Best Fried Chicken Joints in Maine for 2024!

When it comes to top-notch fried chicken, Maine can compete with the best of the best. Your taste senses will be delighted by the original, homemade tasting selections served by restaurants and traditional chicken shacks with a unique Maine twist. For 2024, these are Maine's top fried chicken restaurants!

KP’s Place, Auburn, ME

KP’s Place in Auburn is a bit of a hole-in-the-wall seafood joint, but they make some delicious fried chicken. The prices are super affordable and the staff are friendly. Instead of French fries, you can always upgrade to onion rings. 

Hot Suppa, Portland, ME

Hot Suppa is a Southern-style restaurant in Portland serving up delicious comfort food with a unique Maine twist. The chicken is locally-sourced from Common Wealth Poultry in Gardiner and served during both lunch and dinner. Choose from fried chicken & buttermilk waffle, fried chicken & side, or Nashville hot chicken & side. 

Eventide Oyster Co., Portland, ME

Known mostly for their extensive oyster menu, Eventide Oyster Co. does serve something other than seafood on their menu. The buttermilk fried chicken bun comes with ranch, pickled watermelon, and coleslaw.

The Red Barn, Augusta, ME

The Red Barn has been a popular Augusta restaurant since 1977. As one of the largest and busiest family owned and operated restaurant in the area, the menu is large. Their boneless white chicken basket comes with French fries and a dinner roll and will fill you up. 

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