PHILADELPHIA, PA - Fried Chicken is so popular right now that it even has a Holiday, National Fried Chicken Day, July 6, 2021, and in Philly, the sandwich has become very popular over the last few years. So we've rounded up some of our go-to fried chicken sandwiches and dishes to enjoy The Best of Philadelphia's Fried Chicken Sandwiches.
Where to Get Fried Chicken in Philadelphia
Devil's Den, one of Philly's best beer bars, offers a savory collection of dishes for the fried chicken foodie to indulge in, including the red-hot Buffalo Chicken Sandwich consisting of fried chicken, hot sauce that packs the heat, fresh lettuce and tomato, and blue cheese – served with house-cut fries or a house salad.
Redcrest Fried Chicken is a no-brainer, offering the uber-popular Drive-Thru Chicken Sandwich composed of crunchy fried chicken, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, topped off with a special secret sauce, served on a potato bun.
Flannel, known for stellar southern comfort fare, and the infamous Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich This spicy yet flavorsome sandwich is composed of crispy fried chicken, ranch dressing, green tomato pickles, tossed in a specialty hot sauce and placed on a delectable sweet potato bun. The dish can be made to enjoy with or without all of the heat, and guests are welcome to choose from an extensive list of flavor-filled sides and adds-on.
Freebyrd Chicken at The Bourse Food Hall, Old City's modern artisanal food hall, offers an extensive line-up of hand-battered and crispy fried specialties, including the classic Freebyrd Chicken Sandwich composed of buttermilk-brined fried chicken, signature Alabama white BBQ sauce, homemade pickles, on a soft roll.
MilkBoy South Street, part of the iconic Philadelphia-born MilkBoy brand known for booze, bites, and great music, has one satiating Fried Chicken Sandwich prepared with cactus mustard, slaw, and B&B pickles, with the optional add-on of bacon. In contrast, the landmark locale of the iconic also offers a slight variation of the juicy creation with a Fried Chicken Sandwich, which includes pickle-brined chicken breast, smoked bacon, and house-made whole-grain cactus mustard.
North 3rd, Northern Liberties' new American bar and grille, boasts an elevated take on the classic fried chicken sandwich with the crowd-pleasing Honey Dipped Fried Chicken prepared with lettuce, tomato, pickles, buttermilk ranch dressing, assembled on a fresh Martin's Seeded roll.
Red Owl Tavern, the friendly yet sophisticated tavern located on Independence Mall, has one tangy, juicy sandwich available on the lunch menu – sure to impress the ultimate meat-lover. Foodies are welcome to take a bite into the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich ($18) crafted with coleslaw, pickles, and ranch, on a warm brioche bun. Guests can choose between a side of fries or salad or upgrade to truffle fries for an additional $5.
Sabrina's Café, the locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch and (in one case) dinner restaurants, is serving up its toppling Chicken and Waffle on the famed brunch menu, consisting of a twice-dipped buttermilk fried chicken breast, topped with herb butter, warm saccharine vanilla bean syrup, and served to pipe hot over a homemade waffle. Additionally, folks may indulge in the spice-forward Buffalo Chicken Sandwich prepared with buttermilk fried chicken, buffalo sauce, red onion, celery & carrot slaw, and blue cheese sauce on a brioche bun.
Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge, the retro and eclectic bar and lounge with beautiful art and artifact filled outdoor garden, is turning the classic sandwich into a stand-out Sammy with a dish ideal for the lover of all things spicy and hot – the Spicy Chicken Sammy made with Southern-fried (or grilled) chicken, lettuce, tomato, pickles, spicy mayo, served on a sesame bun. Diners can indulge in this sub-with-or-without a side of crispy hand-cut fries.
The Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square, boasts an exceptional Fried Chicken marinated in rosemary honey and is paired perfectly with sweet potato fries. Guests can sit indoors or outdoors as they dive into this hand-crafted masterpiece.