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Where to Find Fantastic Fried Chicken Around Atlanta

When you’ve got a craving for that crispy, crunchy, hot-out-the-oven bird, there’s no shortage of places to get fabulous fried chicken around town. However, there are a few spots that stand out above the rest. Check out our list!

Busy Bee Cafe - Fried Chicken | Photo: thebusybeecafe.com
Busy Bee Cafe – Fried Chicken | Photo: thebusybeecafe.com

Busy Bee Cafe

When you’re looking for the best fried chicken in town, you might as well go for a veritable Atlanta institution. Busy Bee Cafe has been operating in Atlanta since 1947, opened up at the height of the segregation era by self-taught cook, Lucy Jackson and is still Black-owned today by restaurateur Tracy Gates.

Joy Cafe

Joy Cafe is a total gem in Midtown for their sinfully delicious brunch offerings. And now, they’ve expanded their hours and are serving up a veritable feast at dinner time too, with their mouthwatering fried chicken and broiled mac and cheese.  Grab a seat on their 1,800 sq. ft patio and settle in for a decadent Southern feast!

Ms. Icey's Kitchen - Fried Chicken and Waffles | Photo: Facebook/msiceys
Ms. Icey’s Kitchen – Fried Chicken and Waffles | Photo: Facebook/msiceys

Ms. Icey’s Kitchen

This hot brunch in Decatur has a perfectly seasoned, herb marinated fried chicken and waffles dish that we crave time and time again. Sidle on up to the bar for a great cocktail, and whatever you do, order the skillet cornbread!

 

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Cupanion’s

Cupanion’s is Sandy Springs best kept secret! This unassuming little spot right by Kroger has brunch food like you wouldn’t believe, and their fried chicken biscuit and fried chicken lunch sandwiches offerings are perfect when you need your fix. The portions are hefty and the chicken is deliciously crunchy and crispy.

Magnolia Room Cafeteria

If you agree that Southern fried chicken shouldn’t be pretentious and fancy, Magnolia Room Cafeteria is the place for you. Come as you are to this Tucker meat and three and grab some comfort food that’s mega bang for your buck. Their fried chicken is always piping hot and hits the spot juuuust right.

Hattie B's Chicken Wings & Pimento Mac & Cheese | Photo: Facebook/hattiebsATL
Hattie B’s Chicken Wings & Pimento Mac & Cheese | Photo: Facebook/hattiebsATL

Hattie B’s Hot Chicken

There’s a lot to love about Nashville, but we’re really glad to be able to not have to make the drive to Tennessee because we can now grab a Nashville style bird any time we want at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. If you really can’t do spicy, they can Southern too without any heat.

Ponko Chicken

We don’t know what it is about Ponko Chicken that makes their food seriously addicting. Maybe it’s the rice oil that differentiates their cooking style from other fried chicken spots, or maybe it’s their slightly sweet “OG Sauce” will have you reaching for bite after bite. But whatever it is, try this “East meets West” spot for fried chicken that’s got a serious craveability factor.

Revival - Fried Chicken | Photo: Facebook/RevivalDecatur
Revival – Fried Chicken | Photo: Facebook/RevivalDecatur

Revival

Chef Kevin Gillespie does a fried bird that’s both farm fresh and better than the best of the best. Take a bite into the thin and crispy flavorful skin of this juicy chicken dish and you’ll truly feel like your soul has been revived! Head to Decatur to dine outdoors on their patio or order takeout online–they’ve been doing plenty of fried chicken takeout specials, as well!

Gus' World Famous Fried Chicken - Three Piece Fried Chicken | Photo: Facebook/GusFriedChickenAtlanta
Gus’ World Famous Fried Chicken – Three Piece Fried Chicken | Photo: Facebook/GusFriedChickenAtlanta

Gus’ World Famous Fried Chicken

This fried chicken spot comes to ATL by way of the small town of Mason, Tennessee, serving up an old family recipe for fried chicken that’s been passed down over the years since the restaurant first opened in 1953. You can grab their delicious and affordable Southern comfort food in Sandy Springs, Chamblee, and Downtown Atlanta.

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