Beasley's Chicken + Honey

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant and Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
Central Raleigh, Raleigh
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  • Joseph D.
    Brin ear plugs. This place is uncomfortably loud.
  • William G.
    Great local food with fast service and friendly staff. We love eating at this place and would definitely come back
  • Ken S.
    Ken SMarch 1
    The chicken and waffle is crazy good!! Perfect combination of savory and sweet!! Wash it down with a nice local brew!!
  • Shawn B.
    Shawn BFebruary 14
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken biscuit and side of Mac n cheese. Do it! Probably my favorite meal in Raleigh.
  • D D.
    D DJanuary 11
    Southern food, fried chicken
  • Cindy
    CindyDecember 30, 2016
    The fried chicken is delicious. Crispy fried, drizzled lightly with honey. The cheese in the macaroni and cheese is so good.
  • Michael W.
    Michael WilliamsDecember 7, 2016
    Collard greens on point!
  • Nicholas W.
    Nicholas WilsonNovember 7, 2016
    Everything here is good and most sides are vegetarian!
  • Christian K.
    Christian KuehneOctober 30, 2016
    Best chicken and waffles I have ever had! Also the Mac and cheese casserole is incredible
  • allison
    allisonOctober 26, 2016
    While food is delicious, the prices are a bit steep for the portion sizes served.
  • Mekayla R.
    Mekayla RoblesOctober 10, 2016
    Mac and cheese is to die for but may put some into cardiac arrest. Pork shoulder meatloaf is great. Mashed potatoes I could eat everyday and a cocktail list thats lovely.My fav being the Georgia Fizz.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin StorjohannSeptember 15, 2016
    Food was amazing
  • Dmitry S.
    Dmitry SmalukSeptember 15, 2016
    Chicken with waffles is one of the best things I've ever eaten!
  • Robert R.
    Robert ReichelAugust 26, 2016
    They have an awesome Nashville Hot Fried Chicken sandwich special Tuesday-Thursday!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MooreAugust 5, 2016
    Chicken of any kind
  • Nick C.
    Nick CampionJuly 3, 2016
    high on yelp
  • Scott B.
    Scott BasonJune 28, 2016
    On our third attempt to eat here (usually a long wait) we finally got in. Well worth the wait. Everything is amazingly delicious. Mac&Cheese and the greens are out of this world good.
  • Quan J.
    Quan JohnsonJune 14, 2016
    All I can say is chicken and waffles
  • Ben R.
    Ben RMay 27, 2016
    Chicken on a biscuit!
  • Brianna C.
    Brianna CadalzoMay 12, 2016
    The veggie sandwich is a scrumptious vegetarian option. Add the Mac and any of the cocktails for an indulgent feast!
  • Todd J.
    Todd JoslinMay 7, 2016
    This place is SO good. Best food I have eaten in awhile. Best restaurant fried chicken I can remember. Sweet potatoes and green bean casserole sides both top notch.
  • Kesha L.
    The fried Carolina shrimp is awesome!
  • alex r.
    alex rockApril 22, 2016
    The Reunion for brunch is amazing. Totally amazing.
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie W.March 19, 2016
    The fried chicken is good, but the Mac and cheese is a standout.
  • Shawn S.
    Shawn ShaunMarch 5, 2016
    Best chicken pot pie I've ever had in my life! 😋
  • Justin B.
    Justin BauerMarch 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The pimento mac and cheese is phenomenal.
  • Timothy S.
    Timothy SiffordFebruary 19, 2016
    Mac and cheese is divine
  • Nathan
    NathanJanuary 26, 2016
    Fried chicken, cole slaw, biscuits and a local craft beer. Can't go wrong, or ask the staff, they're super friendly and helpful.
  • Paul P.
    Paul PapadouliasDecember 31, 2015
    Obviously the fried chicken! Chicken biscuit is tops. Chicken & waffle is a strong 2nd. Batter contains honey. Succulent chicken. Sides have different twists on seemingly traditional offerings.
  • Shawn T.
    Shawn ThomasNovember 14, 2015
    Chicken and waffles are out of this world
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HaverlandNovember 10, 2015
    The best chicken and waffles I've ever had. Also, their Old Fashioned cocktail was delicious.
  • Troy B.
