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The 6 Best Fried Chicken Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: February 26, 2021

Finding the finest San Francisco restaurants has never been easier. To get you the definitive list of the best restaurants, we analyzed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours in one place, and make your decision easier than ever.

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RT Rotisserie

American · $19 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

The Bird

American · $7 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Yerba Buena
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0


American · $12 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Proposition Chicken

$8 avg. fried chicken
San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Chicken as Cluck

San Francisco, Potrero Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Pollo Campero

San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0

Why these restaurants?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. We used our Feastfox magic powers to analyze 1095134 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 31320 restaurants, and 1539 lists and articles from top sources like Zagat, Eater and Do The Bay. The restaurants you see have been featured in Zagat - 13 Best Places for Fried Chicken in San Francisco, Eater - 15 Fantastic Fried Chicken Sandwiches in the Bay Area and Do The Bay - The Bay's Best Fried Chicken. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

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