Missourians know good fried chicken. While you can get fried chicken at many places, only a few can really offer the best fried chicken. From Kansas City to St. Louis and in between, these are 10 bucket list worthy fried chicken spots in Missouri. Get your appetite ready!
1. Farmhouse Family Restaurant - Branson
If you're looking for a place with home style cooking and large portions in Branson, head to Farmhouse Family Restaurant.
Their fried chicken, with a thin and crispy breading, will surely satisfy your chicken cravings. Don't forget about all the sides too! You won't leave Farmhouse Family Restaurant hungry.
Find Farmhouse Family Restaurant at 119 W Main St, Branson.
2. Half Crocked Chef - Springfield
Half Crocked Chef specializes in honey infused and marinated dished. You can also buy products to take home like honeys and jams.
Their honey fried chicken is moist and juicy. If you love extra crunchy breading this place is for you.
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Find them at 2144 E Republic Rd, Springfield.
3. Hodak's - St. Louis
Hodak's is a St. Louis landmark and they have been serving award winning fried chicken for almost 55 years.
Their chicken is juicy and their portions are large. Expect a wait for dinner on most days but it's definitely worth it once the chicken comes.
Visit Hodak's at 2100 Gravois Ave
4. King Edwards Chicken and Fish - Crestwood
Kind Edward's is a local favorite in the South County St. Louis area. They are frying up chicken breasts and wings to perfection.
The chicken comes out piping hot from the fryer. Definitely get some hush-puppies on the side too!.
Find King Edward's at 8654 Watson Rd, Crestwood.
5. Stroud's North Restaurant - Kansas City
Stroud's has been serving up the best fried chicken in Kansas City since 1933. With two locations, visit Stroud's North restaurant if you're looking for the original.
This family style restaurant serves huge portions, guaranteed not to leave you hungry. While some people may tell you that BBQ is a must in KC, just as many will also send you for chicken at Stroud's.
Don't miss out on this Missouri tradition, visit Stroud's at 5410 NE Oak Ridge Rd
6. Cookin From Scratch - Doolittle
Cookin from Scratch in Doolittle is serving up crispy breaded chicken with all the fixins.
You'll find these large portions come at a cheap price. Stop by for delicious chicken and great service.
Find Cookin from Scratch at 90 Truman, Doolittle.
7. Ms. Kim's Fish and Chicken Shack - Columbia
Ms. Kim's Fish and Chicken Shack has the extra crispy breaded chicken of your dreams. This is the best chicken in Columbia, hands down.
Served southern style on a slice of white bread, you'll go crazy for the chicken but save some room for the amazing sides. Try the fried corn fitters and don't forget about desserts.
Visit Ms. Kim's at 1416 Hathman Pl, Columbia.
8. Southern - St. Louis
If you're a fan of hot chicken and soul food, you've got to try Southern in St. Louis city.
Served on a platter, you can get their extra crispy battered chicken at different levels of spiciness. For those who like it hot, get your chicken with the cluckin hot sauce.
Find Southern at 3108 Olive St, St. Louis.
9. Galvin's Dinnerhouse - St. Joseph
Galvin's Dinnerhouse has been serving family style chicken dinners since 1940.
With a cozy home-style setting this St. Joseph staple is a must visit attraction. You will love their juicy chicken that comes with all the classic sides your grandma would make.
Visit Galvin's at 6802 S 22nd St, Saint Joseph.
10. Chicken Macaroni and Cheese - Kansas City
If mac and cheese is secretly your favorite dish when eating at a fried chicken restaurant, then you need to try Chicken Macaroni and Cheese. You can get your chicken with mac-and-cheese on the side or on top.
However, if you are more of a chicken fan they've got you covered. Try any of their awesome sides in addition to the crisp amazing chicken.
Chicken Macaroni and Cheese is located at 7025 Prospect Ave
Have you visited any of these places for fried chicken? Let us know about it in the comments below.