Our 10 Juicy Picks for the Best Fried Chicken in Texas


Chicken, chicken, chicken what combo you pickin'?! Everybody loves fried chicken and if you don't, then you're probably a vegan. Everything is bigger in the Lone Star State, and the best fried chicken in Texas is so good, it's like biting into a
drumstick of heaven.

The perfect piece of chicken must be seasoned accordingly and juicy and tender. Here's our countdown of the 10 places you can find the best fried chicken in Texas.

10. Underwood's Cafeteria in Brownwood

A good place for lunch

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When 'the middle of nowhere' is mentioned, Brownwood may come to mind, but don't let the lack of city life deter you from this wonderful chicken.

It's a delicious barbecue restaurant that serves up a nice fried yardbird.

9. Top Notch in Austin


The name says it all, this fried chicken is reliably delicious every single time you go to the fun 1970s location. Since 1971, they've been serving up their classic fried chicken combo to customers and in a city with such a thriving food culture, that is all you need to know.

8. Mr. and Mrs. G's Home Cooking in San Antonio

Lawd geezus #soulfood #noragrets

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This is where you'll find true soul food and down home cooking. The owners' roots come from good food and it shows in the love tasted in every bite.

Their crispy fried chicken is a San Antonio favorite and goes great with their homemade sides and pies.

7. Babe's Chicken Dinner House in Roanake

Found in central and north Texas, Babe's Chicken House specializes in family style dining. Come in with a group and enjoy the fellowship around a table of greatness.

6. Dolli's Diner in Nacogdoches


At Dolli's Diner, the Chicken Fried Chicken is by far one of the best in the Lone Star State. Dolli's is a secret gem in a historic building in Nacogdoches that has such a bright and friendly atmosphere every time you dine in.

5. Halls Honey Fried Chicken in Duncanville

Halls Honey Fried Chicken, I repeat, honey fried chicken! Yes, it is simply amazing.

A smooth juicy piece of chicken with lovely flavor, and the fries and jalapeño to match. They even have chicken and waffles, if you're in the mood for a breakfast meal.

4. #1 Chicken Rice & Seafood in Houston

#1 Chicken Rice and Seafood is a Third Ward staple of Houston. They serve the chicken with fried rice or fries, and the fried rice is not something to shy away from.

They also serve homemade pies. Cash is king here, so be sure to hit the ATM before you are sent away. You'll fall in love with their quick, easy and fresh chicken right at your fingertips.

3. Rudy's Chicken in Dallas

This chicken so good, the city of Dallas gave them almost a million dollars to build a new location with a dual drive-thru. It was a great suggestion, but the line still wraps around the corner.

At least you know it will be fresh, you just have to wait for it.

2. Elmer's in El Paso

This was my lunch and oh my god was it delicious 😋

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There is nothing like the sweet hint in the fried chicken batter at this El Paso landmark. This restaurant, still styled like the 1940s, is like stepping into a time machine where the fried chicken is always incredibly juicy.

1. Frenchy's Chicken in Houston

This is the best fried chicken in Texas, hands down. Frenchy's comes out on top because of their tender, juicy chicken, and the immaculate seasoning applied to it.

When in Houston make sure you go to the original location off Scott Street. They have locations elsewhere, but this is where the magic first began. I usually get the King Special. I suggest you do the same.

If you feel there is a chicken spot that should be on the list, let us know!

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