The first time I ever heard about Chicken and Waffles I thought this concept was so strange. Isn’t chicken for dinner and aren’t waffles for breakfast? There is no way that this combination can really work. I thought this was just another one of those Brunch fads that would slowly fade out, but has actually just been gaining steam. More and more restaurants have been including chicken and waffles on their menu and working tirelessly to perfect the craft. Many people think that chicken and waffles is traditionally a southern dish, but history remembers differently. The original recipes for chicken and waffles can be found in 20th century cookbooks hailing from the African American culture in Harlem, New York. This dish then made it’s way down south, gaining popularity and becoming a staple at Sunday morning breakfast. Naturally, these recipes have been shared all across the country where some restaurants have not dared to stray from the original form and others have decided to apply their own twist. No matter the state or the city, there is always a competition to see who can create the most delicious version. Let us help you find the best chicken and waffles near you with this list of our favorite chicken and waffles establishments in the USA.
A restaurant named ‘Chicken N Waffles’ better be darn good at making chicken and waffles, don’t you think? Dining at this Sacramento breakfast spot certainly lives up to its name with juicy chicken on top of the biggest waffles you’ve ever seen. I tend to order chicken wings or chicken legs on top of my waffles because they are easy to pick up and eat. Don’t be afraid to get your hands a little sticky as it’s all part of the fun. Served with a generous portion of maple syrup and a dollop of butter cream, this is the perfect combination of flavors and textures that I crave. The best news of all is that on the weekends, they are open 24 hours meaning that my chicken and waffles craving never goes unnoticed.
One thing that America does better than any other country in the world is set the portion standard at ‘huge’. Ordering Chicken and Waffles at The Black Bear diner is no exception to that standard. Expect waffles as big as your head and more fried chicken that you could possibly eat. A nice touch that kids especially love is the signature Black Bear paw print stamp that magically makes its way onto your waffle. If you’ve ever had a hard time getting your kids to eat before then brining them here is a great way to get over that hump. Like in most diners across the country, the servers here are just the sweetest people around. They top up your coffee with a big ol’ genuine smile that makes you feel at home.
Gladys Knight’s Signature Chicken & Waffles is kind of a big deal. Do you recognize the name? Gladys Knight is a Grammy award-winning artist that has become a singing icon in American music culture and a household name for many. Along with her son, Gladys Knight created another smash hit with her restaurant in downtown Atlanta that serves up some mighty find chicken and waffles. The chicken and waffles you’ll find here are a bit different than other places as their chicken is lightly breaded and isn’t weighed down in all that grease. It tastes like a lighter version of the heavy brunch favorite while still maintaining that sweet and savory balance that everyone has grown to love. Order their signature dish, Midnight Train, to taste what true talent can create.
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Don’t think for one second that just because Oregon is not in the South that you can’t find good old country Chicken and Waffles! Screen Door is a southern, Cajun/Creole restaurant that specialized in breakfast and brunch. When you order the chicken and waffles here, don’t be afraid to load up on the maple syrup. The saltiness in the batter used for the fried chicken is practically begging to be married to the sweetness in the syrup. You’ll notice that the Screen Door brings in a lively crowd on the weekends buzzing with energy. Don’t let the crowd deter you as it actually adds to the experience. On occasion, you’ll also see people coming into Screen Door with their suitcase which tells you that this is the first place people want to go when they touch down in Portland.
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The best chicken and waffles in Indiana can be found at the Metro Diner in Indianapolis. This diner is warm and welcoming, the food delicious and the staff awesome. The chicken and waffles is absolutely to die for., with an entire Belgian waffle and half of a chicken you are sure to leave more than full. At the Metro Diner they top the Belgian waffle with sweet strawberry butter and the chicken comes with their signature sweet and spicy sauce. This food delights all the senses and you will have to keep yourself from drooling just from the smell of the restaurant. Metro Diner is a favorite of locals and they love to share this amazing gem with everyone. Stop in and try the best chicken and waffles in Indiana.
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New Center Eatery located in Michigan is know as the “Original Chicken & Waffles of Detroit”. This local favorite has a wide variety of chicken and waffle combinations. The Grandma Hudson is one of the most amazing things you will ever eat, a Belgian waffle infused with apples and caramel then topped with hot caramel sauce. The chicken options range from buffalo wings to fried boneless breast strips. With all the options you will be sure to return to try them all. The food here is genuinely good and the staff is great. With chicken and waffles this good it's easy to see why the New Center Eatery is known for the best in Michigan. Be sure to stop in and try one of their many amazing chicken and waffle combinations.
