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Where to Find the Best Chicken in Charleston

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No matter how you like your poultry prepared—chicken wings, roast chicken, fried chicken either shellacked and crispy with Sichuan spices, or simply crunchy drumsticks cooked from a traditional Southern recipe—we're divulging our favorite chicken joints in Charleston.
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698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
Restaurateur Brooks Reitz built his name with this chicken-and-oyster joint that feels old-school despite its carefully crafted ambiance. On a first visit, it’s sinful not to order the perfectly salted, crispy/juicy fried chicken amalgam...
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2332 Meeting Street Rd, Charleston, SC 29405, USA
Albertha Grant never set out to win a James Beard Foundation award and win the adoration of international magazines and patrons—she simply cooked good food and served it to people in her North Charleston neighborhood. But amidst the last...
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1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412, USA
Just through the heavy wooden doors of this Sichuan pop-up-turned-brick-and-mortar is the Pour House, an always-busy music venue where early evening soundchecks often fill the dining room with drum and bass noise. Even louder are the explosive...
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1068 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403, USA
This tiny, pink soul food restaurant is a great spot to visit for fried chicken, fried pork chops, and, for the adventurous, fried chitterlings. Don’t let all that deliciousness keep you from trying the stand-out veggies, though, which range...
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251 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Cane's chef and owner Paul Yellin grew up on Barbados, and he drew on this experience while putting together this bar and restaurant: the menu is full of Caribbean dishes, and the space is decked out with palms, corrugated metal, and bamboo....
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153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Sean Brock tested 40 types of corn for his hand-ground masa at the casual Minero. The Southern star chef loves pork, so don’t miss the carnitas tacos, though the cauliflower tacos hold their own, too. This upstairs joint has a strong happy...
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The menu is simple at this quick-serve joint, probably because the chicken sandwich so so enticing, it’s difficult to consider anything else. The house sammie features a pre-brined breast slathered with pimento cheese, peach slaw, spicy...