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Where to Find The Best Fried Chicken in Las Vegas

Try the fried chicken at one of these 11 Las Vegas restaurants

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Fried chicken and summer go hand-in-hand. Originating in the Middle Ages from Scots, "fritters" were today’s version of fried chicken. Scottish immigrants came to America where they continued the custom of deep frying chicken in fat.

The perfect fried chicken has a light and crackly crust coating juicy meat underneath, the perfect comfort food. While fried chicken is traditionally made with milk and a flour battered crust, variations on the dish can include using buttermilk, panko breading, different seasonings such as sugar and chili, and the way the chicken is fried. Here, a look at 11 places that serve up fried chicken all across Las Vegas.

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1. Gritz Cafe

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1911 Stella Lake St #150
Las Vegas, NV 89106
(702) 255-4748
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Although Gritz Cafe primarily focuses on breakfast, the real main event is its Kentucky plate, featuring two or four whole chicken wings fried to golden perfection flanked by your choice of two sides and bread.

2. Carson Kitchen

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124 S 6th St Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 473-9523
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You won’t be the first to visit Carson Kitchen just for the crispy chicken skins, served with a smoked honey sauce for dipping. Takeout and online ordering available.

Crispy chicken skin at Carson Kitchen
Crispy chicken skin at Carson Kitchen
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3. Honey Salt

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1031 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
(702) 445-6100
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Honey Salt serves fried chicken at every meal, but the best way to experience it is to go for dinner and order the buttermilk chicken platter, which comes with gooey macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and a drizzle of honey.

4. T-Bones Chophouse & Lounge

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11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
(702) 797-7597
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Yes, a steakhouse has a good fried chicken. Head to T-bones Chophouse at Red Rock Resort for the buttermilk fried chicken marinated in buttermilk, tossed in seasoned flour, fried, and served with a creamy sage gravy. Takeout available via Uber Eats.

T-Bones

5. Hash House A Go Go

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6800 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 804-4646
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Enormous portions of twisted farm food are de rigueur at Hash House. Here order Andy's Sage Fried Chicken with two sage fried chicken breasts, a hardwood smoked bacon waffle tower, hot maple reduction and fried leeks. At brunch, Hash House has a Benedict version with maple reduction, two eggs, bacon mashed potatoes and a biscuit. Takeout available. Call locations for availability.

Sage fried chicken at Hash House A Go Go
Sage fried chicken at Hash House A Go Go
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6. BB.Q Chicken

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4276 Spring Mountain Rd #103a
Las Vegas, NV 89102
(702) 227-8646
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BB.Q. Chicken, the Korean fried chicken chain with more than 2,000 locations worldwide, features golden olive chicken, fried in olive oil. Diners can choose a thigh and drum, breast, or whole wings. Diners can order the secret spicy with a mix of tomato, onion, and garlic, while a hot spicy offers extra heat. The restaurant delivers via Uber Eats.

Two styles of fried chicken
Fried chicken at BB.Q Chicken
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7. Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ

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3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 894-7111
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Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island offers cornmeal-crusted Southern fried chicken served with corn bread, hush puppies, cajun remoulade sauce, and a choice of two sides. Dine in only.

Gilley's

8. Yardbird

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3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 597-0434
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Diners can order Yardbird’s fine fried chicken that comes with a honey hot sauce, or can up the ante and ask for the Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles. This dish comes with the honey hot sauce and bourbon maple syrup to pour over your Vermont sharp cheddar waffles. Customers also get a side of spicy, cold watermelon pieces to cool things off. Takeout available.

Yardbird fried chicken and waffles
Yardbird fried chicken and waffles
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9. Big Chicken

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4480 S Paradise Rd #1200
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 675-3333
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Shaquille O’Neal’s chicken restaurant opened in Vegas in 2018, and it’s actually very good - cooked to order, juicy, and flavorful. Choose between a fried chicken sandwich served on a brioche bun, sliders, or chicken strips, accompanied by locally made root beer and macaroni and cheese topped with a crispy Cheez-It crust.

10. The Crack Shack

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Park MGM, 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 820-5991
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Fried chicken makes up the heart of The Crack Shack menu at the front of the Park MGM. While sandwich versions spanning breakfast to dinner make the menu, half and whole chickens also appear and can be tossed with taro, honey butter, or barbecue sauce. Contactless takeout available via Toast.

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Fried chicken at The Crack Shack
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11. Blue Ribbon

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 736-0808
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Blue Ribbon's famous fried chicken comes with mashed potatoes, gravy, and collard greens at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Takeout available.

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12. Mama Bird Southern Kitchen

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10550 Southern Highlands Pkwy #140
Las Vegas, NV 89141
(702) 570-6135
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Fried chicken plates come with tenders, breasts, or thighs at this Southern cooking gem in the southwest. Mama bird uses soy oil to fry its chicken. Online ordering available as well as delivery via Uber Eats, Seamless, GrubHub, Postmates, Doordash, and Tock.

