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Crunchy Perfection: The Best Fried Chicken Spots in Ottawa

Crunchy Perfection The Best Fried Chicken Spots in Ottawa

Something about fried chicken is so addictive—the seasoned breading that’s perfectly crispy, the tender juicy meat inside—I bet your mouth is now drooling! 

If you’re craving fried chicken, don’t worry because there are many restaurants in Ottawa that will satisfy your craving. The best part is that these restaurants carry all sorts of fried chicken—from Nashville-style hot chicken to Korean-style fried chicken! 

Here are some of the restaurants that serve the best fried chicken in Ottawa. Check them out when the craving hits!

K, Let’s Eat

Address: 449 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N5, Canada

Operating Hours

  • Tuesday to Saturday—11 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday—12 to 6 pm
  • Closed on Monday

Contact Number: +16132368158

K, Let’s Eat is a Korean restaurant in Ottawa that’s pretty well-known for its boldly flavored fried chicken. The best part about the fried chicken here is that your order is literally one small, whole bird that’s broken down into many delicious pieces! 

You have five flavor options. The soy garlic is the bestselling one, but if you want something spicy, you should choose the hot chili pepper. This flavor leaves a lingering heat, even if you just choose the lowest spicy level. 

The fried chicken also comes with fried rice cakes, so you have something chewy to nibble on between chicken pieces. If you want other dishes to eat during your visit, you might want the dumplings and japchae (stir-fried glass noodles). 

Pro Tip:

The portion sizes here are pretty generous, so be sure to bring a companion to share the dishes with you.

Union Local 613

Address: 315 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J8, Canada

Operating Hours

  • Monday and Tuesday—3 to 10 pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday—3 pm to 12 am
  • Friday—3 pm to 2 am
  • Saturday—5 pm to 2 am
  • Sunday—10 am to 2 pm

Contact Number: +16132311010


Union Local 613 isn’t really known as a fried chicken spot, but it has a fried chicken dish on the menu that’s delicious. 

This dish is aptly named Union Fried Chicken. It’s the thigh and drumstick part of the chicken brined with brandy and cider before being deep-fried. 

The breading has a tangy undertone, and the meat inside is juicy. The dish also comes with other sides, such as cornbread (or grits if you prefer), wilted greens, ranch dressing, and chili-spiked sauce; the classic comfort meal from the southern US states.

After finishing your dish, you might want to end your meal with a sweet cake or bourbon brownie. Both of which are decadent! 

Pro Tips:

To make your chicken dish even more indulgent, you can request to add Nashville butter to your plate for a small extra fee. This restaurant also has a menu for alcoholic beverages (e.g., beers, bourbons, and cocktails). 

Hot Star Large Fried Chicken

Address: 412 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J9, Canada

Operating Hours

  • Sunday, Monday, and Thursday—12 to 9 pm
  • Wednesday—4:30 to 9 pm
  • Friday and Saturday—12 to 10 pm

Contact Number: +16136802500


Hot Star Large Fried Chicken is inspired by the popular street food in Taiwan: crispy chicken that’s basically the size of your palm (or even bigger)!

The original large fried chicken is the most popular dish here, so you can order just that. But if you want it to have even more flavor, you can choose the special barbeque variation or the Korean-style large fried chicken one. 

This restaurant also sells crispy chicken popcorn or a plate of six fried chicken pieces. Both dishes are perfect for sharing, making them perfect for your group hangouts. 

Pro Tip:

It takes time to prepare and cook your order, so try to come here earlier than you originally planned. That way, you don’t have to be extremely starving while waiting for your order to be served. 


Address: 280 Elgin St Apartment 3, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M2, Canada

Operating Hours

  • Tuesday—5 am to 10 pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday—5 to 10 pm
  • Friday and Saturday—5 to 11 pm
  • Sunday—5 am to 9 pm
  • Closed on Monday

Contact Number: +16136951300


Another great Korean place that sells amazing fried chicken is Dakgogi. This restaurant has a lot of options, too, so you’ll be spoiled for choice! 

You can’t go wrong with the original fried chicken, but if you want something more exciting, try the flavored ones. 

