Virginia’s Best Fried Chicken

When you’re looking for awesome fried chicken, that favorite southern staple, look no further than these Virginia restaurants.

Mama J’s Kitchen | Richmond

Tucked into historic Jackson Ward, the “Harlem of the South,” is Vera Johnson’s southern kitchen, Mama J’s. Pair that famous fried chicken with greens, macaroni and cheese, yams, or cabbage for a perfect taste of traditional comfort food. Mama J’s tastes and feels like home.

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Mama J’s Kitchen

Mel’s Cafe | Charlottesville

Mel’s boasts a real old school diner feel and serves up mouth-watering fried chicken that’ll “make you want to bite the plate.” Choose two pieces or three and add fried potatoes, corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, or a variety of other yummy sides. You won’t leave hungry.

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Mel’s Cafe

Moseberth’s Chicken | Portsmouth ** featured image

A 75 year old legacy in Hampton Roads, Moseberth’s is a classic take-out offering fried chicken alone, as dinners, or in family packs. Choose a side or two, like collards, succotash, butter beans, or slaw. Add on those hushpuppies and you’ve got Moseberth’s magic. Just look for the giant chicken!

Kenney’s | Lexington

Ask any of the locals where to find the best fried chicken in town and they’ll tell you “Kenney Burgers” is it. Long known for their sauce burgers and fried chicken, Kenney’s is a 1950’s flashback with its distinct architecture, original “downward arrow” sign, floor, menu board, and more. You won’t go wrong with a snack pack.

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Kenney’s of Lexington. Photo by Casey Higgins.

Where’s your favorite fried chicken found? Eat well and often when in Virginia.

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