2 South Carolina Restaurants Best Chicken Sandwiches in the World – K104.7

Are you a fan of a chicken sandwich? For the longest, I never understand the hype over a chicken sandwich honestly. Then I had a really good one and now I completely understand. I actually started learning different chicken sandwich recipes and cooking them at home for myself and when I have people over. From grilled chicken to fried chicken and more, the chicken sandwich is a go-to.
Taste Atlas curated a list of some of the best chicken sandwiches in the world! That’s right, the world. Two South Carolina restaurants actually made this list which makes it even better for us. It’s something about the Carolinas and our cooking that just keeps us at the top of the chain sometimes. From cities in South Carolina like Charleston and Hilton Head to North Carolina cities like Charlotte or Raleigh, plenty of food spots to give a try. So, if you’re a chicken sandwich lover this list might be the place for you. Check out some of the best chicken sandwiches in the WORLD and start planning your foodie tour.
I have never been to New York, but them making this list is not surprising. New York is one of the culinary capitals of the world with plenty of food options for you to try. The Commodore is a spot in Brooklyn serving up some tasty chicken options. Their chicken sandwich looks to die for! You can get a hot breast sandwich, mild breast, or grilled chicken club. You can even switch it up and do a chicken biscuit for breakfast. Whew, talk about some great options!
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The fact that I am seeing this after visiting Chicago earlier this year makes me want to return ASAP. Honey Butter Fried Chicken located in Chicago and seeing their name lets you know that they must have some great chicken options. Sandwich options include: the original fried chicken sandwich, honey butter fried chicken sandwich, honey buffalo chicken sandwich, and the bubbe fried chicken sandwich. Seriously, how many variations do you need? But we are not mad about this one.
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Here comes California entering the conversation now. The Bird located in San Francisco has multiple other locations, but they have some great chicken sandwich options as well. Their fried chicken sandwich option comes classic or spicy and served with celery, house made apple slaw, mayo, and pickles on a fresh baked bun. Sounds about classic and perfect to me, right?
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Savannah, Georgia is certainly one of the best spots when it comes to food. I have gone frequently and love their food options. The seafood is top tier, but I guess I may need to check into the chicken sandwich next time I go. Zunzi’s is serving up one of the best in the world. They have multiple chicken sandwich options and would be your go to when you’re there. Loaded with tons of toppings and on a french bread, you will probably need a nap after that.
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Astro Doughnuts is serving up the best chicken sandwich. It kinda sounds weird when you say it, especially when you would think it is a doughnut spot, right? Well, they have more than what you think they have doughnuts and fried chicken. With their chicken sandwiches you get to pick your bun flavor, sauce, and extra add ons like pickles, honey butter, cheese, eggs, etc. Whether you want a bun or a doughnut, isn’t that crazy?
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Here we go with South Carolina. Charleston is always the go to when it comes to food and here we are at Boxcar Betty’s. They also have a location in Charlotte, located in Optimist Hall. Their famous fried chicken sandwiches are a go to for everyone. Pick between fried chicken or grilled chicken on each style. After that, you have plenty of options with their styles from toppings that include pimento cheese, spicy mayo, house pickles, blue cheese sauce, and more.
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Yeah, Los Angeles of course is going to be on this list. Birdies in LA is home to one of the best chicken sandwiches in the world. Located in Downtown LA, what better way to explore Downtown than enjoying some bomb food? Serving up fried chicken, doughnuts, and coffee. That’s some great options for food if you ask me.

