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Where to Find Phenomenal Fried Chicken in Westchester County

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By Christina Ferrari and Julia Mallon

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

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.

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The Bus at Salinger’s Orchard

230 Guinea Rd, Brewster

If you are too busy to celebrate this monumental holiday on Tuesday, The Bus at Salinger’s Orchard is waiting to satisfy your fried chicken cravings Thursday through Sunday. The fried chicken sandwich is topped with chili honey and house B&B pickles.

Chicken Coop

80 US-6, Baldwin Place; 914.690.7606

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. 

Lilly’s

169 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains; 914.997.5600

Lilly’s ain’t wingin’ it when it comes to their fried 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 fried to a golden brown, the chicken at Rye Roadhouse is done so well that it won Best of Westchester — twice! If you’re willing to wait a day, the Roadhouse has a fried chicken special every Wednesday night. If your mouth is already watering, we’ll let you in on a little secret: Their fried chicken po’ boy is available all day, every day, but isn’t on the menu. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more!)

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 fried chicken-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.

Sound Chicken

232 Fifth Ave, Pelham; 914.740.5255

At Sound Chicken, the only sound you’ll be hearing is the crunch of their classic crispy chicken in your mouth. Their tasty tenders and sandwiches can be made even better by your choice of one of 10 eccentric sauces made in house.

Southern Table

39 Marble Ave, Pleasantville; 914.618.3355

#Birdlife is choosing you this National Fried Chicken Day and Southern Table is bringing 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 fried chicken sandwiches for lunch.


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