Leon's Oyster Shop is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

1. Leon's Oyster Shop

9.4
698 King St, Charleston, SC
Seafood Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 83 tips and reviews

Catherine Ann W.Catherine Ann Welch: Favorite lunch in Charleston! Great oysters! Fried chicken the best! Fried oyster sandwich is great. Hush puppies are delicious! Crab dip was awesome! Fun atmosphere and great service!

J CrowleyJ Crowley: Recommended by locals for a reason. Fried chicken, brussel sprouts, oysters and most definitely the scalloped potatoes (like a savory cake).

Nidhi K.Nidhi Kay: Everything is good here! Oysters, shrimp peel, clam wraps, fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, hush puppies, whole snapper

Poogan's Porch is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

2. Poogan's Porch

8.8
72 Queen St (at Meeting St), Charleston, SC
Southern Food Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 225 tips and reviews

Mike C.Mike Chernysh: We didn't see any ghosts. Also the shrimp and grits were really good. The fried chicken may be the best ever

BurgessBurgess: Believe the hype... Pimento fritters and fried chicken are both amazing. Collard greens are great as well.

Kim O.Kim Oliver: Amazing Dinner! Plantation fried chicken was to die for, second floor porch seating was perfect, outstanding service! A Charleston favorite for sure!

Magnolias is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

3. Magnolias

9.0
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC
Southern Food Restaurant · French Quarter · 135 tips and reviews

Bailey F.Bailey Fairbanks: One of my favorite restaurants in town. You can't beat the classic southern food with an upscale twist. The buttermilk fried chicken and the seafood grits are to die for.

Bradley F.Bradley Franks: Everything is good here. Our table had the fried chicken, low country seafood, muscles, pork chops, blue crab bisque, and duck. But the fried green tomatoes was the blue ribbon for best plate.

MJ U.MJ Ulrich: the collard greens and fried chicken were TO DIE FOR. we also got the green fried tomato BLT.... nothing short of life changing. The service was excellent!

Boxcar Betty's is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

4. Boxcar Betty's

8.8
1922 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
Fried Chicken Joint · West Ashley · 38 tips and reviews

Nidhi K.Nidhi Kay: Best fried chicken here, get a Boxcar sandwich

Shawn F.Shawn F: Best fried chicken I've ever had. No contest. The fried buffalo sandwich is perfection. Great vibe too!

Emily H.Emily H: Hands down the best fried chicken I’ve had. Both the buffalo and boxcar fried chicken sandwiches are amazing - get one of each. Fried green tomatoes and fried pickles also delicious.

Husk is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

5. Husk

8.6
76 Queen St (btwn Meeting & King St), Charleston, SC
Southern Food Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 265 tips and reviews

Steph B.Steph Benecchi: Food was fantastic - fried chicken skins were delicious and perfect for anyone who believes skin is the best part of the chicken, but a generous portion means it's a better choice for larger groups.

AmyAmy: Fried chicken skins with pimento cheese worth every calorie

LilyLily: You're not going to go wrong here with anything, but don't miss the fried chicken skins. Their sazerac is also damn mighty fine.

The Glass Onion is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

6. The Glass Onion

8.5
1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
Southern Food Restaurant · Parkwood - Farmfield · 66 tips and reviews

Lauren C.Lauren Curler: Fried chicken dinner and $15 pitcher of Coast Brewing HopArt with free bernaise fries on Tuesdays.

Ricky S.Ricky Smith: You have to have reservations for Tuesday's fried chicken. We showed up at 715 and they were sold out'

Kim V.Kim Van Tuyl: Fried Chicken dinner night, call ahead - it's amazing!

Early Bird Diner is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

7. Early Bird Diner

8.6
1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
Diner · west of the Ashley · 131 tips and reviews

Pj G.Pj Guippone: Best country fried steak I have ever had. The fried chicken and waffles are amazing too. Even though that dish is on the breakfast menu it is good for any meal.

