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Where to Find Phenomenal Fried Chicken in Westchester County

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Whether you prefer your fried chicken atop waffles, sandwiched between two buns, or straight from your fingertips, you’re in for a feast.

By Christina Ferrari, Zach Gibbs, and Julia Mallon

Alvin and Friends

14 Memorial Highway, New Rochelle; 914.654.6549

They wouldn’t be Alvin and Friends if their buttermilk fried chicken didn’t have a friendly kick to it. The recurrent Best of Westchester winner’s chicken is marinated in Louisiana hot sauce and served with slow-cooked greens with smoked turkey and three-cheese mac ‘n’ cheese.

The Bus at Salinger’s Orchard

230 Guinea Rd, Brewster

If you’re too busy to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day on the actual day (a.k.a. July 6), The Bus at Salinger’s Orchard is waiting to satisfy your crispy chicken cravings Friday through Sunday. The fried chicken sandwich is topped with chili honey and house B&B pickles.

Chicken Coop

80 US-6, Baldwin Place; 914.274.8444

If you’re looking for an im-peck-able selection of chicken dishes — sandwiches, fries, wings — Chicken Coop is your new hideout. Try the Cluckin Fries for a Nashville hot chicken twist on cheese fries, or the classic Nashville hot chicken sandwich.

 

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Lilly’s

169 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains; 914.997.5600

Lilly’s ain’t wingin’ it when it comes to their crispy chicken. Order the chicken and waffles for brunch and get a complimentary mimosa or Bloody Mary. Order the crispy fried chicken sandwich for lunch with pickles, cherry peppers, lettuce, white barbecue sauce, crispy fries, and a brioche bun. Or, order it traditionally as a small plate for dinner. (Pro tip: This sammie can also be made GF.)

 

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Rye Roadhouse

12 High St, Rye; 914.925.2668

Soaked in buttermilk and crisped to a golden brown, the chicken at Rye Roadhouse is a regular Best of Westchester winner, and you can expect a fried chicken special every Wednesday night. If your mouth is already watering, we’ll let you in on a little secret: The fried chicken po’ boy is available all day, every day, but isn’t on the menu. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more!)

 

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The Shop Ardsley

711 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley; 914.591.4321

If you’re planning on heading over to The Shop in Ardsley, make sure to bring a group of poultry-loving friends (or a really big appetite). While single portion dishes are offered, the crowning glory is a four-person fried chicken meal that consists of two birds and your choice of four sides.

 

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Southern Table

39 Marble Ave, Pleasantville; 914.618.3355

When the #birdlife chooses you, head to Southern Table, which brings the heat with their Nashville hot chicken. If you don’t like spicy, they have plenty of other drumsticks to go around including buttermilk for dinner, and an array of crispy chicken sandwiches for lunch.

 

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