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The 9 Best Fried Chicken Restaurants Near Lakewood

Updated: July 27, 2022

Need comfort food? No one does comfort food better than these fried chicken spots in Lakewood. We analyzed the best review sites, including expert and diner reviews for these top fried chicken joints in Lakewood. No matter your favorite style: buttermilk, spicy Korean, or Nashville hot chicken - these restaurants do it best.

Find the perfect Fried Chicken spot

Dave's Hot Chicken

American, $$, LakewoodAmerican, $$Lakewood
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Soho Chicken + Whiskey

American, $$, ClevelandAmerican, $$Cleveland, Ohio City - West Side
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the 5 top spots in Cleveland's Ohio City - West Side neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Hot Chicken Takeover

American, $, WestlakeAmerican, $Westlake
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

American, $, Rocky RiverAmerican, $Rocky River
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Speedy's Grub Shack

American, $, ClevelandAmerican, $Cleveland, Kamm's Corner
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

The Crispy Chick

$$, Cleveland$$Cleveland, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

V's Gourmet

American, $, ClevelandAmerican, $Cleveland, North Collinwood
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Cleveland's 4 best spots to score chicken wings on a budget

    Hoodline, 2019

Guthrie's Chicken Fingers

American, $, ClevelandAmerican, $Cleveland, Tremont
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    3 top spots for chicken wings in Cleveland

    Hoodline, 2020

Hell's Fried Chicken

American, $, ClevelandAmerican, $Cleveland, University District
Google: 3.7
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

We know how tough it is to find the best Fried Chicken in Lakewood. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5547 restaurants, and 209 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline. The restaurants you see have been featured in Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 top spots in Cleveland's Ohio City - West Side neighborhood, Hoodline - 3 top spots for chicken wings in Cleveland and Hoodline - Cleveland's 4 best spots to score chicken wings on a budget. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

Dave's Hot Chicken and KFC are the highest-rated fried chicken spots for dinner in Lakewood.

Dave's Hot Chicken and KFC are the highest-rated fried chicken spots to get a quick lunch in Lakewood.

There are 2 fried chicken spots in Lakewood.

Dave's Hot Chicken and KFC have outdoor seating and fried chicken in Lakewood.

Dave's Hot Chicken and KFC are the highest-rated spots for fried chicken delivery in Lakewood.

Drink pairing tips for Fried Chicken

  • Pair fried chicken with Pale Ale

    To elevate your fried chicken experience, we recommend some Pale Ale to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this beer cleanses the palate.

  • Pair Tempranillo with fried chicken

    When considering how to best enjoy your fried chicken, we would highlight how well a glass of Tempranillo complements the dish as it cuts the fat with its tannins.


  • Take fried chicken to the next level

    Experts suggest pairing a fried chicken with a glass of crystal malt, a popular beer.


Factoids about Fried Chicken

  • The record holder

    2,493 pounds is the record for the biggest fried chicken. We hope people were hungry!

  • A big appetite

    Naddar "FreakEating" Reda set a new world record by eating the most McDonald's Chicken McNugget at a time. The record, which hasn’t been beaten since, is 170 nuggets.

  • The United States's National Fried Chicken Day

    To celebrate their passion for fried chicken, people in The United States decided to hold an annual National Fried Chicken Day every July 6.

Parking tips

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