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Fried chicken from Colleen’s Kitchen.
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16 Great Bets for Fried Chicken in Austin

From Korean fried chicken to hot chicken to buttermilk fried chicken meals

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Fried chicken from Colleen’s Kitchen.
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Austin’s fried chicken game is strong, despite being the home of really amazing barbecue. The comfort food works well for dinner, a quick snack, or an outdoor picnic. It even inspires other dishes, like chicken and waffles.

The city’s fried chicken styles range from the traditional, like from homegrown Lucy’s Fried Chicken or Memphis-born chain Gus’s Fried Chicken, hot chicken spot T22, an elegant take from Mattie’s, Korean fried chicken from Seoulju, to many others. For chicken wings, check out Eater Austin’s dedicated map.

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1. Y’all’s Cafe

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2000 S Interstate 35, Frontage Rd Ste.G-1
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 243-8014
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The Round Rock Southern restaurant serves up a bunch of fried chicken options, from the chicken fried chicken breasts to fried chicken wings to chicken tenders. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

2. Seoulju

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9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230
Austin, TX 78753
(512) 382-1858
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The funky fun Korean restaurant serves up a substantial Korean fried chicken menu. There are varying parts and sizes, from the whole bird to chicken wings to drumsticks. Everything comes with sauces. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

3. Hi Wings

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2525 W Anderson Ln #135
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 334-9004
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Another great bet for Korean fried chicken can be found at the dedicated Allandale restaurant. It’s all about chicken, which, naturally, includes that Korean fried chicken, as well as other fried iterations of the poultry. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Different fried chicken options at Hi Wings, including Korean fried chicken.
Fried chicken options at Hi Wings.
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4. Top Notch

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7525 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 452-2181
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The classic Austin institution's fried chicken is just as good as its burgers, plus there are fried chicken dinners available. To-go orders can be placed online, over the phone, or through the carhop; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

5. T22 Chicken Joint

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7211 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 520-1998
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The hot chicken restaurant with several locations (Cedar Park, Lake Austin, Round Rock) offers, well, hot fried chicken. Spice levels range from mild to extremely hot. Takeout and third-party delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A wax paper-lined plate of fried chicken on a piece of bread next to a pile of mac and cheese and a sauce container of red sauce.
T22’s hot chicken.
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6. Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

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7020 Easy Wind Dr
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 452-2337
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The co-op brines the chicken legs and thighs in a honey-lemon vinaigrette, served with ranch for dipping. Look out for other chicken specials, too. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Black Star’s fried chicken with a garlic-sesame glaze served with bok choy and kimchi fried rice
Black Star’s fried chicken with a garlic-sesame glaze served with bok choy and kimchi fried rice
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7. Roots Chicken Shak

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1801 E 51st St
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 236-1020
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The H-E-B outpost of the Dallas-based chef Tiffany Derry’s restaurant focuses on oh-so-rich duck fat-fried chicken in the form of wings, strips, and a sandwich. Takeout orders can be placed in person; there are indoor dine-in services.

8. Colleen's Kitchen

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Suite 100, 1911 Aldrich St
Austin, TX 78723
(512) 580-2413
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The Mueller Southern restaurant buttermilk fried chicken comes with two boneless pieces, plus roasted garlic mashed potatoes, collard greens, and optional gravy. Pickup orders can be placed online; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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The fried chicken at Colleen’s.
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9. Hoover's Cooking

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2002 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 479-5006
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Hoover's offers up straight-up Southern fried chicken daily. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

10. Fixe Southern House

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500 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 888-9133
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The downtown Southern progressive restaurant’s fried chicken plate comes with kale, green apples, and spicy honey. There are indoor dine-in services.

11. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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117 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-4877
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Yes, Gus’s is from Memphis, but the fried chicken is indeed good, with its traditional Southern fried chicken with a cayenne kick. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed through DoorDash; there are indoor dine-in services.

A plate on fried chicken next to two bowls with mac and cheese and greens, next to a bottled beverage in a brown paper bag on a table with blue-and-white-checkered tablecloth.
Fried chicken from Gus’s.
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12. Spicy Boys

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1701 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 538-9658
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The east side truck with three other locations throughout the city offers up a spicer take on fried chicken, made with a spiced batter and served with chili-honey. Pickup orders can be placed online; all locations feature indoor and outdoor dine-in areas courtesy of host sites.

13. Thai Fresh

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909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 494-6436
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For a Thai take on fried chicken, check out the Bouldin Creek restaurant. There are chicken wings, fried chicken plates with sticky rice, and a sandwich. It’s important to note that while the chicken is gluten-free, it is still fried in the same fryer as gluten items. To-go orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

14. Mattie's at Green Pastures

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811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-1888
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The fried chicken from Green Pastures' restaurant Mattie's offers just the right amount of spice. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A metal serving shallow bowl with fried chicken, greens, and mashed potatoes.
Mattie’s fried chicken.
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15. Lucy's Fried Chicken

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2218 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 297-2423
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Baskets of fried chicken are available at all two locations of Lucy’s, coming with a pickle and jalapeno for that extra flavor. To-go orders can be placed online; there are Favor deliveries; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A tin bucket of fried chicken and sliced jalapeños.
Fried chicken bucket from Lucy’s.
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16. The Git Out

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4930 S Congress Ave C-304
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 355-7470
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The South Austin American restaurant offers up a fried chicken meal that comes with two dark pieces, plus two sides, which range from tots to mac and cheese to roasted corn. To-go and delivery orders can be placed through third-party services; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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1. Y’all’s Cafe

