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The Ultimate Guide to The Best Fried Chicken in Austin

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Austin is home to many different restaurants that put their own unique twist on a classic favorite: fried chicken! This savory comfort food is beloved among locals and a must-try for those visiting Austin.

From crunchy and crispy on the inside to juicy and tender on the inside, the fried chicken in Austin will have your mouth watering no matter which restaurant you try! We have compiled a list of the best fried chicken in Austin for you to try for yourself!

Lucys Fried Chicken The Ultimate Guide To The Best Fried Chicken In Austin 2022

1. Lucy's Fried Chicken

Whenever we think about Lucy’s Fried Chicken, we can practically taste the comfort food! The combination of the crunchy, homemade batter on the fried chicken with the perfectly seasoned fries with a surprising kick makes Lucy’s a top contender for the best fried chicken in Austin.ย 

South Congress
๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THU | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 11AMโ€“10PM

Cedar Park
๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THU | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 11AMโ€“10PM

Best Fried Chicken In Austin

2. Bird Bird Biscuit

If you live in Austin, you’ve definitely heard people raving about Bird Bird Biscuit, and we certainly can’t blame them! The combo of their fluffy and buttery biscuit with their fresh fried chicken is nothing short of fried chicken magic. Take it from us, the Queen Beak is a favorite of ours that combines savory and sweet into one perfect chicken biscuit.

๐Ÿ—“ MONโ€“WED | 7:30AMโ€“2PM
๐Ÿ—“ THUโ€“SAT | 7:30AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 7:30AMโ€“3PM

Best Fried Chicken In Austin

3. Tumble 22

At Tumble 22 you pick what type of fried chicken you want and then pick your heat level from “Wimpy” to “Cluckin’ Hot”! Out of the many places to get some of the best fried chicken in Austin, this one is perfect to grab one of their family packs and have a picnic in the park.ย 

Burnet
๐Ÿ—“ SUN-THUR | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI-SAT | 11AM-9:30PM

Lake Austin
๐Ÿ—“ SUN-THUR | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI-SAT | 11AM-9:30PM

Cedar Park
๐Ÿ—“ SUN-THUR | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI-SAT | 11AM-9:30PM

Spicy Boys The Ultimate Guide To The Best Fried Chicken In Austin 2022

4. Spicy Boys Chicken

Spicy Boys is a restaurant that is well known for their fried chicken wings which have been named the “Best Fried Chicken in Austin” by Austin Monthly Magazine. It’s no surprise why they are so beloved because their combination of sweet chili-honey sauce with fried shallots and scallions along with their secret seasoning will you craving another bite. Spicy Boys is also a perfect option for vegetarians and vegans since they have cauliflower wings and a fried tempeh sandwich on their menu!

East Austin
๐Ÿ—“ TUEโ€“WED | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ THUR | 11AM-10PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 11AMโ€“11PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 11AMโ€“8PM

South Austin
๐Ÿ—“ TUEโ€“THU | 12PMโ€“10PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 12PMโ€“11PM
๐Ÿ—“ SUN | 12PMโ€“8PM

Happy Chicks The Ultimate Guide To The Best Fried Chicken In Austin 2022

5. Happy Chicks

Happy Chicks has something for everyone with options for original, spicy, grilled, or even vegan chicken tenders. Take it from someone who appreciates a myriad of sauces with her fried chicken, Happy Chicks has fifteen homemade Happy Sauces to take your meal here to the next level!

East 6th
๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THUR | 11AMโ€“12AM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 11AMโ€“2AMย 

Burnet
๐Ÿ—“ Every Day | 10:30AMโ€“10PM

Best Fried Chicken In Austin

6. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

While Gus’s is a local Austin favorite, they started in Tennessee and there are now 29 locations across the U.S. including the one we love in Austin! While their recipe for their famous hot and spicy fried chicken has been a family secret since 1953, the secret is out about this delicious spot for fried chicken in Austin.

๐Ÿ—“ SUNโ€“THUR | 11AMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ—“ FRI & SAT | 11AMโ€“10PM

Flyrite The Ultimate Guide To The Best Fried Chicken In Austin 2022

7. Flyrite Chicken Sandwiches

Flyrite’s chicken sandwiches are simple, yet positively devourable! Their locally named sandwiches like the Club 512 and The Greenbelt put a fun twist on the crispy fried chicken sandwiches at this locally-owned fast-food restaurant.

East Austin
๐Ÿ—“ Every Day | 11AMโ€“9PM

Burnet
๐Ÿ—“ Every Day | 11AMโ€“9PM

Check out the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide page for more of the best spots in your part of town. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and tag us @StuffToDoInAustin in all your foodie adventures so we can follow along!

Mina Garagozlo

Mina Garagozlo

Mina is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austinย City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION appย and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram,ย Facebook, and YouTube.

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