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Best Fried Chicken

2015 BEST Fried Chicken

The Chicken Biscuit at Percy Street

Loosed from Percy Street’s Texas-style barbecue roots, Erin O’Shea is showing her talents across the menu. But there’s no better bite right now than her fried chicken biscuit, made with crispy fried chicken thighs, cheddar cheese, hot sauce, pickled jalape´┐Żos and house-made buttermilk ranch. It’s only available during happy hour — but if you order a trio of ‘em, they make a damn fine meal.

900 South Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-625-8510 | Website


2014 BEST Fried Chicken

Federal Donuts

Multiple locations

Why stop at perfectly fried chicken? The super-freaked-up versions spiced with Thai chili, za’atar, toasted nori and honey-ginger glaze are genius if only for taking junk food to a whole other level. Read more »

2012 BEST Fried Chicken

Federal Donuts

1219 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

The twice-fried Korean fried chicken has six different topping choices. We keep going back because we know it’s the best, and because we’re not done figuring out exactly which topping is tops. Read more »

2011 BEST Fried Chicken Near a Porn Store

Speck’s Drive In

3969 Ridge Pike, Collegeville, PA

While we’re sure the neighboring Adult Bookstore does just fine at what it’s best at, we know for a fact that this longtime neighborhood classic makes a killer broasted chicken tender, salty and crisp-skinned right out of the fryer. Read more »

2010 BEST Fried Chicken

Cafe Soho

468 West Cheltenham Avenue, Cheltenham, PA

Forget everything you think you know about this American classic. Caf Soho’s bon chon, or Korean fried chicken, is twice-fried (meaning more crunch, less grease) and served with a mysterious spicy/sweet soy dipping sauce (they swear it’s just soy sauce and red chilies) and a side of pickled radish (way better than mayo-drenched coleslaw). It’s… Read more »