Calling All Fried Chicken Lovers in America

We’re compiling a list of America’s 75 Best Fried Chicken Spots, and we need your help

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken in Tennessee was voted America's best fried chicken spot last year.

Fried chicken is more than just one of the South’s most iconic foods; it is a dish beloved all over America. Because it’s so treasured, we’re setting out once again to determine who serves the best fried chicken in America, and this year, we’re looking for your help!

We’re hoping to add 25 additional restaurants to The Daily Meal’s list of the 50 best fried chicken spots published last year — places that know how to make destination- and detour-worthy versions of crunchy, savory goodness nonpareil.

So what do we need from you? Recommendations! We’d love if you would send your favorite places from across the country to be considered by this year’s panel of fried chicken experts. Take a look at last year’s list, and if you don’t see your favorite spot, comment at the bottom of the article (or this one). We’ll consider all of your recommendations. You can let us know on Twitter and Facebook, too.

We’re also going one step further this year. Fancy yourself a fried chicken expert? Think you know the best fried chicken spots in your part of the country and beyond? Have you visited every famous spot in your city? Do you seek out fried chicken spots wherever you travel to? If you have buttermilk or frying oil running through your veins and have opinions about the places that should be recognized as the nation’s best, email us at with your credentials and we may ask you to be part of our expert panel.

Let the search for America’s best fried chicken begin!

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