Atlanta has become a food connoisseur’s paradise for Southern cuisine. Millions of tourists fly in each year to indulge their tastebuds in what we like to call “soul food.” This genre of cuisine has a way of bringing people together for barbecues, birthday parties, family reunions and more. You’d better believe they’re eating mac & cheese, collard greens and candy yams, but at the end of the day it’s all about the chicken. Let’s be clear: we mean fried chicken! We’re giving everyone a cheat sheet for locating the best fried chicken spots Atlanta. Now hurry up and get to your destination, because there is always a long line before you get a little taste of heaven.
The Busy Bee Cafe
810 M.L.K. Jr Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
What to order: The smothered chicken ($12.99) comes with two sides and bread. The Broccoli-cheese casserole, collards, and yams are customer favorites.
349 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
What to order: A chicken dinner ($5.69). It comes with a side of crispy potato fries.
Mary Mac’s Tea Room
224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
What to order: Chicken fried chicken with white pepper gravy ($13.50); it comes with a side of lightly fried okra ($6.50).
Watershed on Peachtree
1820 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
What to order: A whole bird ($28.50) for two and it comes with a side of biscuits. Grab your friends to catch a bite to eat on humpday, because every week they have “Fried Chicken Wednesdays.”
One Eared Stag
1029 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312
What to order: A whole chicken ($20) or two birds ($30). The plate comes with two or three sides. The collard greens and au gratin are superb.
Gladys Knights Chicken and Waffles
529 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
What to order: The “Midnight Train” ($13.50) is four southern fried original wings and one jumbo waffle. Get a side of their best-selling macaroni and cheese ($3.50).