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Miami's 10 Best Bets for Fried Chicken

By Carissa Chesanek
March 17, 2014

While many Miamians love their light, fresh seafood on a warm, sticky night, there's always a time and place to devour hot, crispy fried chicken - and we think that time is now. Here are 10 local spots that offer killer takes on the bird.

  • Michy's

    James Beard Award-winner Michelle Bernstein prides herself on supplying guests with ritzy comfort food inside her MiMo District bistro, including her signature summer tradition: all-you-can-eat fried chicken with coleslaw and biscuits for less than $40 per person.

    6927 Biscayne Blvd.; 305-759-2001

  • Eating House

    There are plenty of reasons why brunchgoers can't get enough of this trendy little Coral Gables space, but its fried chicken and buttermilk waffles served with candied bacon ranks high up on the list.

    804 Ponce De Leon Blvd.; 305-448-6524

  • Krispy Krunchy Chicken

    This seedy South Beach space might be part of a mega chain, but that doesn't stop it from delivering some of the juiciest fried chicken around - especially for those craving it late at night.

    1359 Washington Ave.; 305-538-8355

  • Hy Vong Vietnamese Cuisine

    This Little Havana hidden gem (which also offers solid catering services and fun cooking classes) cranks out an impressive menu inside its cozy digs, including must-try fried chicken served with spicy soy sauce. 

    3458 SW Eighth St.; 305-446-3674

  • The Dutch

    Located inside the W South Beach, this upscale all-American eatery is known for serving some sizable plates during its lunch rush, including its crispy fried chicken that's sandwiched between two buttery, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits.

    2201 Collins Ave.; 305-938-3111

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    Magnum

    Before grabbing a drink and singing along inside the darkly lit piano lounge, head to the back dining room and feast on hearty American dishes like the whopping plate of homestyle fried chicken served with a big side boat of gravy. 

    709 NE 79th St.; 305-757-3368

  • Joe's Stone Crab

    Sure, this upscale South Beach fish shack has people lined up to devour its signature crabs, but its tender fried chicken is also worth waiting for - although ordering it to-go from the restaurant's takeaway market isn't a bad idea either.

    11 Washington Ave.; 305-673-0365

  • Tongue & Cheek

    This ingredient-driven innovative SoFi restaurant has plenty to choose from on its dinner menu, but the fried-chicken dish truly stands out, especially with its pickled red cabbage, cheesy bacon biscuit and Tabasco Hollandaise. 

    431 Washington Ave.; 305-704-2900

  • Huahua's Taqueria

    Inside this South Beach taco shop, Chef Todd Erickson mixes both classic southern and modern Mexican to make his popular fried-chicken taco stuffed with cabbage, ancho ranch and cilantro. 

    1211 Lincoln Rd.; 305-534-8226

  • Bonus: Publix

    For all the true Miamians out there, you know this local grocery chain offers some of the tastiest on-the-go fried chicken - and the best part is, you can devour the whole bag of crispy goodness in the comfort of your own home. 

    Various locations

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Places Mentioned

Eating House Miami

American • Coral Gables

Food27 Decor20 Service24 Cost$42
 
 
 
The Dutch

Oyster Bar • South Beach

Food22 Decor22 Service22 Cost$65
 
 
 
Joe's Stone Crab

Seafood • South Beach

Food27 Decor22 Service25 Cost$73
 
 
 
Tongue & Cheek

New American • South Beach

Food22 Decor21 Service21 Cost$53
 
 
 
Huahua's Taqueria

Mexican • South Beach

Food24 Decor15 Service19 Cost$18
 
 
 
 
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