Wayfare Tavern is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

1. Wayfare Tavern

9.2
558 Sacramento St (at Leidesdorff St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Financial District · 297 tips and reviews

Amy H.Amy Hollands: Organic fried chicken, avocado & hearts of palm salad, roasted corn soup-yum. We sat at the chef's bar twice during our recent SF visit. Looks like the steak tartare & devil eggs are next on list!

Mark Y.Mark Yolton: Steak tartare appetizer, fried chicken or short ribs entree, and either blueberry tart or donut dessert. You can't go wrong.

Julie K.Julie Kang: Everything on the menu is masterfully crafted, except flavor leans salty. Cocktails, poutine, fried chicken, deviled eggs: great. Surprisingly transcendent: their salads.

San Tung Chinese Restaurant is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

2. San Tung Chinese Restaurant

8.7
1031 Irving St (btwn 11th & 12th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Chinese Restaurant · Inner Sunset · 256 tips and reviews

AskMenAskMen: Great for a la carte grazing and sharing, be sure to order at least a few plates of the “dry fried chicken wings” and thank us later. Read more.

Jeremy M.Jeremy Miller: Get the dried fried chicken wings & black bean noodles! So tasty

Kevin W. C.Kevin W. Chen: Amazing Chinese food, boiled dumplings and their fried chicken are a must try.

The Front Porch is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

3. The Front Porch

8.8
65A 29th St (at Tiffany Ave), San Francisco, CA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Bernal Heights · 144 tips and reviews

Dan K.Dan Kim: Great, juicy fried chicken! The biscuits and Mac n' cheese were top notch delicious. A bit pricier than your typical Southern fare.

gail.gail.: We had a few starters: beignets, fried okra, & mac 'n cheese. I had their incredible fried chicken & waffles- the bacon in the waffles takes the dish over the top. Everyone left feeling fat and happy!

Danny Y.Danny Yu: The fried chicken is perfect - crispy, delicious skin with juicy, moist chicken. Dr pepper braised ribs will melt in your mouth and some.

Hard Knox Cafe is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

4. Hard Knox Cafe

8.9
2526 3rd St (at 22nd St), San Francisco, CA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Dogpatch · 99 tips and reviews

Nik A.Nik AhPo: the 3-piece fried chicken and Mac and cheese are must haves! although everything else is almost just as amazing.

Ryan L.Ryan Lum: Delicious and friendly service! Ox tail and fried chicken are amazing! Also free wifi which is their phone number

Sergio R.Sergio Rodriguez: Corn muffin's very nice and fried chicken even better

Little Skillet is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

5. Little Skillet

8.6
360 Ritch St (at Lusk St), San Francisco, CA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · SoMa · 167 tips and reviews

Jim D.Jim Daugherty: Great food, great prices, without the attitude of their parent restaurant. Great fried chicken and the biscuits with brown sugar and black pepper shouldn't be missed.

Kyle F.Kyle Fowler: Fried Chicken is the best I've had in SF. Waffles are equally delicious, and don't forget to bring cash.

Nick C.Nick Cicero: The Fried Chicken and Waffles here are amazing...plus the honey jalapeño sauce rocks.

Naked Lunch is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

6. Naked Lunch

8.6
504 Broadway (at Kearny), San Francisco, CA
Sandwich Place · North Beach · 109 tips and reviews

jessica m.jessica morton: Fried chicken sandwich on Tuesdays is delicious!

Tish M.Tish M: Their fried chicken sandwich & cinnamon sweet tea are to die for!!

Barbara S.Barbara Stephenson: Naked lunch is open late, has 3 good beers on tap, a full bar, and a menu with roughly 5 to 6 items including the best darn fried chicken sandwich in town.

Foreign Cinema is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

7. Foreign Cinema

9.4
2534 Mission St (btwn 21st & 22nd St), San Francisco, CA
New American Restaurant · Mission District · 342 tips and reviews

Chieze O.Chieze O: Get the fried chicken. They change their menu like every day, so it might be one of a few different dishes (including with waffles!). Seriously amazing.

RajatRajat: Assorted oyster platter is a must. Pick the smoked salmon from the urban picnic menu, fried chicken or steak from the entrees are great

Sara D.Sara Davidson: Get the sesame curry fried chicken. Absolutely out of this world!

Farmhouse Kitchen is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

8. Farmhouse Kitchen

9.3
710 Florida St (at 19th St), San Francisco, CA
Thai Restaurant · Mission District · 109 tips and reviews

Rem K.Rem Koning: The fried chicken is great for two, yellow curry to dip and pair with a side of pad cabbage.

Yin L.Yin Li: If you don't like Thai curry for its sweetness, try the beef noodle soup or the tom yum noodle soup. The fried chicken is also great!

