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The 10 Best Fried Chicken Restaurants Near Hayward

Updated: May 2, 2022

Need comfort food? No one does comfort food better than these fried chicken spots in Hayward. We analyzed the best review sites, including expert and diner reviews for these top fried chicken joints in Hayward. Indulge in Hayward’s best karaage, Buffalo wings, and broasted chicken at these top Restaurants!

Find the perfect Fried Chicken spot

Caesar's Chicken

American, $$, HaywardAmerican, $$Hayward
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater

    19 Places Where You Can Get Superior Fried Chicken in the East Bay


If you travel further

Southern Comfort Kitchen

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

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


$$, San Leandro$$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

Denica's Real Food Kitchen

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

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how tough it is to find the best Fried Chicken in Hayward. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 26488 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 2325 lists and articles from Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These top contenders have appeared in Eater - 19 Places Where You Can Get Superior Fried Chicken in the East Bay. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips for Fried Chicken

  • Pale Ale with your fried chicken

    When considering how to best enjoy your fried chicken, we would highlight how well a glass of Pale Ale complements the dish as it cleanses the palate.

  • Enjoy fried chicken with Tempranillo

    To elevate your fried chicken experience, we recommend some Tempranillo to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this red wine cuts the fat with its tannins.

  • Pair Riesling with fried chicken

    Not sure what white wine to drink with your fried chicken? Try Riesling. The acidic flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Interesting facts about Fried Chicken

  • A fast eater

    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.

  • A day for fried chicken-lovers

    If you’re in The United States, be ready for July 6. It’s National Fried Chicken Day!

  • 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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