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The Post Brewing Co. & Good Bird Chicken
The Post Brewing Co. & Good Bird Chicken
Adam Larkey

Ten Amazing Fried Chicken Options In Denver

When you crave fried chicken, the options in Denver are varied and range from classic Southern-style to Sriracha-coated bits of fried deliciousness.

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The Post Brewing Co. & Good Bird Chicken
| Adam Larkey

There may be a little bit of a fried chicken renaissance happening in Denver. Slowly but surely, restaurants add the brined, flour-coated, and hot-oil-bathed bird to their menu. From the BSide's and the Post's irresistible (and gluten-free!) creations to the must-have potato-flour-dredged bird at the Squeaky Bean and the weekend-only offerings at Comida and Work & Class, there is a lot of eating to be done.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Steuben's

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523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 830-1001
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Eight pieced all natural chicken is buttermilk brined for 24 hours and then tossed in seasoned flour and fried at a low temperature to crisp the skin and cook the chicken through but keep it juicy. Then, to order four pieces (a half chicken) is refried to heat through and served with mashed potatoes, biscuit, and chicken gravy.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
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Eight piece chicken is dry rubbed and left to rest for 12 hours. Then it is tempura battered and fried at a low temp to crisp the skin and not dry out the chicken. To order, it is flash fried at a high temp to reheat. It is then wok-tossed with a gochujang honey sauce, lime leaves, Thai chilies, lemongrass, garlic, and ginger. It is then plated on top of kimchi and garnished with sesame seeds.

3. The Bside

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1336 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 474-4960
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Locally raised chicken is brined in coconut milk, doused in gluten free flour, and pressure fried. That method of frying locks the crust onto the chicken and locks in the moisture and the flavor. It is served on a TV dinner tray with your choice of two sides and butterscotch pudding.

4. The Post Brewing Company

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105 W Emma St
Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 593-2066
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The fried chicken at the Post is a specialty. The buttermilk-drenched bird is cooked in a pressure-cooker, a process that allows it to retain its flavor without making it greasy. A bucket of 12 pieces is available for $32. The chicken is gluten-free.

5. Comida

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3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216
The Fried Chicken Option is offered on the Mexican cantina's brunch menu. Buttermilk fried chicken is served with chimayo chile over roasted garlic mashed potatoes, jalapeño bacon jelly and spicy collard greens.

6. Tom's Home Cookin'

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800 E 26th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 388-8035
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A classic Southern fried chicken, the dish is a beloved staple at the Five Points restaurant. Arrive early though to get yours; the restaurant closes when the food runs out.

7. The Squeaky Bean

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1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-2665
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The fried chicken, served at dinner, is buttermilk brined, potato flour dredged with classic spices, and fried in peanut oil. It comes served with a succotash made with vegetables from Bean's farm and a buttermilk foam.

8. Lou's Food Bar

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1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 458-0336
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At his Sunnyside spot, chef Frank Bonanno offers Nashville-style fried chicken so hot and blistering hot that the amazing side will be a welcome break. You can order it medium or hot, but it is all served naked. Don't miss the black eyed pea salad side.

9. Bones

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701 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 860-2929
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The Sriracha hot chicken bites is only served on Wednesday nights as part of the Bones Happy Fantastic Meal, but it is a delightful enough piece of bird that the weekly wait is worth it. For the adult happy meal-like promo, chicken bites come with vegetable tempura, a can of beer, a toy and a soft serve ice cream. serve for $12

10. Work & Class

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2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-0700
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A weekly occurrence, this fried chicken shows up for Sunday supper only; it is served with housemade buffalo sauce. A variety of sides are available.

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1. Steuben's

523 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Eight pieced all natural chicken is buttermilk brined for 24 hours and then tossed in seasoned flour and fried at a low temperature to crisp the skin and cook the chicken through but keep it juicy. Then, to order four pieces (a half chicken) is refried to heat through and served with mashed potatoes, biscuit, and chicken gravy.
523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

2. Ace

501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Eight piece chicken is dry rubbed and left to rest for 12 hours. Then it is tempura battered and fried at a low temp to crisp the skin and not dry out the chicken. To order, it is flash fried at a high temp to reheat. It is then wok-tossed with a gochujang honey sauce, lime leaves, Thai chilies, lemongrass, garlic, and ginger. It is then plated on top of kimchi and garnished with sesame seeds.
501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

3. The Bside

1336 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218
Locally raised chicken is brined in coconut milk, doused in gluten free flour, and pressure fried. That method of frying locks the crust onto the chicken and locks in the moisture and the flavor. It is served on a TV dinner tray with your choice of two sides and butterscotch pudding.
1336 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

4. The Post Brewing Company

105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO 80026
The fried chicken at the Post is a specialty. The buttermilk-drenched bird is cooked in a pressure-cooker, a process that allows it to retain its flavor without making it greasy. A bucket of 12 pieces is available for $32. The chicken is gluten-free.
105 W Emma St
Lafayette, CO 80026

5. Comida

3350 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO 80216
The Fried Chicken Option is offered on the Mexican cantina's brunch menu. Buttermilk fried chicken is served with chimayo chile over roasted garlic mashed potatoes, jalapeño bacon jelly and spicy collard greens.
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80216

6. Tom's Home Cookin'

800 E 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
A classic Southern fried chicken, the dish is a beloved staple at the Five Points restaurant. Arrive early though to get yours; the restaurant closes when the food runs out.
800 E 26th Ave
Denver, CO 80205

7. The Squeaky Bean

1500 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202
The fried chicken, served at dinner, is buttermilk brined, potato flour dredged with classic spices, and fried in peanut oil. It comes served with a succotash made with vegetables from Bean's farm and a buttermilk foam.
1500 Wynkoop St
Denver, CO 80202

8. Lou's Food Bar

1851 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
At his Sunnyside spot, chef Frank Bonanno offers Nashville-style fried chicken so hot and blistering hot that the amazing side will be a welcome break. You can order it medium or hot, but it is all served naked. Don't miss the black eyed pea salad side.
1851 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80211

9. Bones

701 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203
The Sriracha hot chicken bites is only served on Wednesday nights as part of the Bones Happy Fantastic Meal, but it is a delightful enough piece of bird that the weekly wait is worth it. For the adult happy meal-like promo, chicken bites come with vegetable tempura, a can of beer, a toy and a soft serve ice cream. serve for $12
701 Grant St
Denver, CO 80203

10. Work & Class

2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
A weekly occurrence, this fried chicken shows up for Sunday supper only; it is served with housemade buffalo sauce. A variety of sides are available.
2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

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