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Discover the Best Fried Chicken in Baltimore

Located along the mid-Atlantic coastline, Baltimore has a long history as one of the most important port towns in America. Francis Scott Key wrote the US national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” here. Today, visitors enjoy walking along the Inner Harbor or exploring the National Aquarium and the funky, quirky Hampden neighborhood. "Charm City" also boasts a flourishing culinary scene with a seemingly endless number of restaurants. Diners can find everything from seaside crab cakes and upscale French cuisine to street tacos. But don't forget to try the best fried chicken in Baltimore. So where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out when it comes to fried chicken? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Book a table at the best fried chicken in Baltimore today.

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14 Restaurants
Updated January 15, 2020
Restaurants:Gunther & Co., The Food Market - Hampden, The Choptank
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Canton, Hampden, Fells Point
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Gunther & Co.

$$$$
American
Canton
4.7
2269 reviews

Gunther & Co., located in the historic Gunther Boiler Building in Brewers Hill, offers a modern American menu of globally influenced and locally spun cuisine. It’s perfect for a casual evening out, special occasion or impromptu drink after work. They have a beautiful oyster bar, a big patio overlooking the 16-foot living wall and a main dining area on the mezzanine. Their menu changes up very frequently so you can always count on seeing something new. But be sure to order the fried chicken while they have it! Locals rave about it and they make it from fresh, local chickens.


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The Food Market - Hampden

$$$$
American
Hampden
4.7
4524 reviews

If you’re after some of the best fried chicken in Baltimore, definitely make a trip to the Food Market. Located in the Hampden neighborhood on 36th Street, this restaurant focuses on brilliant basics, delicious food and attentive service. The interior is a smartly designed industrial-modern space featuring an open kitchen. Award-winning Chef Chad Gauss offers a value-driven menu with a complete dining experience featuring delicious ingredients and masterful cooking techniques. Try the pickle brined fried chicken, served with liquid cornbread, real good baked beans, coleslaw jus and Hampden sparkle.


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The Choptank

$$$$
Seafood
Fells Point
4.5
458 reviews

Atlas Restaurant Group celebrates historic Fells Point with The Choptank, a new fish and crab house located in the Broadway Market’s south shed. The Choptank honors the market’s 200-plus-year legacy with authentic local seafood and truly vibrant energy. They serve Maryland’s famous cuisine, highlighted by hard-shell blue crabs. Enjoy a cocktail, crush or one of 20 draft beer selections and enjoy live local music 7 nights a week. And definitely try their Fried Chicken Sandwich, made with buttermilk marinated chicken breast, mumbo sauce and topped with red cabbage slaw.


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Bygone

$$$$
American
Harbor East
4.6
2315 reviews

Bygone Baltimore presents a fusion of the old, the new and the best of Baltimore. It’s an American gastro bistro that represents historic, vibrant, authentic Baltimore. They blend modern energy with a classic feel, celebrating luxury, excitement and an elevated dining experience. The interior features a warm and welcoming atmosphere, open rotisserie grill and whiskey bar. Come in for brunch and try the Hot Bar and Cold Buffet. Make sure to indulge in the Fried chicken and biscuits, one of the chef’s specialties.


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Stanford Kitchen

$$$$
American
Owings Mills
4.5
1101 reviews

Stanford Kitchen is a neighborhood restaurant that offers classic American dishes, wines and cocktails in a high energy, yet relaxed atmosphere. Come in with a date or a group of friends to enjoy an exceptional dining experience. Located near Stevenson University’s Owings Mills, it’s an offshoot of the restaurant group behind Standford Grill. The menu brings a lot of fresh character to standard American fare with specialties like the Stanford Cheeseburger, The famous french dip sandwich and the Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwich, topped with Swiss Cheese, tomato, mayonnaise and coleslaw.


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Twist Fells Point BYOB

$$$$
Mediterranean
Fells Point
4.6
580 reviews

Twist Fells Point in Baltimore, Maryland offers a fantastic array of traditional American cuisine with options for takeout and catering. The restaurant promises to never serve bland fare because executive chef Mr. Jose Joel Molina brings influences of Greek, Hispanic and other varied cuisines to their menu. The interior features a warm and rustic design where old world leisure combines with new world convenience. For dinner, you can order their amazing Chicken and Waffle plate. It features a savory fried drumstick and thigh with a sweet malted waffle drizzled with bourbon and bacon maple syrup and a side of herbed butter.