Soy garlic is perfectly savory, while the hot soy garlic has a kick of spice. Yangpadak features boneless pieces drenched in melted cheese! 

This place also sells chicken wings. The chicken wings come with fries, so you’ll really be full and satisfied by the end. 

Pro Tips:

Can’t decide which flavor to get? Don’t worry. You can just order half-and-half. That way, you have two flavors in one order!If possible, come here on a Tuesday because there’s a 50% discount promo on wings.

Fried Chicken Club

Address: 1910 St. Laurent Blvd unit C02, Ottawa, ON K1G 1A4, Canada

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday—11 am to 10 pm

Contact Number: +16132498777


Fried Chicken Club is basically heaven on earth for people who love all things fried chicken! This restaurant has over 40 different flavor options for your chicken wings! 

If you prefer saucy glazes for your wings, you should try the honey garlic or the garlic parmesan. If you have a high spice tolerance, the hot blonde or spicy dill are great options. 

For dry rub options, you can’t go wrong with dry jerk or garlic cajun. 

Aside from chicken wings, you might also be interested in trying the chicken burgers here. The buns are soft, the chicken patty is crispy and juicy, and the lettuce and tomatoes add even more texture and flavor—such a comforting meal! 

Pro Tip:

This restaurant has several combo meals (e.g. two pieces of fried chicken with fries and a drink) if you’re interested. 

GOGIYA Korean Fried Chicken and Dolsot

Address: 155 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5N7, Canada

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Thursday—11 am to 11 pm
  • Friday and Saturday—11 am to 12 am
  • Sunday—12 to 8 pm

Contact Number: +16136800988


GOGIYA actually has several locations in Ottawa, but each location has its own focus: some are reserved for sushi and poke bowls, and some are for buffets and other Korean meals. The one on Bank Street is dedicated to Korean fried chicken. 

The chicken dishes here consist of wings and legs, and you can also opt for boneless chicken pieces. As for the flavors, you have six options: original crispy, sweet and spicy, hot and spicy, garlic soy, honey and garlic, and gold cheese. 

Aside from fried chicken, you can add other side dishes to make your meal even more fulfilling. Tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), in particular, is a great dish to pair with fried chicken. 

Pro Tip:

If you can’t decide between two flavors, you can order half-and-half. That way, you can have both of them for the price of one. 


Address: 840 Boyd Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 2E1, Canada

Operating Hours

  • Tuesday to Thursday—12 to 8 pm
  • Friday—12 to 9 pm
  • Saturday—11:30 am to 9 pm
  • Closed on Sunday and Monday

Contact Number: +16137225582

DA CHICKEN CRIBB is a humble restaurant operated by a mother and son, but don’t overlook it because the chicken dishes are delicious! 

Since this restaurant is inspired by Caribbean cuisine, you can expect your fried chicken to be an explosion of sweet, peppery, and herby flavors. The fried chicken also comes with fries that are perfectly crispy and soft. 

In addition to the fried chicken, you might want to try the goat curry with roti since it’s the bestselling dish here. 

Pro Tip:

If the weather permits it, you should choose the outdoor seating. That way, you can enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while dining. 



  • 151 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N8, Canada
  • 769 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 1A1, Canada

Operating Hours:

  • Laurier Ave E: 1 to 8 pm (Saturday to Thursday), 2 to 8 pm (Friday)
  • Gladstone Ave: 12 to 9 pm (Sunday to Wednesday), 12 to 11 pm (Thursday, Saturday), 2 to 11 pm (Friday)

Contact Number(s):

  • Laurier Ave E: +16134131360
  • Gladstone Ave: +16134212331

Website(s): Laurier Ave E, Gladstone Ave

At O-FRANGO, you can indulge in chicken wings drenched in a delectably sticky glaze. Barbeque is the popular flavor for the glaze, but chipotle, garlic, and melted cheese are also delicious. 

Wings aren’t the only chicken dishes in this restaurant. There’s also the Frango box, which is essentially filled with bite-size chicken pieces, topped with any of the flavorful sauces. 

You might want to try the crispy roll or the Frango wrap as well. Both of them have fillings of seasoned chicken, and when you dip them in your sauce of choice (especially the barbeque flavor), flavors explode inside your mouth! 

