10 Best Spots For Fried Chicken In Seattle, Washington

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Craving for the best fried chicken in town? This is the perfect place for you. Known as the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America, Seattle is a lively and vibrant urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. From its rich history and wonderful culture, Seattle also boasts amazing cuisine parading its fresh ingredients, skilled chefs, and an unparalleled dedication to all things local. Adventure definitely awaits you. Trip101 has carefully selected some of Seattle’s most recommended and reputable places to explore. Savor the local flavors and indulge in their delectable recipes. Read on to find out more about the best spots for fried chicken in Seattle, Washington.

1. Ma'Ono Fried Chicken and Whiskey

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Previously known as Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar, Ma'ono Fried Chicken & Whisky is definitely a great place to dine with its commitment to good food. It features a different approach and a brand-new menu. Their famous fried chicken is now on the menu every night of the week. Inspired by Hawaii and perfect for groups and sharing, their new menu will definitely give guests a great time.

Ma'Ono Fried Chicken and Whiskey

Address: 4437 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116 b/t Oregon St & Genesee St Junction

Website: Ma'Ono Fried Chicken and Whiskey

Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Fri: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sat - Sun: 9:00am - 3:00pm (closed on Mon and Tue)

2. Skillet Diner

Guests will absolutely love Skillet Diner located in Capital Hill area of downtown Seattle. Best known for their chicken recipes, they use only the fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and constantly redefine the meaning of absolute customer satisfaction. They ensure that customers who visit their place enjoy the food and feel relaxed after a hearty meal. They also feature a full bar that hosts happy hour daily and offers hand-crafted artisan cocktails along with beer and wine on tap. Definitely, this restaurant offers a lively vibe with excellent customer service.

Skillet Diner

Address: Chloe Apartments 1400 E Union St Seattle, WA 98122 b/t 15th Ave & 14th Ave Central District

Website: Skillet Diner

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 7:00am - 9:00pm; Fri - Sat: 7:00am - 10:00pm

3. Serious Pie and Biscuit

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

This is an incredible spot in South Lake Union to have chicken, pasta or pizza dishes. Serious Pie and Biscuit offers a different touch of fried chicken delectably topped in their famous pizza with ultrathin crusts & inventive toppings, served in a large space with loft seating. They additionally have a bar where guests can chill and unwind.

Serious Pie and Biscuit

Address: 401 Westlake Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 b/t Republican St & Harrison St South Lake Union

Website: Serious Pie and Biscuit

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 9:00pm; Fri: 7:00am - 10:00pm; Sat - Sun: 9:00am - 10:00pm

4. The Wandering Goose

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

This lovely South-influenced cafe on the 15th Avenue strip is definitely worth a visit for your Seattle trip. They offer fried chicken, biscuit sandwiches & other Southern-style breakfast & lunch fare in a homey setting. The Wandering Goose’s breakfast biscuit sandwiches have become legendary in Seattle, including their best tasting fried chicken—like the Aunt Annie’s, with fried chicken, pickles, and honey wedged between homemade biscuits.

The Wandering Goose

Address: 403 15th Ave E Seattle, WA 98112 b/t Republican St & Harrison St Capitol Hill

Website: The Wandering Goose

Opening hours: Sat - Thu: 7:00am - 4:00pm; Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

5. Ezell's Famous Chicken

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Ezell’s Famous Chicken is a Seattle fast food restaurant and it has been constantly bringing Seattle the best fried chicken for over 30 years. It has a recipe right out of America’s South and a genuine dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. This is the reason why they have won the hearts of the locals including tourists and visitors. Good food with amazing service, definitely worth a try.

Ezell's Famous Chicken

Address: 501 23rd Ave Seattle, WA 98122 b/t James St & Jefferson St Central District

Website: Ezell’s Famous Chicken

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10:00am - 10:00pm; Fri - Sat: 10:00am - 11:00pm; Sun: 11:00am - 10:00pm

6. Local 360 Cafe and Bar

Editor’s note: establishment is permanently closed

One of the best-tasting food in the city, Local 360 is a charming restaurant in the heart of Belltown. They emphasize their business on local sourcing with the majority of their ingredients falling within a 360-mile radius of Seattle, including beer and wine. This rustic comfort food resource also features a rich tasting chicken recipe that will satisfy the cravings of its guests. Highly recommended establishment with impeccable service!

Local 360 Cafe and Bar

Address: 2234 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98121 b/t Bell St & Blanchard St Belltown

Website: Local 360 Cafe and Bar

Opening hours: Mon: 3:00pm - 9:00pm; Tue - Fri: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Sat: 9:00am - 10:00pm; Sun: 9:00am - 9:00pm

7. Hi-Life

Have a taste of this lovely restaurant, a 1911 firehouse that features a locally sourced menu with one of the best known fried chicken in the area. Hi-Life serves a rotating menu that features the best of the four seasons in the Pacific Northwest. They emphasize on their grilled and brick oven roasted dishes. They offer tasty, full flavored food for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Hi-Life also features a fine little private dining room available where guests can host a combination cocktail party or simply a hearty family dinner.


Address: 5425 Russell Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 b/t Market St & N 20th Ave Ballard

Website: Hi-Life

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 8:30am - 10:00pm; Fri - Sat: 8:30am - 11:00pm; Sun: 8:30am - 10:00pm

8. Frank's Oyster House

This American spot features chicken, oysters and surf ‘n’ turf in a retro-styled setting with a popular happy hour. This East-Coast-inspired restaurant also features a cocktail bar in Ravenna with American small plates and excellent fried chicken. This charming, vintage restaurant is certainly a must-visit. Guests will enjoy the lovely ambiance topped with delicious food.

Frank's Oyster House

Address: 2616 NE 55th St Seattle, WA 98105 b/t N 26th Ave & N 27th Ave Ravenna

Website: Frank’s Oyster House

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sat: 10:00am - 2:30pm, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sun: 10:00am - 2:30pm (closed on Mon)

9. Fat's Chicken and Waffles

You are definitely in for a treat with Fat’s Chicken and Waffles. This small, stylish cafe offers Southern favorites such as fried chicken, delectable waffles, catfish and greens. Chicken is amazing with all the sides and impeccable taste. The restaurant has great food, service and a wonderful setting. It is definitely a heart-warming experience dining here.

Fat's Chicken and Waffles

Address: 2726 E Cherry St Seattle, WA 98122 b/t 27th Ave & Temple Pl Central District

Website: Fat’s Chicken and Waffles

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11:00am - 9:00pm; Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 9:00pm: Sun: 9:00am - 3:00pm, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

10. Endolyne Joe's

Indulge in this restaurant’s lovely flavors. Endolyne Joe’s offers rotating special menus from around the world including regional American comfort food at a local hangout. Guests are usually amazed by their varied and tasty menu with international options and great drinks. Their fried chicken is wonderfully cooked bringing bright and bold flavors to your table. You’ll get amazing food with excellent service here.

Endolyne Joe's

Address: 9261 45th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98136 b/t Wildwood Pl & Brace Point Dr Fauntleroy

Website: Endolyne Joe’s

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 8:00am - 10:00pm; Fri - Sat: 8:00am - 11:00pm; Sun: 8:00am - 10:00pm

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Make the most of you Seattle trip by indulging in the different flavors these restaurants have to offer. Savor the delectable taste for a complete Seattle experience. Consider our recommendations above and have fun and enjoy your fried chicken adventure.

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