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The 9 Best Fried Chicken Restaurants Near Emeryville

Updated: May 2, 2022

Craving something crispy? We recommend sampling one of these epic Fried Chicken spots in Emeryville. We analyzed the best review sites, including expert and diner reviews for these top fried chicken joints in Emeryville. Indulge in Emeryville’s best karaage, Buffalo wings, and broasted chicken at these top Restaurants!

Find the perfect Fried Chicken spot

Touch of Soul

American, $, EmeryvilleAmerican, $Emeryville
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

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Miss Ollie's

Caribbean, $$, OaklandCaribbean, $$Oakland, Old City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Do The Bay

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Shakewell

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

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  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

World Famous Hotboys

American, $$, OaklandAmerican, $$Oakland, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

    15 Fantastic Fried Chicken Sandwiches in the Bay Area

    Eater
  • Eater

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Brown Sugar Kitchen

American, $$, OaklandAmerican, $$Oakland, Northgate
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Do The Bay

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    Do The Bay
  • bayarea.com

    The 5 Best Chicken & Waffles In Oakland

    bayarea.com

900 Grayson

New American, $$, BerkeleyNew American, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • bayarea.com

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    bayarea.com
  • Eater

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Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Berkeley, Downown Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Do The Bay

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  • Hoodline, 2019

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Brenda's Oakland

American, $$, OaklandAmerican, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

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  • Infatuation

    San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings

    Infatuation

Grégoire

French, $$, BerkeleyFrench, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Spoon University

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Why these restaurants?

Finding the best Fried Chicken spots in Emeryville can take way too long. We analyzed 2955 lists and articles from top sources like Spoon University, Infatuation and Eater, 28999 Emeryville 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 Spoon University - 43 Berkeley Eats You Must Try Before You Graduate, Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings and Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Nowwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Touch of Soul and KFC are the highest-rated fried chicken spots for take-out in Emeryville.

There are 2 fried chicken spots in Emeryville.

Touch of Soul and KFC are the highest-rated fried chicken spots for lunch in Emeryville.

Touch of Soul and KFC are the highest-rated late-night spots for fried chicken in Emeryville.

Touch of Soul and KFC are the highest-rated fried chicken spots to get a quick lunch in Emeryville.

Drink pairing tips for Fried Chicken

  • Go for Champagne with fried chicken

    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.

  • The ideal pairing for fried chicken

    When ordering fried chicken, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Tempranillo, a popular red wine.

  • Pale Ale and fried chicken


    fried chicken, goes very well with a glass of bitter Pale Ale, a beerthat cleanses the palate.

Interesting facts about Fried Chicken

  • All about fried chicken

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

  • All in a day’s work

    Naddar "FreakEating" Reda holds the record for eating the most McDonald's Chicken McNugget in the world by finishing no fewer than 170 in one sitting. Could you top that?

  • Celebrating Fried Chicken

    United Kingdom celebrates their appreciation for Fried Chicken in style with the annual World Chicken Festival. Expect all things Fried Chicken at this popular event.

Parking information

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