There’s no denying that Dubliners love their comfort food. From steaming bowls of ramen to chunky burritos to burgers and beyond, Dublin is packed with excellent restaurants serving up delicious and comforting dishes.
However, when it comes to comfort food, it is hard to beat a heaping plate of perfectly-fried chicken. Fortunately, there are some great places in the city to pick up some fried perfection.
In this post, we share the best fried chicken in Dublin.
Map of Restaurants
The following map shows the location of every restaurant highlighted in this post:
Since opening their first location in 2018, Mad Egg have since expanded to three locations across Dublin. The fried chicken chain’s popularity is no surprise, given their commitment to serving local, free-range chicken and their painstaking, 48 hour-long seasoning process.
Mad Egg’s signature dish is their chicken burger, which comes in a range of styles to suit every taste, from lemon and herb to the hottest of hot sauce. Chicken and waffles are also on the menu for those looking for the perfect indulgent brunch.
Dessert lovers will also not be disappointed, as the restaurants ‘DIY cheesecake’, which comes with toppings picked by you, is one of the finest in Dublin.
Location: 2 & 3 Charlotte Way, Camden Place, Camden Street Lower, Dublin
Located on Dublin’s up-and-coming Aungier Street in the city centre, Chimac offers an intriguing twist on classic fried chicken with their Korean fried chicken offering. Koreans are so in love with the combination of fried chicken and cold beer that they created a word for the combo – ‘chee-mac’, from which Chimac takes its name.
The restaurant has taken this passion for fried chicken and combined it with authentic Korean flavours to offer up a bold new addition to the Dublin restaurant scene. Choose your chicken in a range of delicious sauces, either straight up or in a burger. Chimac pride themselves in serving only 100% free range chicken.
Location: 76 Aungier Street, Dublin
For an old-fashioned plate of fried chicken done right, look no further than Hillbilly’s. With several locations across the city, the chain have found success serving up high-quality chicken seasoned according to an old recipe from the American South.
The chain serve up fried chicken in a number of ways, including chicken wings, chicken tenders, and chicken burgers.
Location: 109 Lower Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin
While we have previously highlighted the delicious wings on offer from Wishbone, their fried chicken tender offerings are also not be missed. Available in classic southern fried and original buffalo flavours, we recommend pairing them with some of Wishbone’s amazing handmade sauces.
Location: 16 Montague Street, Dublin
The final entry on our list is Rocket’s, a spin-off brand of restaurants from the popular Eddie Rockets Americana themed restaurant chain. The buttermilk fried chicken tenders and chicken tender burger are filling and delicious, and particularly perfect for those looking to satisfy their chicken cravings in a hurry.
The chain has several locations in Dublin, including an outlet inside Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre and a sit-in location in the IFSC.
Location: IFSC, Northwall Quay, Dublin