Best Fried Chicken Places in Boston

Is there really anything better than a delicious plateful of fried chicken to get your spirits up? Fried chicken just makes you feel better about everything, on a happy day or a sad one! Dipping that juicy chicken into a delicious sauce and taking the first crunchy bite of a crispy thigh: the very idea is mouthwatering. 

From Korean to buttermilk brined to chicken on a waffle, there are a number of tasty fried chicken varieties in Boston to satisfy all your cravings. And if there’s a good restaurant or local food truck that serves quality fried chicken near you, it’s just easy to pop in and grab a plate for yourself!

Check out below some of the best fried chicken spots in Boston from where you can get your fill of this classic dish:

10 Best Boston Fried Chicken Places

Southern Kin Cookhouse

Visit this restaurant for its delicious, homecooked style crispy fried chicken inspired by flavors of the South. You can opt for the chicken with cheddar-chive waffles or the fresno pepper maple syrup or just go for the good old southern fried chicken. You can also go for the fried chicken bucket and the biscuits with four sauces to make it a proper feast!
Where: 500 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA 02145


Popular for its Middle Eastern cuisine, Sarma also serves some really delicious fried chicken with a Turkish twist. Chicken thighs coated in a dry-mustard-based spice mix, doused in flour and toasted sesame and nigella seeds, seasoned with tahini remoulade and dried green harissa promise nothing but mouthwatering goodness!
Where: 249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145

The Automatic

If you’re craving Korean fried chicken, then this is the place to go. Order a beer and a Korean fried chicken sandwich with gochujang, kimchi and cilantro and some Yakitori skewers to add another layer of flavor to your meal! The sandwiches are available throughout the day so head on over whenever your fried chicken cravings take over.
Where: 50 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139

Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar

Another restaurant inspired by the South, this place offers a number of fried chicken options from chicken with waffles, black pepper gravy, scallion and bacon as well as a chicken BLT sandwich with applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and house ranch dressing. The classy chicken sandwich with sausage gravy, Vermont cheddar and egg also comes highly recommended!
Where: 381 Summer St, Somerville, MA 02144

Sweet Cheeks Q

This restaurant is probably best known for its beef brisket and pulled pork but don’t miss out on the buttermilk fried chicken here which has always been a bestseller. Its perfectly crispy crunch nicely pairs with its tender, juicy and perfectly cooked inside which makes for a true fried chicken treat!
Where: 1381 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

Neighborhood Kitchen

Fried chicken spring rolls and crispy breasts in sandwiches is what you can enjoy at this restaurant, flavored with bacon jam and chipotle mayo. A mix of Asian and Haitian inspired flavors, the menu here is an explosion of tasty spices and herbs and everything from fried wings to chicken tenders is just lip smacking goodness.
Where: 84 Spring St, Medford, MA 02155

Buttermilk & Bourbon

This restaurant has buttermilk in its name and boy does it deliver! Get everything including wings, boneless and bone-in half buttermilk fried chicken with your choice of dressing. The sweet and spicy, Nashville hot and barbecue syrup chicken and the sliders come highly recommended. And if you want to follow your fried food up with fried desserts, there are a few cool options like beignets and bread pudding that you can order too!
Where: 160 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Bonchon Chicken

This very popular chain does deserve its due for serving delicious Korean-styled fried chicken with sides of bulgogi or a sashimi platter. Visit any one of the local Bonchon restaurants in Boston on Allston and Cambridge’s Harvard Square and go for the five drums and 10 wings or splurge on 20 drums or 40 wings if you’re out with the family!
Where: 123 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

Walloons Fried Chicken & Sandwiches

This food truck offers the perfect street food, fried chicken experience in Boston and you can take your pick from a tasty menu that includes fried chicken with melted cheddar, bacon, onions and Walloon sauce or the simpler fried chicken with onion rings and BBQ sauce or even the classic combo of chicken with coleslaw.


Head over to this Chinatown restaurant for modern Asian cuisine which also includes its unique take on fried chicken. The chicken and waffles here offer up an interesting pairing made of a Hong Kong-style egg waffle and five spice butter and you can pair that with salt and pepper calamari with Japanese lime aioli or some Monkey chicken wings with sweet and sour sriracha.
Where: 9A Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111


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