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The 10 Best Fried Chicken Restaurants Near Berkeley

Updated: October 14, 2021

After some soul food? Head to these Berkeley spots for the best-fried chicken in the city. We analyzed the top review sites and leading local food articles for Berkeley's top fried chicken joints. If you’re after fried wings, deep-fried nuggets, or tasty drumsticks we guarantee these restaurants do it best!

Find the perfect Fried Chicken spot

900 Grayson

New American, $$, BerkeleyNew American, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Grégoire

French, $$, BerkeleyFrench, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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The Butchers Son

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Summer Kitchen +bakeshop

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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El Burro Picante

Mexican, $, BerkeleyMexican, $Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

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Miss Ollie's

Caribbean, $$, OaklandCaribbean, $$Oakland, Old City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Shakewell

Mediterranean, $$, OaklandMediterranean, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Michelin Guide

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World Famous Hotboys

American, $$, OaklandAmerican, $$Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Brown Sugar Kitchen

American, $$, OaklandAmerican, $$Oakland, Northgate
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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How was this list created?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Fried Chicken craving shouldn't be so tough. We analyzed 2955 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and Michelin Guide, 28999 Berkeley restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Don’t bother looking for Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now, Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Downtown Berkeleywe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten restaurants offer the best Fried Chicken in Berkeley.

Drink pairing tips for Fried Chicken

  • Pair fried chicken with Champagne

    To elevate your fried chicken experience, we recommend some Champagne to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this sparkling wine acts as a palate cleanser for the fatty dish.

  • Take fried chicken to the next level

    When having fried chicken, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Tempranillo, a popular red wine.

  • crystal malt with your fried chicken

    If your food palns include Fried Chicken, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a crystal malt, with its hits of toasted-caramel, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

Fun facts about Fried Chicken

  • The biggest fried chicken ever

    Don’t you hate it when there is not enough food for seconds? This wasn’t a concern when the record was broken for the biggest fried chicken. Weighing in at 2,493 pounds there was more than enough fried chickens to go around!

  • A day about fried chicken

    In The United States, fried chicken-lovers come together annually on July 6 to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day.


  • A speedy eater

    Naddar "FreakEating" Reda knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 170 nuggets in a limited time,setting a world record in the process!

Parking tips

Berkeleyis notorious for tricky parking. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Fried Chicken spot.

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