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This juicy chicken sandwich is an instant Twin Cities hit.
Joy Summers

11 Tasty Fried Chicken Sandwiches in the Twin Cities

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This juicy chicken sandwich is an instant Twin Cities hit.
| Joy Summers

Taking a piece of poultry, getting it fried to the right amount of crispness, all while keeping the interior juicy, has been elevated to an art form within the Twin Cities. These are the sandwiches by the masters of the fried bird arts. The experts know just the right meat to coating ratios, with seasoning that’s just right: either simply with a bit of pepper, or heavily with Southern hellfire fury. Every one of these sandwiches demands attention, and are presented in this map by order of location.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Lake & Irving Restaurant & Bar

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1513 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 354-2453
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Buttermilk dipped and fried with a nicely mellow amount of black pepper spice is built for the Minnesota palate. Kick it up with the addition of ghost pepper jack cheese. This sandwich is served on a couple of pieces of white toast for lunch and dinner, or between two waffles during brunch. It’s the little black dress of fried chicken sandwiches.

Why don’t more people serve fried chicken with a bacon garnish?
Lake & Irving

2. World Street Kitchen

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2743 Lyndale Ave S #5
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 424-8855
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A fried chicken sandwich so good it’s prone to swear word declaratives. The MFC, Moroccan fried chicken, not mother fussing fried chicken, requires double fisted approach and a lean in style of eating. A giant piece of fried chicken is seasoned North African spices and served with carrot slaw and a swipe of spicy feta spread on a biscuit.

Flavors unlike any other in the Twin Cities fried chicken scene.
World Street Kitchen

3. Soul Bowl

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520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 567-7044
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Now with two locations (one in North Loop and the other in Richfield) chef Gerard Klass can pack in more flavor than ever. But the fried chicken goodness is undeniable. Order the Double A Sandwich, fried chicken on a cornbread bun brought to belly-buster heights with mac and cheese and greens.

4. B.A.D Wingz

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520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 545-5059
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As its name suggests, this runaway hit inside of the North Loop’s Graze, is all about wings. But B.a.d. also serves some knockout fried chicken sliders worth sliding into their DMs about. Choose from over a dozen sauces — like chipotle-peach, sesame ginger, and alfredo — to customize the crispy sandwich to your liking.

5. The Sheridan Room

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337 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 886-1111
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This sandwich comes with a giant piece of bird battered in sweet-crunchy Corn Flake crust, doused in Cry Baby Craig’s insanely flavorful pickled habanero hot sauce, spicy mayo, and slaw — all on an “you-better-pack-breath-mints” onion bun. It’s a real doozy.

A plate full of fries and a fried chicken sandwich that overtakes its onion bun in size
That’s a big fried chicken sandwich.
The Sheridan Room

6. Zen Box Izakaya

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602 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 332-3936
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Hot and spicy the chicken katsu at Zen Box Izakaya is not here to be cute — rather it’s a tender, crispy double fisted dose of spice delivered on a brioche bun that yes, you will want napkins for.

7. Bull's Horn Food and Drink

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4563 S 34th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 208-1378
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Chef Doug Flicker knows how to feed a serious craving, and he is digging into his bag of tricks to serve up a chicken sandwich of majesty at Bull’s Horn. This is a fried chicken thigh topped with pimento cheese and smoked pickles on a plush bun, giving it all the flavor and comfort of a laid-back Southern Sunday.

8. Grand Catch

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1672 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 348-8541
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A seafood boil restaurant might seem like a strange place to find a fried chicken sandwich worth crossing town for, but this is a serious contender in the pantheon of crusty poultry greatness. Simple done, this no funny business batter, fried breast is served on a bun with pickle-tart mayo and layers of good, old iceberg lettuce on a bun.

Two hands grip a large fried chicken sandwich dripping in sauce with four bread and butter pickles tucked between the crispy crust and squishy bun
It’s a good catch when you have this fried chicken sandwich in your two palms.
Grand Catch

9. Nashville Coop Food Truck

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699 Snelling Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116

The wildly popular food trucks have found a full-time home on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul and this restaurant has been hopping since the day it opened. Fans can’t get enough of the fried chicken fingers with varying degrees of mouth-scorching heat. Barely contained on the bun, this is perfect college student levels of hunger crush, located conveniently close to Macalester College.

A seriously spiced, crispy fried chicken breast dominates a buttery bun with pickle rounds on the top and bottom with a layer of slaw on the bottom. Juices are dripping off the sandwich and pooling on the plate.
The menu is not kidding about the spice level. Be prepared.
Nashville Coop

10. Revival

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525 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 340-2355
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Thighs are boned, breaded, and fried which is excellent, but a dip in the Tennessee Hot spice blend takes this sandwich to the next level. Served on a soft bun with a healthy swipe of mayo, a couple of sweet-sour pickle chips, lettuce, and tomato, this is a four-napkin situation you won’t want to miss.

Revival’s Tennessee Hot fried chicken sandwich
Revival

11. Handsome Hog

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173 Western Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102
(651) 219-4013
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Justin Sutherland’s original restaurant is serving a real deal Tennessee Hot fried chicken sandwich. The breast is doused in fiery spices before being fried and served on a bun sweet hot pickles and a creamy Crybaby Craig’s habanero hot sauce-spiked aioli. There’s also shredded ice burg lettuce, but don’t expect to find much cool relief there. This sandwich is properly hot and best enjoyed out on the restaurant’s killer patio (obviously, when temperatures allow).

