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9 Fantastic Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Austin

Crunchy, spicy, and sweet

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While Austin isn’t necessarily considered part of the South, the city’s high-quality selection of fried chicken sandwiches might indicate otherwise. It’s simple but satisfying: crispy yet juicy breaded chicken placed between two slices of bread or buns, accompanied by vegetables, sauces, and more.

From classic fried chicken sandwiches topped with lettuce, tomato, and onions at Lucy’s Fried Chicken to sweet chili combinations at Thai Fresh to hot and spicy flavors at T22, Austin’s fried chicken sandwich offerings are guaranteed to please just about any crunchy chicken preference. This update adds Spicy Boys.

For other chicken cravings, check out Eater’s guide to the city’s best fried chicken, chicken wings, chicken and waffles, and whole chicken meals. Likewise, then there are Austin’s best sandwiches, essential burgers, and hot new burgers.

If there’s a favorite fried chicken sandwich missing from the map, let Eater know in the comments or through the tipline.

With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
7211 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 520-1998
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Craving something hot and spicy? T22’s Nashville-style hot fried chicken is the answer. While the food truck is now closed, thankfully the Crestview restaurant is still open. Choose from the O.G. classic chicken sandwich or the Southern chicken Sandwich, both with fiery seasonings and topped with kale slaw, bread and butter pickles, and Duke’s Mayo. Not-so-spicy options are served with sweet chili yogurt or cilantro mint sauces.

Tumble 22 Hot Chicken sandwich
Tumble 22’s Hot Chicken sandwich
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2. 24 Diner

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600 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
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Served on a pain au lait bun and topped with apricot slaw and chipotle remoulade, downtown all-hours restaurant 24 Diner’s sandwich features an unexpected flavor combination. For a sweet option, choose the fried chicken buttermilk biscuit sandwich, served with red chili flaked-honey and brown sugar butter. Choose from white or dark meat for either.

24 Diner’s fried chicken sandwich
24 Diner’s fried chicken sandwich
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3. Fixe

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500 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 888-9133
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This downtown upscale Southern restaurant only serves its fried chicken sandwich during happy hour and Sunday brunch. It comes loaded with sweet tea pickles, chicken mayonnaise, and sunchokes served on a benne seed roll.

Fixe’s fried chicken sandwich
Fixe’s fried chicken sandwich
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4. Spicy Boys

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1701 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 538-9658
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The pan-Asian East Austin food truck is all about chicken, which includes an array of fried chicken sandwiches. There’s the original, which is drenched in sweet chili and honey sauce. Iterations include one with massaman mayonnaise and Swiss cheese or the mega-spicy one with a chili-toasted bun and Thai chili ranch sauce.

The fried chicken sandwich at Spicy Boys
The fried chicken sandwich at Spicy Boys
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5. Flyrite Chicken

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2129 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 284-8014
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The chicken drive-thru/dine-in’s The Standard sandwich is made with crispy chicken breast, served on a toasted whole-wheat bun with choice of sauce. There are other sandwich varieties, including a spicy one.

Flyrite Chicken’s sandwich
Flyrite Chicken’s sandwich
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6. Luke's Inside Out

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1109 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 589-8883
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This unassuming South Austin food truck serves up some of the most-talked-about sandwich combinations in town. Luke’s sturdy chicken sandwich features Sichuan-fried chicken topped with sesame slaw and served on a toasted hoagie.

7. Thai Fresh

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909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 494-6436
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An oft-overlooked menu item at the South Austin Thai restaurant, the fried chicken sandwich is served with lime-chili mayonnaise and spicy pickles, incorporating the restaurant’s Thai roots in the typically southern dish.

Thai Fresh’s fried chicken sandwich
Thai Fresh’s fried chicken sandwich
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8. June's

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1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1722
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The South Congress all-day cafe’s fried chicken sandwich is simple and hot, served with kohlrabi ranch slaw and hot sauce. Pair it with wine, since the list is stellar.

