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What better way is there to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day than indulging in some crispy fried bird at some top local spots?

I pride myself on being a somewhat amateur fried chicken aficionado.  And Philly and the suburbs are stacked high with great joints to get your fried fix.

Let me know if you know of a good place for fried chicken!  (These are just a few of the great restaurants for fried chicken, let me know of your favorite place if it’s not on my list!)

  • Bud & Marilyn’s – 1234 Locust St, Phila – This is some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever had in the city.  Crispy, juicy and perfect.
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  • Federal Donuts – Several locations – Donuts are in the name, but the fried chicken is equally as beautiful.


  • Rex 1516 – 1516 South Street, Phila – The whole menu at Rex 1516 is southern-inspired, and they do fried chicken well.  If you dare, ask for their Nashville Hot Chicken, it’s not on the menu and it’s HOT!


  • Treesy’s Soul Food Cafe – 6 Shoppers Lane, Turnersville, NJ – Treesy’s satisfies all of your comfort food needs.  Including fried chicken.  And they have a buffet on Sunday’s…


  • Royal Farms – Several locations – Do not.  I repeat, do not knock gas station fried chicken.  Having grown up in the South, if you didn’t at least *start* selling your fried chicken in a podunk gas station somewhere, well then you’re really not authentic.  Royal Farms is legit.