While the Southern culinary tradition extends well beyond fried chicken, there's something about a crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside piece of perfectly browned poultry that gets our mouths watering.
The history of this Southern staple was brought to the U.S. by Scottish immigrants, who fried their chicken in fat rather than baking – a method more common among immigrants from other parts of Europe. Some of these Scottish immigrants settled in the South, and when slaves were brought over from Africa to work as cooks, they added their own twist to the dish. Today, fried chicken enjoys universal appeal with many interpretations. And in Georgia, it's found its way into the sandwich.
10Best and Sandwich America set out to find the best fried chicken sandwich in the state, and to do so, 10Best editors joined forces with local Georgia food writers and The Food Channel to nominate 20 worthy restaurants. For the past four weeks, our readers have been voting daily for their favorites.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Fried Chicken Sandwich in Georgia are as follows:
- PDQ - Augusta
- Carter's Restaurant - Douglas
- Peach & the Porkchop - Roswell
- Industry Tavern - Atlanta
- Goldbergs Bagel Company & Deli - Atlanta
- The Rooster King - Fairburn
- Atkins Park Restaurant - Atlanta
- Rock's Chicken & Fries - Atlanta
- Wright’s Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe - Dunwoody
- Home Grown - Atlanta
Congratulations to all these award-winning restaurants!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo