In what we’re sure is a surprise to no one, we love fried chicken! And in a second non-surprise, we love it more from a local joint than in a bucket from a chain. We knew you probably love fried chicken, and would like to celebrate it, so we decided to investigate. It wasn’t easy, but we taste tested as many Southie fried chicken dishes as we could get our mitts on, and here are our favorites! Enjoy!
Fried Chicken Sandwich, dbar
dbar features the Boston Chops fried chicken sandwich with cucumber & carrot sesame slaw, spicy aioli and hand-cut rosemary fries. You can enjoy one tonight on their patio with cocktail or order for takeout.
Chicken and Waffle Bites, Gather
These bad boys are life changing, all the deliciousness of fried chicken and waffles but done of the hassle of cutlery. Each bite is a perfect ratio of fried chicken, waffle, and sausage gravy.
Fried Chicken Sandwich, Lincoln Tavern
You can get this fried chicken sandwich three different ways! Rriginal, Nashville hot, or honey buffalo. You’ll need two hands for this sandwich! It’s served with lettuce, tomato, Grillos’ pickles, ranch, housemade brioche sesame bun
Fried Chicken Dinner, Doughboy Donuts
Coming at you like a dark horse! Did you think Dough Boy was just breakfast? Well you thought wrong! Doughboy Donuts has a sneaky good dinner menu and their fried chicken is one of our faves.
Nashville Fried Chicken Tenders, The Playwright
Just how you like ’em – with a little kick! The Playwright features Nashville Fried Chicken Tenders! Enjoy some in their secret garden patio.
Chicken and Chips, Village Pizza and Grill
Have you heard of the legend of The Fish Pier’s chicken sauce? The Fish Pier might be gone, but their chicken sauce lives on at Village Pizza and Grill. Grab some tonight and pour a little out for your homies who can’t be there.
Fried Chicken Basket, The Smoke Shop
The good? A heapin helpin of fried chicken with fermented honey hot sauce and choice of two sides. The bad? There are eleven sides to choose from and choosing between cornbread, sweet potato mash, mac and cheese, Texas toast, and half sour spears (among others) is almost impossible.
Fried Chicken Sandwich, Sullivan’s
Ok, so you probably don’t think Sullivan’s when you think National Fried Chicken Day, but you should! Their fried chicken sandwich is yummy enough on its own, but it also pairs beautifully with French fries…and onion rings…and a hot dog.
You’re definitely craving fried chicken right now, so either you’re welcome or we’re sorry!
Image features the dbar chicken sandwich.