    Troy BellSeptember 28, 2015
    Go with chicken and waffles and a local beer, such as Fullsteam Honey White.
  • Sandra M.
    Sandra MoscatoSeptember 13, 2015
    Roasted beets, chicken pot pie and a Moscow mule
  • Caroline W.
    Caroline WuSeptember 6, 2015
    Anything with the fried chicken and the biscuits! The Reunion is a winner.
  • Cindy U.
    Cindy UhlirSeptember 5, 2015
    Chicken and waffles a delightful combination
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TSeptember 5, 2015
    Mmmmm, I adore this place. Classy, creative Southern food. It's down-home comfort with flair. Everything is amazing but if it's your first time, you have to get chicken and waffles.
  • Cindy U.
    Cindy UhlirSeptember 1, 2015
    Chicken and waffles are great.
  • Gina D.
    Gina DAugust 18, 2015
    Limited veg stuff, but delicious nonetheless. Best beets ever.
  • Ashley W.
    Ashley WilsonJuly 29, 2015
    The waffles are heavenly
  • Harold C.
    Harold CatesMay 10, 2015
    Trying this spot out for Mother's Day if we can stand the wait.
  • Allison Y.
    Allison YuMay 7, 2015
    Amazing chicken & waffles. Nuff said. Biscuits are great too. Skip the chicken pot pie. It was watery and didn't have the awesome flaky crust that pot pies have
  • Christian A.
    Christian AlvarezApril 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken and Waffles are to die for.
  • Henry R.
    Henry RobinsonApril 10, 2015
    Chicken and waffles,Mac and cheese and collards are incredibly delicious! This will become an regular visit for me!
  • h
    hMarch 19, 2015
    Super awkward and refreshingly down to earth set of staff ☺️
  • Brianna C.
    Brianna CadalzoMarch 16, 2015
    Mac & Cheese is incredible and I loved the Belgian waffle 😍😍😋
  • Heather B.
    Heather BailiffMarch 13, 2015
    Brunch was fantastic!
  • Roger U.
    Roger UnderhillMarch 9, 2015
    Chicken and waffles? Need anyone say more? Other than this is done right!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HayesFebruary 23, 2015
    Belgian waffle and churros for brunch! Obviously the fried chicken and biscuits with honey too!
  • James N.
    James NanceJanuary 14, 2015
    While this place is known for its chicken, the veggie sandwich is outstanding. Not a vegetarian? Get it anyway. You can add bacon or chicken if you really must.
  • Justin B.
    Justin BauerJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken and waffles are great and the banana pudding is good.
  • Gail S.
    Gail ScottJanuary 1, 2015
    Of course the chicken is a 10:-):-) I tried the yukon potatoes with gravy and again a 10:-). You can't go wrong. By the way the coconut cake is simply awesome!
  • h
    hNovember 17, 2014
    Awkward staff, memorable service. Amazing beets
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITNovember 8, 2014
    The fried chicken is some of the best in the country! But save room for the sides (we love the Mac & cheese) and a few biscuits!
  • michelle m.
    michelle mangusNovember 7, 2014
    My husband and I went here and were a bit unimpressed. The chicken was crispy and cooked perfectly, but was way too sweet as it was drenched in honey. The sides were "meh". Wouldn't go back.
  • Bre
    BreNovember 6, 2014
    honey chicken and the potatoes is a must have!
  • Brandi
    BrandiSeptember 25, 2014
    Get the chicken & waffles with honey. They're named for it for a reason. The chess pie is also incredible.
  • Nicole
    NicoleSeptember 20, 2014
    The waffle was ok. I didn't like the syrup. The chicken was good. The Mac and cheese was okay. The banana pudding to go was not good. While it was extremely busy, we got good service.
  • Todd W.
    Todd WilliamsSeptember 2, 2014
    One of my all time fave brunch spots. The chicken and waffles are amazing but the sides are where the action is. Pimento and cheese and creamed collard greens are winners. Coconut cake A+.
  • Raleigh H.
    Raleigh HappeningSeptember 1, 2014
    The creamed collard greens are out of control. #love
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos RussoAugust 27, 2014
    Great brunch spot. Their changing menu is always full of awesome. Get the chicken & sausage gravy biscuit if you can!
