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Must-Try Fried Chicken in Houston

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It’s National Fried Chicken Day, so of course, the Stuff to Do in Houston team had to bring you the very best Fried Chicken in Houston!  These are some of our favorite spots, and we think you will love them, too.

Some of these Houston spots offer your traditional fried chicken fair, while others kick it up. a notch with some spice or sweeten the deal with some waffles and french toast.  What is your favorite way to eat Fried Chicken?

📷 Frenchy's Chicken

You can’t beat traditional fried chicken with all of the best sides! Frenchy’s Chicken has Fried Chicken meals large and small to accommodate your needs as well as sides like collard greens and red beans & rice that pair so well with crispy fried chicken!  

Frenchy’s also offers boudin, po boys, and of course fried catfish. You can’t go wrong at this favorite spot of ours.



📍4646 Scott St, Houston, TX 77004

📷 Mico's Hot Chicken

Kick it up a little with some hot chicken from Mico’s Hot Chicken!  Mico’s puts a spicy spin on fried chicken in Houston and we are here for it!  Inspired by Nashville’s famous hot chicken, Mico’s has made this dish just for us Houstonians, and it doesn’t disappoint. 

You can of course get their traditional hot chicken sandwich, but you should definitely pair it with some loaded waffle fries and a blueberry lemonade!

WED–SUN | 10:30AM–9:30PM

📍1603 N Durham Dr, Houston, TX 77008

📷 Lucille's

Lucille’s definitely knows how to do this southern favorite right!  Their “Yardbird” is slow fried with a side of collard greens and honey-spiced gravy.  If you haven’t had fried chicken from Lucielle’s, you are absolutely missing out! 

Be sure to get a side of their truffled Brussel sprouts and cornbread to get the ultimate southern comfort meal!


FRI | 11AM–3PM & 4PM–10PM

SAT | 10AM–3PM & 5PM–10PM

SUN | 10AM–3PM

📍5512 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004

📷 Breakfast Klub

Get brunch all week long at the Breakfast Klub!  Not only does Breakfast Klub have a great breakfast and brunch, but their fried chicken and waffles are fire! 

You can pair their chicken with waffles, french toast, or pancakes, but we think you should try it all three ways! Oh, and did we mention, you can get their waffle and pancake mix, seasoning, and koating so you can make chicken and waffles at home, too! 



📍3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

📷 La Lucha

La Lucha offers. a wide variety of eats like oysters on the half shell, some southern comforts with a Mexican twist, and of course fried chicken!  This Houston spot offers golden fried chicken served with pickles and fluffy biscuits.

Pair your Fried chicken with some deviled eggs and crawfish mac & cheese. Wash it all down with a You’re Welcome for the perfect meal!


FRI | 4:30PM–10PM

SAT | 11AM–10PM

SUN | 11AM–9PM

📍1801 N Shepherd Dr #A, Houston, TX 77008


Grace’s on Kirby is another of our favorite places to get fried chicken in Houston. Randi’s Fried Chicken is the traditional choice and is served with black-eyed peas or Chicken Fried Chicken with cream gravy, mashed potatoes, and of course black-eyed peas. 

If you stop by for Brunch try out their Chicken Fried Chicken Biscuit or our favorite, the Waffles, and Wings!


FRI | 11AM–9PM



📍3111 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

📷 Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is a favorite all over the country, but especially in Houston. You can’t beat their plates that will satisfy any family. Not only do they have delicious fried chicken, but they have some bomb appetizers, too! Who doesn’t love Fried Green Tomatoes and Fried Okra?!

Round out your meal with something sweet from their dessert menu like the Pecan or Coconut Cream pie!





📍1815 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

📷 Max's Wine Dive

Max’s Wind Dive is always one of our favorites for brunch, but. did you know they have delicious fried chicken, too?  Max’s Famous Fried Chicken is gluten-free and full of flavor!  Their chicken is marinated in jalapeno buttermilk to give it a little kick and served with either hot sauce or honey-chipotle sauce to give it that sweet and savory flavor profile we all love!




SUN | 11AM–10PM

📍214 Fairview St Suite 2, Houston, TX 77006

Looking for More Than Fried Chicken in Houston?

Be sure to check out UNATION for content covering Houston and the surrounding area! You can find restaurants, Stuff to Do, Dog-Friendly places, and more!

Whitney Ellis

Whitney Ellis

Whitney is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in San Antonio City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the San Antonio area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinSanAntonio on Instagramand Facebook.

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