Pro Tips:

If you want to try other sauces aside from the one that you chose, you can order extra sauces on the side.

You can also add extra chicken to your Frango box if you want a little more but can’t justify making another order.

Holly’s Hot Chicken

Address: 45 Armstrong St, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2V6, Canada

Operating Hours

  • Wednesday and Thursday—11:30 am to 7 pm
  • Friday—11:30 am to 8 pm
  • Saturday—12 to 6 pm
  • Closed from Sunday to Tuesday

Contact Number: +16136957737


For Muslims who love fried chicken, Holly’s Hot Chicken is for you because it’s a certified halal restaurant. 

The chicken pieces are all coated in a gluten-free breading, and after they’re deep-fried, they’re tossed in a delicious sauce. Most of the sauce options are somewhat spicy, but if you don’t think you can handle the spice, you can go for the Plain Jane flavor. 

This restaurant also sells chicken sandwiches, poutine with chicken toppings, and fries. 

Pro Tip:

Are you going on a picnic? You might want to try any of the picnic bundles here. Each bundle comes with wings, coleslaw, cornbread, and cauliflower bites. 

The King Eddy

Address: 47 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P9, Canada

Operating Hours

  • Sunday to Thursday—8 am to 10 pm
  • Friday and Saturday—8 am to 11 pm

Contact Number: +16136801700


Chic and colorful, The King Eddy is a wonderful restaurant to go to for your family dinners and friend hangouts. It’s well-known for its variety of burgers, but it also has chicken dishes that are worth the hype. 

The NFC Family Deal is the most popular dish, and it contains 10 pieces of bone-in fried chicken, large fries, and double gravy. 

You might also be interested in the fried chicken and waffles. This dish perfectly combines savory and sweet flavors. 

Craving more heat? Try the Eddy’s HOT FIRE SPICY Chicken. It’s fried chicken breast drenched in hot sauce and hot honey and placed between soft sesame seed buns. 

Pro Tip:

If you’re planning a party, you can book The King Eddy as your venue. Check this page for more information. 

Little Mac’s

Address: 991 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y1, Canada

Operating Hours

  • Sunday to Thursday—12 to 8 pm
  • Friday and Saturday—12 to 9 pm

Contact Number: +13439846227


The atmosphere at Little Mac’s is chill and homey, making it a great place to go after a long day at work. It also helps that the food is good, so you’ll be even more enticed to come here. 

The bestselling dish here is the chicken and waffles. There’s something about the waffles’ crispy exterior and pillowy interior and the savory goodness of the chicken that soothes the soul.

Pair this dish with fries, and now you have the ultimate comfort food. 

To make your meal even more indulgent, order a milkshake. Its sweetness perfectly balances the savoriness of the chicken. 

Pro Tip:

If the weather is good outside, you should take the patio seating so that you can enjoy the fresh air while eating your meal. 

Crispy’s Resto Grill


  • 1433 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 2V5, Canada
  • 2446 Bank St Unit 104, Ottawa, ON K1V 1A4, Canada

Operating Hours:

  • Woodroffe Ave: 11:30 am to 4 am (Monday to Saturday), 12 pm to 4 am (Sunday)
  • Bank St: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm (Monday to Thursday), 11:30 am to 11:30 pm (Friday and Saturday), 12 to 10:30 pm (Sunday)

Contact Number(s):

  • Woodroffe Ave: +16136957575
  • Bank St: +16137313535


Crispy’s Resto Grill has won the affection of chicken lovers because of its generous portions and reasonable prices. Plus, the chicken dishes come with extra sides like fries, a dip, and a can of soda!

If you’re dining alone, you can order a meal with two boneless fried chickens (the thigh part), but if you’re with a group (or maybe your craving is really strong), you can have a meal with up to 12 pieces! Chicken tenders and chicken wings are also available here. 

In addition to this, you might also want to try crispy chicken poutine or crispy chicken sub. 

Pro Tip:

If you’re ordering a boneless fried chicken combo meal, you can add a cookie or baklava for only 1 CAD. 

