Meet the Masters of Fried Chicken in Brisbane

You could just “wing it”, but we feel supremely confident in bringing you this drool-worthy list of the most delicious fried chicken in Brissy!

Full of Flavour


Buffalo Bar


If you like your chicken big, bold and drizzled in classic Americana, you’ll probably get on famously with Buffalo Bar. This oaky, smoky watering hole strives to channel “the charm of the southern states, the bravado of New York and the cool of California”, and does a top-notch job with all three. The Basket of Wings is the way to roll, served with celery, blue cheese and buttermilk dipping sauce. Find out more

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Late-Night Snacking

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Bird’s Nest Yakitori & Bar

South Brisbane

Okay, so yakitori is technically grilled chicken, but you certainly won’t care about such trivial specifics when you’re stumbling about in search of nocturnal nourishment. The sumptuous Chicken Skin Skewers are (quite simply) delicious portions of what we all know is the best of a chicken, and served up with a smile by the lovely Emi and Marie. Find out more

“Very nice chicken skewers, best in Brisbane. Always packed with customers. Keep up the good work!” – lizzieturner00

On a Budget


Yard Bird Ale House

Fortitude Valley

Spacious, happy and full of fascinating artwork (we’re particularly fond of the three-eyed Stimpy and the Violent Soho sleeve), Yard Bird is a merry palace of food, booze and mirth. The Southern Fried Wings hit the spot perfectly, and they’re great to share with a couple of pals at just $20 for 20 wings. Or, you could always try the ‘Death Sentence Wings’, but only if your mouth is made of iron. Find out more

“Wings awesome, music and decor punk, service indifferent. Top marks.” – Ben N

Hearty and Filling


Shady Palms


Shady Palms is a place that knows what we like, and what we like is good beer, good vibes and massive stacks of comfort food. The Fried Chook here is marvellous, consisting of country-style chicken, mac ‘n’ cheese and gravy, and we can’t forget the Popcorn Chicken Tacos either. Well, there are our life goals sorted. Find out more

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Bring a Friend

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Lucky Egg


If you want to show a mate the proper taste of Brisbane fried chicken, the humble, food truck-esque Lucky Egg is just the place to do it. Using nothing but local, free-range birds, these folks have turned frying into high art. Go for the ‘Twin Beaks Bird’ with some mozzarella sticks on the side, because we dare you to find one thing that isn’t improved by mozzarella sticks. Find out more

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