8 places to check out
Posted on Jul 7, 2016 By Diana Alvarez
JULY 6 IS NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY! BUT LET'S FACE IT – ANY DAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR FRIED CHICKEN. YOU DEFINITELY CAN'T MISS A PLATE OF SOME OF OUR DALLAS FAVORITES.
From the family behind the southern restaurant chain Black-eyed Pea comes an eatery that follows in the path of comfort food, but with a modern twist. Replacing the original Black-eyed Pea storefront, Street's Fine Chicken serves up French-styled fried chicken with honey butter biscuits, alongside other southern-inspired classics like siracha spiked deviled eggs and brie mac and cheese.
Go here next: A visit to The Strip, aka Cedar Springs Road and the hub of the Oak Lawn neighborhood, isn't complete without a spin on the dancefloor at The Round Up. Get there early for line dancing before EDM tunes take over at midnight.
The modern Korean-American food spot is popular for their menu staples like kimchi fries, noodle dishes and rice bowls, but they're on this list for their tasty fried chicken. The half-chicken dish is perfectly fried and tossed in either a spicy chili or a soy ginger sauce – your choice.
Go here next: Cool off with a visit to Steel City Pops on Greenville Ave. or Encante Pops in the Bishop Arts District. Both spots are known for refreshing flavor combos – think creamy avocado or homemade vanilla as an after-dinner treat.
Have a cocktail alongside your fried chicken at this late-night spot along Elm Street. The chicken comes with choices too – get it naked (no batter), sexy (no batter with hot chicken oil) or hot (batter with sauce and mixed peppers).
Go here next: Head a block over to Main Street and head to the roof-top level of Stirr. The Downtown views paired with an Aperol Spritz at this Uptown-vibe bar make for a worthy summer night.
Led by Stephan Pyles, a Dallas food icon and internationally renowned chef, Stampede 66 plays up the Texas roots that are synonymous with Dallas. Enjoy your plate of chicken, injected with honey once fried, alongside mouthwatering buttermilk biscuits and ham hock gravy.
Go here next: The restaurant in Uptown is a five-minute walk from Happiest Hour, a trendy patio bar and lounge with rooftop views. The drink menu features over 50 beers and signature cocktails named after local sports teams (start with the Maverick!)
What's better than a patio, a cold beer and some freshly made crispy buttermilk fried chicken served with oregano honey and pickles on a summer night? The restaurant shares the spacious courtyard with The Foundry, a hip, laid-bar bar and music venue, so dinner comes with a show!
Go here next: Grab dessert just down the road at Kate Weiser Chocolates in Trinity Groves. Build your own box of hand-painted chocolates in all your favorite flavors - be sure to taste the mango habanero and caramelized pineapple.
Most know Pecan Lodge for its mouthwatering brisket, pulled pork and beef ribs, and the fried chicken adds just another reason to make sure you visit this Dallas staple. The recipe is simple: a little onion powder and black pepper gives the fried chicken all the flavoring it needs.
Go here next: Check out the shops along Main Street in Deep Ellum to walk off the meal or head to a show at Trees, a small-but- mighty live music venue that has stood the test of time (it opened in 1990 and has seen everyone from Nirvana to Erykah Badu.)
This South Dallas staple is known for its no-fuss approach to some seriously good fried chicken, generously seasoned with a salt blend and served alongside pickles, fries and jalapeño peppers. It's a cash-only spot and early afternoons on weekdays are the best time to visit.
Go here next: Head north to Fair Park, home to the annual State Fair of Texas and numerous other events and celebrations throughout the year. The fair park grounds have multiple museums and attractions to visit, including the African American Museum.
Korean fried chicken at its best. The casual spot is small and fills up fast thanks to their delicious chicken, marinated and hand-battered with a secret blend of herbs and spices, and breaded with unique rice flour.
Go here next: This place is on the cusp of Dallas and it's northern neighbors, so head to the Allen Premium Outlets or Southfork Ranch to make the most of the drive.
Want more dining ideas? See our list of Dallas restaurants. There's something to suit every taste.