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Discover the Best Fried Chicken in Dallas

They say, "Everything is bigger in Texas". In a city like Dallas, that certainly rings true with its burgeoning oil industry and booming economy. Visitors who come to town can delight in the endless list of things to do. Sports fans enjoy a plethora of professional games to watch year-round. Music lovers also find venues playing everything from country and bluegrass to good-old rock 'n' roll. When it comes to cooking, Texas serves huge plates of Southern-style favorites and traditional Tex Mex. Dallas has some of the best fried chicken joints in the country, making it difficult to choose where to go. Our suggestion: Check out the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Find out where the smartest, savviest diners eat in our Tastemaker 20 List of the best fried chicken in Dallas!

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14 Restaurants
Updated January 22, 2020
Restaurants:Doc B's Restaurant - Dallas, Uchi Dallas, The Henry - Dallas
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Sushi, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Uptown, Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
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Doc B's Restaurant - Dallas

$$$$
American
Uptown
4.7
748 reviews
Doc B’s is a super comfortable, inviting casual American restaurant that does some killer fried chicken. They serve food made from scratch daily and incorporate the highest-quality ingredients. The menu has a variety of entree salads, special entrees, crave-worthy burgers and sandwiches, Wok Out Bowls, housemade pizza, indulgent desserts and much more. Locals love the Tennessee Hot Chicken! It’s a plate of boneless fried chicken glazed with a delectable habanero-honey sauce and served with their famous coleslaw.

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Uchi Dallas

$$$$
Sushi
Uptown
4.9
3812 reviews
Located in Uptown is Uchi Dallas, is a hip Japanese joint located downstairs from Uchiba. Uchi has a complete Japanese food menu, including buns, baos, dumplings, and fried chicken. Diners can get their fill of warm, nourishing Japanese staples and have plenty of fun in this cool, laid-back environment. Locals love the fried chicken here, too - it is authentic Japanese style and totally delicious! If you’re dining with a large group, snag one of the large tables seating 6 or more and you're in for a great night!

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The Henry - Dallas

$$$$
Contemporary American
Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) Corridor
4.7
2065 reviews
The Henry, located in the DFW Corridor, is a fantastic neighborhood restaurant for delicious comfort food. Diners here can always count on a warm welcome from the waitstaff, servers and bartenders who remember your order and a casual, inviting atmosphere. It’s a great spot for a delicious cup of coffee, brunch with a colleague or a mid-day meal with family. The brunch menu is expansive, with selections like the California Scramble, Chicken Fried Chicken, Smoked Norwegian Salmon and more along with a full selection of pastries from the bakery menu.

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Smithy

$$$$
American
Knox / Henderson
4.7
722 reviews
Located in the heart of Greenland Hills, Smithy is aptly named because it is in a former blacksmith workshop. After operating for 90 years, the shop shut down and the owners of Smithy converted it into the trendy restaurant it is today. The restaurant focuses on locally-sourced spirits and provisions. The menu at Smithy has options like a Butcher's Burger, Nicoise salad, and some of the best fried chicken in Dallas. Smithy is super trendy and draws a crowd night after nigh, so visitors there should make sure to dress their best.

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The Heritage Table

$$$$
American
Frisco
4.8
782 reviews
Located in an old 19th-century Victorian house, The Heritage Table in the Frisco suburb might have the best brunch in Dallas, according to many locals. The restaurant focuses on American, Contemporary American and Comfort Food cooking and is all about delivering high-quality, hand-made meals in a laid-back and friendly setting. It’s great for families and also a perfect spot for an intimate date. Plus they have a full bar with craft cocktails and a Texas craft beer list. Brunch features specialties like Fried Chicken Biscuits and Buttermilk Beignets.

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Ida Claire

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
North Dallas
4.7
3908 reviews
If you want to experience a real southern restaurant while you’re in Dallas, check out Ida Claire’s in the Addison neighborhood. It’s a funky, southern influenced restaurant and bar with amazing southern food and influences from many different regions. The cocktails are also quintessentially southern, like the Mint Julep and Old Fashioned, but with their own special spin. The menu includes awesome fried chicken options, such as Chicken in a Biscuit and the Nashville Hot Chicken plate.