Again, Charleston takes the cake for some great food. Leon’s Oyster Shop is serving up great fried chicken and oysters to all of Charleston. Their sandwich options include the chicken sandwich, catfish sandwich, grilled fish sandwich, shrimp roll, and oyster roll. I know we’re talking about chicken sandwiches, but you have plenty of options when you check this one out.
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When in Aspen, check out some fried chicken sandwiches right? White House Tavern is serving up some great chicken sandwich options for you. Their crispy chicken sandwich comes with house made torta, swiss, tomato, and spicy slaw. Sounds like an original, but I can tell their chicken has got some great flavor to it as well.
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Coming in at No. 1 is Son of a Gun located in Los Angeles, California. Here is where you can find Taste Atlas’ best chicken sandwich in the world! You can get the fried chicken sandwich or Nashville hot fried chicken sandwich, whether you want it spicy or mild you’re good to go. They even have a spicy bbq pickle slaw, how about that?
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Shrimp and grits are a southern staple. So I am not surprised that you can find some of the best shrimp and grits in the world right in South Carolina. As a Charleston girl, I can tell you that shrimp and grits is no joke. It is not only the brunch staple but also the must-eat whenever in Charleston. It’s something about Charleston cooking that just is good for the soul. According to food experts, South Carolina has more than one of the best shrimp and grits in the world. Can you believe it?
Taste Atlas gathered a list of some of the best shrimp and grits in the world. They have their top 10 which are home to the best shrimp and grits in the world according to food experts and 7 South Carolina locations made the top 10. That’s right, 7 out of the 10 places for shrimp and grits are right here in the Carolinas. How lucky are we? Not only are they South Carolina restaurants, but the majority are right in the Lowcountry of Charleston. So if you have never tried shrimp and grits before, now might be your time to give them a taste. Check out some of the best locations in the world for shrimp and grits.
82 Queen is a Lowcountry favorite. This restaurant is serving up Lowcountry favorites from shrimp and grits and she-crab soup to fried green tomatoes and more! It is located in the heart of downtown and close to all of the shopping and fun that can be found on King Street. Enjoy brunch, lunch, and dinner at this Charleston favorite whenever you are back in town.

Now Hyman’s Seafood is a popular place to eat whenever you are in Charleston. Located right off of the famous market, this Charleston restaurant is serving up plenty of Charleston favorites and serving some of your favorites. Tons of celebrities visit here and the artwork within the building will tell you who has been there. Enjoy shrimp and grits, fried shrimp, hushpuppies, crawfish, fish, and more!
Hilton Head Island surely serves up some great seafood classics as well in South Carolina. A Lowcountry Backyard is your home for great seafood, drinks, and music. Their shrimp and grits are a staple, but also serving up favorites such as crab cake, May River blue crab dip, Lowcountry boil, and more! Next time you head to Hilton Head this might be the place you need to check out.

The Glass Onion is a unique, homegrown, and local restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina. They support local farmers and purveyors in the area to help keep things fresh and locally focused within the restaurant. Their shrimp and grits are one of their menu favorites. But, they are also serving up dishes such as deviled eggs, fried green tomato po boy, gumbo, and more!

South Carolina is not the only spot with some good shrimp and grits. Atlanta is serving up some bomb southern food over at South City Kitchen. With multiple Georgia locations, you can get a taste of shrimp and grits wherever you may be. Enjoy some of your other southern favorites like smoked lamb sausage, she-crab soup, collard greens, chicken livers, and more!
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Now THIS is one of those spots that I will fight for to the death of me. Page’s Okra Grill is one of my all time favorite places to eat whenever I go back home. They have some of the best southern food, fresh seafood, fresh ingredients, it is beyond words. Honestly, everyone I know coming to Charleston for the first time this is one of the spots I tell them they have to check out. Great shrimp and grits, fried shrimp, mac and cheese, loaded fries, and more!

Brennan’s of Houston is located in Houston, Texas. I actually used to live there as well, but I have never heard of this spot so now I am intrigued to learn more. Their brunch menu online seems that they certainly have some great options to check out. From shrimp & grits to banana’s foster to soft shell crab and more! Yeah, next time I head to Houston I will be trying this place out for sure. 
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Another Charleston restaurant. I am telling you, shrimp and grits is really a Charleston staple. Poogan’s Porch in Charleston is serving up shrimp and grits the right way. This southern restaurant has all of your favorites beyond shrimp and grits like pimento cheese fritters, fried pickled okra, catfish sandwich, chicken fried pork chop, and more. This is another one that I personally have not been to in Charleston, but it looks like I will be going next time I visit home.
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Of course New Orleans had to make this list. If there was one city I would say is like Charleston when it comes to food, New Orleans is it. Atchafalaya Restaurant is home to some of New Orleans favorite shrimp and grits. This unique spot offers menu items you may not have even thought of such as crispy gulf oysters, peaches & cream waffles, goat cheese salad, and more!
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Husk is one of those restaurants that we have seen before. They have been named one of Charleston’s best restaurants, best burger, and now top notch shrimp and grits. At this point, you can’t really be surprised about this one. Located in the heart of Charleston, this cute little dining spot is serving up big flavors for their guests. If you ever head to Charleston, add this to your list too.
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