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11 Of Miami’s Best Pieces of Fried Chicken, Mapped

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Summer means plenty of pool time, juicy watermelon and crispy, moist fried chicken. While saying life has been weird lately is putting it mildly, these three things are guaranteed to bring a sense of solace and happiness. Here are some of the top spots for fried chicken takeout open for takeout, delivery, or outdoor dining.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pack Super Market

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8235 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 757-4777

Not even a pandemic can stop this fried chicken, a long time staple from the Little Haiti supermarket, from reaching loyal fans. Well seasoned, crispy, and affordable, folks in the know flock here for the real deal.

2. Phuc Yea

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7100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 602-3710
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Chef Cesar Zapata and Ani Meinhold are the masterminds behind this Vietnamese-Cajun eatery, which offers a fried chicken dinner special every Thursday night. For $55 diners can take home a whole bird, Cajun spice and lemongrass dusted mini buttermilk biscuits, spiced bourbon maple, Chinese sausage, creamy Asian coleslaw, and croissant bread pudding (coconut rum custard, chocolate chunks and condensed milk) for dessert.

251 NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 577-0150
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This modern Asian restaurant has a hearty focus on wood-fired dishes like duck breast burnt ends and grilled jumbo tiger prawns with black bean vinaigrette. Its Korean fried chicken, served with braised spinach and red chili butter sauce is a satisfying balance of texture and flavor as well as a little bit of a spicy bite.

4. Le Chick Miami

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310 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 216-7086
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While the fried chicken sandwich at Le Chick gets much of the social media praise, make sure not to overlook its fried chicken appetizer, made with with boneless fried chicken strips and served with spicy maple syrup and tangy ranch dressing.

5. Publix

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1776 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 358-3433
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Luckily, some things in life are surprisingly simple and walking into any Publix for some of the best fried chicken in town is happily one of them. Hands down, the supermarket chain has gotten this dish right. The batter is double hand breaded with a savory blend of herbs and spices and the bird is always moist inside.

6. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

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1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-5220
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This rustic-chic staple in Miami Beach has been a regular go to for folks craving Southern food like skillet cornbread and shrimp and grits, but it’s the fried chicken that shines brightest. Order it straight up or paired with waffles (and chilled, spiced watermelon). There’s also a gluten free option available.

7. Krispy Krunchy Chicken

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1349 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

There’s nothing fancy about this joint, located inside a minimart in South Beach, but those headed here for a box of Cajun-style fried chicken will be pleased with the crunchy, slightly spicy, chicken offered. Pair with sides like honey butter biscuits, jambalaya or waffle fries.

8. Rosie's

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439 NW 4th Ave
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 454-9065
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Akino West and wife Jamila Ross run this breakfast and lunch pop up from their stylish, Overtown Bed and Breakfast. The menu is short and sweet, involving southern staples like grits and biscuits. The fried chicken and waffles is worth the trip, wherever one is driving from, just make sure to get there before they’ve run out.

9. Joe's Stone Crab

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11 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-0365
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Tourists come for the namesake stone crab, but locals know the secret find of this Miami institution is its fried chicken. Toted as the crispiest fried chicken in town, it remains juicy and tender on the inside. For a spot known to leave the wallet slightly bruised, the low price on such a perfectly prepared dish is an extra bonus.

10. Eating House

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804 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134
Miami, FL 33134
(305) 448-6524
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This funky, neighborhood go-to in Coral Gables serves its fried chicken sandwiched in-between mini buttermilk waffles. But what really sets this dish apart is the candied bacon smothered in maple syrup that lays atop the fried chicken.

11. Whisk Gourmet

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7382 SW 56th Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33143
(786) 268-8350
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Whisk Gourmet takes its fried chicken to another level with presentation and ingredient combinations. Serving only dark meat, this fried dish comes with a bacon-buttermilk biscuit and pepper jelly – the perfect combination of salty and sweet.

1. Pack Super Market

8235 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

Not even a pandemic can stop this fried chicken, a long time staple from the Little Haiti supermarket, from reaching loyal fans. Well seasoned, crispy, and affordable, folks in the know flock here for the real deal.

8235 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138

2. Phuc Yea

7100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

Chef Cesar Zapata and Ani Meinhold are the masterminds behind this Vietnamese-Cajun eatery, which offers a fried chicken dinner special every Thursday night. For $55 diners can take home a whole bird, Cajun spice and lemongrass dusted mini buttermilk biscuits, spiced bourbon maple, Chinese sausage, creamy Asian coleslaw, and croissant bread pudding (coconut rum custard, chocolate chunks and condensed milk) for dessert.

7100 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

3. KYU

251 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127

This modern Asian restaurant has a hearty focus on wood-fired dishes like duck breast burnt ends and grilled jumbo tiger prawns with black bean vinaigrette. Its Korean fried chicken, served with braised spinach and red chili butter sauce is a satisfying balance of texture and flavor as well as a little bit of a spicy bite.

251 NW 25th St
Miami, FL 33127

4. Le Chick Miami

310 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127

While the fried chicken sandwich at Le Chick gets much of the social media praise, make sure not to overlook its fried chicken appetizer, made with with boneless fried chicken strips and served with spicy maple syrup and tangy ranch dressing.

310 NW 24th St
Miami, FL 33127

5. Publix

1776 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Luckily, some things in life are surprisingly simple and walking into any Publix for some of the best fried chicken in town is happily one of them. Hands down, the supermarket chain has gotten this dish right. The batter is double hand breaded with a savory blend of herbs and spices and the bird is always moist inside.

1776 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

6. Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This rustic-chic staple in Miami Beach has been a regular go to for folks craving Southern food like skillet cornbread and shrimp and grits, but it’s the fried chicken that shines brightest. Order it straight up or paired with waffles (and chilled, spiced watermelon). There’s also a gluten free option available.

1600 Lenox Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Krispy Krunchy Chicken

1349 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

There’s nothing fancy about this joint, located inside a minimart in South Beach, but those headed here for a box of Cajun-style fried chicken will be pleased with the crunchy, slightly spicy, chicken offered. Pair with sides like honey butter biscuits, jambalaya or waffle fries.

1349 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Rosie's

439 NW 4th Ave, Miami, FL 33128

Akino West and wife Jamila Ross run this breakfast and lunch pop up from their stylish, Overtown Bed and Breakfast. The menu is short and sweet, involving southern staples like grits and biscuits. The fried chicken and waffles is worth the trip, wherever one is driving from, just make sure to get there before they’ve run out.

439 NW 4th Ave
Miami, FL 33128

9. Joe's Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tourists come for the namesake stone crab, but locals know the secret find of this Miami institution is its fried chicken. Toted as the crispiest fried chicken in town, it remains juicy and tender on the inside. For a spot known to leave the wallet slightly bruised, the low price on such a perfectly prepared dish is an extra bonus.

11 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

10. Eating House

804 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134, Miami, FL 33134

This funky, neighborhood go-to in Coral Gables serves its fried chicken sandwiched in-between mini buttermilk waffles. But what really sets this dish apart is the candied bacon smothered in maple syrup that lays atop the fried chicken.

804 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134
Miami, FL 33134

11. Whisk Gourmet

7382 SW 56th Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33143

Whisk Gourmet takes its fried chicken to another level with presentation and ingredient combinations. Serving only dark meat, this fried dish comes with a bacon-buttermilk biscuit and pepper jelly – the perfect combination of salty and sweet.

7382 SW 56th Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33143

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