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Irving, TX

$$$$
Contemporary American
Irving
4.6
500 reviews
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, located in Mid Cities in Dallas, is an upscale but laid-back Contemporary American restaurant and Gastropub. Their mission is to combine the traditional values of European and American pubs to create a place where friends and family can celebrate life and enjoy handcrafted food, beers and cocktails. They serve an awesome menu, which includes a full list of hearty American staples including their fantastic Spicy Fried Chicken and Waffles, Corned Beef Hash, Lion’s Burger and more.

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Tupelo Honey-Frisco

$$$$
Southern
Frisco
4.6
2991 reviews
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains. They serve up brunches, lunches and suppers for family and friends and pair them with excellent cocktails. The food is always scratch-made and always extra Southern. They have a full menu of delicious cuisine, but the standout here is definitely Tupelo’s Famous Chicken. Their “forever free” chicken is brined for over 18 hours and then cooked to perfection. They offer Honey Dusted chicken, Bleu Buffalo chicken, and Sweet and Spicy chicken.

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Mac's on Main

$$$$
American
Grapevine
4.7
1611 reviews
Mac’s Bar and Grill, located in a prime spot in Arlington, TX, sounds like it would be a super casual spot, but it’s not. Diners enter into a super elegant dining area with a rich, classic motif that’s perfect for a date, a business brunch or a special occasion. Mac’s is a steakhouse and seafood restaurant with an eclectic menu. Most items have their own unique Southwestern influence and both newcomers and longtime regulars think that is has some of the best fried chicken in Dallas!

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Wildwood Smoke Craft Whiskey - Southlake

$$$$
American
Southlake
4.8
1143 reviews
Wildwood is a favorite dining destination in Southlake, a suburb of Dallas, that serves delicious American food, steak and seafood. The restaurant is an ideal spot for a business lunch, date night or weekend brunch. They have over-sized booths, private dining rooms, a spacious bar and outdoor patio.The food focuses on the grill here, including hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, gourmet burgers and more. They also have a list of Southern Favorites, including their standout Hickory Smoked Fried Chicken - a must try for chicken lovers.

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House of Blues Restaurant & Bar - Dallas

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown
3.9
1078 reviews
House of Blues Restaurant and Bar is one of the mostly lively restaurants in Dallas for live music. It's especially great if you’re looking for amazing comfort food. They feature made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired cooking and classic dishes like New Orleans jambalaya and gumbo. Locals and visitors agree that the food is some of the best in town - and you get to pair it with great music for an all-around awesome night out. Go all out and try their specialty fried chicken and double down with a specialty cocktail from the bar.

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940's Kitchen & Cocktails

$$$$
Contemporary American
Denton
4.4
592 reviews
940’s Kitchen and Cocktails, located in the suburb of Denton just outside of Dallas, aims to serve delicious American fare and drinks to all in Denton. They cook with fresh ingredients and a lot of love and the menu items offer something tasty for everyone! From eggplant fries and the falafel bowl to their fantastic Denton Fried Chicken, all of their dishes and packed with flavor and leave a lasting impression on those who dine here. They also have a wide variety of hand-crafted cocktails, beer and wine!

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Smoky Rose

$$$$
American
Lakewood / White Rock Lake
4.5
1324 reviews
Smoky Rose, located on Garland Road in the Lakewood neighborhood of Dallas, is right across from the Dallas Arboretum. It’s the perfect place to go for an upscale meal of delicious Texan American food and Barbecue! The concept is a chef-driven SmokeHouse and whiskey bar so the menu features a lot of delicious smoked dishes, like the Smoked Salmon, their fantastic Meat Boards of Smoked Meats and the Smoky Rose Cheeseburger. The real standout here is the Smoked Fried Chicken, however, which is smoked, then fried and served with mashed potatoes and gravy.

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Haywire - Plano

$$$$
American
Plano
4.7
4614 reviews
For some of the best fried chicken in Dallas, head to Haywire! Located on Winthrop Street in the suburb of Plano, they offer hearty, refined Texas cuisine made with only the freshest ingredients Texas has to offer. Come in to enjoy the three full-service bars located on each level! They have a Whiskey Lounge on the first floor, a main dining bar on the second and a rooftop bar on the third! Order their specialty smoked fried chicken - it comes with warm roasted marble potato salad and buttered cornbread.

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