July 6 is National Fried Chicken Day, and there's no better comfort food than fried chicken. Those greasy and flavorful pieces that taste heavenly can cheer anyone up even in the worst times. This popular dish that comes in different varieties, including creative flavors, is famous worldwide because no matter where you go, fried chicken is always a good option when you don't know what to eat. Miami doesn't stay behind in its fried chicken repertoire, and some of the city's staples offer some of the best fried chicken you will try. Below, find the best fried chicken in Miami so you can, too, have a moment of satisfaction.
1545 Collins Ave / Website
Executive chef Abel Veulens of Miami Mediterranean hotspot Byblos takes fried chicken beyond the realm of traditional American Southern Cuisine with his unique Mediterranean flair. This jazzed-up version of everyone's favorite comfort food is deliciously complemented by some of the Middle East's most delectable spices, including the well-known Mediterranean Za'atar herb blend, which packs a powerful punch of zest.
237 20th St. / Website
Famous Miami chef Michelle Bernstein serves her legendary fried chicken sandwich at Sweet Liberty, which is made with Tarragon buttermilk soaked chicken, cabbage and fennel slaw, tarragon aioli, and a side of watermelon Greek salad.
920 NW 2nd Ave / Website
Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson serves a sour orange spicy honey fried chicken at Red Rooster Overtown, coated and battered in their bespoke and unique recipe and then cooked to crunchy, golden perfection, accompanied by cookout style pigeon peas.
8030 NW 154th St. / Website
Fried Chicken Sandwich
Hand-breaded crispy fried chicken dusted with spices and topped with a cabbage slaw, Alabama comeback sauce and pickles.
1601 Drexel Ave / Website
Chick'n Jones at Time Out Market Miami, Miami's premier dining and drinking destination, is the best place to indulge in crispy finger lickin' chicken. Chef Amaris Jones launched the modern soul food concept Chick'n Jones, which features chef-driven fried chicken and healthier versions of traditional Southern favorites in a fast-casual setting. Chick'n Jones aims to feed the mind, body, and soul all from the same plate.
221 Southwest 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale / Website
Big Buns Damn Good Burgers, located on Las Olas' bustling Riverfront, offers guests more than just their outrageous milkshakes, boozy slushies, and never-before-seen burgers. Don't walk to Big Buns on National Fried Chicken Day to order their Frickin' Good Fried Chicken Sandwich ($11.99), which is made with fried chicken, avocado, shredded lettuce, dill pickles, and buttermilk herb ranch. Those looking for a spicy treat can order the Shirlington Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich ($11.99), which is made with fried chicken, dill pickles, red cabbage slaw, and Nashville hot sauce.
7100 Biscayne Blvd / Website
Enjoy the Chicken! Phuc Yea's Famous Fried Chicken is a must-try for those looking to indulge in a modern Vietnamese-inspired dish. Phuc Yea, a New Vietnamese mainstay on Miami's bustling Upper East Side, offers a selection of shareable plates that capture the soulfulness and passion behind recipes rooted in family. Chef Zapata emphasizes his Gulf and Southern influences here, while still incorporating Vietnamese breakfast traditions.
2727 NW 2nd Ave / Website
On National Fried Chicken Day, hear and taste the crunch at R House Wynwood, a contemporary restaurant & bar known for its soulful dinner offerings, weekend brunch scene, and drag queen performances. Try the Cayenne Fried Chicken, which comes with a spicy cilantro sauce. This dish can be served on its own and is an excellent way to commemorate this foodie holiday.
7127 NW 2nd Ave / Website
Chef Akino and Jamila West's Rosie's: The Backyard is the new brunch destination, with an elevated menu of Southern-style cuisine. The new Little River hotspot has a delicious Chicken & Waffle ($16) on the menu, complete with fluffy buttermilk waffles and tender chicken breast served with juicy home-made pickles, ideal to complement the signature sweet and savory dish. The restaurant also serves Fried Chicken and Biscuits, which are served with homemade pickles and flaky biscuits. The chicken batter is also homemade for a juicy finish and a spicy kick.
30 SW 12th St. / Website
If you enjoy fried chicken, July 6th is the day for you! This year's National Fried Chicken Day is on Wednesday, July 6, and what better way to celebrate than with the star himself? Batch Gastropub, your friendly neighborhood gastropub, serves fried chicken that you should definitely try. Batch Wings (8) are available in flavors such as Nashville Hot with Pickles, Buffalo Sauce with H.M. Blue Cheese, and Sticky Chili Glaze with "Dorito Dust." Traditional bone-in wings are $14. Boneless or cauliflower wings are only $12 if you want to go the non-traditional route. These wings are the best part of Brickell's sports bar because no one does them better than Batch.
310 NW 24th St. / Website
Golden brown and crunchy on the outside, moist and tasty on the inside, Le Chick’s fried chicken is soaked in buttermilk and fried until perfection. Located in the artistic neighborhood of Wynwood, Le Chick is an energetic spot with rotisserie chicken, fried chicken, burgers, and solid cocktails. Looking for the perfect meal for a cheat day? Le Chick Miami is the place to be! Their award-winning version of fried chicken will throw you up the roof. Whether you like it served with a side of ranch and maple syrup, on top of a waffle, or between two burger buns, you won’t stop craving it. It’s brined for 24 hours and then soaked in buttermilk before being fried with a special spice mix. It’s a crispy, juicy, and absolutely delicious southern comfort go-to. Enjoy their mouth-watering fried chicken al fresco with their outdoor bar/seating area as you kick back, relax, and sip on refreshing summer cocktails. Le Chick has everything you need to spend your hot summer days with craft comfort food, cocktails, and a lively ambiance.
Multiple Locations / Website
Sugar Factory offers perfectly breaded and seasoned buttermilk fried chicken paired with a golden brown waffle and topped with whipped butter and warm maple syrup, creating the perfect, mouth-watering dish.
5958 S Dixie Highway / Website
Root & Bone's fried bird is dusted with lemon powder and paired with a sweet and spicy complement of sweet and spicy honey Tabasco sauce for a much needed kick, made with a handful of different spices, brined in homemade sweet tea and fried to a crisp.
Photography by: Courtesy Michael Pisarri, Byblos, Red Rooster Overtown, Jacky Misch, Sugar Factory, Le Chick, Batch Gastropub: Miami, La Traila Barbecue, Rosie's: The Backyard, Chick ‘N Jones at Time Out Market Miami, Big Buns Damn Good Burgers, Phuc Yea, R House