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2018 Best Fried Chicken Restaurants
in the U.S.

Chicago's Honey Butter Fried Chicken makes memorable poultry, all salty-sweet and served with honey butter

Top 10 Fried Chicken Restaurants in America

While fried chicken has long had its roots buried deep in the culinary traditions of the South, more and more restaurants nationwide have come to embrace the down-home dish. Once known only as a cheap, often greasy picnic staple, today's fried chicken is just as likely to carry the spices of the Hawaiian islands, be prepared by an on-site butcher and cost more than a cheap steak. From Thomas Keller's inimitable ad hoc fried chicken to jalapeño-buttermilk marinated birds, these are GAYOT's Top 10 Fried Chicken Restaurants in the U.S.



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