Best Fried Chicken In The DC Area

January 28, 2011 5:32 AM

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As a geographical bridge between the North and South as well as being a cultural melting pot, Washington, DC has a vast variety of food options. Despite the upscale and often exotic options, it should be noted that the down home foods can be quite a bright spot in the DC region… especially the fried chicken!

Chicken Basket

11435 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20902

I’ve been going to Chicken Basket since the late 80’s. Everything is made to order. The chicken is always steaming hot and sprinkled with there secret seasoning. They always have friendly service and great prices. Check there daily specials.

Hitching Post

200 Upshur Street NW
Washington, DC 20011

Great down home Southern cooking with all your favorites including Fried Chicken & Catfish, Mac N Cheese, Collard Greens and Spinach. The fried chicken is perfect, very crispy, moist not greasy. Prices are reasonable.

Cluck U Chicken

9426 Lanahm Severn Road
Lanham, MD 20706

The Honey Fried Chicken is one of a kind. The wings are incredible and the selection of sauces is unmatched. Try the 9-1-1 sauce. You’ll need to sign a waiver first. Also, no trip to Cluck U is complete without the Clucker Bees which are biscuits dropped in grease and then covered with honey or powdered sugar.

The General Store

6 Post Office Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The General Store is a nice little country restaurant tucked away near Kensington, MD. The made to order to order fried chicken may take 15 to 20 minutes to come out but it’s worth every minute. The original family batter recipe and large serving sides take you on trip down memory lane to how your “Mom” would cook on Sundays. Great service and reasonable prices.

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Ben’s Next Door

1211 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Bens Next door is connected to the famous Bens Chili Bowl in NW Washington, DC. The service is very friendly and the food is great. The Fried Chicken is always hot and cooked perfectly. The sides are a perfect compliment. It’s always crowded around happy hour time but they have great specials.

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