You could get a chicken sandwich at Popeye's or Chick-fil-A or any of the various chain places that participated in the Chicken Sandwich Wars, but why do that when you can get a delicious chicken sandwich at a local restaurant?
If you live in the Cleveland area, you can go to these local businesses and get a mouthwatering chicken sandwich that would be a worthy contender in any Chicken Sandwich War.
This place in University Heights offers delicious chicken sandwiches served on brioche buns. If you like your chicken sandwiches simple, check out the crispy chicken sandwich, which comes with slaw, pickles, and herb buttermilk mayo. If you want something with a little heat, check out the Cleveland hot chicken sandwich or Nashville hot chicken sandwich. And if you have room for dessert, check out the banana cream cannoli.
Chicken Ranch is located at 13892 Cedar Rd, University Heights, OH 44118.
Sauce the City
Also located in University Heights, Sauce the City serves some of the best chicken sandwiches in Greater Cleveland. Their chicken is fresh and locally sourced. And of course, the restaurant offers fantastic sauces. You can't go wrong with the Cleveland hot chicken sandwich, which has their "kooling sauce," chicken tossed in Cleveland hot sauce, and kale slaw with a dash of Cleveland hot seasoning. If you like your chicken sandwiches really spicy, you can get the Cleveland hot chicken sandwich with a ghost pepper blend. They also have great non-spicy sandwiches for the spice-averse.
Sauce the City is located at 14480 Cedar Rd, University Heights, OH 44121.
Soho Chicken + Whiskey
If you're in Ohio City, you should check out the chicken sandwiches at Soho Chicken + Whiskey. Customers love their Nashville sandwich, which in addition to the signature spice, has pimento cheese, coleslaw, grilled pickles, and okra remoulade. If you like your sandwiches non-spicy, check out the Louisville, which has American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and Duke's mayo. If you want something to wash down your sandwiches with, check out their cocktails.
Soho Chicken + Whiskey is located at 1889 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113.
In addition to serving delicious chicken tenders, Boss ChickNBeer has great chicken sandwiches. Check out the cheekily-named "basic" Pittsburgh Chick, which is served on a toasted pretzel bun and has their amazing chicken tenders, lettuce, tomato, American cheese, ranch, and pickles. If you want something with a little more heat but not too much heat, get the Cleveland Hot Chick, which, in addition to a pretzel bun and chicken tenders, has jalapeno pickles, superfood slaw, and jalapeno buffalo sauce. Sandwiches are also available gluten-free by request.
Boss ChickNBeer has 3 locations. One is in Berea (120 Front St, Berea, OH 44017), one is in Seven Hills (7305 Broadview Rd, Seven Hills, OH 44131), and one is in Bay Village (27321 Wolf Rd, Bay Village, OH 44140).