There’s nothing more satisfying that chowing down into the crunchiest fried chicken and feeling it tenderly flake off into your mouth.
Whether you like to drizzle your chicken in flavoursome ranch dressing or lightly sprinkle on some salt and pepper, you will undoubtedly find the right choice of chicken for you in Sydney!
Read on to find out about the 15 best fried chicken and wings in this wonderful city.
This restaurant is relatively new on the Aussie chicken screen and yet, it has already established itself as a local favourite due to Its simplistic yet engaging approach to food.
You should definitely dig into their Cajun dry-rub chicken that has an additional crisp due to being fried twice. It also comes alongside the most phenomenal garlic and parmesan dip.
If you are seeking a more classic option, then their buffalo wings and to die for as are the seemingly simple yet undoubtedly delicious salt and pepper wings.
If you’re feeling like a challenge, then definitely indulge in a serving of T-Bones DOOM Juice made for the hottest chilli in the world (The Carolina Reaper) and reap what you sow!
Location: 2 Chapel Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Opening Hours: Tue-Wed 5pm-11pm, Thu 12pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 5pm-10pm
This fried chicken spot is influenced by the authentic flavours of Nashville, Tennessee. If you’re looking for a more than satisfying crunch, juicy meat that falls tenderly off of the bone and tongue tantalising spices, then this is the right eatery for you!
You can choose the right level of heat for you ranging from mild to tear-inducing! And if you are particularly hungry (or with friends) then be sure to try their Baller Bucket that boasts 16 wings, 4 sides and a range of delicious sauces.
Location: 5/33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo NSW 2000
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm
This pub has a traditional atmosphere yet boasts some of the best fried chicken and wings in the whole city. They also boast a wide range of local beers making this a renowned local favourite for a hearty meal and a good old swig!
Location: Essex St & Gloucester Street, The Rocks NSW 2000
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30am-11pm, Thu-Sat 11:30am-12am, Sun 11:30am-10pm
This amalgamation of fried chicken, champagne and a hybrid sneaker store is definitely one of the coolest spots in the whole of Australia. The genius pairing of deliciously crunchy fried chicken and a glass of champers makes this place a standout venue.
Their clothes are pretty phenomenal too!
Location: 6 Hunt Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30am-10pm, Thu-Sat 11:30am-12am, Sun 12pm-10pm
This restaurant is infamous throughout Australia for a good reason and they don’t just make stunning burgers and ribs! Their chicken and in particular, their wings are some of the finest that you’ll try in this city.
They only utilise real ingredients so you are guaranteed to be chowing down into all of the freshness that you desire and deserve.
They use 100% free range chicken and you can select from an array of sauces including smoky, chilli, barbecue or even some ranch!
What could be better?
Location: 88 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
IF you are a fan of traditional Canadian bars and are seeking a relaxed ambience alongside the finest chicken then stuffed beaver is definitely the joint for you.
Their wings are all perfectly seasoned and their bang bang wings are dry rubbed and served with a kickin’ hot sauce. Be sure to drench your chicken in copious amounts of ranch dressing and then flush it all through with one of their phenomenal cocktails.
Location: 271 Bondi Rd, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12pm-12am
The southern fried chicken at soda factory is not to be missed! This bar is also quirkily located behind an actual soda machine inside of Bobby’s Boss Dogs.
All you need to do is pull on the handle of the coke machine and you’ll be able to enter the soda factory where you’ll discover an array of comfortable booths to nestle into whilst you tuck into their southern fried greatness.
You should also try their wonderful buffalo wings, if you are seeking a non-fried alternative as these come with a stunning homemade ranch sauce.
Their Fat Bubba’s Chicken Poppers are also perfect for children or those seeking a boneless alternative. This is definitely one of the best spots in the entire country.
Location: 16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Opening Hours: Mon-Wed 5pm-2am, Thu 5pm-3am, Fri 5pm-4am, Sat 6pm-4am
The is one of the finest chicken spots in Sydney and offers every type of chicken that you could possibly drool over. Their char crispy batter wings are cooked to perfection if you are looking for that crucial crunch.
The teriyaki or sweet chilli marinated wings are also a hearty alternative for those who are trying to avoid fried food.
Location: 125 Bondi Rd, Bondi Sydney 2026
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-9pm
The generous fried chicken burger with bacon and chipotle aioli takes the reign as being the best fried chicken burger in the whole of Sydney and is guaranteed to leave you feeling beyond satisfied.
If you are looking for a cold beer and an abundant basket of wings, you should also try their buffalo wings that come with a blue cheese and ranch dressing.
Location: 305 Cleveland St, Redfern NSW 2016
Opening Hours: Mon-Tue 4pm-12am, Wed-Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12pm-10pm
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The aptly named burgers anonymous will undoubtedly have you addicted to the delicious, drool-inspiring food on offer. If you are looking for wings, this is the spot to dive into!
Their garlic soy wings are a delightful treat as are the maple mayhem wings and of course, you’ll be able to find a crunchy alternative on their extensive menu.
Make sure you ask for extra napkins because you won’t be able to resist devouring this chicken without shame!
Location: 80 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-3pm & 5:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am, Sun 11am-8:30pm
This local pub prides itself on it’s friendly service and great food making it the perfect venue for gatherings of friends and family alike. Their ranch sauce is delicious and you can choose from a range of mild to hot wings.
On a Monday, you can also take full advantage of their special offer that includes a 1kg bucket of wings for only $10! You cannot go wrong, unless of course, you miss your shot to visit Bat and Ball!
Location: 495 Cleveland St, Redfern NSW 2016
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am, Sun 11:30am-10pm
The fried chicken at this renowned spot is prepared through an extensive four step process and is therefore some of the best (if not the best) fried chicken in the entire country.
It is marinated and brined with a mixed blend of garlic, herbs, spices and then air dried for 24 hours to ensure it’s utmost crispiness. It is then seasoned in a secret flour mix and buttermilk before being fried to absolutely perfection.
If you are seeking a non-fried alternative then definitely wrap your jaws around their drool-inspiring buffalo wings.
Location: Shop 3, 2-14 Baywater Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri-Sun 11:30am-10pm
If late night fried chicken is your thing then this is the spot for you. Their wings are crafted to perfection and their craft beer is also phenomenal!
This will easily become your favourite late night spot and you should be sure to indulge in their gorgeous Southern Fried Chicken Fries to soak up that booze! They also offer $1 wings on a Thursday night! You’d be foolish to miss out.
Location: 97 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest NSW 2065
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 12pm-8:30pm
Old Jim Kee
This restaurant is run by the renowned chef, Jim Yong, and the food is undoubtedly reflective of his masterful expertise. Swing by this venue to try their gorgeous salt and pepper chicken wings that are guaranteed to tantalise even the most ardent crispy-chicken lovers.
There are also delicious, crunchy options on the menu and so everyone is guaranteed to leave feeling more than satisfied!
Location: 18-20 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008
Opening Hours: Sun-Wed 11am-10pm, Thu-Sat 11am-10:30pm
If beer and chicken is what you’re craving, then look no further than The Bavarian Beerhouse. This spot boasts a wide range of beautifully cold beers and perfectly seasoned chicken to ensure that all of your senses are heightened and enriched on a summer’s day!
Location: 24 York St, Sydney NSW 2000
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-9pm