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Best Fried Chicken In NYC: Buttermilk Chicken, Legs, Thighs, More

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This singular Southern staple has popped up in some unexpected restaurants lately, and some might say that NYC has gone full-blown, fried chicken-crazy. Here's a look at some of the tastiest birds to hit the table. - Kelly Dobkin

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Bubby's Tribeca


120 Hudson Street
New York, NY 11211
(212) 219-0666
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Bubby's offers 24-hour salvation in the form of chicken and waffles. The soul-food classic is made with a buttermilk-battered bird and is deep-fried to a delicate crisp and served alongside steaming waffles and syrup.

Buttermilk Channel

Buttermilk Channel

524 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 852-8490
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When the word "buttermilk" is involved in the name of a restaurant, it's a safe bet that there's some serious fried chicken being churned out inside. The comfort food-infused menu at this Carroll Gardens eatery includes some of the best buttermilk fried chicken in the five boroughs, served alongside cheddar waffles.

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Charles' Pan-Fried Chicken

Charles' Pan-Fried Chicken
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2841 Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY 10039
(212) 281-1800

Charles Gabriel is Harlem's legendary fried chicken master. Instead of plunging his birds into a deep-fryer like so many, the secret to Charles' original recipe is his old-school pan-fried method, as noted in the namesake.

Pies 'n' Thighs

Pies N Thighs
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166 S. 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 529-6090
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This much-blogged about Williamsburg favorite that serves up comfort foods like brisket, hush puppies, and of course, pie, among other things. Fifteen bucks will buy you three pieces of the crispy bird along with one side, and a biscuit.

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