ARIZONA NEWS

Top fried chicken joints to try on National Fried Chicken Day

Jul 6, 2019, 2:26 PM

Lo-Lo's Fried Chicken (Yelp image)...

Lo-Lo's Fried Chicken (Yelp image)

(Yelp image)

With it being National Fried Chicken Day, it only makes sense to explore the best chicken restaurants in the nation.

Two of Arizona’s most highly-rated fried chicken restaurants, Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles (No. 35) and Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Café (No. 53), were the states sole representatives on the New York Daily News’ list.

Although the list doesn’t include more soul food spots from the Valley, there are a ton of awesome restaurants ranked by Yelp that serve delicious fried chicken.

Lo-Lo’s has four Valley locations and opened two more in Southlake, Texas and Las Vegas. The chicken chain is best known for their “hood classics” menu and iconic cocktails served in mason jars.

“Woah!!!!!! This place is hands down one of the best chicken and waffle spots I have had. I am from California and I didn’t think anyone could surpass the infamous Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffle but I was mistaken,” wrote Yelp reviewer Alina Q.

Mrs. White’s is another must-try Phoenix hotspot and was owned by the grandmother of Lo-Lo’s owner Larry White.

The famous yellow café, which has be there since the early 1960’s, sits on the corner of E. Jefferson street and S. 7th street. The menu is comprised of authentic southern cooking Mrs. White had growing up in Temple, Texas.

Out of 429 reviews on Yelp, Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Café has received 162 5-star ratings and 112 4-star ratings.

If you are looking to heat things up, Monroe’s Hot Chicken on the corner of S. 1st avenue and W. Jefferson street is dishing out traditional Nashville-style bites.

A messy Monroe’s hot chicken sandwich is topped with southern slaw, pickles and their signature kick-it-up sauce.

“After living four years in Nashville, one of the things I missed greatly moving away was Nashville Hot Chicken,” said Yelp reviewer Kim G. “Monroe’s is the first place in the Phoenix metro area that hits the target of Nashville Hot Chicken.”

Monroe’s finishes off their meals with homemade moonpies.

Ezekiel’s Restaurant, located on S. 48th street and E. Warner road, creates colossal dishes and meal combos in their kitchen. Originating in York, Pennsylvania, the restaurant is owned and operated by Brad and Laurita Carr.

The food is made fresh daily including succulent sides and mouthwatering desserts like chocolate peanut butter cake and sweet potato pie.

The family owned restaurant received 156 5-star ratings out of 280 reviews.

For people looking to grab something quick, ATL Wings is frying over 20 different flavors of crispy, greasy chicken. Don’t let the name fool you, ATL has nothing to do with Atlanta. The company was started by Mike and Cianna Kirksey in Chandler in 2012.

The acronym ATL stands for All the Luv.

What originally started as one chicken wing joint has grown to nine locations and is open seven days a week.

They offer the option of bone-in or boneless and even use their fried chicken to my sides like buffalo chicken fries.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Facebook Photo/Tucson Police Department)...

Associated Press

Man already serving life sentence convicted of killing Tucson girl who vanished from parents’ home

A man already serving a life sentence was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder in the killing of another Tucson girl years earlier.

23 minutes ago

A suspect who accidentally shot and killed a fellow IRS agent at a federal gun range in Phoenix was...

Danny Shapiro

Suspect indicted on manslaughter charge in death of fellow IRS agent in Phoenix

A suspect who accidentally shot and killed a fellow IRS agent at a federal gun range in Phoenix was indicted on a manslaughter charge, authorities announced Friday.

1 hour ago

Arizona will not approve new housing construction on the fast-growing edges of metro Phoenix that r...

Associated Press

Arizona Senate passes plan to manage rural groundwater, but final success is uncertain

A plan to manage rural groundwater passed the Arizona Senate amid concerns about the availability of sufficient water for future generations.

2 hours ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: A closer look at the alleged cover-up of Preston Lord’s fatal beating

Arizona Republic investigative reporters Robert Anglen and Elena Santa Cruz join guest host Kristin Bentz to further explain the latest developments in the Preston Lord investigation. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News

3 hours ago

A sign in front of a building identifies Valleywise Behavioral Health Center – Maryvale in Phoeni...

Kevin Stone

Valleywise Health replenishing mental health care capacity after staffing setback

Valleywise Health is working to replenish its mental health care capacity after cutting back because of staffing shortages in 2022.

3 hours ago

Split image of a Spin e-scooter on the left and the boundary map for Phoenix's Shared Micromobility...

Kevin Stone

Phoenix pilot program allows e-scooter, e-bike and bicycle rentals 24 hours a day

Phoenix is expanding its Shared Micromobility Program on a trial basis, allowing e-bike, e-scooter and bicycle riders to rent and roll all night.

4 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Midwestern University

Midwestern University Clinics: transforming health care in the valley

Midwestern University, long a fixture of comprehensive health care education in the West Valley, is also a recognized leader in community health care.

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

...

Canvas Annuity

Interest rates may have peaked. Should you buy a CD, high-yield savings account, or a fixed annuity?

Interest rates are the highest they’ve been in decades, and it looks like the Fed has paused hikes. This may be the best time to lock in rates for long-term, low-risk financial products like fixed annuities.

Top fried chicken joints to try on National Fried Chicken Day