Perhaps no dish is more closely associated with the Deep South than fried chicken. And as Dixie's unofficial capital city (not to mention its official culinary capital), Atlanta is home to more than its share of places to get your bird on. Legendary soul food joints, old-school Southern institutions, side-of-the-road shacks, and upper-crust linen-napkin establishments. The choices are endless.
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Here are ten of our favorite spots in town for golden, greasy, crunchy, crackly, and yes, finger-lickin'-good fried chicken.
Atlanta: 10 Fried Chicken Spots We Love
Watershed on Peachtree
Mary Mac's Tea Room
Curly's Fried Chicken
Gladys Knight & Ron Winans' Chicken & Waffles
South City Kitchen
Greenwood's on Green Street
Busy Bee Café
Carver's Country Kitchen
The Big Chicken KFC Landmark
About the author: Todd Brock lives the glamorous life of a stay-at-home freelance writer in the suburbs of Atlanta. Besides being paid to eat cheeseburgers for A Hamburger Today and pizza for Slice, he's written and produced over 1,000 hours of television and is the author of Building Chicken Coops for Dummies. When he grows up, he wants to be either the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys or the drummer for Hootie & the Blowfish. Or both.