Fried chicken is that rare dish that transcends classification. Southerners claim that fried chicken is theirs. But Maryland has its own fried chicken dish: pan-fried chicken. Here’s a list of the best fried chicken the Baltimore area has to offer, both traditional and non-traditional, as well.
The Food Market
1017 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
The Food Market is known for offering customers the “fine eating and pleasurable service from Chef Chad Gauss and his hand selected crew.” All about approachable, serious custom food, the Food Market is a “smartly designed industrial-modern space.” Award-winning Chef Gauss offers a value-driven menu for the complete dining experience. The restaurant offers free valet parking daily starting at 5 p.m. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight. Food Market is also open for brunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DelMarVa’s Southern Cafe
3500 Boston St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
With three locations, DelMarVa’s Southern Cafe is all about Southern cooking. DelMarVa’s Southern Cafe has locations in Sterling and Leesburg, VA. This restaurant focuses on the cooking of the Delmarva peninsula, which “sits in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States between the Chesapeake Bay to its west and the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean to its East.” DelMarVa’s Southern Cafe specializes in Tenderjack’s Tenders and Wings. The chicken tenders and wings are “marinated in spices and buttermilk, fried golden brown.” Tenders and wings can be ordered Crsipy or Southern style. All dishes are served with natural hand-cut fries.
HipHop Fish & Chicken
848 N. Eutaw St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
With locations throughout Maryland, HipHop Fish & Chicken is a Maryland fixture. HipHop Fish & Chicken has a variety of fish and chicken item on its menu. Fish dinners include Ocean Perch, Whiting, Trout, Catfish Fillets, Tilapia, Shrimp, Jumbo Shrimp and more. Chicken dinners include Chicken Tenders, Chicken Bread, Chicken Gizzards, Chicken Livers, and more. All dinners are served with fries, cole slaw, and bread. HipHop Fish & Chicken also serves Buffalo Wings in 6, 12, 25, 50 and 100-piece orders.
Miss Shirley’s Cafe
750 East Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Voted Maryland’s Favorite Restaurant by the Restaurant Association of Maryland, Miss Shirley’s Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. With locations in Maryland, customers can stop by Miss Shirley’s Cafe in the Inner harbor on East Pratt Street, in Roland Park, and in Annapolis. Opened in 2005, Miss Shirley’s Cafe was “created as a tribute to an inspirational and personal friend, Miss Shirley McDowell.” Miss Shirley’s Cafe has “gained national press attention from the likes of The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Food Network Magazine.”
4341 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
Named as one of the 50 Best Restaurants in 2014 and 2015 by Baltimore Magazine, Maggie’s Farm was founded in the spring of 2012. Maggie’s Farm was also named one of the 50 Best Restaurants in 2014 by the Baltimore Sun and is the Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant by the Baltimore City Paper. Dinner menu items include Roseda BBQ Brisket Sammich, Roseda Farms Burger, and the Curried Mussels. Every Sunday night is the Fat Sabbath at Maggie’s Farm. At the Fat Sabbath guests can enjoy Maggie’s Farm fried chicken, raw oysters, burgers, buns, beer and more.
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