There's a sort of primitive pleasure to eating fried chicken. You're gnawing the bones to get at the last morsels of meat and your fingers are all covered in grease. It's real caveman stuff. Would you have it any other way, though? It's way more fun than using cutlery or even nibbling carefully at the edge of a burrito.

So choose a style (American? Korean?), a cut (thigh? wing?) and your spice level, and get stuck in.

KaiKai Chicken

Unlimited chicken. Bottomless fries. Never-ending pizza.

1 225 Hawken Drive, St Lucia

The Coop Bistro

Brisbane’s chicken pub.

388 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Lucky Egg

The Valley's favourite late-night chicken joint.

322 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

King of the Wings

The name says it all.

, Brisbane

Seoul Bistro

Korean chicken, yang nyum style.

2/152 Turton Street, Sunnybank

Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall

Reckon you can handle the red-hot Nashville tenders?

15 Caxton Street, Brisbane

Tippler’s Tap South Brisbane

Wings rubbed in spice mix and served with blue-cheese sauce. Yes.

5 182 Grey Street, South Bank

Heya Bar

Can't go past that karaage popcorn chicken.

Downstairs 351 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
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Brooklyn Depot

Try something besides a burger. You'll be glad you did.

168 Grey Street, South Brisbane
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5 Boroughs Stones Corner

Japanese or American style? This joint does both. Also in Ascot.

9 401-405 Logan Road, Stones Corner

Ze Pickle Fortitude Valley

Three types of wings to try.

1 Prospect Street, Fortitude Valley

Red Hook

Popcorn chicken at a permanent food truck.

3 88 Creek Street, Brisbane

Miss Kay’s

Fried chicken and icy beer towers, here or in Mitchelton.

185 George Street, Brisbane

Winner Winner

Chicken and beer. Winning.

A 223 Given Terrace, Paddington

Bird's Nest Yakitori

Fine kaarage, in the north and the south.

5/220 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane


It's not chicken, but the famous Kentucky-Fried Duck (KFD) is too good to leave off any list.

Upper Level 1 400 George Street, Brisbane
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The Defiant Duck

Grab a small snack-size serve of wings, or a big basket to share.

3 84 Longland Street, Newstead