Atlanta's Best Fried Chicken

Atlanta's Best Fried Chicken

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We count down the most crispy, juicy, mouth-watering morsels in the city.

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    A plate ($15) comes with three pieces, a fluffy biscuit, a side of hot sauce, and a bowl of grits. If you crave something green, order a side like roasted broccoli with tomato and olives ($6).
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    A plate with two pieces ($7.50) includes two sides and a biscuit or a dinner roll. Some sides rotate throughout the week, but count on mashed potatoes and turnip greens.
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    The entree ($15.95) comes with three seasonal sides (kale, cabbage, and rice casserole are common in winter) and a basket of ethereal chive biscuits.
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    A single plate of three pieces costs $13; for a group, order a whole chicken ($20) or two birds ($30). The plate comes with two vegetables: Count on porky collards and a seasonally changing inspiration like butternut squash gratin.
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    Per the Nixon-era vibe, you’ll find throwbacks like canned peaches and cottage cheese or tomato aspic among the vegetables (each plate, at $13 to $15, comes with two sides).
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    Some Wednesdays, Star Provisions offers fried chicken as a lunchtime blue plate special ($13.95) with three revolving sides, such as collards and mashed potatoes.
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    Go classic with creamy broccoli casserole and mashed potatoes with gravy. Take a couple of bites of apple or cherry pie for dessert and finish the rest for breakfast the next morning.
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    Three pieces of chicken ($18) come with a side of white wine–Tabasco sauce for dipping and a seasonal salad—peach and basil in the summer, for example, or a mix of pleasantly bitter greens in the winter.
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    A half bird ($14.50) comes with two biscuits; order a la carte extras like custardy mac and cheese (arguably the city’s best) and a seasonal green vegetable like Brussels sprouts.
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    The chicken ($12.99 for plain or smothered, a comforting variation) comes with two sides and bread. If you stop in Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, try the onion-flecked black-eyed peas.
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