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Honey Butter Fried Chicken is the place to go for crispy chick with honey butter, seasonal sides, and desserts, all made with local and sustainable ingredients.

Chef Luciano & Gourmet Chicken is a south side favorite for chicken preparations, oven-roasted, fried, and jerked, served in a casual, friendly dining room.

Troha’s Chicken and Shrimp opened in 1917, and ever since then it’s been pleasing Chicagoans with outstanding fried chicken and shrimp, along with their famous hush puppies.

Harold’s Chicken Shack is perhaps the most popular fried chicken restaurant on the South Side of Chicago – and you’re going to want to try that fried chicken with “mild” sauce, a Chicago original creation.


Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles in Bronzeville was in the vanguard of Chicago restaurants offering the unlikely combination plate of fried chicken and waffles.

Kennedy Fish & Chicken is a small place with a sharp focus on seafood and chicken, specifically wings, and they are fabulous.

Uncle Joe’s Jerk Chicken specializes in peppery jerk seasonings that can transform a standard fried chicken into something special…and very delicious.

Parson’s Chicken & Fish does up the chicken in many of the favorite formats: fried, Nashville style “hot,” and grilled.

Gus’s Fried Chicken in the West Loop’s Fulton Market neighborhood serves mildly spiced fried chicken, made from a secret family recipe.

Chicken & Farm Shop serves up fresh chickens sourced from a nearby Indiana farm, bringing to Chicago tables the fresh flavors of farm-raised chicken.