The Daily Waffle in Flushing, New York is a small waffle shop that offers a wide variety of waffle options. This locally owned waffle hot spot has so many amazing options, but one thing on the menu really stands out from the rest, the chicken and waffles. The chicken and waffles is served with a side of waffle fries, regular maple syrup and a side of spicy syrup. Everything on the plate was cooked to absolute perfection. Not only does the Daily Waffle serve New York's most delicious chicken and waffles, but the owners are super friendly and make the place and the food that much better. Even if chicken and waffles isn't your thing, you are going to be able to find a waffle topping to please you.
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Cafe La Maude is a hot spot among locals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for some pretty obvious reasons. This local establishment is has the look and feel of a European cafe. One thing that really pops off the menu is the Gaufre Chicken Cordon Bleu, a waffle stuffed with fried chicken, ham, Fontina, Emmentaler cheese, American and cheddar cheese, with scrambled eggs. This is essentially a super fancy version of chicken and waffles, and man is it amazing. The atmosphere here is very warm and comfortable. At Cafe La Maude the owner and staff go above and beyond to make your dining experience more than amazing. They make you feel welcome and will have you returning for the fabulous service and marvelous. Stop in at this amazing little cafe and try some of the best “chicken and waffles” you have ever had.
There are a lot of different dishes which take advantage of the combination of various and rather controversial tastes. Usually one would think that chicken and waffle wouldn’t go along very well but the truth is far from this. It’s actually an incredibly tasty combination, especially if you spice it up with some appropriate seasoning. One of the best places to try this in Florida is the Rush Hour Chicken and Waffles venue. It’s a well known establishment which boasts experience and convenience, offering tasty dishes for the various preferences. In any case, the chicken and waffle dish there is particularly great and you are most certainly going to fall in love with it. Keep in mind that it’s a bit heavy, though, so don’t order a lot of appetizers.
If you are looking for something interesting to try out and you haven’t gotten the traditional chicken and waffle dish yet, this is definitely your next meal. You can head to Deli News in Texas right now in order to get a taste of something exceptional. The dish is particularly delicious, even though it may sound a bit odd at the same time. This is mainly due to the fact that it offers a great combination of salty chicken with semi-sweet waffle, making the overall appeal tremendously tasty. It is a well known truth that combining controversial tastes works for the best, but this particular dish is definitely a prime example of this.
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If you want a little soul food, Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles will make that happen for you. You can get your chicken smothered in onions and gravy or Southern fried. Add a side of mac 'n cheese, and you are good to go. The waffle is made at the time you order, which ensures it is fresh. Add it to the nicely breaded chicken that is seasoned just right, and you have a good combination for lunch or dinner. This combination is especially good when you eat them together because the flavor is enhanced. You have the savory chicken and the sweetness of the waffle. In addition to mac 'n cheese, there are several other sides that you can add to this delicious dish. You’ll be glad that you did.
Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, KS is not only the best place to get Chicken and Waffles in Kansas, but it’s pretty much the best place to go in Kansas if you’re looking for funky twists on brunch classics. However, their Chicken and Waffles is really exceptional. The Belgian waffles are perfectly fluffy, contrasted with the crunchy and delicious fried chicken tenders, but what really sets the dish apart is the sausage gravy, which is just perfect. For an added bonus, the Chicken and Waffles dish comes served with Belgian dark chocolate dipped maple pepper bacon. That should be all the reason you need to order it.
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If you think all waffles are the same, you must try Vic’s Waffle House next time you’re around Tewksbury, MA. This quaint, homey restaurant has mastered the art of the waffle and they are so delicious. Their Fried Chicken and Waffle really stands out primarily because the fried chicken is some of the best this far north. You have the option of ordering the dish with 3 chicken tenders or bone in chicken and the portion size is very generous for the price. The highlight of Vic’s Waffle House though is really the staff. They are incredibly friendly, personable, and knowledgeable and everyone definitely puts in extra effort to make the environment as homey and enjoyable as possible.
Chicago’s Home of Chicken & Waffles is the best place I've eaten chicken and waffles! That may be hard to say considering that Illinois is home to the iconic chicken and waffles restaurants. But after trying many options I have to say this oneis the best. I've been to many different restaurants and their chicken was dry and waffles were a disappointment. But here the chicken is moist and waffles are awesome! Also, they have the friendliest staff. They brought the food within 10 mins and it was worth it! The only advice is to call ahead so you don't have to wait for a seat.
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Now, chicken and waffles, as strange as it may sound, is actually a particularly delicious meal which is pretty characteristic of the USA. Even though there are plenty of places where you can try it out in New Jersey, Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles is without a doubt amongst the best destinations. There are a few different ways to actually prepare this particular dish but it’s definitely very delicious. The unusual combination which is chicken and waffles is what makes this dish particularly interesting and a long-term favorite for quite a lot of people. The version of the dish finds a lot of popularity throughout the entire country and especially in states like New Jersey and Maryland as well.
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