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Washington, DC's Best Fried Chicken Restaurants

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DRE# 98378427

Living in a resourceful community can be so handy.  A few weeks ago, one of our neighbors had the taste for some delicious Southern Fried Chicken.  Wisely, she posted a request for suggestions on our community message board. Then watched as the recommendations rolled in.

Here are several of the selections that my neighbors suggested. Do you agree? Are there any great fried chicken spots that you would add?

Uptown DC Neighborhood Favorites

Peach’s Kitchen - 6214 3rd St NW Washington, DC 20011

This is comfort food at its most satisfying. Here, Peaches mixes soul food cuisine with a Caribbean vibe. Every meal is made from scratch, so call ahead for a takeout order or give yourself plenty of time if you’re eating in. This is food made to savor.

The Hitching Post - 200 Upshur St NW Washington, DC 20011

This neighborhood gem is off the beaten path but is certainly worth the trek to top of Upshur Street.  This is another place that takes its time getting your food just right, but the result is so worth it. It has been in business since 1967 for a reason, and that reason is the scrumptious fried chicken.

Oohs and Aaahs Soul Food Restaurant - Two locations

5933 Georgia Ave NW Washington, DC 20011 & 1005 U St NW Washington, DC 20001

Oohhs n Aahhs

This restaurant has been a favorite of late-night U Street diners for years and they recently opened a new location attached to the Georgia Avenue Walmart.  That convenient parking makes this a great take-out option, but they have a nice two-level dining area as well.

Washington, DC Citywide Favorites

Georgia Brown’s  - 950 15th St NW Washington, DC 20005

Georgia Brown's Chicken

This is a high-class place to take your out-of-town guests or to celebrate a promotion. But don’t get it twisted; they still know how to put their foot in a recipe and evoke that low country soul!

Carolina Kitchen - 2350 Washington Pl NE Washington, DC 20018

This is been a reliable go-to spot for soul food for years. Their portions are huge, and the customer service is intentional, warm and friendly. The pork chops are my favorite here, but the fried chicken is quality as well.  This is a surefire weekend brunch location.

Henry’s Soul Café  - 1704 U St NW Washington, DC 20009

Henry’s is world-famous for their sweet potato pies, which conjures hours-long lines during the holidays.  But they can also throw down with their regular menu.  Many say that this is the very best chicken in town, with crisp, crunchy breading and tender meat inside.

District Soul Food - 500 8th St SE Washington, DC 20003

District Soul FoodThere is a new contender on the block.  This recently opened restaurant is here to stake a claim to the best fried chicken title.  We visited this place a few weeks ago and we will definitely make a return visit. I love white meat and the breasts here were juicy and delicious. 

Bottom Line

Washington, DC may be known for its international cuisine, but local chefs still know how to get down with their soul food.  From white tablecloth restaurants to after-party hole-in-the-walls, there are multiple options to satisfy your fried chicken craving.


Jennell Alexander
Real Estate Agent

Keller Williams Capital Properties
(202) 717-2276

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