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Glyndon Grill

$$$$
Contemporary American
Glyndon
4.5
1102 reviews

From the owners of Barrett’s Grill at the Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Glyndon Grill has a different menu and chef than its sister restaurant but also focuses on in-house made-from-scratch preparations. Located in Glyndon, it is one of the premier dining and bar experiences of the Northern Baltimore County area. The grill features amazing wines by the glass and bottle, hand-crafted cocktails, exceptional service and signature dishes by Chef Ryan. Brunch features a Chicken and Waffle plate, which comes with a Belgian waffle, crispy chicken tenders and maple gravy on top.


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Corner Stable - Cockeysville

$$$$
American
Hunt Valley
4.6
1146 reviews

The Corner Stable has been a Cockeysville landmark for 40 years. It’s a family-friendly eatery that is locally-owned and operated and locals and visitors alike love to frequent this place. They specialize in fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs from Denmark and half-pound colossal lump crab cakes. From juicy burgers, tantalizing salads and sandwiches to mouthwatering desserts, there is something for everyone here.The Fried Chicken and Ribs are a definite standout. The plate comes with one jumbo fried chicken breast hand-breaded with our special seasoning and a half-rack of their famous baby back ribs.


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Blackwall Hitch Baltimore

$$$$
Seafood
Inner Harbor
4.1
950 reviews

Blackwall Hitch is a coastally-inspired concept that creates a local connection. You can find seasonally driven and locally-sourced food and spirits, great local music and the area’s friendliest staff and patrons. Get hooked on the local flavor with a delicious meal of Baltimore favorites here! It’s a perfect brunch spot because it’s right in the center of all the action of the Inner Harbor! And you can try the Fried Chicken and Belgian Waffles platter. It comes with country fried chicken and fresh-made waffles served with your choice of seasonal fruit or berry toppings plus whipped cream, butter and maple syrup.


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Iron Rooster - Canton

$$$$
Breakfast
Canton
4.5
532 reviews

The Iron Rooster is a casual dining spot located on Boston Street in the Canton neighborhood and locals think they serve some of the best fried chicken in Baltimore. Whether you’re looking for breakfast all day, lunch, supper or drinks, Iron Rooster offers a new twist on all of it. Known for their traditional comfort food, legendary hospitality and a real sense of community, its no wonder this spot is a favorite with locals. Come in for their Buttermilk marinated fried chicken breast, topped with house-made marinara, bacon, provolone cheese, parmesan cheese, spaghetti and parmesan buttered biscuit.


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One Eleven Main

$$$$
American
Bel Air
4.8
1020 reviews

One Eleven Main is a contemporary American restaurant offering a rustic, refined dinner menu with a special focus on seasonality. The menu offers small plates and entrees as well as delicious house-made desserts which change constantly throughout the year. The bar offers house cocktails, eclectic wine and beer from local breweries. They have a varied menu with items like Brisket Tacos, the One Eleven House Salad and their famous Chicken and Waffles, a housemade waffle with fried chicken thighs, candied bacon and chipotle aioli.


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Cured Tap & Table

$$$$
American
Columbia
4.6
997 reviews

Cured Table and Tap is an exciting new restaurant in Columbia, Maryland that brings back fond memories of the neighborhood corner bar and the relaxing atmosphere of a cozy dinner spot. With the list of awesome craft beers, great drinks and classic comfort foods, it’s no wonder that this place is a local favorite. Regulars love the Classic Burger, The Cured and Dagger Pastrami and coleslaw sandwich and, of course, the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, a fried chicken sandwich with spicy sauce, kosher dill pickle, lettuce, tomato, and blue cheese spread on sourdough bread.


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The Elkridge Furnace Inn

$$$$
Contemporary American
Elkridge
4.7
2522 reviews

The Elkridge Farm Furnace Inn is a chef-owned, yard and farm-to-table restaurant that uses lots of local sourcing in their complex dishes. They have a seasonal menu of daily specials with a focus on New American and French Inspiration. The executive chef trained under the French disciplines, which always shows through in stocks, sauces and presentations. Located on Furnace Avenue in Elkridge, Maryland in a beautiful historic location, they strive to create a rich dining experience all around. Order the Chicken and Waffle of the Month to try amazing fried chicken served in a new way each time.


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Victoria Gastro Pub

$$$$
International
Columbia
4.5
2761 reviews

Victoria Gastro Pub, located on Snowden River Parkway in Columbia, is an unpretentious gastropub with an inviting atmosphere and sophisticated food. The main goal here is to serve innovative twists on classic pub fare and the menu items draw from both national and international cooking traditions and keep up with the seasonal availability of high-quality ingredients. Come in for dinner and try their Buttermilk Fried Chicken PIck up Sticks, served with Chipotle Aioli - locals think it’s some of the best fried chicken in Baltimore!


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