There’s no denying Houston’s Southern influence – it’s part of the city’s multi-faceted identity and culture, which has been in the making for nearly two centuries. That’s why it should come as no surprise that fried chicken has carved out space for itself within the Bayou City dining scene. Crunchy, tasty, and fried to perfection, fried chicken is versatile, finding its way into many types of cuisine and establishing itself as a perfect addition to fancy dinners, casual nights out, and everything in-between.
To conclude our love letter to fried chicken, we will leave you with 3 of our favorite restaurants in Houston that serve up the finest fried chicken – which is available through contactless pick-up or delivery that’s straight to your door and into your mouth!
Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken –1815 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas
As a fried chicken chain that hails from the small community of Mason, Tennessee, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken knows a thing or two about the breaded bird! Now, with locations popping up all over the United States – from Tennessee to California – Gus’s has laid down roots in H-Town, only to become one of its favorite chicken joints. At Gus’s, you can enjoy fried chicken plates with a side of baked beans, slaw, and white bread. Hankering for more mouthwatering deliciousness? Add the Fried Green Tomatoes for an appetizer, or some pie slices for dessert. They keep it simple at Gus’s, and that’s just one of the many reasons that it has become such a nationwide sensation and a Houston stable, to boot.
Barbecue Inn – 116 West Crosstimbers Road, Houston, TX
Celebrating 70 years in the local dining community, Barbecue Inn is a Houston institution that dates back to the post-World War II era of America. Not only does the restaurant sell perfectly smoked barbecue dinners – beef brisket, St. Louis-style ribs, and sliced pork – with all of the fixings, but the H-Town hotspot also fries up some of the best-fried chicken that you’ll find in the city. You can enjoy white or dark meat, wings, or even the Barbecue Inn’s signature Southern Fried Chicken. All fried chicken is made fresh to order, and you can choose between a salad, French Fries, mashed potatoes, or green beans for your two sides. Baked beans, stuffed baked potatoes, and dessert are also available to devour!
Dak & Bop – 1805 W 18th Street, Houston, TX
Looking for a restaurant that will flip traditional fried chicken on its ear? Then, you’ll definitely want to check out Dak & Bop in the Lazybrook/Timbergrove area. The restaurant offers a Korean spin on bar food favorites, like loaded fries, burgers, and of course, fried chicken wings, legs, and tenders. Chicken can be ordered in amounts of 5, 10, and 20 – depending on the item. And, don’t forget to pair with your chicken with your favorite sauces, whether it’s the more traditional Candied Gochujang or the pop culture-influenced Meeseeks. You can also enjoy your order of chicken (dak) with some traditional Korean fried rice (bop) – hello, namedrop.
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