Fried chicken at Mama Bird Southern Kitchen
Fried chicken at Mama Bird Southern Kitchen
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1. Gritz Cafe

1911 Stella Lake St #150, Las Vegas, NV 89106

Although Gritz Cafe primarily focuses on breakfast, the real main event is its Kentucky plate, featuring two or four whole chicken wings fried to golden perfection flanked by your choice of two sides and bread.

1911 Stella Lake St #150
Las Vegas, NV 89106

2. Carson Kitchen

124 S 6th St Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Crispy chicken skin at Carson Kitchen
Crispy chicken skin at Carson Kitchen
Carson Kitchen/Facebook

You won’t be the first to visit Carson Kitchen just for the crispy chicken skins, served with a smoked honey sauce for dipping. Takeout and online ordering available.

124 S 6th St Ste 100
Las Vegas, NV 89101

3. Honey Salt

1031 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145

Honey Salt serves fried chicken at every meal, but the best way to experience it is to go for dinner and order the buttermilk chicken platter, which comes with gooey macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and a drizzle of honey.

1031 S Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145

4. T-Bones Chophouse & Lounge

11011 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135
T-Bones

Yes, a steakhouse has a good fried chicken. Head to T-bones Chophouse at Red Rock Resort for the buttermilk fried chicken marinated in buttermilk, tossed in seasoned flour, fried, and served with a creamy sage gravy. Takeout available via Uber Eats.

11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89135

5. Hash House A Go Go

6800 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Sage fried chicken at Hash House A Go Go
Sage fried chicken at Hash House A Go Go
Hash House A Go Go [Official Site]

Enormous portions of twisted farm food are de rigueur at Hash House. Here order Andy's Sage Fried Chicken with two sage fried chicken breasts, a hardwood smoked bacon waffle tower, hot maple reduction and fried leeks. At brunch, Hash House has a Benedict version with maple reduction, two eggs, bacon mashed potatoes and a biscuit. Takeout available. Call locations for availability.

6800 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89146

6. BB.Q Chicken

4276 Spring Mountain Rd #103a, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Two styles of fried chicken
Fried chicken at BB.Q Chicken
BB.Q Chicken [Official Site]

BB.Q. Chicken, the Korean fried chicken chain with more than 2,000 locations worldwide, features golden olive chicken, fried in olive oil. Diners can choose a thigh and drum, breast, or whole wings. Diners can order the secret spicy with a mix of tomato, onion, and garlic, while a hot spicy offers extra heat. The restaurant delivers via Uber Eats.

4276 Spring Mountain Rd #103a
Las Vegas, NV 89102

7. Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & BBQ

3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Gilley's

Gilley's Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island offers cornmeal-crusted Southern fried chicken served with corn bread, hush puppies, cajun remoulade sauce, and a choice of two sides. Dine in only.

3300 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

8. Yardbird

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Yardbird fried chicken and waffles
Yardbird fried chicken and waffles
Yardbird/Facebook

Diners can order Yardbird’s fine fried chicken that comes with a honey hot sauce, or can up the ante and ask for the Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles. This dish comes with the honey hot sauce and bourbon maple syrup to pour over your Vermont sharp cheddar waffles. Customers also get a side of spicy, cold watermelon pieces to cool things off. Takeout available.

3355 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

9. Big Chicken

4480 S Paradise Rd #1200, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Shaquille O’Neal’s chicken restaurant opened in Vegas in 2018, and it’s actually very good - cooked to order, juicy, and flavorful. Choose between a fried chicken sandwich served on a brioche bun, sliders, or chicken strips, accompanied by locally made root beer and macaroni and cheese topped with a crispy Cheez-It crust.

4480 S Paradise Rd #1200
Las Vegas, NV 89169

10. The Crack Shack

Park MGM, 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
A hand picks up fried chicken
Fried chicken at The Crack Shack
The Crack Shack [Official Site]

Fried chicken makes up the heart of The Crack Shack menu at the front of the Park MGM. While sandwich versions spanning breakfast to dinner make the menu, half and whole chickens also appear and can be tossed with taro, honey butter, or barbecue sauce. Contactless takeout available via Toast.

Park MGM, 3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

11. Blue Ribbon

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Fried chicken at Blue Ribbon Blue Ribbon

Blue Ribbon's famous fried chicken comes with mashed potatoes, gravy, and collard greens at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Takeout available.

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

12. Mama Bird Southern Kitchen

10550 Southern Highlands Pkwy #140, Las Vegas, NV 89141
Fried chicken at Mama Bird Southern Kitchen
Fried chicken at Mama Bird Southern Kitchen
Mama Bird Southern Kitchen/Facebook

Fried chicken plates come with tenders, breasts, or thighs at this Southern cooking gem in the southwest. Mama bird uses soy oil to fry its chicken. Online ordering available as well as delivery via Uber Eats, Seamless, GrubHub, Postmates, Doordash, and Tock.

10550 Southern Highlands Pkwy #140
Las Vegas, NV 89141

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