The 10 Best Places for Fried Chicken in North Carolina!

A staple to the south, nothing is better than a piece or two of fried chicken, and some fixings on the side! Located in the heart of fried chicken country, North Carolina tops the charts with some truly mind-blowing options. These 10 places are the best for juicy chicken because here, the chicken is fried to perfection, and you will feel right at home with brilliant comfort food.

1. Carolina Fried Chicken, Robbins, NC

Tucked in Robbins, North Carolina, Carolina Fried Chicken’s chicken is almost as good as Grandma's or Momma's. Called Chicken Hut by the locals, this is a perfect stop for a full meal with a large variety of options. Here, the chicken is both tender and flavorful. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and it’s all affordable, so you don’t have to break the bank for a great meal!

2. Beasley’s Chicken + Honey, Raleigh, NC

Located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, get your fix of fried chicken and your choice from the selection of the southern sides. Each meal is made to order and nothing short of delicious–offering customers a taste of the south. Sweeten the deal with fried chicken and waffles to enhance your fried chicken experience!

3. Price’s Chicken Coop, Charlotte, NC

Chug a sweet tea while enjoying homestyle, southern fried chicken that is fried to absolute perfection. The menu is simple, the service is excellent, and the line for lunch proves its popularity! And when you stop in, don’t forget to bring cash to this take-out gem of Charlotte.

4. Hathaway’s Fried Chicken, Monroe, NC

The southern fried chicken of Hathaway’s is like no other. Crispy, delicious goodness is all on the outside, and the inside is both juicy and tender. If you haven’t tried Hathaway’s fried chicken yet, you are truly missing out. Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., you won’t be disappointed.

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5. Mr. Charles Chicken & Fish, Charlotte, NC

White, dark, or both types of meat, the flavorful, hot chicken is a must try if in the area. This small restaurant of Charlotte has a menu as full as your belly will be when you eat the great portion-sized foods. The service is friendly and the food always fresh—what more could you need!

6. Daddy D’s Suber Soulfood, Hendersonville, NC

Juicy with a crispy crust, the fried chicken is one of the many reasons Daddy D’s of Hendersonville is one of the best soul food restaurants. Feel right at home with the inviting atmosphere and food. The service is friendly, and you can't forget the amazing chicken! The macaroni and cheese, collards, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, yams, and green beans are high-quality, fresh, and will leave you stuffed and delighted.

7. White Swan Bar-B-Que & Fried Chicken, Multiple locations

Inexpensive fried chicken can still be incredible chicken, as proven by White Swan. Comfort food galore in a homey atmosphere, the prices, and food can’t be beaten. No meal is complete without the amazing sides, and the coleslaw, French fries, fried pork skins, macaroni and cheese, boiled potatoes and hushpuppies are all great options. Southern style home cooking and southern style kindness, sit down and enjoy a piece of the south.

8. The Chicken Hut, Durham, NC

Open and serving up fresh fried chicken since 1957, the Chicken Hut is the go-to location in Durham for all the home-cooked meals. Open during the weekdays, the fried chicken is served Monday through Thursday. There are also a variety of sides available for order—your side options depending on the day. Be careful, or the tasty home-cooking may cause you to eat yourself into a food coma!

9. Mr. C’s Restaurant, Concord, NC

This no-frills restaurant in Concord serves American foods fried chicken and only the best chicken and pairings. Indulge your taste buds in a great fried chicken with a unique seasoning and pick a side from mashed potatoes and cole slaw to French fries, taters, and onion rings. Voted in 2016 as the best fried chicken restaurant of greater Cabarrus, Mr. C’s is considered one of the best gems in Concord.

10. D&U Chicken, Wilmington, NC

Crispy on the outside, juicy without the grease, and the perfect breading and seasoning, the fried chicken is done right and worth the wait here at D&U! The chicken is made to order, from scratch, ensuring fresh deliciousness. A country-style restaurant, D&U is open three days a week—on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Drop in for perfectly seasoned chicken and don’t forget your cash!

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