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Discover the Best Fried Chicken in Miami

As one of Florida's most popular vacation destinations, Miami attracts visitors looking for sun, stunning beaches and sizzling nightlife. The immigrant population from Latin America has influenced the culture here, especially when it comes to the food scene. Locals love their ceviche, empanadas, and plantains. But Miami stays true to its Southern American roots, serving up fried chicken with a twist. Kitchens create everything from Korean-inspired delights to Southern-style chicken and waffles. But where are the savviest diners eating out? Look no further than the Tastemaker 20. We've collected data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Explore all that "The Magic City" has to offer and reserve a table for the best fried chicken in Miami.

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The OpenTable Team
15 Restaurants
Updated 15 January 2020
Restaurants:Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - South Beach, Byblos Miami
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary Asian, Japanese, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:South Beach
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Pao by Paul Qui – Faena Hotel Miami Beach

$$$$
Contemporary Asian
South Beach
4.8
906 reviews
Located in the Faena Hotel in Miami Beach, this chic restaurant offers guests stunning ocean views, swanky decor, and an international menu, influenced by everything from Japanese to Spanish, French to Filipino fare. Serving dinner and dessert, diners can choose from a wide selection of small and large dishes, ranging from Key West pink shrimp to smoked short rib. Offering some of the best fried chicken in Miami, this dish is sweet, savory, and spicy, served with sweet chili sauce, jalapeno, and roasted banana ketchup. Wine pairings are available and truffles can be added to any dishes. Throughout the menu, there are a number of raw and vegetarian options, and all dishes containing gluten and lactose are clearly labeled. For dessert, don't pass up on their honey comb pannacotta or their almond praline rice crispy bar.

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Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill - South Beach

$$$$
Japanese
South Beach
4.6
1117 reviews
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill are all about creativity and memorable flavors, dishing up grilled meats, seafood, tempura delights, and some of the best fried chicken in Miami. Guests can unwind in their wood-paneled dining lounge, or kick back with a cocktail on their laid-back patio. Each dish is prepared and served with the highest level of precision, offering a wide selection of authentic, yet unique Japanese dishes. From box sushi to salads, sashimi to vegetable rolls, there's no shortage of options. However, for those who crave fried chicken, their "Blue Ribbon Style" chicken is an easy choice. Served with wasabi and honey, this dish pairs well with their flavor-packed vegetable fried rice. Although they offer a selection of handcraft cocktails and wine, their sake menu is also very impressive.

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Byblos Miami

$$$$
Mediterranean
South Beach
4.6
2957 reviews
Byblos is known for its homey and vibrant interior, offering guests a beautifully decorated patio and dining room. With its Eastern Mediterranean feel, diners are able to relax while enjoying a range of exotic dishes made with both traditional and local ingredients. To start, sample dishes such as their lamb rubs, roasted red beets, or Spanish octopus, followed by one of their sharing dishes. There are two chicken options, including their chargrilled chicken supreme and their incredible Middle Eastern fried chicken. Offering a unique spin on this beloved American classic, diners can order their fried chicken as a half or whole chicken portion, served with tahini, za'atar, and hot sauce. Share one of their four rice dishes with the table, including their truffle and foraged mushroom option, or choose from sides such as couscous or triple-cooked fries.

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Pez Loco

$$$$
Mexican
Wynwood
3.8
8 reviews
Three is a beloved local establishment that is vibrant, welcoming, and energetic. Serving elevated Florida cuisine, Three celebrates Florida's culinary history, taking inspiration from around the globe. For those interested, diners can sit at the chef's counter, learning and engaging while they dine. Their goal is to provide a one-of-a-kind experience so that guests can connect with their food on a deeper level, as they sit back and appreciate the dynamic, tropical-themed dining area. A rooftop lounge is also available, offering the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail and one of their many memorable creations. Serving brunch, dinner, and an incredibly unique tasting menu, guests are spoiled for choice. On their dinner menu, snacks range from their Florida stone crab dish to irresistible duck confit buns, served with shrimp mayonnaise. Those in-the-mood for fried chicken should go straight to their "feast" portion of the menu to indulge in their famous 48-hour fried chicken, served as a half or whole chicken.

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Le Chick

$$$$
Dining Bar
Wynwood
4.7
983 reviews
Le Chick Miami is one of the places to get the best fried chicken in Miami. Known for their upscale pub grub, served in a refined, modern setting, Le Chick has a somewhat industrial, yet warm feel to its interior. Their philosophy is simple — source the best possible ingredients and cook them to perfection. Specializing in chicken, as well as other classic favorites, Le Chick is the perfect spot to enjoy well-crafted food anytime of the day. However, they are known for their quality eats and late-night vibes. At lunch and dinner, guests can order fried chicken one of two ways — as an appetizer, served with spicy maple syrup and homemade ranch sauce; or on a bun with house pickles. Add-ons include everything from truffle to bacon, avocado to a fried egg. During brunch, enjoy these same two fried chicken dishes, in addition to their chicken and waffles, served with maple tabasco and whipped cream cheese.

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Pubbelly Sushi Brickell

$$$$
Sushi
Brickell
4.6
740 reviews
Pubbelly Sushi Brickell is a contemporary Japanese eatery, serving sushi rolls and creative entrees in a vibrant, playful setting. Each dish is full of color, highlighting a range of textures and techniques. Located in the Brickell City Centre, some of the best fried chicken in Miami is served here. Their happy hour menu runs daily from 4pm - 7 pm, as well as from 10pm to close, Sunday to Thursday. On their dinner menu, there are dozens of choices, including house sashimi, boa buns, and entrees from the grill. Their Japanese fried chicken takes this classic dish to new heights, serving this sharing appetizer with mustard miso, pickles, kimchee, lettuce, and seaweed salt.

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Drunken Dragon

$$$$
Asian
South Beach
4.7
1158 reviews
Drunken Dragon is the place-to-be for late-nigh Korean cuisine and creative cocktails, served in tiki glasses. The wood tables and bar add to the restaurant's warm, cozy vibe, and a 300-pound wood slab table hangs, suspended from the ceiling. Here, diners can expect the unbeatable hospitality, experiencing the do-it-yourself method for table side grilling. The menu is full of must-try tapas and sharing plates, including ramen, miso salmon, and twice-fried chicken wings, paired with Asian slaw and miso ranch. Guests first come to Drunken Dragon based on the menu, but keep coming back for the experience.

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Komodo

$$$$
Contemporary Asian
Brickell
4.7
3176 reviews
Komodo is a multilevel Asian fusion restaurant. Serving high-end plates in a stylish setting, guests can enjoy Asian cuisine with a South Florida twist, dining indoors or outdoors. The third floor lounge is full of unique pop art and decor, boasting a full bar and live music. Offering a number of menus, including happy hour and express dim sum lunch menu, there is truly something for taste and every budget. Kick off a memorable meal with their Thai beef jerky or seabass tempura, followed by salt cod dumplings. While featured items are hard to ignore, including their wagyu tomahawk and peking duck, their Korean-style chicken is some of the best fried chicken in Miami. Served with scallion biscuits, truffle honey, and a chili glaze, this dish is anything but ordinary.

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Doc B's Restaurant + Bar - Coral Gables

$$$$
American
Coral Gables
4.7
878 reviews
With locations in Illinois, Texas, and Florida, Doc B's Restaurant + Bar is certainly making a name for itself, attracting people from around the country. The Coral Gables location offers plenty of curb appeal, opening up into a rustic, modern eatery. Offering drink specials throughout the week, as well as a happy hour menu, there's always something happening at Doc B's. There are a number of chicken dishes available, including their chicken parm, crispy lemon chicken, pan-roasted chicken, and "hot" chicken — which is boneless fried chicken, served with a habanero-honey glaze.

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ETARU Hallandale

$$$$
Japanese
Hallandale Beach
4.5
489 reviews
ETARU Hallandale is an oceanfront Japanese restaurant that plays off its natural setting, showcasing neutral tones and wood accents. Just like the decor, each dish is simplistic, yet refined. Full of color and playful textures, guests are taken on a culinary journey with each and every bite. Whether diners sit in the restaurant, on the terrace, or at the beach bar, they can enjoy fried chicken creations. On the restaurant and terrace menu, Japanese fried chicken with yuzu is offered; while at the beach bar, chicken lovers appreciate their crispy chicken sandwich or classic chicken tenders.

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Yardbird Table & Bar - Miami

$$$$
Unspecified
South Beach
4.7
6850 reviews
While on-the-hunt for the best fried chicken in Miami, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is the spot. As they say, their establishment is "a house of worship to farm-fresh ingredients, as well as classic Southern cooking, culture, and hospitality." The setting is rustic, yet elegant, showcasing wood ceiling beams and plush white seating. Serving 1/2 a fried chicken, as well as chicken, watermelon, and waffles during brunch, lunch, and supper, these menu items are enough to catch the attention of any chicken lover. Don't forget a side of grits or their bacon, jalapeno skillet cornbread.

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Batch Gastropub - Miami

$$$$
Gastro Pub
Brickell
4.5
485 reviews
Batch Gastropub offers a vibrant tavern setting, serving old-school cocktails, craft beer, and a locally-sourced menu. For those who feel like fried chicken, as well as mac and cheese, here, diners can enjoy the best of both worlds. Their gnocchi and aged gruyere mac and cheese features Dorito dust, and can be accompanied by everything from fried chicken to roasted corn, pulled pork to shrimp. Fried chicken and waffles is also available, complete with mini waffles, candied bacon, bacon butter, and a bourbon maple syrup.

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The Social Club - Surfcomber South Beach

$$$$
Contemporary American
South Beach
4.3
642 reviews
The Social Club is a favorite among South Beach Miami locals, known for their regionally inspired dishes and swanky craft cocktails. The interior space is elegant yet playful, matching its vibrant menu. The unique seating arrangements make for a memorable experience, whether guests are relax indoors or at their high tide bar. Their social fried chicken is served with house hot sauce and a cheddar biscuit, which pairs beautifully with their social tots, served with creamed horseradish and pepper ketchup.

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Matchbox - Sawgrass Mills

$$$$
American
Sunrise
3.8
821 reviews
Located at Sawgrass Mills, "a shopper's paradise and diner's oasis" — Matchbox is the perfect spot for get-together or intimate diners, offering tree-lined patios, fire pits, and a private 8-seat chef's table. Featuring reclaimed timber walls, concrete, and exposed pipes, this eatery offers an experience unlike any other. From wood-fired pizza to hearty salads, there's a wide selection of items for the whole family. For fried chicken lovers, their crispy chicken sandwich features a unique deviled egg spread, pickles, shaved cabbage, and mayo. Diners also have the option to order their crispy half chicken, served with Yukon potatoes and asparagus. Chicken and waffle with sausage gravy is also available at brunch.

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Bahama Breeze - Miami - Kendall

$$$$
Seafood
Kendall
4.4
286 reviews
Bahama Breeze is a chain that specializes in Caribbean flavors, highlighting tropical drinks, seafood, chicken, and steak. Conveniently located near Kendall Village Center Mall, guests can enjoy live music and exotic meals, including their buttermilk chicken jibaritos, and their unique fried chicken, layered with tomatoes, spinach, corn and black bean salsa, and cheese, served over mashed potatoes with a lemon butter sauce.

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