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
3. White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails
Everything is truly enjoyable in White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails. From its indoor atmosphere, great service and the tasty food itself, this restaurant is truly a must visit. Their famous fried chicken is best served with their honey butter hot pepper glaze. You must also try their Bronzini and Sweet Corn Succotash.
White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails
Address: 270 Peachtree St NW, Ste 100, Atlanta, GA
Website: White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails
Opening hours: 11:30 am - 10:30 pm daily, except Saturday - Sunday: 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Enjoy upscale but authentic southern food by dining at the Watershed. The food, especially their fried chicken, is guaranteed to be of high quality that has a nice, modern touch. Their fried chicken is best when having their veggies as your appetizer, and a serving of their green tea flan as your dessert.
Address: 1820 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA
Opening hours: Sunday - Monday: Closed; Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm; Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5. Busy Bee Cafe
Busy Bee’s fried chicken is indeed a very popular one across Atlanta because of its unique taste and crispiness. It is indeed a great place to try Southern food especially for first timers. To really enjoy their fried chicken, we suggest that you eat it with their sweet potato salad.
Busy Bee Cafe
Address: 810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA
Website: Busy Bee Cafe
Opening hours: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm daily, except Sunday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
6. The General Muir
The General Muir is a very nice Jewish deli during the day and serves specials on some nights of the week. They serve their fried chicken on Fridays, and it’s pretty popular for those looking for a healthy alternative since it doesn’t have breading. It is truly great with its macaroni and cheese side dish.
The General Muir
Address: 1540 Avenue PlI’m, Ste B-230, Emory Point, Atlanta, GA
Website: The General Muir
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm; Friday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm; Saturday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sunday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7. The Farmhouse at Serenbe
The Farmhouse at Serenbe serves hearty meals in a lovely and modern yet warm farmhouse atmosphere with countryside vibes. They also modify and limit their menu to allow for the fresh grown food. Their fried chicken is even better when you have some deviled eggs, asparagus and mashed potatoes with it.
The Farmhouse at Serenbe
Address: 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Rd, Palmetto, GA
Website: The Farmhouse at Serenbe
Opening hours: Monday - Tuesday: Closed; Wednesday - Friday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
8. Mary Mac’s
Mary Mac’s is a must for both locals and travelers, especially with its very antique-y vibes and historic ambiance, because of the pictures of the famous people on the wall that have visited this lovely restaurant, including Joe Biden and the Dalai Lama. The fried chicken is very good, with a very nice light golden color and juicy inside.
Address: 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Website: Mary Mac’s
Opening hours: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm (daily)
9. South City Kitchen
The fried chicken with taters and greens is something that you should really try at the South City Kitchen. Plus, their service and atmosphere is as great as the food that they serve. In short, the South City Kitchen serves home-cooked quality meals with very fancy and excellent service.
South City Kitchen
Address: 1144 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Website: South City Kitchen
Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10. Hattie B's Hot Chicken
Expect long lines and a crowded place, as Hattie B’s probably serves the best fried chicken in the whole of Atlanta - at least to everyone that has tried their chicken. They serve the freshest and well seasoned chicken that is hot and very moist. We assure you, the long wait is worth it.
Hattie B's Hot Chicken
Address: 299 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Website: Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 12:00 am; Sunday: 11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Try the best Southern fried chicken in Atlanta
Boasting those authentic Southern dishes like fried chicken, Atlanta indeed has a myriad of fried chicken places for you to try out. So why not try eating at these great fried chicken joints the next time you’re in the city? Enjoy!
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