4 Places to Find Fried Chicken in St. Louis

Your St. Louis Guide to that Classic Comfort Food

Fried chicken—that crispy, juicy, golden-brown dish of deliciousness—finds its way onto plates all over town. Here are four establishments that celebrate the satisfying goodness of this classic comfort food.


Winner, winner, chicken dinner: fried chicken is the specialty of this St. Louis landmark, although the menu also offers roast beef, burgers and more. Popular with groups, families and anyone looking for a classic south St. Louis dining experience.


In one of the tastiest buildings in St. Louis, Southern turns out fast-casual Nashville-style fried chicken in a range of heat, plus sandwiches and Southern sides like gumbo, fried green tomatoes and sorgum-baked black-eyed peas, right next door to uber-popular Pappy’s Smokehouse.

Nashville-style fried chicken at Southern

Gingham’s Homestyle Restaurant

Down-home classics, from scratch, are served around the clock in this St. Charles restaurant, minutes from the historic district. Fried chicken is accompanied on a big menu by country-fried steak & eggs, pancakes/waffles/French toast, vegetable soup, Monte Cristo sandwiches, burgers and much more. Open 24 hours daily. 

Fried chicken and the works at Gingham's

Sweetie Pie’s The Upper Crust

Iconic Grand Center soul food restaurant (famous from TV) founded by Robbie Montgomery, who once sang backup with Ike and Tina Turner, turns out comfort food like fried chicken, catfish, pork steak, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese and much more.


The soul food version of fried chicken at Sweetie Pie's


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