The 10 Best Places for Fried Chicken in New York!

When you’re looking to satisfy your comfort food cravings, New York’s fried chicken joints are exactly what you need. From Southern-style, to Korean-style, to chicken made with old family recipes, these are the 10 excellent places to get your fried chicken fix.

1. The HotHouse, Brooklyn, NY

A “tiny little backwoods juke joint in Bed-Stuy,” this low-key fried chicken joint makes some excellent fried chicken, along with some unique sides not often seen outside the South.

2. Ya Ya’s House Southern Cuisine, Schenectady, NY

Ya Ya’s has capital region soul foodies raving about its $12 Southern fried chicken dinner, which includes yam, collard greens, a corn muffin, and some macaroni or potato salad.

3. Wilma Jean, Brooklyn, NY

The husband-and-wife team that runs Wilma Jean put a lot of TLC into the recipes. Head to this Gowanus hot spot for some of the crispiest chicken, made with an Arkansas family recipe of brine and buttermilk.

5. Hattie’s Restaurant, Saratoga Springs, NY

Featured on two national, “Best fried chicken in the U.S.” this restaurant has been a Saratoga favorite since 1938. The fried chicken joint has been serving up delectable chicken since Hattie herself moved up to New York from New Orleans.

6. Sylvia’s Restaurant, New York, NY

Founded in 1962 by the “Queen of Soul Food,” Sylvia Woods, this Harlem establishment has been a household name in soul food for decades. Whether you prefer white or dark meat, plain or spicy, it’s destined to be palate-pleasing.

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7. Lucy’s Kitchen, Buffalo, NY

Buffalo’s destination for Hispanic food, Lucy’s consistently churns out some of the tastiest fried chicken in Western New York.

8. Zorn’s of Bethapage, Long Island, NY

Using the same recipes since it started in 1940, Zorn’s has been a Long Islander’s go-to fried chicken place for generations. They’ve been voted by residents as the best fried chicken on Long Island.

9. Pies N’ Thighs, Brooklyn, NY

Pies N’ Thighs takes a Southern spin on its fried chicken, which it proudly serves in dishes like chicken and waffles, along with tasty sides like macaroni and cheese and smoked-pork collard greens. 

10. The Commodore, Brooklyn, NY

This divy Williamsburg gastropub happens to serve up some of the crispiest, most flavorful fried chicken in the city.  Arrive early so you can snag one of the few tables in the bar.

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