AUGUST 2020 UPDATE: This map is not currently receiving regular updates due to the pandemic. Instead, check out The Best Boston-Area Fried Chicken Available for Takeout or Delivery for up-to-date information.
Boston really loves its fried chicken, from Tennessee hot to buttermilk-brined to Korean. Chicken and waffles makes an appearance on numerous menus around town, brunch and otherwise, while other restaurants offer fried chicken sandwiches and other related dishes.
A number of restaurants only break out the fried chicken once a week (or in the case of Cutty's, once a month for "Super Cluckin' Sunday") — there's the longstanding tradition of fried chicken and Tiki Mondays at Highland Kitchen in Somerville, for example, although its newer sibling spot Highland Fried serves chicken all week long. (Keep an eye out, too, for the ephemeral fried chicken and biscuit pop-up at Asta, which tends to appear for a few weekends in a row a few times a year.)
Whichever style you're seeking, there's probably a local restaurant that can satisfy your fried chicken needs. Here are 24 to try in and around Boston.
Note: Keep an eye out for lots of new chicken options to try, fried and otherwise, in 2020. Also note that this map doesn’t include brand new spots (under about six months old) that haven’t yet had a chance to establish themselves.
This map was originally published on July 24, 2017, and is updated periodically; the date of the most recent update is noted above.Read More