Charlotte may have some of the most amazing burgers, tacos, and donuts you’ve ever eaten, but where we really excel is with our fried chicken. Whether you like your fried chicken with waffles, collards and okra, or with a simple Southern style sweet tea, you can’t go wrong at this places (ranked by user reviews on Yelp). According to Mediterranean Living, “If you are on the Mediterranean diet, make sure to choose lean cuts of grass-fed meat that is higher in healthy omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants than grain-fed meat.”
Here are the top 10 best fried chicken places in Charlotte:
We included Bojangles because #1 they have some of the best fast-food fried chicken around and #2 the chain that’s quickly spreading across the country was founded and still has their headquarters right here in the Queen City.
A true North Tryon staple since 1978, The Chicken Box offers massive portions of chicken fried in their secret recipe of herbs, buttermilk, and spices. You also can’t beat their prices. You can get filled up on a couple pieces of chicken with a roll for about 2 dollars.
Right at the corner of South and East Blvd, inside of the Shell gas station, you’ll find some of the best fried chicken in Charlotte (at least for a gas station). It’s cooked up by a handful of southern ladies that know what they’re doing, especially when it comes to their spicy fried chicken – some consider this place the best kept secret in Charlotte.
#7 Chicken King
This place is tucked away in an old shopping plaza near the Billy Graham Parkway and i77 – most of the other places around it are closed, so it can be hard to spot. They offer some of the juiciest fried chicken on our list – you can grab 2 meals 2 drinks and $2.00 tip for just $21.00
They have some of the best soul food in town and their fried chicken is simply amazing – uniquely seasoned and incredibly juicy.
If you’re looking for amazing southern comfort food and some of the cities best fried chicken while in Uptown, Mert’s is your place.
#4 South 21 Jr
They can fry their chicken with the best of em, but what really sets them apart is their drive-up service, one of the last remaining in the country!
#3 Nana’s Soul Food Kitchen
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Some would argue that Nana’s fried chicken actually tops Prices in the class of truly southern, deep-fried chicken, but I would have to disagree – it’s amazing, but not quite the most amazing.
#2 King’s Kitchen
The King’s Kitchen skillet-fries their chicken for a home-made feel with major culinary class. Owner Chef Jim Noble describes his food as being inspired by French cuisine with Southern style, including as many farm-to-table ingredients as possible. The restaurant is also non-profit, helping feed and employ many of the homeless citizens of Charlotte.
#1 Prices Chicken Coop
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One of the last remaining cash-only, hole-in-the-wall, family-recipe eateries in Charlotte is Prices Chicken Coop. It’s been featured in dozens of TV shows, magazines, and national articles going back decades, and for good reason – their fried chicken is truly one of a kind.
Ask any Charlotte native (if you can find one) where the best fried chicken in town is – most will emphatically say Prices.
Let us know in the comments below who you think fries the best chicken in Charlotte;