Jeniah J.Jeniah Jones: The fried chicken with the honey sauce is great!

brandon k.brandon kelly: Try the Fried Chicken and Waffles

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

8. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

8.7
476 1/2 King St (Between Mary & Ann Street), Charleston, SC
Breakfast Spot · Downtown Charleston · 70 tips and reviews

Chris M.Chris Moore: Fried chicken biscuit with sriracha mayo was amazing. Good coffee too.

Jon S.Jon Steinback: the fried chicken biscuit is amazing.

Syd L.Syd Leigh: The smell is divine. When I went they ran out of biscuits so they told me to come back in twenty for a fresh baked batch! The special fried chicken with sirracha mayo is delish and the cinnamon!!!!

Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

9. Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails

7.7
1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd (at Gamecock Ave), Charleston, SC
Southern Food Restaurant · west of the Ashley · 44 tips and reviews

Christa S.Christa Sylvester McGill: Get Nick to be your waiter. He is informative & fun!!! Fried chicken was fantastic!!

Johnathan R.Johnathan Randolph: Fried chicken was awesome. That atmosphere in general was just nice.

Autumn C.Autumn Coxe: The fried chicken was amazing!

Taco Boy is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

10. Taco Boy

8.6
217 Huger St (btwn Hanover St & Morrison Dr), Charleston, SC
Taco Restaurant · East Central · 107 tips and reviews

George S.George Stroup: Fried chicken taco!!!!!! Braised beef taco!!!!!

CITY GRITCITY GRIT: Margs! Queso! And the Kimchi Beef, Fried Chicken, & Tempura Avocado Tacos!

Suvid J.Suvid Joshi: Try the fried chicken taco

Publix is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

11. Publix

8.6
1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd (at Sumar St), Charleston, SC
Grocery Store · west of the Ashley · 38 tips and reviews

Mary Catherine J.Mary Catherine James: The fried chicken is the best around! So yummy!

Darryl H.Darryl Hart: Fried chicken at the deli is off the hook!! Better than any of the fast food joints in town.

Danielle J.Danielle Jarrell: Don't write a check in the express line

Pawpaw is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

12. Pawpaw

8.0
209 E Bay St, Charleston, SC
New American Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 8 tips and reviews

Will L.Will Longhini: The fried chicken - OMG

Emily A.Emily Andino: Great wine selection and fabulous Southern food. Make sure to try the Mac and cheese and the fried chicken.

JeffJeff: Free Range Chicken is awesome ... plus Brussel Sprout appetizer terrific.

Dukes BBQ is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

13. Dukes BBQ

7.3
331 Folly Rd (Cross Creek Dr), Charleston, SC
BBQ Joint · James Island · 12 tips and reviews

Michelle F.Michelle Finney: Amazing fried chicken, mac and cheese AND banana pudding!! Total comfort food!

Donnie C.Donnie Cooper: Fried chicken and Mac & cheese are of the chain

FB.LifeFB.Life: Delicious fried chicken!

Publix is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

14. Publix

7.9
520 Folly Rd (Harbor View Rd), Charleston, SC
Grocery Store · James Island · 8 tips and reviews

Eugene M.Eugene Mah: The fried chicken here is awesome

Will D.Will Dean: I would have to agree about the chicken and add that the okra is good as well.

RebekkaRebekka: Great pharmacy! :)

Hannibal's Kitchen is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in Charleston.

15. Hannibal's Kitchen

8.8
16 Drake St, Charleston, SC
Southern Food Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 12 tips and reviews

AbAb: Legit soul food. Eat it. Fried chicken. Mac'n'cheese. Collard greens.

Treasures G.Treasures Grant: The turkey wings, collard greens, lima beans, fried gizzards, pork chop, green beans, and mac and cheese are all well seasoned and delicious!

Soli B.Soli Bratanatawira: Try crab and shrimp rice....