Whether you enjoy your fried chicken in a sophisticated atmosphere accompanied by a mint julep or you want it to go (along with mashed potatoes and gravy), we can all agree how delicious this Southern staple is. But some is better than the rest. Here are our top five favorites, ranked.
5. Street’s Fine Chicken
This chicken is brined in lemon, sea salt and French Provençal herbs. It takes 20 to 30 minutes to cook, but it’s definitely worth the wait…because it’s served with a honey-butter biscuit that will change your life.
3857 Cedar Springs Rd.; 469-917-7140 or streetsfinechicken.com
4. Pecan Lodge
Texas barbecue might be king at this Deep Ellum eatery, but if you’re skipping the fried chicken, you’re missing out. It’s hand-battered and served with a roll, and we can’t help but recommend the collard greens.
2702 Main St.; 214-748-8900 or pecanlodge.com
3. Bubba’s Cooks Country
This fast-casual diner has been a Dallas staple for quality country cookin’ since 1981. The fried chicken is super crunchy and served with veggies and a roll. Meals include the option for one, two or three pieces. Don’t leave without an apricot fried pie in your to-go bag.
6617 Hillcrest Ave.; 214-373-6527 or bubbasdallas.com
2. Babe’s Chicken Dinner House
This is worth the drive to Carrollton, y’all. Sit down with your crew and order your choice of fried chicken or strips and prepare to eat your sides family-style. It’s a favorite of Jordan Spieth’s for a reason: It’s finger-lickin’ fantastic.
1006 W. Main St., Carrollton; 972-245-7773 or babeschicken.com
1. Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar
The two-piece dinner here is as good as it gets and comes with your choice of coleslaw or whipped potatoes and gravy. And once the moonshine punch and grapefruit juleps start flowing, you might actually think you have died and gone to hog chicken heaven.
2929 N. Henderson Ave.; 214-827-9900 or sissyssouthernkitchen.com