Where to Find the Best Fried Chicken in Jacksonville

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Hot, crunchy, juicy goodness… is your mouth watering yet? For all of our fried chicken fanatics, there are some awesome spots to snag your favorite meal in Jacksonville. There’s nothing like this classic, homestyle, comfort food – and if you haven’t had it from one of these eight restaurants you’re really missing out! Check out where to find the best fried chicken in Jacksonville!

Bawk Bawk Chicken Truck
📷 Bawk Bawk Chicken Truck

Bawk Bawk Chicken Truck

For fried chicken on the go, check out Bawk Bawk Chicken Truck! This food truck (with an awesome name) drives all throughout Jacksonville to breweries or local events, brining it’s delicious fried chicken with them wherever they go! They claim to have the best chicken in all of Florida… try them out and be the judge! Hours and locations vary, check out their Facebook page to see where they’ll be next! 

Kaprao Thai
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Kaprao Thai Street Food

Who would’ve thought that a Thai restaurant would have such amazing fried chicken? The Thai Cashew Nut Chicken is a unique taste on a classic dish that will totally change the way you look at fried chicken! The chicken is glazed in a chili garlic tamarind and sautéed with cashews, sliced peppers & onions. It comes with Jasmine rice & soup, for a truly inforgettable meal! 

Mon – Fri | 11:00 – 9:00pm

Sat – Sun | CLOSED

14286 Beach Boulevard #26 Jacksonville, FL 32250

Bold Birds
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Bold Birds Nashville Hot Chicken

If you want a little spice on your chicken, Bold Birds Nashville Hot Chicken is the way to go! The owners moved from Nashville to Murray Hill to open up this truly authentic spot. From their Classic flavor to ‘Hotter Than a Mother Clucker’, there’s a spicy fired chicken sandwich for everyone! Stop in for a taste of Southern Hospitality right here in Jacksonville! 

Mon- Thurs | 11:00am – 8:00pm

Fri – Sat | 11:00am – 9:00pm

Sun | 11:00am – 3:00pm

1173 Edgewood Ave. S. Jacksonville, FL 32205

Beach House
📷 Beach Road Fish House & Chicken Dinner

Beach Road Fish House & Chicken Dinner

Just like the name says, Beach road specializes in Fish… and Chicken! This historic, no frills spot has some amazing fried chicken platters. Come hungry, the menu has quarter, half, or whole fried birds that are served with delicious sides and biscuits! 

Mon – Thurs | 11:o0am – 9:30pm

Fri | 11:00am – 10:00pm

Sat | 10:30am – 10:00pm

Sun | 10:30am – 9:00pm

4132 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, Florida

📷 Silkie's Chicken & Champagne Bar

Silkie's Chicken & Champagne Bar

Chicken and champagne is a surprisingly amazing combination! Silkie’s describes themselves as an upscale, fast-casual, counter service restaurant. Aside from classic fried chicken, they have other unique flavors like Caribbean, Korean, and the Flavor Bomb (we’ll let you try it for yourself to see what that one’s made of!) You can’t miss the fried chicken and waffles on their boozy weekend brunch! 

Sun – Mon | CLOSED

Tues – Thurs | 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Sat – Sun | 10:00am – 9:00pm

1602 Walnut Street Jacksonville, Florida 32206

Thc Chicken
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THC Trap House Chicken

Check out the $baller menu$ over at Trap House Kitchen for some amazing and authentic Southern Fried Chicken! Try the Fried Chicken and Waffles, or the Carol Tha Homewrecker sandwich (buffalo and ranch, lol). Their Side Chick fired chicken sandwiches put Chick-Fil-A and Popeyes to shame! 


Tues – Sat | 11:00am – 11:00pm

Sun | 11:00am – 6:00pm

5907 Merrill Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32277

Shut'Em Down Authentic Southern Restaurant

Authentic is in the name, and one bite of their fried chicken will tell you exactly why! The food at Shut’Em Down Authentic Southern Restaurant is cooked to order and always fresh. It’ll taste just like your grandma used to make! Stop in from 2-4pm Tuesday – Thursday for an awesome deal – two pieces of dark meat fried chicken for just $1.99! 


Tues – Sat | 11:00am – 8:00pm

Sun | 11:00am – 6:00pm

6315 San Juan Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32210

Hangar Bar
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Hangar Bay Cafe & Gallery

Fried chicken and Japanese Ramen is an unlikely combination, but it sure is a delicious one! Hangar Bay Cafe & Gallery doesn’t want to identify as either a Japanese restaurant or a Soul Food spot, because they’re a little of everything! Their Four Piece Fried Chicken meal is seriously delicious, and if you’re really hungry, try it with their Bayou Ramen! This unlikely combination will definitely have you coming back for more!

Mon – Sat | 11:00am – 6:00pm

Sun | 12:00pm – 8:00pm

2294 Mayport RoadAtlantic Beach, FL 32233

Head to one of these spots to try out some of Jacksonville’s best fried chicken! There’s something for everyone – from the classic recipe you know and love to new fusion flavors that may become your new favorite! For more of the best meals in Jacksonville, be sure to download the UNation app and follow @StuffToDoInJacksonville on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!

Morgan Lash

Morgan Lash

Morgan is a writer for UNATION's Stuff to Do in Jacksonville