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Best Spots for a Fried Chicken Fix

04.26.2017 by: Carly Danner
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When it comes to living in the South, there’s one thing that many can’t live without: fried chicken. While it’s difficult to mess up this classic dish, there are a few spots that go above and beyond to serve up chicken that makes you want to go back for seconds. We’ve rounded up the top spots in town to get a piping hot plate of chicken and more.

Fried Chicken served with cornbread and Sissy's mac & cheese. {Photo courtesy of Sissy's Instagram}

Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar

Inspired by Mississippi Delta cuisine, Sissy’s in the Knox/Henderson neighborhood is the ultimate go-to for indulging in fried chicken. Their chicken is brined and pressure-fried to give you a delicious crunch on the outside and juicy chicken on the inside. Order pieces a la carte, a 2-piece dinner that includes their famous mashed potatoes, or upgrade to a bucket of their chicken to share with friends. Be sure to round out your experience with some of their delicious squash puppies, curry deviled eggs, and their decadent Sissy’s mac & cheese.

Not Your Mama's Fried Chicken. {Photo courtesy of BB Bop Seoul Kitchen Instagram}

BB Bop Seoul Kitchen

Who said fried chicken had to be a Southern thing? At BB Bop Seoul Kitchen in Oak Cliff (also located in Upper Greenville and Lower Greenville and more recently opened Chicken Moto in Richardson), they’re putting a Korean twist on the beloved fried chicken dish. Voted as some of the best fried chicken in Dallas, their “Not Your Mama’s Fried Chicken” is definitely a must-try. Their chicken is coated in a special batter, fried, and then lightly glazed in your choice of sauce. With their combination of comfort food and Korean flavors, this sits at the top of the bucket list for fried chickens to try in the city.

The Two-Piece plate served with coleslaw and a biscuit.

Fat Chicken

Fat Chicken in Trinity Groves is the latest spot to join the chicken market in Dallas. While some restaurants have only a few chicken dishes, variety gets the spotlight here. From tacos and pot pies to sandwiches and salads, just about everything has their delicious and juicy chicken inside. If you’re in it just for the fried chicken, opt for their bucket of chicken that includes their buttermilk biscuits and coleslaw. If you’re looking to step outside the box, then their fried chicken served with donuts is the move for you.

Famous Fried Chicken served family-style. {Photo courtesy of Babe's Chicken Dinner House Website}

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House

At Babe’s Chicken Dinner House in Frisco they’re serving up more than classic Southern cooking. They have a variety of chicken options for everyone including their beloved fried chicken, chicken fried steak, fried chicken tenders, and hickory smoked chicken. Favorite sides like mashed potatoes, biscuits, green beans, and more are served in family-style portions, making this the perfect spot to dine out with friends and family. Plus the waiters are known to spontaneously break out into the hokey-pokey so you know you’re in for a good time.

The Yard Bird "Long Walk to Nashville" platter. {Photo courtesy of Rapscallion Facebook Page}


Rapscallion in Lower Greenville is serving up your favorite Southern dishes with a modern twist. The menu was inspired by traditional Texas flavors mixed with global flavors to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience. While many of their dishes like Grammy’s mac & cheese and collard greens shine on the menu, their biggest star has to be their fried chicken known as “The Long Walk To Nashville”. The Nashville Hot Chicken adds just the right kick for anyone looking to spice things up.

The Auntie Louann Sandwich is hard to resist!

Whistle Britches

You'll find plenty of Southern classics waiting for you at Whistle Britches in Far North Dallas. One of their standouts, of course, is their fried chicken and biscuits. They have plenty of options to satisfy all of your fried chicken cravings including options to order the whole bird or a variety plate. Their fried chicken is best served with a side of local beer and their standout Southern hospitality - especially on their colorful patio when the weather is nice.

Fried Chicken Tenders served with Brussels Sprouts.

Street's Fine Chicken

Street's Fine Chicken on Oak Lawn has quickly become a neighborhood favorite for their clear expertise on all things chicken. From chicken lollipops and chicken pot pie to chickarones (fried chicken skin) and chicken & dumplings, they have just about everything your chicken-loving heart desires. Of course no chicken place would be complete without fried chicken and thankfully they don't disappoint. Their chicken is French fried which includes lemon, sea salt, and French provencial herbs to give you crunch on the outside and plenty of juice on the inside.

Fried Chicken and yummy pickles! {photo courtesy Chicken Scratch Facebook Page}

Chicken Scratch

Nothing says classic Southern nights like an evening enjoying live music and a big plate of fried chicken. Chicken Scratch in Oak Cliff is a local favorite that also sits next to the The Foundry, giving guests the best of both worlds with good food and good music. Their chicken options range from their famous buttermilk fried chicken to their pecan wood rotisserie chicken. Order up a bucket of chicken for the table and be sure to add a side of their mac & cheese or their mashed potatoes with fried chicken gravy for the ultimate indulgence.

Fried Chicken and Mashed Tators.


When trendy meets Southern classics, you get Mash'd in Frisco. This hip and rebellious joint pays homage to classics like fried chicken and mashed potatoes, but also the infamous and once illicit Moonshine. Their chicken is not only some of the most tender chicken in town, but they batter their chicken twice for the ultimate crunch with every bite. Pair one of their plates of chicken with their Moonshine flights or Moonshine cocktails to kick your night off right.

Famous Fried Chicken.

Max’s Wine Dive

Fried chicken and champagne go hand-in-hand at Max’s Wine Dive in Uptown. Rarely will you ever spot a table without a piping hot plate of their famous Southern fried chicken and champagne - no matter the time of day. Their chicken is marinated in jalapeño-buttermilk then deep-fried “slow and low” to give you the perfect amount of juiciness and spice. Whether you’re in for their chicken and waffles for brunch or dining late at night, their chicken and champagne is a combo you won’t want to miss out on.

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