Runqiu C.Runqiu Cai: Very flavorful and creative Thai food. Rice salad, fried chicken wings, 24hr beef noodle soup 👍👍

Brenda's Meat & Three is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

9. Brenda's Meat & Three

9.1
919 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Panhandle · 98 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: This is a great spot to drop in for a lunch and very popular to boot. Make sure to try the Fried chicken with three sides. For dessert got for the Hot apple-berry Cobbler with ice cream. Read more.

Hei-Yu T.Hei-Yu Tang: Cute little place serving tasty Soul Food. Their fried chicken is awesome and also their oysters. Don't get put off by the waiting line, it goes quite quickly. Love the Big Momma's Chicken Sandwich.

Thomas C.Thomas Colton: Dude, if you come here, you'd better be ready to EAT! Nothing bad on the menu, but I'm partial to the fried chicken, mac and cheese, and peach and blueberry cobbler (pictured).

Farmer Brown is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

10. Farmer Brown

8.1
25 Mason St (at Market St.), San Francisco, CA
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 217 tips and reviews

Jesse W.Jesse Wiley: Go to Farmerbrown's and get the fried chicken and mac n' cheese with greens on the side, best fried chicken I've had in SF. Oh, the mini corn breads they bring for the table are super addictive... Read more.

Leslie H.Leslie H: $16 brunch buffet that includes grits and fried chicken, sweet tea and a live jazz band on Sundays? What's not to love!

Justin C.Justin Clark: Pints served in Mason jars, Southern Fried Chicken which makes you re-evaluate everything you've eaten before, and Baby Back Ribs which are smokey taste-tastic amazing.

Rhea's Cafe is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

11. Rhea's Cafe

9.0
2200 Bryant St (20th St), San Francisco, CA
Sandwich Place · Mission District · 52 tips and reviews

Chad B.Chad B: Great place to have lunch. Burgers looked really yummy but their mixed green salad is equally delicious especially if you add fried chicken or katsu.

Will B.Will Bertelsen: The weekend-only chicken and waffles is easily the best I've had anywhere. The spicy fried chicken and perfectly thin and chewy waffle dipped in bacon maple syrup is amazing.

Christine C.Christine Chao: Their fried chicken sandwich is super amazing, also super big. Katsu sandwich and fried fish sandwich are also really yum. They have brunch menu on the weekends with fried chicken and waffle 😊

Blue Plate is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

12. Blue Plate

9.1
3218 Mission Street (at Valencia St), San Francisco, CA
Restaurant · Bernal Heights · 91 tips and reviews

Jen L.Jen Lee: Mac and cheese, fried chicken, scotch egg, kale salad!

SJ8544123 L.SJ8544123 L: amazing food!! corn soup, fried chicken with kale, mac & cheese! yummy vegetarian options too! - beet salad with fuyu persimmon & artichoke n leak soup were delicious! try them all♥

Heinzel F.Heinzel Factora: Fried chicken, meatloaf, deviled eggs - one can't go wrong here. Seating at the bar with an open view of the kitchen would be a bonus.

Proposition Chicken is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

13. Proposition Chicken

7.9
1750 Market St (at Valencia St), San Francisco, CA
Fried Chicken Joint · SoMa · 67 tips and reviews

Vincent J.Vincent Jackson: The fried chicken salad is very delicious!

Lea D.Lea Dessi-Olive: Gluten free fried chicken and buns!

Keenan P.Keenan Patterson: The fried chicken is delicious, quick, and relatively affordable!

Cocobang is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

14. Cocobang

8.3
550 Taylor St (at Post St), San Francisco, CA
Korean Restaurant · Lower Nob Hill · 74 tips and reviews

Kyle M.Kyle Meyer: Soju shots, 1.6L beer, and great spicy/tangy fried chicken.

Serious EatsSerious Eats: Open until 2 am on weekdays and 4 am on weekends, this little Korean joint is popular for its soju, beer, and of course, fried chicken.

Kyle M.Kyle Moore: The potstickers, sweet and tangy fried chicken, and spicy BBQ ribs were all awesome. Great service. Small place.

The Bird is one of The 15 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco.

15. The Bird

8.9
115 New Montgomery St (Minna Street), San Francisco, CA
Fried Chicken Joint · 58 tips and reviews

Danny R.Danny Roa: One of the best fried chicken sandwich in SF. Crispy and great flavor.

VansiVansi: The spicy fried chicken sandwich is amazing. It’s smoky and got a little heat.

Vishnu P.Vishnu Prem: Hands down the best fried chicken sandwich I’ve ever had. Get a side of loaded fries too!