  • Raleigh H.
    Raleigh HappeningAugust 22, 2014
    Get the veggie sandwich and add buffalo dipped chicken - you won't be sorry.
  • Ronnie T.
    Ronnie TAugust 19, 2014
    Main item of course is chicken and waffle but the test if the menu is great too. Stay away from the Bloody Mary though, bad tasting mix.
  • Matt W.
    Matt WilsonAugust 18, 2014
    Chicken and waffles
  • DjPharmD
    DjPharmDAugust 10, 2014
    Fried chicken is really good here, check out fox Liqour bar around the corner too, best drinks in town!
  • T. Naomie L.
    T. Naomie LucasAugust 9, 2014
    The creamed collard greens and mac and cheese are wonderful side dishes!
  • Patrick F.
    Patrick FingerAugust 7, 2014
    Go right when they open on the weekends. Otherwise you'll wait in a line around the block! Great strong coffee!
  • Katherine
    KatherineJuly 21, 2014
    Pimento Mac & Cheese Custard is to die for.
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher KimJuly 20, 2014
    This place is amazing!
  • Deepak B.
    Deepak BhatJuly 1, 2014
    Took the chicken biscuit and it was great! The fried chicken was huge and loved the pickled tomato as well. Friendliest staff!
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BJune 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I may never fry chicken again!
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley ParsonMay 31, 2014
    Chicken and Waffles!! Amazing
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  • Phillip S.
    Phillip SmithApril 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    It was awesome as always.
  • Schaccoa H.
    Schaccoa HooverApril 5, 2014
    Service was GREAT!!! And good took little to no time to come out
  • Gi G.
    Gi GiMarch 25, 2014
    Great fried chicken & drinks!
  • Juakeia H.
    Juakeia Hines-WaldenMarch 23, 2014
    The fried chicken is wonderfully seasoned! Mixed with the honey and waffles=heaven on a plate. I will be back.
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah O'GradyMarch 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't neglect the chicken pot pie on the menu. Sooo good!
  • Justin B.
    Justin BakerMarch 1, 2014
    The ginger ale will make your ovaries jump.
  • Alison Brock M.
    Alison Brock McGillMarch 1, 2014
    I always order at least three veggies... and I'm never disappointed!
  • David
    DavidFebruary 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Delicious coffee!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BakerFebruary 7, 2014
    Try a chicken biscuit here and you'll never want the fast food version ever again.
  • Konrad A.
    Konrad ArnoldJanuary 16, 2014
    Do you like chairs with back supports? Well, fuck you! You ain't getting that here!
  • Byron H.
    Byron HarrellJanuary 2, 2014
    The menu is on the wall ;)
  • Amy J.
    Amy JacksonDecember 26, 2013
    Yum yum yum! Fried chicken heaven!
  • Amy J.
    Amy JacksonDecember 13, 2013
    Omg. Fried chicken licious!
  • Harbinger D.
    Harbinger DailyDecember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They use non-disposable sporks.... nuff said.
  • Megan C.
    Megan ChesterOctober 23, 2013
    Omg this is the best fried chicken and mashed potatoes I have ever eaten! And these honey biscuits are definitely a must!!!
  • Erin G.
    Erin GannonSeptember 8, 2013
    Chicken and waffles drizzled with honey ~ awesome!
  • Steven S.
    Steven SwainAugust 25, 2013
    Excellent chicken. Service is serviceable.
  • A Very Good Bad Boy
    A Very Good Bad BoyAugust 9, 2013
    Don't get the Pappy VanWinkle. They're all out.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SchaeferJuly 27, 2013
    Chicken & Waffles are delicious.
  • Willy H.
    Willy HardyJuly 25, 2013
    Best meatloaf in the ... It's real good
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SuttlesJuly 19, 2013
    Fantastic quarter chicken (dark meat). Try the mashed potatoes as well.
  • India M.
    India MejiaJune 23, 2013
    Beasley Chicken & Honey is not better than Dame's Chicken & Waffles! over priced, the chalkboard menu sucks!! the chicken is not seasoned and I can make them waffles at home! WASTE OF TIME & MONEY!!
  • Bobby C.
