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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 in the Magic City.

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1. Pack Super Market

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

Those who are in the know, know this Little Haiti supermarket is where to go for top notch fried chicken. Well seasoned, crispy, and affordable, folks flock here for the real deal.

2. Rosie’s

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7127 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33150

Self-described as “Southern American with Italian nuances,” this pop-up turned permanent restaurant serves up breakfast, brunch, and lunch dishes that are both homey and elegant. Fried chicken makes an appearance in various renditions: on its own, over waffles, or tucked inside a flaky biscuit.

3. Gitano Miami

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3500 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(786) 655-5600
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For fried chicken with a side of Miami tropical chic, head to Casa Faena’s fun, upscale Mexican spot set on transporting patrons straight to Tulum, sans the exuberant airfare. Head to the rooftop terrace for a sampling of cocktails, all of which pair excellently well with “pollo en recado rojo,” crispy fried chicken served with spinach, pepita lime butter, and spicy sauce.

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. But the real star of the menu is its Korean fried chicken, which is 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.

5. 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.

6. 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. There’s no denying the supermarket chain has gotten this dish right, creating a batter is double hand breaded with a savory blend of herbs and spices and the bird is always moist inside.

7. 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 those 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.

8. 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.

9. Red Rooster Overtown

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920 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33136
(305) 640-9880
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Marcus Samuelsson’s restaurant Miami outpost of his popular Red Rooster restaurant is a celebration of Southern cooking with Florida flair. Set in the historic city of Overtown, the restaurant is expansive and relaxed, boasting a large courtyard framed by a tamarind tree, the ideal spot to enjoy the eatery’s fried chicken which comes with sour orange spicy honey and cookout style pigeon peas.

10. 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.

11. Redfish

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9610 Old Cutler Rd
Miami, FL 33156
(305) 668-8788
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Don’t be mistaken by the name, while this picturesque gem nestled inside Matheson Hammock Park is mostly driven by seafood dishes, the fried chicken, which is buttermilk brined and comes with hot honey, garlic cilantro aoili, is a can’t miss dish. Sides that pair well include fire-roasted quartered sweet potato with French onion butter and Southwestern creamed corn.

1. Pack Super Market

8235 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138

Those who are in the know, know this Little Haiti supermarket is where to go for top notch fried chicken. Well seasoned, crispy, and affordable, folks flock here for the real deal.

8235 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138

2. Rosie’s

7127 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33150

Self-described as “Southern American with Italian nuances,” this pop-up turned permanent restaurant serves up breakfast, brunch, and lunch dishes that are both homey and elegant. Fried chicken makes an appearance in various renditions: on its own, over waffles, or tucked inside a flaky biscuit.

7127 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33150

3. Gitano Miami

3500 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

For fried chicken with a side of Miami tropical chic, head to Casa Faena’s fun, upscale Mexican spot set on transporting patrons straight to Tulum, sans the exuberant airfare. Head to the rooftop terrace for a sampling of cocktails, all of which pair excellently well with “pollo en recado rojo,” crispy fried chicken served with spinach, pepita lime butter, and spicy sauce.

3500 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140

4. 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. But the real star of the menu is its Korean fried chicken, which is 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

5. 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

6. 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. There’s no denying the supermarket chain has gotten this dish right, creating a 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

7. 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 those 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

8. 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

9. Red Rooster Overtown

920 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136

Marcus Samuelsson’s restaurant Miami outpost of his popular Red Rooster restaurant is a celebration of Southern cooking with Florida flair. Set in the historic city of Overtown, the restaurant is expansive and relaxed, boasting a large courtyard framed by a tamarind tree, the ideal spot to enjoy the eatery’s fried chicken which comes with sour orange spicy honey and cookout style pigeon peas.

920 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33136

10. 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

11. Redfish

9610 Old Cutler Rd, Miami, FL 33156

Don’t be mistaken by the name, while this picturesque gem nestled inside Matheson Hammock Park is mostly driven by seafood dishes, the fried chicken, which is buttermilk brined and comes with hot honey, garlic cilantro aoili, is a can’t miss dish. Sides that pair well include fire-roasted quartered sweet potato with French onion butter and Southwestern creamed corn.

9610 Old Cutler Rd
Miami, FL 33156

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