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The 10 Best Fried Chicken Restaurants Near Castro Valley

Updated: May 2, 2022

Craving something crispy? We recommend sampling one of these epic Fried Chicken spots in Castro Valley. We analyzed the top review sites and leading local food articles for Castro Valley's top fried chicken joints. No matter your favorite style: buttermilk, spicy Korean, or Nashville hot chicken - these restaurants do it best.

Find the perfect Fried Chicken spot

Southern Comfort Kitchen

Southern, $$, Castro ValleySouthern, $$Castro Valley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Denica's Real Food Kitchen

$$, Castro Valley$$Castro Valley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Caesar's Chicken

American, $$, HaywardAmerican, $$Hayward
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
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Scend's Restaurant

American, $$, San LeandroAmerican, $$San Leandro
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Kanda Ramen and Bbq

Asian, $$, San LeandroAsian, $$San Leandro, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Angry Ramen

Japanese, $$, San LeandroJapanese, $$San Leandro, Halcyon Foothill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Ramen101

$$, San Leandro$$San Leandro, Washington Manor
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sons of Liberty Alehouse

American, $$, San LeandroAmerican, $$San Leandro, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Porky's Pizza Palace

Pizza, $$, San LeandroPizza, $$San Leandro, Washington Manor
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sistas Soul Food Kafe

American, $$, San LeandroAmerican, $$San Leandro, Broadmoor
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

We know how tough it is to find the best Fried Chicken in Castro Valley. We analyzed 26488 Castro Valley restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Castro Valley restaurant reviews, and 2325 lists and articles – looking closely at what Eater had to say – and applied our boam magic. Yes, we even looked at Eater - 19 Places Where You Can Get Superior Fried Chicken in the East Bay to pull this list together. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips for Fried Chicken

  • Pair fried chicken with Champagne

    For an elevated experience, pair your fried chicken with Champagne. This combination works particularly well because this sparkling wine acts as a palate cleanser for the fatty dish.


  • Tempranillo with your fried chicken

    A nice red wine that will bring the most out of the spicy flavors of your fried chicken would be Tempranillo.

  • The ideal pairing for fried chicken

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

Factoids about Fried Chicken

  • The largest 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!

  • The best day for fried chicken

    You better not forget what July 6th is. It’s National Fried Chicken Day! Grab some fried chicken and celebrate!

  • A new McDonald's Chicken McNugget record

    Naddar "FreakEating" Reda broke the world record by eating the most McDonald's Chicken McNugget in one sitting. The new record - that has not been beaten since - is 170 nuggets.

Parking information

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