    Bobby CarrollMay 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The biscuits are huge and yummy! They remind me more of "hoecakes" instead of biscuits.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MorrisMay 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Food, Drinks, and service always excellent
  • Heather N.
    Heather NanneyMay 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Market Salad is tasty and has kale!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrownApril 30, 2013
    Whomever thought to put pimento in the mac and cheese is delightfully evil. One of the best things I've ever tasted.
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler StevensApril 21, 2013
    Most uncomfortable chairs ever.
  • Tyler F.
    Tyler FranklinApril 21, 2013
    Just had the biscuits and gravy for brunch, BEST EVER!
  • Eliza R.
    Eliza RApril 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Appalachian Maid cocktail (summer) and Mac. Doesn't get any better than that.
  • Meredith m.
    Meredith mApril 9, 2013
    Chicken & waffles. 'Nuff said.
  • Jamie G.
    Jamie GApril 1, 2013
    The food is delicious AND the bar has Creme de Cassis(a real Kir Royale can be had here)
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MuñozMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken tip: If you get chicken to go, get the honey on the side.
  • Anna E.
    Anna EavesMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Bloody Mary's during brunch are phenomenal. And The Reunion is basically the best thing ever.
  • Teresa B.
    Teresa BlissMarch 4, 2013
    1st time here. Slow service. Brought my husband the wrong meal twice. Food was just okay. A resounding, meh. :-/
  • Laurie Beth H.
    Laurie Beth HarrisFebruary 9, 2013
    The sweet tea is the perfect amount of sweet.
  • Kate O.
    Kate OwensFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best wings I've ever had.
  • Kate O.
    Kate OwensFebruary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I brought in a pan of cupcakes for my friend's birthday and the hostess told me that the cake cutting fee was TEN DOLLARS. Last time I checked, you don't cut cupcakes.
  • Junior E.
    Junior EluhuJanuary 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken Biscuit is on Point. Best Biscuit so far.
  • BigSquid
    BigSquidJanuary 2, 2013
    Simple, hip, comfort food....you'll love it!
  • Jessica Ann C.
    Jessica Ann CliffordDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My go to brunch... Benton's old fashioned, the reunion and pimento Mac and cheese... BOOM!
  • Jaymmie L.
    Jaymmie LeeDecember 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Chicken and Waffles are Excellent with their Honey drisseled on top! Their maple syrup doesn't taste good at all tho.
  • Dante P.
    Dante PasseraDecember 13, 2012
    Try the futuristic hand dryer.
  • Karen M.
    Karen MDecember 2, 2012
    Where my daughter ate chicken with her hands and said: "that's called good old south!"
  • Victoria C.
    Victoria CarlsonNovember 18, 2012
    Go there for brunch the biscuits and gravy are great
  • Ben W.
    Ben WimmerNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken is amazing but the sides are where it's at...try the quarter chicken with the Pimento Mac & Cheese Custard and either the potatoes & gravy or collard greens. One of the best meals in Raleigh!
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas SteffesNovember 17, 2012
    Great food, terribly slow service.
  • Tracie W.
    Tracie WorkmanNovember 11, 2012
    Love the Mason Jar Drink wear!
  • Andy W.
    Andy WarnerNovember 4, 2012
    Belgian waffle and silver plate for brunch is GREAT!
  • Max G.
    Max GoreSeptember 3, 2012
    The chicken biscuits are to die for! I can't get enough! And 1 word for the succotash..... AMAZING!
  • Kate O.
    Kate OwensAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The pimento mac and cheese is a must! And they don't skimp on the portion size either! Haha!
  • Kate O.
    Kate OwensAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The cocktails here are out of this world. Justin is an excellent bartender!
  • Kate O.
    Kate OwensAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I was expecting heavily fried shrimp for my meal- not here. It's lightly fried and the remoulade to go with it is amazing.
  • Binki D.
    Binki De CollibusAugust 21, 2012
    Emily was great and gave us good ideas to get a taste of many things for best value. I will def come back when I come back to the area
  • Binki D.
    Binki De CollibusAugust 21, 2012
    We loved the waffles, chicken and succotash. The ripest tomatoes were perfection in the salad.
  • Phillip H.
    Phillip HicksAugust 17, 2012
    Beats the hell out of Bojangles!
  • Raleigh C.
