8 Best Fried Chicken Joints in Georgia for 2024!

Is there anything more southern and delicious than a heaping helping of fried chicken? Georgia folks would agree there isn’t! The Peach State knows their stuff when it comes to frying up chicken, from crafting the perfect breading recipes to keeping the chicken tender and juicy. Warning: this article WILL make you hungry. Take a trip to these 8 best-fried chicken joints in Georgia for 2024 and indulge in some seriously delicious food.

The Dillard House, Dillard, GA

This long-standing postcard-worthy retreat is the definition of gourmet country cooking. Their meals are served family-style, just like you’re sitting at your kitchen table, but with beautiful views and sophistication at every angle. The best part is that all of their dishes are “bottomless”, so when you run out of fried chicken at your table, just ask for more.

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Carter’s Fried Chicken, Multiple locations

This fan-favorite chicken place has outlets across the state and thank goodness for that! You never have to wait long for hot, fresh, juicy chicken here. They’ve also got all the fixings you need to feed a crowd. 

The Marietta Local, Marietta, GA

Their fried chicken makes everything else on their menu even better! Chicken and French toast, chicken and waffles, chicken sandwiches, chicken salads—you just can’t go wrong! They’ve won plenty of awards for their fried chicken to attest to their poultry-cooking skills, so rest assured it’s gonna be great!

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Bell’s Drive In, Toccoa, GA

Folks come from miles around to the small town of Toccoa to sink their teeth into this famous fried chicken. The restaurant itself has been a fixture of the community for decades, and it’s mostly thanks to their secret family recipe that makes their chicken so good. You’ll want to get here early or outside of peak hours—the place is small and fills up fast!

Yoder's Deitsch Haus Restaurant, Montezuma, GA

Tried and true family recipes make this spot a gem for fried chicken. Tender and juicy, the Mennonite-style cooking is simply savory. Make sure you save room for dessert from their bakery that’s loaded with homemade goodies!

Clayton Cafe, Clayton, GA

This mom and pop hometown diner is an obvious choice for locals. The service is fast and friendly, the atmosphere is homey, and the fried chicken is so good you’ll ask for more. It’s just too good to pass up!

The Blairsville Restaurant, Blairsville, GA

Their country buffet is one of the best values in town. You can fill up on their golden fried chicken ‘til your heart’s content, along with other downhome sides to make your meal complete. There’s a little something for every appetite here.

Longstreet Cafe, Gainesville, GA

This buffet is what home cooking is all about. Tender fried chicken is complemented by an array of country sides, a salad bar, and desserts to give you meal the sweetest ending. They have two locations, both equally amazing, so you have twice the excuse to pay them a visit.

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