Updated January 2020
If there is one, well two things Texas does well, its Fried Chicken and BBQ, and we asked you on our Instagram Story for your favorite fried chicken around Dallas. This list is crowd-sourced from your answers, and luckily the places we love, you love too! Head below to see who made the cut, in order of most votes!
This place holds a lot of nostalgia for Dallas natives, it has been serving us southern fried chicken since 1981. This retro-style diner that sits across from SMU took the top spot, with no surprise from us. It was one of the first places recommended when we moved here. And it’s adorable so that helps! You can order through a drive thru if you’re feeling in a hurry or lazy. But we recommend you go in, it’s just part of the experience of Bubba’s.
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Mike’s, tucked next to a laundromat in the Medical District, is another one of our favorites. And we are pretty sure some of y’all were mad we posted about it, unveiling the secret spot. The fried chicken is prepared fresh the night before and marinated all night in 10 spices. They have a particular process too, which means you’ll be waiting 15-20+ minutes but it’s totally worth it. The family behind it is originally from Vietnam and opened up Mike’s after their son would only eat his mom’s fried chicken! So thanks Mike’s son for making your parents introduce us to some great chicken!
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STREET’S FINE CHICKEN
So far we have named some pretty whole in the wall places or places that fit the description of a “fried chicken” place BUT Street’s is a little different. They are a more refined establishment where you actually sit down vs order at the counter. You almost feel a little fancy eating fried chicken. But fun fact, if you are in the mood for some fried chicken for brunch, then you have to come here! Their fried chicken and waffles are EVERYTHING!
This one surprised us because we have never been here for their fried chicken, but I mean BBQ chicken is a thing, so we guess it does make sense for them to have fried chicken! But according to many of you, they also serve up some of the best fried chicken in town too!! So next time you are in the Design District searching for some chicken, you know where to go!
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BRICK & BONES
If you want your Deep Ellum nightlife and fried chicken too, then look no further than Brick and Bones! This establishment on Elm Street serves up drinks in the heart of all the late night action! And apparently they serve delicious fried chicken until 2 am as well!
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BABES CHICKEN DINNER HOUSE
Last, but not least, is the local chain Babe’s! Now we are aware that you have to drive our to the ‘burbs to enjoy it, but it is worth the drive or the pit stop if you are in the area. But the best thing about Babe’s is that they are BYOB establishment, one of our favorite kinds of restaurants. And everything is served up homestyle.