Kitchen Maroo

Address: 281 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2A3, Canada

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday—11:30 am to 9 pm

Contact Number: +16132342945


Kitchen Maroo is a Korean restaurant that exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere. It also has an impressive array of food options, from appetizers to desserts. 

One of the main courses here is the Korean-style fried chicken. The full bucket gives you a whopping 22 pieces, and they’re all coated in a delicious sauce (garlic soy or sweet and spicy). 

Another chicken dish you can try here is the chicken cutlet, which is a crispy chicken breast smothered in a savory gravy. The dish also comes with macaroni potato salad and other side dishes. 

Pro Tip:

Sometimes, there are desserts that are only available for a limited time. Ask the server if there is a special dessert available, and if there is, give it a try.

Hanley’s Nashville Hot Chicken

Address: Queen St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5E1, Canada

Operating Hours

  • Monday to Friday—11 am to 10 pm
  • Saturday—4 to 10 pm
  • Sunday—4 to 9 pm


Test the limits of your taste buds by eating chicken at Hanley’s Nashville Hot Chicken. As you can guess from the name, the dishes are incredibly spicy, so try them at your own risk! 

Luckily, there are different heat levels you can choose from. If you’re not sure about your spice tolerance, you can opt for the mild level.

Meanwhile, if you love all things spicy, dare yourself to get the spiciest option and see how well you can take it. 

If you’re dining with a group, you should order the Gametime Platter, which comes with five sliders, five chicken tenders, fries, slaw, mac and cheese, and many more sides. 

You should also try the waffle combo. The sweet syrup perfectly counters the spiciness.

Pro Tip:

Once you’re done eating the spicy chicken dishes, treat yourself to banana pudding. The silky, sweet custard is almost like a balm to your taste buds. 

Mary Brown’s Chicken


  • 1701 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1V 7Z4, Canada
  • 386 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 0E8, Canada
  • 222 Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, ON K1V 1C1, Canada
  • 3098 Carling Ave Unit 6B, Nepean, ON K2B 7K2, Canada
  • 80 Marketplace Ave, Nepean, ON K2J 5G3, Canada
  • 1675 Tenth Line Rd, Ottawa, ON K1E 3P6, Canada
  • 782 Eagleson Rd Unit D1, Ottawa, ON K2M 0N2, Canada
  • Centrum Shopping Centre, 400 Earl Grey Dr, Kanata, ON K2T 1B9, Canada
  • Orleans Gardens Shopping Centre, 1615 Orléans Blvd Suite 117, Orléans, ON K1C 7E2, Canada
  • 28 Iber Rd Buliding E, Stittsville, ON K2S 2R1, Canada

Operating Hours:

  • Bank St, Richmond Rd, Hunt Club Rd, Carling Ave, Marketplace Ave, Tenth Line Rd, Eagleson Rd, Earl Grey Drive, Orléans Blvd: 11 am to 10 pm (Monday to Sunday)
  • Iber Rd: 11 am to 12 am (Monday to Sunday)

Contact Number(s):

  • Bank St: +16132608222
  • Richmond Rd: +16137220200
  • Hunt Club Rd: +16139980406
  • Carling Ave: +16138280808
  • Marketplace Ave: +16138237090
  • Tenth Line Rd: +16135909898
  • Eagleson Rd: +16132712333
  • Earl Grey Drive: +16135922132
  • Orléans Blvd: +16138378990
  • Iber Rd: +13435451177


Mary Brown’s Chicken is undeniably one of the most popular chicken spots in town. The fact that it has about 10 locations throughout Ottawa is proof enough! 

The chicken meal here ranges from two pieces of chicken to 27. It also comes with other sides, such as potato wedges and coleslaw. 

If you’re not in the mood for classic fried chicken, you can go for the chicken sandwich. 

Pro Tips:

The restaurant chain has a promo called Big Mary Monday, which lets you purchase a chicken sandwich at a discounted price. 

Sometimes, there are other kinds of promo as well (e.g. certain meals available for a limited time), so be on the lookout for them. You should check their website and social media for any news.

Download the Mary Brown’s Chicken app because it’s only there where you can access the secret menu. It’s available on both iOS and Android.