Cincinnati is a city that loves food. From chili to wings to pizza and everything in between, the Queen City is packed with amazing restaurants. Fortunately it’s also home to several great spots that offer fried chicken.
From upscale restaurants to hidden gas station chicken joints (yes, you read that correctly), there are a variety of awesome places to enjoy some fried chicken around the city.
In this post we share the 7 best places in Cincinnati to get fried chicken.
Map of Restaurants
The following map shows the locations of every restaurant mentioned in this post:
Libby’s Southern Comfort
Located in the northern Kentucky neighborhood of Covington, Libby’s is a restaurant known for their southern comfort food. In particular, their fried chicken with biscuits and mac ‘n cheese is the most mouth-watering item on the menu and it only takes one visit to understand why locals love this spot so much.
Location: 35 W 8th St, Covington, KY 41011
Website: Libby’s Southern Comfort
Located in Over-The-Rhine, The Eagle is known for their southern comfort food, featuring their fried chicken served with a variety of delicious sauces. This also happens to be one of the most popular restaurants in the neighborhood, so be sure to get reservations ahead of time if possible.
Location: 1342 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Website: The Eagle
Hitching Post Kellogg
Located on the east side of Cincinnati right along the Ohio River, Hitching Post Kellogg is known for their huge sign that proclaims “World’s Best Fried Chicken.” Fortunately they’re able to back up their claim because this is one of the most highly rated places in the city for fried chicken. They also offer a list of delicious sides including mashed potatoes and macaroni salad.
Location: 4535 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Website: Hitching Post Kellogg
Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey
Next up on the list is Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey, one of the city’s most beloved restaurants. Located in Pendleton, Boomtown is known for their incredible fried chicken and their overall mouth-watering menu of southern comfort food. You can’t go wrong with a visit to this spot if you’re craving fried chicken.
Location: 1201 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Website: Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey
Galactic Fried Chicken
Galatic Fried Chicken wins the award for the restaurant with the coolest name on this list. They also happen to serve up some amazing fried chicken. Located in Dayton, Kentucky, this spot is incredibly popular among locals because of the quality of their food and the fun dining atmosphere they offer.
Location: 624 6th Ave, Dayton, KY 41074
Website: Galactic Fried Chicken
Located on the east side of the city in Camp Dennison, Schoolhouse Restaurant is known for the spectacular country-style cooking that features fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and more gravy than you could ever want. They also have a playground area outside the restaurant and some goats and chickens, which makes it a fun place to check out for the whole family.
Location: 8031 Glendale Milford Rd, Camp Dennison, OH 45111
Website: Schoolhouse Restaurant
Last but not least on our list is Jay’s Chicken – a small chicken joint located inside of a Marathon gas station just outside of Pleasant Ridge. Most people are completely unaware of this joint, but you only have to visit once to see that they serve up some of the freshest and most flavorful fried chicken in the entire city.
Location: 5361 Kennedy Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Website: Jay’s Chicken