13 Houston restaurants to try for National Fried Chicken Day


National Fried Chicken Day is Thursday, and many Houston area restaurants are offering deals and specials to celebrate.

  • Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts: Restauranteur Lee Ellis’ fried chicken sandwiches feature two fried chicken tenders served on a potato bun, and cusomters pick the style of sandwich. All sandwiches are $6.95.
  • King’s Bierhaus: King’s Bierhaus in the Heights is offering Oma’s secret family fried chicken recipe with mixed greens and Austrian potato salad for a special price of $10 (regular $13) on July 6.
  • Conservatory Underground and Chicken Box Delicious: Conservatory Underground Beer Garden & Food Hall is hosting a fried chicken pop-up with Chicken Box Delicious from 5—8 p.m.
  • Lucille’s: Lucille’s, a locally-owned restaurant specializing in well-refined Southern cuisine, is offering a family-style dinner with a bucket of their famous “Yardbird” along with four sides on Thursday and Friday during dinner. The cost is $30 per person, which excludes tax and gratuity and requires a minimum of two people. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please call 713-568-2505 to reserve a table.
  • Pax Americana: Pax Americana will offer their Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit made with fried, free-range chicken and a buttermilk biscuit for dinner exclusively on Thursday in honor of National Fried Chicken Day. This item is normally only available on its Sunday brunch menu.
  • Luby’s: Luby’s will be running a $6 Fried Chicken LuAnn platter on Thursday.
  • Frenchy’s: One of Houston’s favorite places for fried chicken, Frenchy’s has been serving the Bayou City a taste of southern comfort with a bold Creole spice for nearly 50 years. However, Frenchy’s is not offering special deals this week.
  • Ruggles Black: Ruggles Black is toasting National Fried Chicken Day with a complimentary glass of champagne with every Paleo Fried Chicken order.
  • Union Kitchen: Customers can get their fried chicken lunchtime fix at all four Union Kitchen locations. Enjoy breaded boneless chicken breast with cream gravy, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Customers can also get fried chicken in salad form with the Country Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad.
  • Killen’s Restaurants: Ronnie Killen turns out fried chicken just like his grandmother used to make at Killen’s STQ and Killen’s Steakhouse. The seasoned, juicy bird is also available every Sunday at Killen’s Barbecue.
  • Dish Society: Customers can get their fix at breakfast weekdays or brunch on weekends at Dish Society. Enjoy two fluffy house buttermilk biscuits topped with crunchy fried cage-free chicken and creamy house gravy for $11.50. For a healthier take, order up a Kale Chicken Caesar Salad featuring local kale and cabbage tossed with a house Caesar, crispy corn nuts and Parmesan, topped with chunks of fried cage-free chicken for $12.50.
  • Harold’s Restaurant Bar and Terrace: Chef Antoine Ware’s fried chicken has been on the Harold’s menu since day one. The signature fried chicken is dipped in his secret brine and battered in what he calls the 3-2-1—three parts corn flour, two parts cornmeal and one part flour. The chicken is crunchy and crispy on the outside, and tender and juicy on the inside.
  • Island Grill: Island Grill in Rice Village will offer the fried chicken honey biscuit all day July 6. It is usually only available during breakfast.

From ABC 13.

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