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The fried chicken meal at the Grey Market.
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19 Great Bets for Fried Chicken in Austin

Korean fried chicken, hot chicken, buttermilk fried chicken, Sunday chicken meals, and more

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The fried chicken meal at the Grey Market.
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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 homegrown Lucy’s Fried Chicken, Memphis-born chain Gus’s Fried Chicken, soul food offerings from Whip My Soul, hot chicken spot T22, an elegant take from Mattie’s, Korean fried chicken from Seoulju, to many others.

For related eats, there are chicken wings, whole chickens, and chicken and waffles.

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Y’all’s Cafe

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

Whip My Soul

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The Plaza Volente soul food restaurant offers up fried chicken by the bucket, as well as chicken wings and tenders. There are indoor dine-in services.

Seoulju

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The funky fun North Lamar 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.

Hi Wings

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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.

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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 or through the carhop; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

T22 Chicken Joint

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The hot chicken restaurant with several locations (this one in Crestview and others in Cedar Park, Lake Austin, and 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.

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T22’s hot chicken.
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Roots Chicken Shak

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The H-E-B Mueller 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.

Colleen's Kitchen

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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.

Dai Due

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The New Texan Cherrywood restaurant offers fried chicken on Sundays, where the poultry is made richer by deep-frying the meat in beef tallow. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Hoover's Cooking

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The Cherrywood Southern restaurant fries up Southern fried chicken daily. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Fixe Southern House

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The downtown Southern progressive restaurant’s fried chicken plate comes with kale, green apples, and spicy honey. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone; there are indoor dine-in services.

The Grey Market

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The casual counterpart to Grey Diner in downtown hotel the Thompson has a fried chicken meal available on Sundays. It comes with four pieces of fried chicken, two slices of bread, and bread and butter pickles. There are indoor dine-in services.

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

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Yes, Gus’s is from Memphis, but the fried chicken from the chain restaurant 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.

Spicy Boys

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

Underdog

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The fried chicken at the Bouldin Creek wine restaurant is a Korean-American-Australian amalgamation made with nori seasoning and served with milk bread and Korean and American pickles. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Thai Fresh

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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.

Mattie's at Green Pastures

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The fried chicken from Green Pastures's restaurant Mattie's offers just the right amount of spice, served with cheesy bacon mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, ranch, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Lucy's Fried Chicken

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Baskets of fried chicken are available at the LBouldin Creek fried chicken restaurant, 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.

The Git Out

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The South Austin American hotel 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.

Y’all’s Cafe

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

Whip My Soul

The Plaza Volente soul food restaurant offers up fried chicken by the bucket, as well as chicken wings and tenders. There are indoor dine-in services.

Seoulju

The funky fun North Lamar 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.

Hi Wings

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.

Top Notch

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 or through the carhop; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

T22 Chicken Joint

The hot chicken restaurant with several locations (this one in Crestview and others in Cedar Park, Lake Austin, and 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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Roots Chicken Shak

The H-E-B Mueller 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.

Colleen's Kitchen

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.

Dai Due

The New Texan Cherrywood restaurant offers fried chicken on Sundays, where the poultry is made richer by deep-frying the meat in beef tallow. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Hoover's Cooking

The Cherrywood Southern restaurant fries up Southern fried chicken daily. Pickup orders can be placed online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Fixe Southern House

The downtown Southern progressive restaurant’s fried chicken plate comes with kale, green apples, and spicy honey. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone; there are indoor dine-in services.

The Grey Market

The casual counterpart to Grey Diner in downtown hotel the Thompson has a fried chicken meal available on Sundays. It comes with four pieces of fried chicken, two slices of bread, and bread and butter pickles. There are indoor dine-in services.

Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Yes, Gus’s is from Memphis, but the fried chicken from the chain restaurant 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.

Spicy Boys

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

Underdog

The fried chicken at the Bouldin Creek wine restaurant is a Korean-American-Australian amalgamation made with nori seasoning and served with milk bread and Korean and American pickles. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

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Thai Fresh

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.

Mattie's at Green Pastures

The fried chicken from Green Pastures's restaurant Mattie's offers just the right amount of spice, served with cheesy bacon mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, ranch, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Lucy's Fried Chicken

Baskets of fried chicken are available at the LBouldin Creek fried chicken restaurant, 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.

The Git Out

The South Austin American hotel 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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