    Raleigh CitizenAugust 2, 2012
    When you’re downtown and in the mood for chicken, the choice begins and ends with Beasley’s. Read more
  • The News & Observer
    The News & ObserverAugust 1, 2012
    The chicken is juicy under a crunchy, deep golden brown batter crust. The honey is optional and adds a sweet note. Read more
  • James W.
    James WrightJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sweet mother of god, try the meatloaf
  • Alix F.
    Alix FitchJuly 4, 2012
    Mac n cheese. The mashed potatoes. Oh, my god. The cheesecake. I'm moving in.
  • Nicholas W.
    Nicholas WendlingJune 9, 2012
    The hand dryer in the bathroom is freakin AWESOME!
  • Amy W.
    Amy WainwrightMay 27, 2012
    The Banana Split is delicious!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RyanApril 14, 2012
    The chicken I'd kick'n and the Mac and cheese will please.
  • Crystal M.
    Crystal McCullersMarch 24, 2012
    Want the worlds best Mac&Cheese???? Just order it here! Goooooood Looooooord!!!
  • PATRICK J C.
    PATRICK J CHILLMarch 8, 2012
    Not a big fried chicken person but wow, amazing fried chicken and the mashed potatoes with onion gravy was excellent.
  • jenius
    jeniusFebruary 19, 2012
    Do not get the potato salad! But the mac and cheese,collards, greens and chicken is to die for! !!
  • Samantha A.
    Samantha ArkeyFebruary 1, 2012
    Chicken Pot Pie was amazing... Also, I love how drinks are served in mason jars
  • Mary Clayton L.
    Mary Clayton LilesJanuary 28, 2012
    The fried chicken was so good I think I saw Jesus. Whoever decided to put pimentos in the Mac and cheese is an evil genius. Everything from service to drinks to dessert was perfect. Go Beasley's!
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FitzhughJanuary 28, 2012
    Good food, loved the mac & cheese. Could have been more family friendly, no highchair and could have offered to refill tea and water.
  • James
    JamesJanuary 25, 2012
    Excellent fried chicken and sides. Dinner for two at $25? Almost unheard of. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Kinsey B.
    Kinsey BrooksJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Gold Rush. Mmm bourbon.
  • Karen D.
    Karen DyerJanuary 19, 2012
    Delicious! Vege plate is great and a good value!
  • Dan G.
    Dan GrinderDecember 31, 2011
    Don't eat a sandwich before coming here
  • Tara
    TaraDecember 28, 2011
    Friend Chicken, Greens and Mac & Cheese - southern staples with a twist...Loved it all!
  • Tara
    TaraDecember 28, 2011
    The banana pudding is amazing! Different and delicious!
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BrownDecember 26, 2011
    "Gourmet" fried chicken & waffles, old-style sodas.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FoxDecember 1, 2011
    Price went up on chicken & waffles, but now it's a choice of light or dark. Also more meat, no bones.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BrunkNovember 13, 2011
    It may not be chicken or honey but the meatloaf was great!
  • Bryan Y.
    Bryan YountNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The new chicken pot pie is one of the best pot pies I've ever had. Most excellent!
  • Karen K.
    Karen KOctober 14, 2011
    Big bad old fashioned
  • Craig E.
    Craig EOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the biscuits and honey for a side! So moist and delish.
  • Sean C.
    Sean CanaleSeptember 25, 2011
    Decent food but NO SERVICE! Couldn't find a waiter to refill a tea or water for the entire meal! And they weren't that busy (1/2 full)
  • Chef Kenny G.
    Chef Kenny GilbertSeptember 24, 2011
    Greens are tasty. Chicken with honey is great...simple and delicious. Very gracious service....
  • Susan B.
    Susan Baldwin StevensAugust 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon-washed bourbon old fashioned in a mason jar is just right.
  • Jenna R.
    Jenna RobinsonAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The butter lettuce with smoked tomatoes and buttermilk is a must!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpearsAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Norman Collins cocktail, it will not dissappoint
  • Troy H.
    Troy HancockAugust 19, 2011
    Get the chicken...it's really good!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DiColandreaAugust 17, 2011
    Oh yes be jealous!
  • Sam S.
    Sam ShaberAugust 16, 2011
    Wonderful dessert selection!
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