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Ranked: The Best Fried Chicken In Atlanta, Georgia

JC Phelps

Hey, y'all! Looking for fried chicken in Atlanta, Georgia? Well, you're in luck: "The Big Peach" is chock-full of the southern speciality. These are Atlanta's Top Five Fried Chicken Spots Ranked, as per Yelp. Do you see your favorite on the list? If not, tell me in the comments: what's your go-to spot for fried chicken in Atlanta?
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1. Hattie B's Hot Chicken - Atlanta

Address: 299 Moreland Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307

Phone: (678) 888-4884

Nashville hot chicken has made it to Atlanta -- and the introduction to the city was such a hit that it currently ranks in the top spot! Chicken can be ordered in multiple varities: white meat, dark meat, wings, half chicken, and tenders. Choose from six heat levels: southern, mild, medium, hot!, damn hot!, and shut the cluck up!

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2. Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken

Address: 231 W Peachtree St NE Ste A-05 Atlanta, GA 30303

Phone: (404) 996-2837

Gus's hot and spicy fried chicken is famous in the south. The crispy chicken, which is fried in peanut oil, is a favorite of both locals and tourists. Chicken can be ordered in the following forms: white meat, dark meat, wings, half chicken, and tenders. While there, don't miss the fried okra, macaroni and cheese, and greens; further, grab a slice of sweet potato pie and thank me later!

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3. Mukja Korean Fried Chicken

Address: 933 Peachtree St Ste 951 Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: (404) 855-5516

Mukja claims that they bring the number one #Seoul to Atlanta -- and that they do! Founded by two long-time friends in a college dorm room, Mukja Korean Fried Chicken is an independent brand, serving Korean Fried Chicken in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Mukja means "let's eat!"; when there, you'll want to feast on the Half Bird (3 Sides, specialty sauce, pickled radish) and the Bird On A Bun (martin's potato bun, fried chicken thigh, pickled veggies, comeback sauce, fries).

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4. South City Kitchen Midtown

Address: 1144 Crescent Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: (404) 873-7358

South City Kitchen Midtown serves Southern classics with a sophisticated spin from an iconic bungalow in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Since opening more than two decades ago and changing the landscape of Southern cuisine and the Atlanta restaurant scene, they've served signature dishes like fried chicken and shrimp & grits alongside innovative, inspired regional cuisine. Their Springer Mountain Farms Fried Chicken is served with collard greens, mashed red bliss potatoes, and honey-thyme jus; also, while there, don't miss the pan-fried chicken livers (served with caramelized onion jus, city ham, creamed corn).

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5. Mary Mac's Tea Room

Address: 224 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308

Phone: (404) 876-1800

Rounding out the top five fried chicken spots in Atlanta is an iconic institution: Mary Mac's! Not many things have changed since they first opened their doors in 1945 – they still shuck their own bushels of corn, snap fresh green beans by hand, and serve up finger-lickin' good southern fare. You'll love their fried chicken, fried chicken livers, and chicken fried chicken with white pepper gravy!

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