Discover the Best Fried Chicken in Atlanta

Known as the commercial and financial hub of the Southeast, Atlanta has evolved into a "foodie city" in more recent years. Beloved foods include dishes made with local Georgia peaches, pecans, corn and seafood, as well as one of the region's most popular foods, fried chicken. They say 6% of Americans eat fried chicken every day, especially in a place like Atlanta. Here, restaurants serve some of the best fried chicken recipes in all of the South, from whole fried to Korean-style. But where are the savviest diners eating out? Look no further than the Tastemaker 20. We've collected data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Reserve a table and enjoy the best fried chicken in Atlanta today!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:One Eared Stag, Bar Mercado, South City Kitchen Buckhead
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Latin / Spanish, Regional American (Southern)
Neighborhoods:Inman Park, Buckhead
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

One Eared Stag

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Inman Park
615 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Brunch

Working closely with local farmers, One Eared Stag serves dishes as fresh as possible. In fact, their menus change daily in order to showcase unique seasonal ingredients, hot, cold, and sweet dishes. ...

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Bar Mercado

$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
Inman Park
505 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Tapas
  • Group Bookings

Casual, yet fun and authentic, Bar Mercado is a tapas restaurant and bar that celebrates many regions throughout Spain. Located in Krog Street Market, this establishment beings homage to Madrid's mark...

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South City Kitchen Buckhead

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Buckhead
2,097 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Brunch
  • Lunch

Known as Buckhead's best modern Southern restaurant, this establishment serves sophisticated, seasonal cuisine. Offering weekday lunch and weekend brunch, as well as nightly dinner and group dining ev...

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Regional American (Southern) in Atlanta / Georgia

Table & Main

$$$$·American·
Roswell
2,649 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Table & Main is a Southern tavern, known for its quaint setting, seasonal Southern specialities, bourbon bar, and garden patio. Featured in countless articles, online journals, and magazines, Table & ...

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American in Atlanta / Georgia
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Beetlecat

$$$$·Seafood·
Inman Park
1,826 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating

The place-to-be for seafood lovers, as well as those that enjoy everything from Korean-style chicken to Mexican corn, Beetle cat is as fun and quirky as they come. The space itself is decorated in a m...

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Seafood in Atlanta / Georgia
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Southern Bistro at Chastain Park

$$$$·Regional American (Southern)·
Sandy Springs
632 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch

Located a mile from Chastain Park, Southern Bistro aims to serve southern-inspired food in a friendly, simplistic atmosphere. This comfortable neighborhood establishment serves brunch, lunch, and dinn...

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Regional American (Southern) in Atlanta / Georgia

Bar.bacoa

$$$$·Tapas / Small Plates·
Virginia Highland
599 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Tapas
  • Outdoor Eating

When it comes to tapas, tacos, handcrafted cocktails, and a funky Spanish vibe, Bar.bacoa is the place-to-be. Featuring local artwork throughout, vibrant textiles, and a covered patio, this is a great...

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Best Value in Atlanta / Georgia

Old Vinings Inn

$$$$·American·
Vinings
2,061 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating

This quaint restaurant serves seasonal Southern cuisine, set in an 1880s cottage. Offering guests a lively upstairs bar and outdoor patio, Old Vinings Inn is known for their hearty menu and live music...

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American in Atlanta
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Bourbon Bar & Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Buckhead
1,876 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Tasting Menu

This swanky local eatery serves more than 70 types of bourbon, all of which pair beautifully with their Southern-inspired family recipes. Their dining room is warm and relaxing, featuring pieces of ar...

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Fit for Foodies in Atlanta / Georgia
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Sprig Restaurant

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Decatur
1,441 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch

Giving off a true country vibe with an industrial twist, Sprig's dining room is constructed out of reclaimed barn board, featuring high metal ceilings and a spacious layout. No matter what time of the...

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The Southern Gentleman

$$$$·Regional American (Contemporary Southern)·
Buckhead
1,834 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasion
  • Group Bookings

Nothing says “fried chicken” quite like The Southern Gentleman. This bright, classy eatery features a light blue wrap-around bar, highlighted by over a dozen hanging light fixtures. While The Southern...

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JCT Kitchen and Bar

$$$$·American·
West Midtown
5,812 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

Located in Atlanta's Westside Market, JCT celebrates seasonal ingredients, creating dishes that are simple, yet bold and balanced. Offering refined comfort foods, diners can enjoy everything from thei...

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American in Atlanta
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