10 Best Chicken and Waffles in Metro Phoenix

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Heather Hoch
The chicken and waffles (and bacon) at Del Frisco's Grille.
Sweet, comforting soul food pours its goodness into one dish -- chicken and waffles. The crispy, savory fried chicken and syrup-soaked waffles are the tastiest culinary odd couple. The chicken and waffle craze has caught on from soul food shacks to some of Phoenix's most upscale restaurants. While not every place does this tasty, unique meal justice, here are the 10 best spots in town to hit up on your quest for the best chicken and waffles.

See also: Sharon Salomon's 5 Best Spots for Fried Chicken in Metro Phoenix

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Heather Hoch
Chicken and waffles at Over Easy in Arcadia.
Over Easy
It might be slightly cringe worthy to walk into any local restaurant that has the godawful neon stencil of Guy Fieri on the wall, but, hey -- it isn't Over Easy's fault that it rocks breakfast so hard that (obnoxious) TV personalities have taken note. The secret to this Arcadia breakfast hotspot's chicken and waffles ($9) has to be the sauce. Though it's just a combination of syrup and Cholula stirred tableside, it complements the crispy fried boneless chicken breast and slightly overcooked (but in a good way) waffle equally with the sweetness and spiciness that both need. Over Easy also has locations in Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Mesa.

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Heather Hoch
Chicken and waffle appetizer at Searsucker.
Searsucker
The whole Searsucker menu is smothered in decadence, so it's no surprise that it features chicken and waffles -- as a $14 appetizer. The breaded fried chicken sits atop a light and fluffy waffle in a clean, simple presentation elevated above the typical chicken and waffle plate. It tastes as great as it looks. Pair it with any one of the other amazingly indulgent apps and you have a heart-unhealthy, happy-tummy (and tastebuds) dinner in the making.

See Also: Closer Look: 10 Best Chicken and Waffles in Metro Phoenix (Complete Slideshow)

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Heather Hoch
Lo Lo's Toy-Toy chicken and waffle combo plate.
Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles
If you don't want some white-bread reduction of soul food's flagship meal, go to Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles -- because chicken and waffles is literally in the name. Many Phoenicians' first introduction to this dish is via Lo-Lo's and there's good reason: Lo-Lo's tops the list of favorite chicken and waffles time and time again with a classic, uncomplicated and perfectly executed take on the dish with a reasonable price tag. You can pair it with grits, greens or mac and cheese. You can even choose what parts of thef chicken you want. We recommend going all out if you're a first timer with the KK's plate ($15) with three pieces of chicken, two waffles, grits, and two eggs with cheese and onions. We also recommend that you go to the original Phoenix location for an authentic experience.

Location Info

Over Easy

4730 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Searsucker

6900 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles

1220 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Cowboy Ciao Wine Bar & Grill

7133 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Del Frisco's Grille

2425 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Proof

10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Mission

3815 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tuck Shop

2245 N. 12th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Citizen Public House

7111 E. 5th Ave. Ste. E., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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13 comments
ssn0
ssn0

Lo-Lo's Awful! I paid $18 dollars for three pieces of chicken ( a thigh, drumstick, and a wing - no breast), two sides, a corn bread muffin, and a Pepsi. This didn't include a tip. The fried chicken had no flavor. I don't think they use any spices. The chilli and ketchup bottles on the tables were dirty. The soap dispenser in the bathroom didn't work and neither did the paper towel dispenser. How are the employees washing their hands? The employees were the slowest moving people I have ever seen in my life. I don't know how this place stays in business.

Brett Giles
Brett Giles

The fact that there are 10 "best" varieties of chicken and waffles is astonishing, clearly I need to get out more.

pedro.dalion
pedro.dalion

Welcome to Zagat's Arizona everybody.

Ask the owners of said restaurants if any "obnoxious TV hosts" have damaged their business recently. I guess the Phoenix New Times is here and ready to help advertise your business to the world, or at least the 500 people that read that fishwrap. Please let me know if any of your food critics are roaming the city right now looking for delightful dishes to dish on. That article on Sonoran dogs was KILLER!

Mathew Shaffer-Gage
Mathew Shaffer-Gage

LoLo's is disgusting the two times I have gone my chicken had been dry and the waffles look like there made in the same 20 waffle iron I have at home. It's overpriced disgusting food. But I will say it is really clean there.

Brandi Young
Brandi Young

I had no idea there were 10 Chicken and Waffle options! I have only ever gone to Lo-Lo's...

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