The Best Fried Chicken in Adelaide

Whatever the question, fried chicken is always the answer. You could just “wing” it, but we’ve done the hard work for you and scouted out the best places for delicious chicken-y goodness.

Late-Night Snacking

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The Curious Squire

North Adelaide

Inspired by the life and times of the legendary con-turned-brewer, The Curious Squire is Adelaide’s undisputed home of James Squire beer. More importantly, they have really, really (really) good food. The rich cuisine of the southern US is alive and thriving here, so make sure you stop by one night for the Crispy Chicken with Waffles, Bacon, Syrup, and Hot Sauce in the twinkling beer garden. Lovely! Find out more

“Good location on the corner of O’Connell street, just outside of the city center. The Curious Squire has three sections – a restaurant dining style in one corner, chill pub bar in the middle and the outside area over two levels. Great place to chill and just hang out, afterwork drinks or a good meal. Theres a variety on the menu and plenty to choose from with drinks. It has a good atmosphere this place.” – xbabydollx

On a Budget




If you like your food big, cheap and delicious, Nordburger is where it’s at. In fact, with its proper ingredients, friendly feel and skilled staff, this place should be held up as a shining example to fast food joints everywhere. The Spicy Chicken Burger is crammed with buttermilk-fried chicken, chipotle mayo, coleslaw, jalapenos and onions, and all for a mere $8.90, too! Good stuff. Find out more

“We got a DATE in again 🙂 my hubby and I love coming here together without kids pinching our chippies. The chili fries are by far the best we have had in the whole of Adelaide – NOW that in its self is worth the visit. If you’re a burger and chips kind a human – you need to come here. brilliant as always, thank you thank you thank you” – TheMiddleIngredient

Full of Flavour

chicken wings

Lobethal Bierhaus


From the onsite brewery to the warm hospitality, Lobethal Bierhaus is awash with fine qualities. Today, however, we’re focusing on the spicy buffalo chicken wings, which explode with spectacular flavour. Word has it that the chef is always up for a challenge too, so ask him for the spiciest wings he’s got, if you dare… Find out more

“This is my favourite Friday afternoon hangout place with my friends. The Buffalo Wings are AMAZING. Service is always wonderful. The beer is great, but you don’t have to be a beer drinker to enjoy this place.” – Mike Klimczak

Hearty and Filling



North Adelaide

Regular chicken’s pretty good, but you know what’s really great? Hormone-free thigh chicken. Yes! And that’s the only kind you’ll find here at Burgastronomy, where gnarly graffiti rocks the walls and food is taken very seriously. The ‘Free Bird’, with deliciously crunchy chicken, lettuce, tomato and mayo in a warm, fluffy bun, is a thing of wholesome, simplistic beauty, and the sweet potato fries are legendarily moreish. Find out more

“So, I feel bad saying this but I almost didn’t want to review Burgastronomy because I was afraid too many people would start going there! I love this place. My girlfriend and I are addicted to the sweet potato fries. Nothing else seems to compare to their burgers. I had to try everything on the menu at least once.” – lilhater27

Bring a Friend

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NOLA Adelaide


With 16 rotating tap beers and over 75 whiskeys, the New Orleans-styled NOLA is certainly one for the booze connoisseurs. Nonetheless, the food refuses to be outdone, and NOLA’s Cajun-infused delicacies are handcrafted daily from market-fresh ingredients. Just make sure you get in early for the classic Fried Chicken because it always runs out fast! Find out more

“Very cool space. Excellent beer selection with a huge whiskey menu. Small wine list. The menu is excellent – everything looks appetising. We ordered the wild venison meatballs and I was not prepared for the beautifully presented plate that appeared. The taste matched presentation. The fried chicken had sold out which tells you that that is the dish to have. Great stuff coming out of a tiny kitchen.” – 4chillis

Looks like there truly is a chicken for all seasons in Adelaide. Don’t forget to review them on True Local.

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