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

1. Jestine's Kitchen

8.6
251 Meeting St (Wentworth St), Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 107 tips and reviews

Alicia R.Alicia Reise: Lillies's of Charleston Hot Sauce Is To Die For Here!!!! Get it with fried chicken!

Tiffany B.Tiffany Brummitt: They have great southern foods. A must is their fried chicken or fried pork chops and fried orka. But you must save room for their wonderful Coca Cola cake. It was so good we eat there twice.

Rachel B.Rachel Bindel: Fried chicken and the mash potatoes are bomb! Sweet tea is amazing and so is the staff

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

2. Leon's Oyster Shop

9.2
698 King St, Charleston, SC
Seafood Restaurant · 47 tips and reviews

Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure: At Leon’s, it’s all about the fried chicken: after bathing in buttermilk and hot sauce overnight, wings and drumsticks are spiced up with Old Bay, cayenne, and paprika.

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!

Jennifer R.Jennifer Reid: Fried chicken is so good! Get the big bowl and share. Loved the oysters on half shell.

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

3. Poogan's Porch

9.1
72 Queen St (at Meeting St), Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 195 tips and reviews

NicolasNicolas: This is a must eat spot! Pimento Cheese Fritters = spectacular! Sweet butter with the biscuits is almost worth the trip. Recommend the shrimp and grits as well as the fried chicken.

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

Justin T.Justin Theodore: Buttermilk Fried Chicken was by far the best I've ever had by far. Had it served with mashed potatoes and Mac n cheese. The Biscuits were great too. So much food, So filling, So good.

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

4. Martha Lou's Kitchen

7.7
1068 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · East Central · 29 tips and reviews

Christian S.Christian Senger: Best fried chicken and Lima beans I've ever had!

EaterEater: Home to some of the best fried chicken in the south. Macaroni and cheese, collard greens, catfish…you name a true southern comfort food and Martha Lou’s will probably have it. [Eater 18 Member]

Morgan M.Morgan Miller: Best fried chicken I've ever eaten! Get the special for $10 Your choice of 2 or 3 sides Corn bread is to die for and the bake macaroni is delicious! Don't let the building size or location scare you.

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

5. Magnolias

9.2
185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · French Quarter · 114 tips and reviews

Tim W.Tim W.: The fried chicken was awesome and a lot of food.

Liz C.Liz Cardell: The best fried chicken I have ever had... Hands down.

Zac M.Zac Mabry: Order the fried chicken, you won't regret it!

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

6. Boxcar Betty's

9.0
1922 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
Fried Chicken Joint · 33 tips and reviews

D.j. H.D.j. Hromowyk: Seriously the best fried chicken sandwich I've ever had.

Mark K.Mark Kupasrimonkol: Best fried chicken sandwich I've ever had. Get a side or two of the buffalo sauce.

EM H.EM H.: Fried pickles tomatoes are amazing!!!! And great fried chicken sandwiches

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

7. Husk

9.2
76 Queen St (btwn Meeting & King St), Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown Charleston · 240 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.

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

8. Early Bird Diner

9.1
1644 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
Diner · 127 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 a Fried Chicken in Charleston.

9. Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

9.3
476 1/2 King St (Between Mary & Ann Street), Charleston, SC
Breakfast Spot · Downtown CHa · 43 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.

Sydney W.Sydney Wollman: 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!!!!

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

10. The Glass Onion

8.5
1219 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Parkwood - Farmfield · 59 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!

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

11. Taco Boy

8.9
217 Huger St (btwn Hanover St & Morrison Dr), Charleston, SC
Taco Place · East Central · 108 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

Hominy Grill is one of The 15 Best Places for a Fried Chicken in Charleston.

12. Hominy Grill

8.9
207 Rutledge Ave (at Cannon St), Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Cannonborough - Elliottborough · 261 tips and reviews

CITY GRITCITY GRIT: Start with the Picnic Platter, the Fried Chicken Basket, and the Okra & Shrimp Beignets!

CassidyCassidy: classic southern cooking. get the fried green tomatoes followed by the fried chicken and rib plate with collards and cheese grits and split it with a lucky friend

Jen P.Jen P: The grits were nice and light. Fried chicken wasn't out of this world. Skip the jalepano poppers if you like spicy. Definitely get the shrimp and okra beignets.

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

13. Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails

7.9
1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd (at Gamecock Ave), Charleston, SC
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · 37 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!

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

14. HŌM

8.8
563 King St, Charleston, SC
Burger Joint · Cannonborough - Elliottborough · 47 tips and reviews

Anna L.Anna Lazaridis: Ren & Stumpy to drink with a side of fried chicken mac n cheese solves all problems

JLJL: The Fried Chicken BLT is magical.

Jess C.Jess Coleman: BLT with fried chicken is inventive and delicious.

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

15. Publix

8.0
1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd (at Sumar St), Charleston, SC
Grocery Store · Old Charles Towne District · 12 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.

Rhonda L.Rhonda Long: Trying the mojo pork. Ummm.