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Discover the Best Fried Chicken in Atlanta

Known as the commercial and financial hub of the Southeast, Atlanta has evolved into a "foodie city" in more recent years. Beloved foods include dishes made with local Georgia peaches, pecans, corn and seafood, as well as one of the region's most popular foods, fried chicken. They say 6% of Americans eat fried chicken every day, especially in a place like Atlanta. Here, restaurants serve some of the best fried chicken recipes in all of the South, from whole fried to Korean-style. But where are the savviest diners eating out? Look no further than the Tastemaker 20. We've collected data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Reserve a table and enjoy the best fried chicken in Atlanta today!

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The OpenTable Team
9 Restaurants
Updated January 24, 2020
Restaurants:Bar Mercado, South City Kitchen Buckhead, Table & Main
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Latin / Spanish, Southern, American
Neighborhoods:Inman Park, Buckhead, Roswell
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Bar Mercado

$$$$
Latin / Spanish
Inman Park
4.4
648 reviews
Casual, yet fun and authentic, Bar Mercado is a tapas restaurant and bar that celebrates many regions throughout Spain. Located in Krog Street Market, this establishment beings homage to Madrid's market bar. Here, locals and travelers will find the best prepared food items and products from around the country, creating a melting pot of specialities. Bar Mercado offers daily small plates, ranging from lobster paella to grilled duck drumsticks. For those in the mood for fried chicken, their Sunday brunch offers an unforgettable buttermilk fried chicken dish, served with Spanish churros, pickled hot peppers, and a blood orange honey glaze.

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South City Kitchen Buckhead

$$$$
Southern
Buckhead
4.7
2490 reviews
Known as Buckhead's best modern Southern restaurant, this establishment serves sophisticated, seasonal cuisine. Offering weekday lunch and weekend brunch, as well as nightly dinner and group dining events. The interior space offers a combination of rustic and modern decor, as well as cozy wrap-around bar. Diners can start off their meal with their beloved smoked pork belly or jumbo lump crab cake, followed by their famous fried green tomatoes dish, served with goat cheese and red pepper coulis. Other Southern specialities include their Springer Mountain Farms fried chicken, served with potatoes, greens, and a honey-thyme jus; as well as their pan-roasted redfish.

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Table & Main

$$$$
American
Roswell
4.8
2860 reviews
Table & Main is a Southern tavern, known for its quaint setting, seasonal Southern specialities, bourbon bar, and garden patio. Featured in countless articles, online journals, and magazines, Table & Main is located in a restored cottage, featuring wood floors, brick accent walls, and a vibrant porch patio. Here, foodies are delighted by the variety of dishes available, including their cornbread muffins, rabbit and dumplings, fried catfish with whisky tartar, and their famous fried chicken. Vegetarian dishes are also available.

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Beetlecat

$$$$
Seafood
Inman Park
4.7
2261 reviews
The place-to-be for seafood lovers, as well as those that enjoy everything from Korean-style chicken to Mexican corn, Beetle cat is as fun and quirky as they come. The space itself is decorated in a manner that is reminiscent of someone's basement in the 1970s, featuring wood paneling, funky trinkets, lava lamps, and so much more. Although the atmosphere is laid-back, their menu is anything but. Serious about the food they serve, diners can indulge in their whole branzino dish, crab fried rice, sweet curry shrimp, and of course, their twice fried chicken, served with sesame buttermilk dressing and chili sauce.

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Southern Bistro at Chastain Park

$$$$
Southern
Sandy Springs
4.7
796 reviews
Located a mile from Chastain Park, Southern Bistro aims to serve southern-inspired food in a friendly, simplistic atmosphere. This comfortable neighborhood establishment serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, offering a wide range of sandwiches, entrees, and daily specials. Although their tomahawk pork chop and rainbow trout dishes are a hit, their Springer Mountain fried chicken is always a crowd-pleaser. Served with their house-made bistro mac and cheese, green beans, cucumber-dill salad, and chicken gravy, it's every chicken lovers dream.

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Bar.bacoa

$$$$
Spanish
Virginia Highland
4.8
718 reviews
When it comes to tapas, tacos, handcrafted cocktails, and a funky Spanish vibe, Bar.bacoa is the place-to-be. Featuring local artwork throughout, vibrant textiles, and a covered patio, this is a great spot to kick-back after work, enjoy date night, or catch up with the girls. Tapas include everything from Mexican street corn to back-wrapped dates, pork carnitas to ceviche. Their fried chicken dish is served with a chipotle mash, alongside an ancho-chile sauce. Fancy fried chicken in a taco instead? Their "trailer park" taco is topped with house queso, shredded lettuce, and pice de gallo. For vegetarians, their buffalo cauliflowers and tempura fried avocado tacos are a must.

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Old Vinings Inn

$$$$
Southern
Vinings
4.7
2268 reviews
This quaint restaurant serves seasonal Southern cuisine, set in an 1880s cottage. Offering guests a lively upstairs bar and outdoor patio, Old Vinings Inn is known for their hearty menu and live music. During brunch and dinner service, their buttermilk fried chicken with white cheddar grits, collards, and a thyme gravy is available, as well as a number of other traditional favorites. After dinner, head up to the attic bar to enjoy a cocktail or speciality coffee. There's also fried chicken tenders on their bar menu, as well as candied bacon, for those who get hungry as the night rolls on.

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Sprig Restaurant

$$$$
Comfort Food
Decatur
4.7
1660 reviews
Giving off a true country vibe with an industrial twist, Sprig's dining room is constructed out of reclaimed barn board, featuring high metal ceilings and a spacious layout. No matter what time of the day diners visit, they can enjoy fried chicken dishes, including cajun chicken and waffles, a buffalo fried chicken sandwich, or their popular fried chicken dinner, complete with potato au gratin, collard greens, and a roasted garlic gravy. Fancy an after-meal drink? Sprig offers a collection of 425+ bourbon bottles for those love a quality whisky, bourbon, or rye.

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The Southern Gentleman

$$$$
Contemporary Southern
Buckhead
4.5
2079 reviews
Nothing says "fried chicken" quite like The Southern Gentleman. This bright, classy eatery features a light blue wrap-around bar, highlighted by over a dozen hanging light fixtures. While The Southern Gentleman certainly boasts an impressive bar and cocktail menu, it is their food that attracts the masses. During brunch, their buttermilk fried chicken and skillet pancake, served with house-cured candied bacon and a bourbon pecan syrup is certainly something to write home about. For supper, their fried chicken recipe is served with classic sides, including mac 'n cheese, braised greens, and a biscuit.

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