2000 S Interstate 35, Frontage Rd Ste.G-1, Round Rock, TX 78681

The Round Rock Southern restaurant serves up a bunch of fried chicken options, from the chicken fried chicken breasts to fried chicken wings to chicken tenders. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

2000 S Interstate 35, Frontage Rd Ste.G-1
Round Rock, TX 78681

2. Seoulju

9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230, Austin, TX 78753

The funky fun Korean restaurant serves up a substantial Korean fried chicken menu. There are varying parts and sizes, from the whole bird to chicken wings to drumsticks. Everything comes with sauces. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

9515 N Lamar Blvd Suite 230
Austin, TX 78753

3. Hi Wings

2525 W Anderson Ln #135, Austin, TX 78757
Different fried chicken options at Hi Wings, including Korean fried chicken.
Fried chicken options at Hi Wings.
Hi Wings/Facebook

Another great bet for Korean fried chicken can be found at the dedicated Allandale restaurant. It’s all about chicken, which, naturally, includes that Korean fried chicken, as well as other fried iterations of the poultry. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

2525 W Anderson Ln #135
Austin, TX 78757

4. Top Notch

7525 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

The classic Austin institution's fried chicken is just as good as its burgers, plus there are fried chicken dinners available. To-go orders can be placed online, over the phone, or through the carhop; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

7525 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

5. T22 Chicken Joint

7211 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
A wax paper-lined plate of fried chicken on a piece of bread next to a pile of mac and cheese and a sauce container of red sauce.
T22’s hot chicken.
The Velox Standard

The hot chicken restaurant with several locations (Cedar Park, Lake Austin, Round Rock) offers, well, hot fried chicken. Spice levels range from mild to extremely hot. Takeout and third-party delivery orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

7211 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

6. Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752
Black Star’s fried chicken with a garlic-sesame glaze served with bok choy and kimchi fried rice
Black Star’s fried chicken with a garlic-sesame glaze served with bok choy and kimchi fried rice
Black Star Co-op/Facebook

The co-op brines the chicken legs and thighs in a honey-lemon vinaigrette, served with ranch for dipping. Look out for other chicken specials, too. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

7020 Easy Wind Dr
Austin, TX 78752

7. Roots Chicken Shak

1801 E 51st St, Austin, TX 78723

The H-E-B outpost of the Dallas-based chef Tiffany Derry’s restaurant focuses on oh-so-rich duck fat-fried chicken in the form of wings, strips, and a sandwich. Takeout orders can be placed in person; there are indoor dine-in services.

1801 E 51st St
Austin, TX 78723

8. Colleen's Kitchen

Suite 100, 1911 Aldrich St, Austin, TX 78723
A plate of fried chicken and greens.
The fried chicken at Colleen’s.
Colleen’s Kitchen/Facebook

The Mueller Southern restaurant buttermilk fried chicken comes with two boneless pieces, plus roasted garlic mashed potatoes, collard greens, and optional gravy. Pickup orders can be placed online; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Suite 100, 1911 Aldrich St
Austin, TX 78723

9. Hoover's Cooking

2002 Manor Rd., Austin, TX 78722

Hoover's offers up straight-up Southern fried chicken daily. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

2002 Manor Rd.
Austin, TX 78722

10. Fixe Southern House

500 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701

The downtown Southern progressive restaurant’s fried chicken plate comes with kale, green apples, and spicy honey. There are indoor dine-in services.

500 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

11. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

117 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
A plate on fried chicken next to two bowls with mac and cheese and greens, next to a bottled beverage in a brown paper bag on a table with blue-and-white-checkered tablecloth.
Fried chicken from Gus’s.
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken/Facebook

Yes, Gus’s is from Memphis, but the fried chicken is indeed good, with its traditional Southern fried chicken with a cayenne kick. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed through DoorDash; there are indoor dine-in services.

117 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

12. Spicy Boys

1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

The east side truck with three other locations throughout the city offers up a spicer take on fried chicken, made with a spiced batter and served with chili-honey. Pickup orders can be placed online; all locations feature indoor and outdoor dine-in areas courtesy of host sites.

1701 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

13. Thai Fresh

909 W Mary St, Austin, TX 78704

For a Thai take on fried chicken, check out the Bouldin Creek restaurant. There are chicken wings, fried chicken plates with sticky rice, and a sandwich. It’s important to note that while the chicken is gluten-free, it is still fried in the same fryer as gluten items. To-go orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704

14. Mattie's at Green Pastures

811 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704
A metal serving shallow bowl with fried chicken, greens, and mashed potatoes.
Mattie’s fried chicken.
Nick Simonite/Mattie’s/Facebook

The fried chicken from Green Pastures' restaurant Mattie's offers just the right amount of spice. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

811 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704

15. Lucy's Fried Chicken

2218 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704
A tin bucket of fried chicken and sliced jalapeños.
Fried chicken bucket from Lucy’s.
Lucy’s Fried Chicken/Facebook

Baskets of fried chicken are available at all two locations of Lucy’s, coming with a pickle and jalapeno for that extra flavor. To-go orders can be placed online; there are Favor deliveries; and there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

2218 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704

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16. The Git Out

4930 S Congress Ave C-304, Austin, TX 78745

The South Austin American restaurant offers up a fried chicken meal that comes with two dark pieces, plus two sides, which range from tots to mac and cheese to roasted corn. To-go and delivery orders can be placed through third-party services; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

4930 S Congress Ave C-304
Austin, TX 78745

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