Food & Drink

Top Spots For Fried Chicken

October 7, 2013 9:00 AM

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(Source: AP)

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Nothing says down-home country cooking like Southern Fried Chicken.  Marinated, spiced, coated in flour and deep-fried – when done right its comfort food heaven.  When done wrong, its a greasy concoction that your stomach will regret. If you’re looking for fried chicken a step above say what you find in Publix or at KFC or Popeye’s, why not check out our top picks.
jumbos Top Spots For Fried Chicken

Jumbo’s Restaurant (Source:

Jumbo’s Restaurant

7501 NW 7th Ave
Miami, FL 33150
(305) 751-1127
At Jumbo’s you’ll find good old-fashioned soul/comfort food.  Their fried chicken is great, it tastes homemade.  If you want balance out the meal with a dash of health then pair it up with their homemade pasta salad.  Jumbo’s also makes a juicy burger and a Chicken Philly which is huge, messy and amazingly good.  If you want a real taste treat order the fried conch – it’s possibly the best thing on the menu. Just a heads up – Jumbo’s doesn’t accept credit cards.

magnum1 Top Spots For Fried Chicken

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Magnum Restaurant & Lounge

709 NE 79th St Causeway
Miami, FL  33138
(305) 757-3368
On Magnum’s home-style menu is some of the best fried chicken in Miami-Dade.  Using a recipe from the motherr of the owner, Jeffrey Landsman, the chicken is marinated overnight then coated in flour, garlic and spices and fried for 17 minutes in 350 degree oil.  The result is a juicy bird with a well seasoned crust.  The fried chicken, which is served with mashed potatoes & gravy and vegetables.  It’s a bit on the pricey side but the portions are large enough to feed two people.

Joe’s Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-0365
Famous for the Stone Crab Claws with Mustard Sauce, Joe’s also makes some of the best darn fried chicken you’ve ever eaten. It’s also one of the cheapest things on the menu, about six bucks for half a fried chicken.  Since the menu is mostly ala carte, the sides are all good and reasonably priced. If you go, go early.  Joe’s is really, really popular. If you can’t make it for lunch, expect to wait at least 45 minutes to 1 hour if you get there by 5 p.m.

keeses Top Spots For Fried Chicken

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Keese’s Simply Delicious

4350 N Ocean Dr
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308
(954) 776-4616
Using an old family recipe, Keese’s has been serving up crispy, spicy fresh fried chicken.  It’s cooked to order, so expect to wait the requisite 17 minutes before your name is called.  Fries are seasoned perfectly with a house mix.  There are a few eat-in tables, but most people order it to go.  Keese’s menu has some Mediterranean touches to it and they also have a nice selection of healthy and vegetarian options.

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  • Jay Kullmann

    You guys Missed probably the Oldest and Best Fried Chicken place in South Florida.
    Frans Fried Chicken in Boca Raton. Also the Only location with a Neon Sign in Boca.

    • Popeye

      It’s carbohydrates that are bad for you not fat. We have all been bamboozled for the last 30 years, and that’s a fact

      • Dr. Knowitall

        That’s an ignorant statement. Do you know anything about the body and how it works. Get a textbook and read about Anatomy and physiology.

        BTW it’s not a fact!

  • Hoss Cartwright

    You missed Popeyes! (At least you didn’t say KFC tho! )

  • Carol

    Anything fried is bad for you no matter who is frying it and that is fact.

  • George Houck

    I really don’t like the Cleavlander, but the fried chicken is of the hook.

  • misscelebrityinmiami

    Another yummy place is Maguire Hill 16 in Ft. Lauderdale follow Miss Celebrity in Miami as she takes you to one of the oldest Irish bar in Fort-Lauderdale ” Maguire Hill 16″…great food

  • Chicken man

    Popeyes hands down has the BEST fried chicken

  • Annie

    If you LOVE THAT CHICKEN than you are going to Popeyes. . . it’s by far the BEST!!

  • Teena

    Maryland’s Fried Chicken in Pompano Beach, east Sample and Federal is also very good!

  • jack

    You forgot Publix, best keep secret!

    • Annie

      you have got to be kidding me? It is the worst

  • Head

    Maryland’s Fried Chicken in Pompano Beach is the very best !!!!!!!!!!

  • City Raised

    Lol, go ahead and eat a Jumbo’s if you wanna get shot and left slumped over your fried chicken. Those goons from the Victory Home’s projects don’t play. They stay right down the street from Jumbo’s and it be all kind of action going down on that side.

  • R.Bonavoglia

    Not even the white meat is worth it. lol

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