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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
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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
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Hattie B's Hot Chicken

Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Matthews Cafeteria

Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
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
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best fried chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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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

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

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

Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
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

Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
When it comes to fried chicken, you can't go wrong at KFC. The chicken isn't extraordinary, but it's consistently good. Whether you choose regular or extra crispy, the chicken tastes juicy and not too greasy. Plus, you can enjoy sides meant to accompany fried chicken, such as mashed potatoes and gravy.more...
When it comes to fried chicken, you can't go wrong at KFC. The chicken isn't extraordinary, but it's consistently good. Whether you choose regular or extra crispy, the chicken tastes juicy and not too greasy. Plus, you can enjoy sides meant to accompany fried chicken, such as mashed potatoes and gravy. Lately, the chain has experimented with the Colonel's original recipe, serving chicken in wraps and sandwiches. Still, the fried chicken is the best reason to go. less...

Best Fried Chicken BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
The bad news is that you can only get it Tuesday nights and it sells out fast. The good news is that Scott Peacock's pan-fried chicken is a living testimonial to what Southern cooking is meant to be. Soaked in salt water, marinated in buttermilk, dredged and fried in the teen-iniest bit of lard, Peacock'smore...
The bad news is that you can only get it Tuesday nights and it sells out fast. The good news is that Scott Peacock's pan-fried chicken is a living testimonial to what Southern cooking is meant to be. Soaked in salt water, marinated in buttermilk, dredged and fried in the teen-iniest bit of lard, Peacock's chicken defies the old Cab Calloway claim that "chicken ain't nothin' but a bird." less...

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