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The 9 Best Fried Chicken Restaurants In Oakland

Updated: October 14, 2021

Craving something crispy? We recommend sampling one of these epic Fried Chicken spots in Oakland. We analyzed the top review sites and leading local food articles for Oakland's top fried chicken joints. Indulge in Oakland’s best karaage, Buffalo wings, and broasted chicken at these top Restaurants!

Find the perfect Fried Chicken spot

Miss Ollie's

Caribbean, $$, Old CityCaribbean, $$Oakland, Old City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat

    13 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco

    Zagat
  • Do The Bay

    The Bay's Best Fried Chicken

    Do The Bay

Shakewell

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

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

    Eater
  • Michelin Guide

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

    Michelin Guide

World Famous Hotboys

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

    15 Fantastic Fried Chicken Sandwiches in the Bay Area

    Eater
  • Eater

    The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now

    Eater

Brown Sugar Kitchen

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

    The Bay's Best Fried Chicken

    Do The Bay
  • bayarea.com

    The 5 Best Chicken & Waffles In Oakland

    bayarea.com

Brenda's Oakland

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

    The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now

    Eater
  • Infatuation

    San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings

    Infatuation

Home of Chicken and Waffles

American, $$, Produce & WaterfrontAmerican, $$Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • Do The Bay

    The Bay's Best Fried Chicken

    Do The Bay
  • Visit Oakland

    Where To Get Soul Food In Oakland

    Visit Oakland

Grandeur - Oakland

American, $$, Adams PointAmerican, $$Oakland, Adams Point
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation

    San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings

    Infatuation

Seawolf

American, $$, Produce & WaterfrontAmerican, $$Oakland, Produce & Waterfront
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Proposition Chicken

Latin, $$, Trestle GlenLatin, $$Oakland, Trestle Glen
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • diablo Magazine

    The Best East Bay Sandwiches

    diablo Magazine

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how tough it is to find the best Fried Chicken in Oakland. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28999 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 2955 lists and articles from Infatuation, Eater and Michelin Guide and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings, Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in the East Bay Right Now and Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) as we sourced this ultimate list. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. Fried Chicken connoisseurs and amateurs alike are bound to enjoy this list of the best Oakland Fried Chicken.

Drink pairing tips for Fried Chicken

  • Tempranillo and fried chicken


    Try coupling fried chicken with a red wine like fried chicken to balance its spicy flavours.

  • The perfect match for fried chicken

    Experts recommend pairing a fried chicken with a glass of Riesling, a popular white wine.

  • Champagne and fried chicken


    When considering how to best enjoy your fried chicken, we would highlight how well a glass of Champagne complements the dish as it acts as a palate cleanser for the fatty dish.


Interesting facts about Fried Chicken

  • All in a day’s work

    Are you a fan ofMcDonald's Chicken McNugget? The current record for eating the most McDonald's Chicken McNugget is 170 nuggets! Do you love McDonald's Chicken McNugget enough to beat this record?

  • September = Fried Chicken festival

    Calling all the Fried Chicken lovers! Did you know that there is an annual festival for Fried Chicken in United Kingdom? We are already planning our next trip.

  • All about fried chicken

    fried chicken-lovers in The United States come together annually on 66 to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day

Parking info

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