Colorado is home to a number of great restaurants that know how to fry up some great chicken. Fried chicken here is either deep fried or pan fried. No matter if you enjoy a spicy fried chicken leg or would rather have a large platter of chicken the whole family will enjoy, these 10 best places for fried chicken in Colorado will not disappoint.
The Post has three locations in Colorado, the Post Chicken and Beer in Longmont and Denver and the Post Brewing Co. in Lafayette. Although the Post may go by two different names, the same fried chicken recipe is still served among them all. All-natural chicken is used for the Post’s fried chicken dishes. Brined for 24 hours, drenched in buttermilk, seasoned with gluten-free flour and seasonings and then fried to perfection, the fried chicken at the Post definitely deserves to be on this list of the best fried chicken in Colorado. Don’t forget to pair your chicken with the perfect brew too.
For those craving Nashville-style fried chicken in northern Colorado, head to Music City Hot Chicken. Choose your level of heat, from something spicy like the restaurant’s ghost pepper seasoning or even adopt a true Colorado’s taste buds by choosing the green chile fried chicken. The sides here are just as delicious as the fried chicken—all the sides are made from scratch. The mac and cheese makes a great companion to your spicy chicken wing at Music City Hot Chicken.
Authentic soul food is served up daily at Welton Street Cafe. The made-to-order fried chicken has a perfectly seasoned crust that keep customers coming back. Enjoy your chicken with a side of bread, especially the cornbread, and two hefty servings of sides. Shoot for true southern classic sides like fried okra or collard greens.
Steuben’s grew in popularity due to its appearance on the show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” However before Steuben’s appeared on the show, Denverites knew how good the menu was here. The fried chicken in particular is perfectly flaky and absolutely divine. Here the fried chicken is all natural and soaked in a buttermilk brine for 24 hours. The ideal meal here is the fried chicken combo that comes with homemade mash potatoes and gravy and a fluffy biscuit. However you can even get some great fried chicken and waffles every Sunday at Steuben's.
Mason Jar has been serving up classic American fare since 1982. The fried chicken here is fried to a perfect golden brown. Pair the fried chicken with a buttermilk biscuit or even a piece of blackberry cobbler. For those who are craving something other than fried chicken, the chicken fried steak at Mason Jar is legendary.
CoraFaye’s Cafe is the second establishment on this list that gained notoriety by its appearance on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” But don’t think that CoraFaye’s Cafe lost its charm after it gained fame. Expect a perfect fried bird that has a crunchy skin yet juicy meat on the inside. The chicken here can come “southern fried” or smothered in gravy. The combo plates come with two sides and a biscuit, all at an affordable price.
The Castle Cafe is the longest-running establishment on this list. Since the 1800s, the Castle Cafe has been serving hungry Coloradans and travelers alike. This thriving restaurant is known for its Kansas City-style pan-fried chicken. The chicken isn’t made until you order it, so it’s sure to be fresh and hot off the pan once it reaches your plate.
Crested Butte is better known for its scenery than its restaurant scene. However the Slogar rises above the rest for offering a mean skillet-fried chicken. Along with steak dinners, a full bar and an extensive wine list, dinner at the Slogar is sure to be filling and affordable.
Yellowbelly started in Vail and then expanded to two cities in the Front Range due to the popularity of its delicious menu. The fried and rotisserie chicken here is all natural. And, the rest of the menu at Yellowbelly derives from ingredients that are non-GMO and organic. Get your choice of dark or white meat, along with a selection of vegan and vegetarian options at Yellowbelly.
White Fence Farm is a family-friendly restaurant that has a few locations in the Denver area. The chicken is typically served “family style” on a large platter. Enjoy the crispy skin and juicy meat with a side of coleslaw or mashed potatoes. American comfort food is made right here at White Fence Farm.