10 Best Chicken and Waffles in Metro Phoenix
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.
Heather Hoch The chicken and waffles (and bacon) at Del Frisco's Grille.
Heather Hoch Chicken and waffles at Over Easy in Arcadia.
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.
Heather Hoch Chicken and waffle appetizer at 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.
Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles
Heather Hoch Lo Lo's Toy-Toy chicken and waffle combo plate.
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.