1. Lake & Irving Restaurant & Bar

1513 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Why don’t more people serve fried chicken with a bacon garnish?
Lake & Irving

Buttermilk dipped and fried with a nicely mellow amount of black pepper spice is built for the Minnesota palate. Kick it up with the addition of ghost pepper jack cheese. This sandwich is served on a couple of pieces of white toast for lunch and dinner, or between two waffles during brunch. It’s the little black dress of fried chicken sandwiches.

1513 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

2. World Street Kitchen

2743 Lyndale Ave S #5, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Flavors unlike any other in the Twin Cities fried chicken scene.
World Street Kitchen

A fried chicken sandwich so good it’s prone to swear word declaratives. The MFC, Moroccan fried chicken, not mother fussing fried chicken, requires double fisted approach and a lean in style of eating. A giant piece of fried chicken is seasoned North African spices and served with carrot slaw and a swipe of spicy feta spread on a biscuit.

2743 Lyndale Ave S #5
Minneapolis, MN 55408

3. Soul Bowl

520 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Now with two locations (one in North Loop and the other in Richfield) chef Gerard Klass can pack in more flavor than ever. But the fried chicken goodness is undeniable. Order the Double A Sandwich, fried chicken on a cornbread bun brought to belly-buster heights with mac and cheese and greens.

520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

4. B.A.D Wingz

520 N 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55401

As its name suggests, this runaway hit inside of the North Loop’s Graze, is all about wings. But B.a.d. also serves some knockout fried chicken sliders worth sliding into their DMs about. Choose from over a dozen sauces — like chipotle-peach, sesame ginger, and alfredo — to customize the crispy sandwich to your liking.

520 N 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

5. The Sheridan Room

337 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
A plate full of fries and a fried chicken sandwich that overtakes its onion bun in size
That’s a big fried chicken sandwich.
The Sheridan Room

This sandwich comes with a giant piece of bird battered in sweet-crunchy Corn Flake crust, doused in Cry Baby Craig’s insanely flavorful pickled habanero hot sauce, spicy mayo, and slaw — all on an “you-better-pack-breath-mints” onion bun. It’s a real doozy.

337 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

6. Zen Box Izakaya

602 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Hot and spicy the chicken katsu at Zen Box Izakaya is not here to be cute — rather it’s a tender, crispy double fisted dose of spice delivered on a brioche bun that yes, you will want napkins for.

602 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55415

7. Bull's Horn Food and Drink

4563 S 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Chef Doug Flicker knows how to feed a serious craving, and he is digging into his bag of tricks to serve up a chicken sandwich of majesty at Bull’s Horn. This is a fried chicken thigh topped with pimento cheese and smoked pickles on a plush bun, giving it all the flavor and comfort of a laid-back Southern Sunday.

4563 S 34th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406

8. Grand Catch

1672 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Two hands grip a large fried chicken sandwich dripping in sauce with four bread and butter pickles tucked between the crispy crust and squishy bun
It’s a good catch when you have this fried chicken sandwich in your two palms.
Grand Catch

A seafood boil restaurant might seem like a strange place to find a fried chicken sandwich worth crossing town for, but this is a serious contender in the pantheon of crusty poultry greatness. Simple done, this no funny business batter, fried breast is served on a bun with pickle-tart mayo and layers of good, old iceberg lettuce on a bun.

1672 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

9. Nashville Coop Food Truck

699 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116
A seriously spiced, crispy fried chicken breast dominates a buttery bun with pickle rounds on the top and bottom with a layer of slaw on the bottom. Juices are dripping off the sandwich and pooling on the plate.
The menu is not kidding about the spice level. Be prepared.
Nashville Coop

The wildly popular food trucks have found a full-time home on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul and this restaurant has been hopping since the day it opened. Fans can’t get enough of the fried chicken fingers with varying degrees of mouth-scorching heat. Barely contained on the bun, this is perfect college student levels of hunger crush, located conveniently close to Macalester College.

699 Snelling Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116

10. Revival

525 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
Revival’s Tennessee Hot fried chicken sandwich
Revival

Thighs are boned, breaded, and fried which is excellent, but a dip in the Tennessee Hot spice blend takes this sandwich to the next level. Served on a soft bun with a healthy swipe of mayo, a couple of sweet-sour pickle chips, lettuce, and tomato, this is a four-napkin situation you won’t want to miss.

525 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN 55102

11. Handsome Hog

173 Western Ave N, St Paul, MN 55102

Justin Sutherland’s original restaurant is serving a real deal Tennessee Hot fried chicken sandwich. The breast is doused in fiery spices before being fried and served on a bun sweet hot pickles and a creamy Crybaby Craig’s habanero hot sauce-spiked aioli. There’s also shredded ice burg lettuce, but don’t expect to find much cool relief there. This sandwich is properly hot and best enjoyed out on the restaurant’s killer patio (obviously, when temperatures allow).

173 Western Ave N
St Paul, MN 55102

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