Are you a die-hard fan of fried chicken? Do you dream of golden, crispy skin and juicy, tender meat? Then look no further! Fried chicken may not be top of mind when you think of the city’s specialties, but Miami has no shortage of great places that serve up a memorable take on this crowd favorite.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill
What’s a sushi place doing on a fried chicken list? Don’t let the name fool you: Besides some of the best sushi on South Beach, Blue Ribbon boasts a delectable fried chicken served with wasabi honey. It’s the only thing like it on the menu; everything else leans heavily into the restaurant’s Japanese influences. Load up on a few rolls or platters but save room for this chicken. It’s not cheap, but you won’t regret it.
Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill is located at 336 21st Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
When you’re in a rush, the team at Coop has your back. Located inside MIA Market, the food hall favorite is ideal for a quick meal when you need that fried chicken fix. Get it in a wrap, a salad, in between waffles, or in one of their signature sandwiches. We enjoy our bird with a lil’ kick so we opt for the Lil’ Hottie with hot sauce and hot pickles. Not a spice fan? The more traditional Florida Bird has your name on it. You’ll be in and out of here in no time.
Coop is located at 140 NE 39th Street, Suite 241, Miami, FL 33137. For more information, visit their official website.
Joe’s Stone Crab
Joe’s Stone Crab is known for its seafood. Fried chicken? Not so much: The ½ bird on the menu is easy to miss because it’s surrounded by the restaurant’s more popular items like their namesake stone crabs, lobster roll, and hashed brown potatoes. The price point even makes it look suspicious: $8.95. That’s … relatively affordable on a menu where entrees can reach triple digits. And it’s just as good as many of those more expensive items. Trust us: Just get it.
Joe’s Stone Crab is located at 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website.
Recently recognized with a Bib Gourmand award from the MICHELIN Guide, Rosie’s is the definitive spot for elevated Southern food in Miami. The kitchen team serves up their signature fried chicken in several ways: Enjoy it with waffles, biscuits, or in a sandwich. No matter which option you choose, that first bite is pure magic. Words don’t do it justice—just go. Make a reservation, though—this place is always busy.
Rosie’s is located at 7127 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33150. For more information, visit their official website.
Root & Bone
South Miami is a neighborhood that doesn’t get enough love from the culinary scene. It’s a shame because it’s home to some great restaurants, including Root & Bone. The Southern eatery is home to a tasty fried chicken brined in sweet tea and served with a delicious honey tobacco sauce. You can get a half bird or whole bird; we recommend the whole bird so you have some leftovers for later—you’re going to be thinking about this dish for a while. Although this article is about fried chicken, we wanted to shout out the restaurant’s table-side hot chicken—another awesome dish.
Root & Bone is located at 5958 South Dixie Highway, South Miami, FL 33143. For more information, visit their official website.