Must Try Fried Chicken in Orange County

Good fried chicken is easy to find with this list! We have compiled some of the best places in Orange County to get some really good fried chicken.

Memphis Soul Cafe & Bar

2920 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 432-7685

Thursday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm
Sunday - Wednesday 5pm - 9:30pm

Southern home-style cooking with signature dishes such as the smoky gumbo and pulled pork, ethereal buttermilk fried chicken, savory seafood jambalaya and seasonal specials sourced locally with naturally raised meats and poultry. The roadhouse style bar at Memphis offers both classic call and crafted cocktails as well a carefully curated beer and wine list.

Johnny Reb's True South Orange

2940 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 633-3369

Sunday - Thursday 7am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday 7am - 10pm

The warm, friendly staff, knotted pine interior and aroma of authentic down home cooking echo the hospitality that has made Johnny Rebs’ an institution and inspires employees daily.

Pizza & Chicken Love Letter

2600 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 852-2900

Sunday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 11pm

This hidden gem is sure to fulfill your cravings. Love letter's signature combo includes a large pizza and a basket of Korean spicy fried chicken.

Grandma's Chicken House

6072 Lincoln Ave
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 527-3162

Monday - Sunday 11:30am - 8pm
Tuesday 3pm - 8pm

Grandma's offers several lunch and dinner combo options, chicken by the piece, sides, salads & sandwiches. The "Picnic Basket" comes with 3 pieces of chicken, 4 pieces of broasted potatoes (equal to 2 whole potatoes), choice of a salad (potato, macaroni, coleslaw) and a homemade bread roll. All of their chicken meals come with a combo of white/dark meat unless you specify that you want white meat only (extra charge).

KoKo Chicken & BBQ

8532 Commonwealth Ave
Buean Park, CA 90621
(714) 994-1004

Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 2am
Sunday 4pm - 12am

Korean style fried chicken, Korean cuisine and beer house. KoKo fries its chicken twice, a process that not only separates the skin from the meat so you can pull the skin off with a tug that requires zero effort, but also creates meat super juicy it glistens. Dunking sauces are offered, prices are cheap, and beer and soju flow freely.

Mrs Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant

8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 220-5055

Monday - Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday 8am - 10pm

Mrs. Knott's traditional chicken dinners started in June, 1934 when Cordelia served fried chicken at the Farm for the very first time. The menu still features the same famous chicken, biscuits, and boysenberry pie. Each dinner is made from the "just-right" plump birds she insisted upon, and the fixin’s still include lighter-than-air buttermilk biscuits, fluffy mashed potatoes, rich chicken gravy and mouth-watering farm-fresh vegetables.

Mrs Bea's Louisiana Chicken & Waffles

1299 S Harbor Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631
(714) 441-2327

Closed Mondays
Tuesday - Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 9am - 10pm
Sunday 9am -9pm

Mrs. Bea's offers 10 different infused waffle flavors, waffle burgers and waffle sandwiches, Louisiana Creole Soul Food and the best Louisiana Fried Chicken around.

Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles

2110 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 823-4130

Sunday - Thursday 8am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday 8am - 1am

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is a Long Beach, California-based soul food restaurant chain founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem native, in 1975. It is best known for serving chicken and waffles, both together and separately, although they do offer more traditional menu items as well.

Grits Fullerton

133 W Chapman Ave # 102
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 449-0939

Monday - Tuesday 8am - 2:30pm
Wednesday - Saturday 8am - 9:30pm
Sunday 8am - 8:30pm

Grits Fullerton delivers unique, original, flavorful comfort food for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. The menu is ever-evolving, so if you see something you like, order it! Because it may be gone tomorrow!

The Chicken Coop

414 Old Newport Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 645-6086

Open daily from 7am - 11pm

Simple, homey American diner & bar offering diverse dishes from breakfast biscuits to steak dinners.

Georgia's Restaurant

440 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 906-1900

Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm
Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 10:30am - 10pm
Sunday 10:30am - 9pm

Georgia’s Restaurant brings southern home cooking to the Anaheim Packing District in Orange County, California.

Jimmy's Famous American Tavern

3325 E. Imperial Hwy.
Brea CA 92823
(714) 733-1310

Lunch Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 4pm
Dinner Monday - Saturday 4pm - closing
Sunday Brunch 10am - 3pm
Sunday Dinner 3pm - closing
Summer Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3pm - 7pm

25001 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA., 92629
(949) 388-8900

Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4pm
Saturday Lunch 11am - 4pm
Dinner Monday - Saturday 4pm - 11:30pm
Sunday Brunch 10am - 3pm
Sunday Dinner 3pm - 10pm
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3pm - 6pm

From the half-pound Jimmy Burger, with Applewood Bacon and Jalapeño Jelly to the Buttermilk Beer Batter Onion Rings with house-made Chipotle Ketchup, you’ll find creative reinterpretations of some of your favorite childhood meals.

370 Common

370 Glenneyre St
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 494-8686

Sunday - Thursday 5 - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 5 - 11pm

Fried Chicken is usually only served on the last Sunday of the month, but they have added a few more dates because the chicken is THAT good and is the only menu served on these days.

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