6 Best Fried Chicken Joints in Massachusetts for 2024!

There’s nothing like a hot, crispy piece of fried chicken. The coating crunches when you bite into it—making way for the moist, juicy chicken inside. See which of these six fried chicken restaurants in Massachusetts is the best if you're in the mood for some tasty fried chicken for 2024!

Trina's Starlite Lounge, Somerville, MA

You’ll love the fried chicken at Trina’s Starlite lounge. There are no bones about it! Even better, check it out as part of their delicious chicken and waffles entrée.

The Coast Café, Cambridge, MA

If you’re looking for fancy at the Coast Café, you won’t find it. The counter service is pretty plain. If you’re looking for nicely battered, crispy fried chicken, you’ll definitely find that. Enjoy a fried chicken plate, or mix it up and have fried chicken and ribs.

Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, Boston, MA

Serving up soul food at its finest, Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen includes true southern fried chicken on its menu. On Wednesdays, Darryl runs a special for Glorifried Chicken and Waffles.

Bonchon Chicken, Salem, MA

For fried chicken with a zing, check out Bonchon Chicken. Authentic Korean fried chicken is something to behold. While it won’t curb your occasional craving for the U.S. version, it is a nice diversion from time to time. The crunch is amazing!

Loretta’s Last Call, Boston, MA

Both the Fried Chicken Sampler and the fried chicken & sausage are big sellers at Loretta’s Last Call. Order some butterbean dip as an appetizer while you’re waiting for your chicken to fry.

Duguay’s Chicken & Seafood, Gardner, MA

Whether you’re seeking tenders, nuggets or an entire meal of bone-in parts, Duguay’s Chicken & Seafood fits the bill. The no-frills establishment makes up for anything it’s lacking with the popular flavor and crunch of their crispy fried chicken. Choose from a number of menu options, with all indicating the number of pieces of chicken you want.

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