Top 15 Places For Fried Chicken In Virginia


1. Mama J’s, Richmond


415 N. 1st Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
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Mama J’s is a neighborhood restaurant based on the family tradition of going to grandma’s for Sunday dinner.

2. The River And Rail, Roanoke

riverandrail2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24014
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The River and Rail, a southern Bistro, is located in the heart of Western Virginia. Chef Aaron Deal changes the lunch, dinner and brunch menus weekly based on the availability of seasonal products from local providers. He and his team are producing updated Southern/Appalachian and French classic dishes for this neighborhood restaurant, located just a block away from Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in the old Lipes Pharmacy, in the City of Roanoke.

3. Handsome Biscuit, Norfolk

handsome2511 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, Virginia
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Handsome Biscuit is the best place to get fried chicken for breakfast. They have three sweet potato biscuit sandwiches with fried chicken.

4. BBQ Exchange, Gordonsville

bbqexchange102 Martinsburg Ave, Gordonsville, Virginia 22942
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The Barbeque Exchange in downtown Gordonsville VA features hickory-smoked and slow-roasted pork shoulders and spareribs. They fry up their chicken right, with lard, and don’t leave there without trying some of their homemade sauces!

5. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, DC

astro1308 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004
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At Astro, they satisfy your inner cravings for two all-American favorites: fried chicken and doughnuts. Call it an astronomical clash of two iconic comfort food classics, exploding on the DC scene together. Their chicken and doughnuts are prepared daily and on-site. Expect an artful and whimsical touch to Astro’s daily rotation of doughnut flavors with nostalgic flavors like peanut butter and jelly or dessert-inspired renditions like crème brulee. Count on classic buttermilk fried chicken, but Astro gives a nod to spice with a Sriracha blend, too.

6. Dot’s Back Inn, Richmond


4030 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23227-4051
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Dots Back Inn is a destination diner in Richmond, VA. Serving all the diner classics in a big and delicious way.

7. Local Roots Restaurant, Roanoke

localroots1314 Grandin Rd, Roanoke, VA 24015
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Located in Roanoke’s Historic Grandin District, Local Roots Restaurant celebrates the absolute best of the region, from locally-farmed vegetables and meat to the handcrafted dining room tables produced by area artisans.

8. The Lunch Bell, Newport News

lunchbell694 Town Center Dr, Newport News, VA 23606
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The Lunch Bell has been serving fresh, homemade food for over 30 years! In addition to serving freshly made soups, salads and sandwiches, they also have daily hot specials including Hot Chicken Salad, Fried Chicken, Pot Roast and Meatloaf. Plus, they have a variety of quiches available every day.

9. Tanglewood Ordinary Country Restaurant, Maidens


2210 River Rd West, Maidens, Virginia 23102
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Fine FamilyStyle dining in Tanglewood’s historic log cabin, built originally as a country dance hall. Bowls of their signature fried chicken, scratch mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuits and much more– all homemade and all you can eat!

10. Blue 44, DC

blue5507 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20015
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Blue 44 serves seasonal classic American cuisine infused with the flavors of Italy and France. This neighborhood kitchen and bar was created with the belief that serving delicious, fresh food from the best ingredients – sourced locally whenever possible – promotes a healthier and more sustainable community. Located on The Avenue in the heart of Chevy Chase, Blue 44 was inspired by friends and family with a goal of providing great food and a welcoming environment for residents, students, and children of all ages.

11. Country Kitchen, Lynchburg

friedchicken2326 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, Virginia

Country Kitchen is a sweet old fashioned restaurant that has great barbecue chicken and fried chicken.

12. Wayside Fried Chicken, Charlottesville

Wayside032203 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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For over 40 years, Wayside Takeout & Catering, featuring Ole Virginia Fried Chicken, has been a favorite eatery in Charlottesville, serving up “some of the best fried chicken in the south.”

Listed in Southern Living’s “Best of the South”, they cater to visitors in the area, businesses and the University of Virginia with the same fast & friendly service as their regular loyal local customers.

13. Honey Butter’s Kitchen, Williamsburg

fiveforks4680 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23188
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Jason and Heidi Steeg bring great American cuisine to a thoroughly down home atmosphere, right in Williamsburg, VA. They have fried chicken and fried chicken livers!

14. Lumpkins, Scottsville

lumpkin1075 Valley St, Scottsville, Virginia 24590

The giant rooster out front is a surefire sign that fried chicken’s one of this 50-year-old restaurant and hotel’s specialties. But life shuts down early in the country, so come for breakfast or lunch any day but Wednesday or Sunday, or an early bird dinner on Thursdays and Fridays. The pies are made fresh every day before even the roosters are up.

15. Brown’s Fried Chicken, Charlottesville

browns1218 Avon St, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Formerly Stoney’s Grocery, this pitstop in Belmont has garnered quite a following for its fried chicken, which owner Mike Brown became known for when he served it at his mini-market in Esmont years ago.
A Sunday special gets you 12 pieces and a two-liter Pepsi product for $19.99.

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Maggie Comeau is the content manager of Scoutology. Her favorite things to write about are sweets, brunch and burgers.

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