The 10 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Connecticut!

Are you ready to sink your teeth into a hot crispy piece of fried chicken? We know we are! We searched all areas of Connecticut to find the best crispy fried chicken with an oh-so-tender center and perfect dipping sauce on the side, so all you have to do is place your order. Here are the 10 best places to get fried chicken in Connecticut. 

1. The Engine Room, Mystic, CT

The Engine Room is a fabulously cozy spot that serves very, very delicious brunch, lunch, and dinner. Though their menu changes frequently, this summer they are serving the perfect fried chicken including a buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with hot sauce, and their version of chicken and waffles—thigh, drumstick, and wing with a cornmeal waffle, maple butter and sesame honey hot sauce. 

2. Sandra’s Next Generation, New Haven, CT

Feel as though you’ve been transported to the South with Sandra’s home style recipes. Here, the plates and platters are very generous with the option for fried chicken served with a variety of sides of your choosing. Be sure to save room for a delicious dessert of peach cobbler or yummy sweet potato pie!

3. Drumstik Bar-B-Q, Bridgeport, CT

Drumstick Bar-B-Q is one of the most highly rated fried chicken spots in the state. Order up a Southern fried chicken dinner, a bag of wings or fried chicken breasts, or even a 16-piece chicken meal to feed a family. Just take a peek at Drumstick’s website, and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

4. Greer’s Chicken, Bristol, CT

Be sure to come hungry when you head to Greer’s because their menu will have your mouth watering. Opt for buffalo and honey barbecue chunks served by the pint, deep fried crispy chicken, or even a fried chicken sandwich. Hearty sides such as jalapeno poppers, onion rings, and sweet potato fries certainly complement such a quick and delicious take out meal.

5. Hen House BBQ, Southington, CT

Open for almost 30 years, Hen House is a family run restaurant that serves up chicken, spare ribs, and more. The menu stand outs are their Southern fried chicken dinners (choose from legs, thighs, wings, and breasts), but be sure to swap out the regular fries for their amazing curly fries. Hen House also serves fried fish, barbecue chicken and ribs, burgers, and home style salads.

6. Auntie’s Chicken and Waffles, Bridgeport, CT

Chicken and waffles are the specialty at Auntie’s. Expect to find fluffy waffles served with crispy drumsticks and a side of syrup for the perfect savory sweet flavor combination. You can also choose from a variety of waffle flavors such as buttermilk, blueberry, red velvet, and chocolate chip.

7. Big Belly Kelly’s BBQ, Groton, CT

Big Belly Kelly’s is a Southern inspired spot serving up chicken and waffles. They are also known locally for their dipped chicken, which is the perfect finger-licking barbecued chicken. Choose from fried white meat or dark meat chicken, depending on your preference, with Southern sides like collard greens, biscuits, and sweet potatoes.

8. Broasterant, Hartford, CT

Broasterant is a perfect quick spot for hungry college students and anyone else seeking delicious chicken. The fried chicken is made in-house and this long-time business has friendly staff that often remember frequent visitors. Now Broasterant can serve even more fried chicken lovers by delivering via Grub Hub. Opt for a fried chicken platter, or a variety of sizes for whatever party you might be having at home.

9. J. Timothy’s Taverne, Plainville, CT

This delicious bar and restaurant serves up amazing chicken wings as well as a Louisiana fried chicken sandwich to remember. Topped with hot pepper slaw and Cajun remoulade, be sure to have a cooling beer on the side to ease the heat of this sandwich. If you are a really chicken lover, don’t forget to start with a serving of their delicious wings.

10. Dew Drop Inn, Derby, CT

Dew Drop Inn is an especially great option if you’d like to catch up with friends in a nice location with a cold beer in hand. Everything on their menu is very delicious, but if you have a hankering for some fried chicken, how about ordering one of their fried chicken wraps or delicious chicken wings. Their flavor combinations are out of this world here, so you won’t be disappointed.

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