Where To Find The Best Fried Chicken In North Carolina
If you’re searching where to find the best friend chicken in North Carolina, you’re not going to find Bojangles as your answer!
Even though if you’re from out of town, Bojangles is probably on your short list of places you want to try or have while visiting. Whenever my best friend visits from New Jersey, Bojangles is the first and last thing she will eat while here!
If there’s one thing about North Carolina it’s that we take our fried chicken seriously. A lot of hole-in-the-wall places tend to have the best-fried chicken. Take Charlotte for example, Prices Chicken was a stable here for decades, and even though I’ve never tried it, I’ve heard the fried chicken at the South Blvd gas station in South End has the best as well.
But what does it mean to be the best?
Cheapism found its best by looking at reviews and rankings by expert food writers and customers and then compiling a list of the best-fried chicken in each state.
So where can you find the best fried chicken in North Carolina?
Mama Dip’s in Chapel Hill!
Here’s what they said: “In another highly contested fried-chicken state, Mildred Council has spent roughly four decades making Mama Dip’s the South’s gold standard for the dish. Now a small empire of sauces, rubs, cookbooks, and other gems, Mama Dip’s is a temple of Southern cooking with fried chicken at its spiritual center.”
You know we can’t talk about North Carolina without talking about South Carolina, so if you’re wondering where you can find the best-fried chicken in South Carolina, you’ll be visiting Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles in Columbia.
Here’s what they said: “Open since 2012, Kiki’s now has two locations to serve its signature dish of four crispy fried chicken wings atop a warm Belgian waffle. (Though you can sub in two breasts, and the waffle can be blueberry, walnut, pecan, sweet potato, chocolate, or red velvet in addition to plain wheat.) The waffles are a “perfect combo of crunchy and chewy,” worth the wait to get in, and the chicken is also worth a fight: “After eating the appetizer it was all I could do to finish all of the wings,” a Yelper says, “but I did it.”