After the long holiday weekend, everyone could use a little pick me up going into the workweek. Luckily, Tuesday is National Fried Chicken Day, and this city is chock full of options to celebrate and start your Tuesday out on the right note.
Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge
According to a release, the retro and eclectic bar and lounge is turning the classic sandwich into a stand-out sammy with a dish ideal for the lover of all things spicy and hot – the Spicy Chicken Sammy ($13) made with Southern-fried (or grilled) chicken, lettuce, tomato, pickles, spicy mayo, served on a sesame bun. Diners can indulge in this sub with-or-without a side of crispy hand cut fries and enjoy in in the venue’s art and artifact filled outdoor garden.
435 Spring Garden St., silkcityphilly.com
With chicken in its name, you can almost expect the Bourse-based eatery to have plenty of options for National Fried Chicken Day ready and available. On July 6, Philadelphians can indulge in Freebyrd’s extensive line-up of hand-battered and crispy fried specialties including the classic Freebyrd Chicken Sandwich ($10) made with buttermilk-brined fried chicken, signature Alabama white BBQ sauce and homemade pickles, on a soft roll, and their Carolina Classic Chicken Sandwich ($10) crafted with their signature buttermilk brined fried chicken, lettuce, and tomato, assembled on a soft roll, with Duke’s mayo topping it all off. These menu items and more are available for in-person ordering and dining as well as takeaway and delivery via Doordash.
111 S. Independence Mall E, theboursephilly.com
In Northern Liberties, Philadelphians can sink their teeth into the new American bar and grille’s “elevated” take on the classic fried chicken sandwich. The eatery’s Honey Dipped Fried Chicken ($15) is prepared with lettuce, tomato, pickles, buttermilk ranch dressing and assembled on a fresh Martin’s Seeded roll.
801 N. 3rd St., norththird.com
One area of the city has everything you need when looking for some options for National Fried Chicken Day. According to a release, East Passyunk’s Redcrest Fried Chicken is a no-brainer, offering the popular Drive-Thru Chicken Sandwich ($9) composed of crunchy fried chicken, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, topped off with a secret special sauce and served on a potato bun. Another go-to is Flannel, known for their southern comfort fare, and their take on Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich ($14). This spicy sandwich is composed of crispy fried chicken, ranch dressing, green tomato pickles and is tossed in a specialty hot sauce, then finally placed on a sweet potato bun. The dish can be made to enjoy with or without all of the heat, and guests are welcome to choose from an extensive list of flavor-filled sides and adds-on.
In honor of the tasty holiday, South Philly bar and eatery Devil’s Den will be putting the spotlight on one of their fried chicken incorporated dishes with a spicy addition. Their Buffalo Chicken Sandwich ($12) consists of fried chicken, hot sauce that packs the heat, fresh lettuce and tomato, and blue cheese and is served with house-cut fries or a house salad.
1148 South 11th St., devilsdenphilly.com
Red Owl Tavern
Down in Old City, those looking for a bite to eat can bring their tastebuds down south with ROT’s Nashville Fried Chicken Sandwich. The dish comes out to be $18 and is crafted with coleslaw, pickles, and ranch, on a warm brioche bun. Guests can choose between a side of fries or salad, or upgrade to truffle fries for an additional $5.
433 Chestnut St., redowltavern.com
There are multiple locations, so, multiple ways to get your hands on some fried chicken on July 6 with Sabrina’s. For brunch, diners can check out their Chicken and Waffle ($15) consisting of a twice-dipped buttermilk fried chicken breast, topped with herb butter, warm saccharine vanilla bean syrup, and served hot over a homemade waffle. Additionally, folks may indulge in the spice-forward Buffalo Chicken Sandwich for lunch ($14) prepared with buttermilk fried chicken, buffalo sauce, red onion, celery and carrot slaw, with blue cheese sauce on a brioche bun.
Various locations, sabrinascafe.com
The Twisted Tail
For a southern-style spin on fried chicken, you can bring it back to the basics with Headhouse Square’s The Twisted Tail. For National Fried Chicken Day, the popular eatery will be spotlighting their Fried Chicken ($19) marinated in rosemary-honey and paired with sweet potato fries. Guests can sit indoors or outdoors as they dive into what the restaurant calls a hand-crafted masterpiece.
509 S. 2nd St., thetwistedtail.com