June’s fried chicken sandwich
June’s fried chicken sandwich
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9. Lucy's Fried Chicken

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2218 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 297-2423
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Opt for the fried version of the Austin fried chicken establishment’s sandwich, accompanied with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and mayonnaise. For brunch, indulge with cheese and bacon.

Lucy’s Fried Chicken sandwich
Lucy’s Fried Chicken sandwich
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1. T22

7211 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757
Tumble 22 Hot Chicken sandwich
Tumble 22’s Hot Chicken sandwich
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Craving something hot and spicy? T22’s Nashville-style hot fried chicken is the answer. While the food truck is now closed, thankfully the Crestview restaurant is still open. Choose from the O.G. classic chicken sandwich or the Southern chicken Sandwich, both with fiery seasonings and topped with kale slaw, bread and butter pickles, and Duke’s Mayo. Not-so-spicy options are served with sweet chili yogurt or cilantro mint sauces.

7211 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757

2. 24 Diner

600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
24 Diner’s fried chicken sandwich
24 Diner’s fried chicken sandwich
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Served on a pain au lait bun and topped with apricot slaw and chipotle remoulade, downtown all-hours restaurant 24 Diner’s sandwich features an unexpected flavor combination. For a sweet option, choose the fried chicken buttermilk biscuit sandwich, served with red chili flaked-honey and brown sugar butter. Choose from white or dark meat for either.

600 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

3. Fixe

500 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Fixe’s fried chicken sandwich
Fixe’s fried chicken sandwich
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This downtown upscale Southern restaurant only serves its fried chicken sandwich during happy hour and Sunday brunch. It comes loaded with sweet tea pickles, chicken mayonnaise, and sunchokes served on a benne seed roll.

500 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

4. Spicy Boys

1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
The fried chicken sandwich at Spicy Boys
The fried chicken sandwich at Spicy Boys
Eva Vaughn for Zilker Brewing Co.

The pan-Asian East Austin food truck is all about chicken, which includes an array of fried chicken sandwiches. There’s the original, which is drenched in sweet chili and honey sauce. Iterations include one with massaman mayonnaise and Swiss cheese or the mega-spicy one with a chili-toasted bun and Thai chili ranch sauce.

1701 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

5. Flyrite Chicken

2129 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
Flyrite Chicken’s sandwich
Flyrite Chicken’s sandwich
Flyrite Chicken/Facebook

The chicken drive-thru/dine-in’s The Standard sandwich is made with crispy chicken breast, served on a toasted whole-wheat bun with choice of sauce. There are other sandwich varieties, including a spicy one.

2129 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

6. Luke's Inside Out

1109 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

This unassuming South Austin food truck serves up some of the most-talked-about sandwich combinations in town. Luke’s sturdy chicken sandwich features Sichuan-fried chicken topped with sesame slaw and served on a toasted hoagie.

1109 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

7. Thai Fresh

909 W Mary St, Austin, TX 78704
Thai Fresh’s fried chicken sandwich
Thai Fresh’s fried chicken sandwich
Thai Fresh/Facebook

An oft-overlooked menu item at the South Austin Thai restaurant, the fried chicken sandwich is served with lime-chili mayonnaise and spicy pickles, incorporating the restaurant’s Thai roots in the typically southern dish.

909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704

8. June's

1722 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
June’s fried chicken sandwich
June’s fried chicken sandwich
June's [Official]

The South Congress all-day cafe’s fried chicken sandwich is simple and hot, served with kohlrabi ranch slaw and hot sauce. Pair it with wine, since the list is stellar.

1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

9. Lucy's Fried Chicken

2218 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Lucy’s Fried Chicken sandwich
Lucy’s Fried Chicken sandwich
Lucy’s Fried Chicken/Facebook

Opt for the fried version of the Austin fried chicken establishment’s sandwich, accompanied with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and mayonnaise. For brunch, indulge with cheese and bacon.

2218 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704

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