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    Best Fried Chicken

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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Gus's Fried Chicken

    Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    The Colonnade (Where to Eat Recommendation)

    Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Alluvia restaurant

    Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2018
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Hattie B's Hot Chicken

    Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2017
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Matthews Cafeteria

    Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Busy Bee Cafe (Where to Eat Recommendation)
    Crunch through the salty, crackly crust of BUSY BEE CAFÉ’s famous fried chicken to reveal a trove of juicy meat thanks to the restaurant’s top-secret brining process. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2016
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    South City Kitchen Buckhead
    And other metro Atlanta locations.

    Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    The Colonnade (Where to Eat Recommendation)

    Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2015
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    The Colonnade (Where to Eat Recommendation)

    Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2014
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Watershed on Peachtree

    Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2013
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    The Colonnade (Where to Eat Recommendation)

    Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2012
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Watershed on Peachtree

    Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2011
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Watershed on Peachtree
    Currently in the process of relocating to a new location.

    Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2010
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Watershed on Peachtree

    Runner-up: Colonnade Restaurant


    1879 Cheshire Bridge Road, 404-874-5642, www.colonnadeatl.com

    Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2009
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Watershed on Peachtree

    Runner-up
    South City Kitchen
    1144 Crescent Ave., 404-873-7358
    1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna, 770-435-0700
    www.southcitykitchen.com


    Best Soul Food and Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Busy Bee Cafe (Where to Eat Recommendation)

    Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2008
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Watershed on Peachtree

    Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2007
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Watershed on Peachtree

    Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Readers
    Watershed on Peachtree

    Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
    Picked By » Critics
    Watershed on Peachtree
    We might as well retire this category — at least until WATERSHED stops offering its Tuesday night fried chicken special (which we pray won’t be anytime soon). Who else will ever possibly win? Executive chef Scott Peacock’s signature dish is a masterwork of Southern traditionmore...
    We might as well retire this category — at least until WATERSHED stops offering its Tuesday night fried chicken special (which we pray won’t be anytime soon). Who else will ever possibly win? Executive chef Scott Peacock’s signature dish is a masterwork of Southern tradition developed with his mentor, Edna Lewis. The bird is brined, soaked in buttermilk and then fried in lard that has been flavored with bacon. With mashed taters, garlicky green beans and biscuits with honey, it’s Dixie on a plate, y’all. Just remember to show up by 8 p.m. before they run out. less...

    Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2005
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Readers
    Watershed on Peachtree

    Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

    Busy Bee Cafe
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