Must Try Fried Chicken in Orange County

We're making good fried chicken easy to find! Here are some of the best places in Orange County to get your fried chicken fix. 

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.


215 W. Birch St.
(714) 255-1188
Monday – Wednesday 9am – 9pm
Thursday – Friday 9am – 10pm
Saturday 8am – 10pm
Sunday 8am – 9pm

Huntington Beach
180 5th St #120
(567) 215-3559
Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm
Friday 9am – 10pm
Saturday 8am – 10pm
Sunday 8am – 9pm

14376 Culver Dr.
(949) 556-4894
Sunday – Thursday 8am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday 8am – 10pm

292 N Glassell St.
(714) 633-3900
Sunday – Wednesday 8am – 9pm
Thursday 8am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday 8am – 11pm

Bruxie opened as a patio stand in Orange County, California in 2010 with one genius idea — the Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich! We started with our recipe for the most perfect, crispy, not-so-sweet waffle. Then, the crunchiest, juiciest, most delicious fried chicken ever. And boom! Awesomeness was born.

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.

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).

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

Dana Point
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.

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.


601 N. Euclid St.
Anaheim, CA 92801
(714) 635-0265

2180 Barranca Parkway Suite # 120
Irvine CA 92606
(949) 660-1586

Jollibee's perfectly seasoned fried chicken that's crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside; Jolly Spaghetti- that is uniquely Jollibee; and Yum Burgers- served with our own special burger dressing.

KoKo Chicken & BBQ

8532 Commonwealth Ave
Buena 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.

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.

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.

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

Aliso Viejo
26801 Aliso Creek Road
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 448-0241
Sunday - Thursday 10am - 12am
Friday - Saturday 10am - 1am

Costa Mesa
3150 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 540-1477
Sunday - Wednesday 9am - 1am
Thursday - Saturday 9am - 3am

Laguna Hills
23971 El Toro Road
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 587-1970
Sunday - Thursday 9am - 2am
Friday - Saturday 9am - 3am

2249 N. Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92865
(714) 282-1886
Sunday - Thursday 9am - 1am
Friday - Saturday 9am - 3am

Our concept is simple and unique… we only have ONE LOVE – quality chicken finger meals! At Raising Cane’s® you get an exceptionally high quality product served quickly and conveniently. We can do this because we offer a limited menu. The specialized systems developed by Raising Cane’s® allow us to maintain a level of quality unmatched in the industry. Our commitment to this concept will not allow us to compromise our quality, cut corners or clutter our menu with new products that do not fit our core menu offering.

Rooster Republic

515 N Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 850-0241

Sunday – Wednesday 11am – 9pm
Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday - Saturday 11am – 11pm

Everybody's Favorite Chicken! Serving all-natural hormone-free chicken fried in 100% peanut oil.

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.

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.

The Crack Shack

196 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 383-5040

Sunday - Thursday 9am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday 9am - 11pm

Upon the great tradition of deliciously fried chicken, we’ve infused our Southern California spirit into the entire experience—reimagining classic comfort food with fine dining flair in an open atmosphere inspired from our love for salty breezes on a sunny day…lawn games anyone?

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