If you love fried chicken, you’re in for a treat: Six of our favorite new restaurants serve some version of fried fowl.

Cask & Barrel 

Serves: Bucket of fried chicken

When: Thursday night only

Magpie Cafe 

Serves: Fried chicken dinner for four

When: Thursday night only

Hawks Provisions (takeout) 

Serves: Fried chicken, buttermilk biscuit and coleslaw

When: Lunch Monday–Friday

Empress Tavern 

Serves: Honey hot fried chicken family dinner for four

When: Monday–Saturday

Oak Park Brewing Company 

Serves: Southern fried game hen with grits and collard greens

When: Lunch and dinner Tuesday–Sunday


Serves: Fried chicken with Southern-style kale, buttermilk biscuit and honey butter

When: Lunch and dinner Tuesday–Saturday