Fried chicken: Could there be a more soul-satisfying dish? With tender meat and an addictive amount of salt, fat, and crunch, we don’t think so.
From budget-friendly eateries to more refined establishments, here are seven spots in Calgary offering up their own lip-smacking versions of fried chicken.
If fried chicken is what you want, then fried chicken is what you shall receive at Chicken on the Way. This longstanding eatery (family-owned and operated since 1958) offers fast, fresh, and delicious fried chicken. Purchase by the piece or as a combo.
Address: Multiple locations (check website)
This modest, counter service eatery is the perfect pit stop if you’re looking to fill a fried chicken craving. Served piping hot and fresh, Olive Chicken’s fried chicken can be ordered sans topping or with a Korean-inspired sticky hot and sweet sauce. Regardless of which variety you go for you can expect to find tender, juicy, meat with just the right amount of oiliness.
Address: 2807 17th Avenue SW
Unsurprisingly, it’s all about the bird at this recent Beltline addition. Cluck ‘n’ Cleaver’s chicken, which is supplied by local Alberta farms, is offered by the piece (think crispy, moist Southern-style fried chicken) and in quarter, half, and whole portions (rotisserie birds).
Address: 1511 14th Street SW
For an elevated fried chicken meal head to Model Milk. The 17th Avenue eatery offers up a mouthwatering Nashville Hot Chicken–a shared plate made up of a deliciously crispy deep-fried all natural bird, warm buttermilk waffles, coleslaw, and pickles.
Address: 308 17th Avenue SW
If you like your fried chicken to come with waffles be sure to track down the Waffles & Chix food truck. Once you do you’ll find a traditional chicken and waffle plate, which is offered alongside sandwiched versions of the Southern staple, like the mouth-stretching Cheezy Waffle Sandwich. This enormous feed is comprised of Southern fried chicken (which boasts a crunchy crust), creamy coleslaw, and maple syrup, pressed between two cheese Brussels waffles.
This modern diner offers patrons a staggering amount of edible temptations, including the eatery’s ever-popular Fried Chicken and Waffles. This drool-inducing food mash-up is composed of crispy chicken thighs, fluffy buttermilk waffles, and a thick white gravy.
Address: 243 12 Avenue SW
Crunch crunch crunch! Korean fried chicken with a crisp coating and just the right amount of grease is what you’ll find at Ogam Chicken. Heavy in flavour, choose between soy garlic, hot soy garlic, seasoned, or creamy garlic varieties.
Address: 108 – 6008 Macleod Trail SW