Whether served as dippable finger food or between fresh, toasted buns, fried chicken is a guilty pleasure Canadians love all year round.
This Wednesday, we’re dedicating #TakeoutDay to this crispy, juicy, flavourful delicacy by declaring the day Fried Chicken Day!
Looking for some must-find fried chicken near you? Here are 10 restaurants across Canada to get you started.
Mary Brown’s (St. John’s, NL + Multiple Canadian Locations)
Launched in 1969 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Mary Brown’s soon became our country’s fastest-growing franchise, with over 155 Canadian-owned and operated locations and counting.
Offering meals Made Fresh from Scratch™, Mary Brown’s not only uses freshly delivered Canada Grade A chicken, but they also marinate, hand-cut, bread and cook it daily, all in small batches to preserve the quality and flavour of your next fried chicken fix!
Try their Big Mary Sandwich, available in Original and Spicy with a serving of their tasty taters, made from farm-fresh potatoes.
Want even more after Fried Chicken Day? Stop by your local Mary Brown’s for Big Mary Mondays and get a Big Mary Sandwich for $3.99!
The Lost Anchor (Cavendish, PEI)
One of Cavendish’s top-rated restaurants, The Lost Anchor may specialize in seafood but the locals just can’t get enough of their fried chicken.
Indulge in their Southern Style Fried Chicken Sandwich, topped with chipotle BBQ mayo, lettuce and tomato.
8572 Cavendish Road, Cavendish, PE, C0A 1M0. @lostanchorpei
Backoos Korean Food (Halifax, NS)
Open 6 days a week, Backoos is ready to show you how they’re the best Korean food you’ll uncover in Halifax, and we highly recommend starting with their Korean Fried Chicken.
Order their BK Ultimate Chicken Box to receive all their available flavours in one tasty box or, if you love a little mystery, try their Surprize Combo with a surprise half chicken option plus rice.
1360 Birmingham Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 2J2. @backoos_korean_food
Barred Rock Chicken & Poutine (St. John, NB)
Located in St. John’s Market Square, Barred Rock Chicken & Poutine is ready to make your palate melt with a variety of fried chicken options.
Bite into their Fried Chicken Sandwich, topped with lettuce, pickle and garlic aioli, or their Buttermilk Chicken Tenders, served with delicious house dip.
1 Market Square, Saint John, NB E2L 4Z6. @barredrockchicken
Dixie Lee Charlesbourg (Quebec, QC + Multiple Canadian Locations)
A fried chicken staple, especially in Quebec, Dixie Lee Charlesbourg offers fried chicken meals consisting of Quebec-raised chicken, PEI-grown potatoes and Quebec-made pepperoni and cheese.
Enjoy a Dixie Lee night with orders of 6, 10 or 20 chicken pieces + a variety of sides.
Kid’s menu options are also available.
1279 Boulevard Louis-XIV, Quebec, QC, G2L 1M1.
Monga Fried Chicken (Toronto, ON + Multiple Canadian Locations)
Inspired by the renowned fried chicken of Monga District, Taiwan, Monga Fried Chicken is bringing thick, juicy, honey-marinated fried chicken to a takeout window near you.
Satisfy your fried chicken cravings with their Crispy Thighs, Gatao Crispy Legs or Crispy Drumsticks. Wings, tenders, nuggets and popcorn-style are also available.
Magic Bird Fried Chicken (Winnipeg, MB)
Found inside Winnipeg’s The Handsome Daughter, Magic Bird Fried Chicken is frying chicken for a cause. For every order of a feature item, $2 goes to the Good Food Club, providing food hampers for in-need families.
Like your chicken cheesy?
Order the Cheese Wizard, topped with bacon, pickled jalapenos and cheese sauce!
61 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B3. @magicbirdfriedchicken
Hey Fried Chicken (Saskatoon, SK)
Are you Saskatchewan’s biggest fried chicken fan? Partake in the Hey Hungry Challenge at Hey Fried Chicken!
2.5kg (5.5 pounds) of fried chicken topping 1.5kg (3.3 pounds) of fries, OMG.
Or, y’know, just split a 5, 10 or 20-piece (pictured). We don’t judge.
527 Nelson Road #7, Saskatoon, SK S7S 1P4
Alberta Fried Chicken (Edmonton, AB)
Made from a secret Albertan recipe, AFC’s fried chicken is juicy, mouth-watering, seasoned perfection and Edmontonians need to get on their many flavours, stat.
Try their signature AFC Classic Chicken (can you figure out the recipe) or other top flavours including Frank’s RedHot, Lemon Pepper Garlic and Smoky Crushed Chilli.
2435 17 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB, T6T 0Y2. @albertafriedchicken
Juke Fried Chicken (Vancouver, BC)
Described as a hip Vancouver kitchen, Juke Fried Chicken is a Chinatown must-stop for any BC explorer.
Start with their sweet and spicy Juke Wings with pickled chilli and peanut furikake. For large fried chicken hungers, dig into their Chicken & Waffles with chipotle-maple drizzle and whipped schmaltz. Gluten-free options are available.
182 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X4. @jukefriedchicken