We have our winners.
Your pick is a Tucker institution that’s been serving tasty Southern staples since 1955 and was recently featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” The fried chicken at Matthews Cafeteria is a customer favorite and landed at the top of our readers’ list, too. Take a look at your picks for the Top Five places to get the best fried chicken in and around Atlanta.
The place that topped dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman’s list hasn’t been around anywhere near as long as Matthews, but JCT. Kitchen’s fried chicken (pictured) has been the talk of the town since it opened just a little over two years ago. The Westside restaurant also has a fan in Atlanta-based Food Network star Alton Brown, who is quoted on the restaurant’s Web site: “Finally, someone who knows how to cook fried chicken.” Take a look at the rest of our picks for the best fried chicken in and around Atlanta.