8 Best Fried Chicken Joints in Washington for 2024!

Nothing else says home like fried chicken and all the fixin’s that go with it. Discover the 8 best-fried chicken joints in Washington for 2024, whether you like it crispy or crunchy, mild or slightly spicy, buttermilk-dipped or breaded with international flavor!

KKO KKO Place, Lakewood, WA

If you’ve never tasted Korean fried chicken, you’re missing out on something special and delicious. KKO KKO Place, located in Lakewood, Washington, has the best Korean-style chicken, great service, and friendly servers. Besides awesome fried chicken, there are traditional Korean dishes like hot spicy chicken stew and chick kalbi with rice cakes, sweet potatoes, and veggies. Stop by any day except Monday for a palette-pleasing experience.

Cockatoo’s Chicken Restaurant, Federal Way, WA

Don’t let the outside of this place fool you. Step inside and let your senses take in the delicious aroma of Korean fried chicken. The interior is a little dark, but welcoming, and you can enjoy Korean videos in the background while you wait for your food to be served. While this may not be a place to visit it you’re trying to lose weight, it certainly is if you’re looking for great food and service. 

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Chicken N More, Spokane, WA

You’ll think you stopped by your grandma’s house in the Deep South when you visit Chicken N More. Located in Spokane, Washington, this is the place where Southern cooking meets the great Northwest. Besides finger-lickin’ chicken, you can order ribs and catfish platters, and a variety of sides that include baked beans, red beans and rice, green beans, macaroni salad, and hushpuppies. And you can’t leave without trying the sweet potato pie or peach cobbler. Daily specials are offered every day they’re open, which is every day but Sunday. 

Ezell’s Famous Chicken, Multiple locations

For over 30 years, Ezell’s Famous Chicken has been serving mouth-watering fried chicken to the residents and visitors in Seattle and the surrounding area. As their popularity grew, so did their reputation and the desire to see their delicious menu offerings served to more people. New restaurants have opened in 11 other locations around the state, all with the same great chicken and accompanying sides like golden-fried okra, fresh gizzards and livers, and traditional desserts.

Marco Polo Bar and Grill, Georgetown, WA

This unpretentious bar and grill knows how to serve chicken. Marco Polo Bar and Grill, located in Georgetown, Washington, is famous for its fried chicken. What’s different than other chicken places? The chicken here is broasted, meaning that it’s batter-dipped and fried, but in a pressure cooker to lock in moistness and flavor without extra oil. Open every day of the week, this is a great spot for lunch, a leisurely after-work dinner, date night, or as a place to watch your favorite game on one of the 13 HD flat-screen TVs around the room. If you don’t want to dine in, order for take-out or have it delivered. 

Facing East, Bellevue, WA

Do you love fried chicken and have a flair for adventure? Then you have to stop by Facing East in Bellevue, Washington, and try their five spiced fried chicken. This is not your mama’s average chicken, but a blend of oriental spices that will make your mouth happy. This is authentic Thai food at its best. 

Crockett’s Public House, Puyallup, WA

For lovers of chicken and waffles, Crockett’s Public House in Puyallup, Washington, does it one better. In addition to other signature dishes like shrimp n grits, beer battered cod and chips, and fire roasted lamb chops, one of the best things on the menu here is the fried chicken and waffles, half of a chicken on a cinnamon waffle, drizzled with maple syrup and Louisiana hot sauce. Everything here is made from the freshest ingredients, locally sourced, and does their deep frying using non-GMO rice oil. Stop by any day of the week.

Ma’ono, Seattle, WA

You’ll be happy you did when you visit Ma’ono the next time you’re craving fried chicken. With two convenient Seattle locations, this Hawaiian-inspired eatery will exceed your expectations with their fried chicken digits, crispy fried chicken with a hot honey-mustard dip and served with crunchy daikon pickles. You can chose between a vegan Lacinato kale or vegetarian sweet corn salad, or one of the special sides like potato salad or mac & cheese with Korean chilies for an extra kick. 

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