Chicago’s 5 Best Chicken & Waffles


Chicken and waffles are one of the most beautiful creations on earth. Seriously, let’s think about this: you can eat it for any meal, it’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory, and it’s the uniting of two beautiful things. Who in their right mind wouldn’t love chicken and waffles? Now that we’ve got that out of the way, lets talk about the best ones in the city. Chicago, you all are doing chicken and waffles right.

1. Breakfast House

Jaime Jara is bringing great things to Chicago with his chicken and waffle, and when you go to eat them, make sure you’re hungry. You get a waffle and three pieces of chicken – one breast, one leg, and one thigh. The chicken marinates for 24 hours with buttermilk, garlic powder, salt and pepper. The dish is served with house made dijon mustard, which perfectly compliments the flavor of the chicken. Definitely a good chicken and waffles choice.

Breakfast House Chicken & Waffles

2. Longman & Eagle

The chicken and waffles at Longman & Eagle are absolutely delicious. The batter for the waffles is yeast based, making a more savory waffle, comparable to sourdough. They only use dark meat, which they fry in beef fat. For sweetness, the dish is served with 100% pure Michigan maple syrup. The result? Something out of this world. To top it off, the chicken and waffles is served with sweet potato and pork belly hash, which is perfect for hangovers.

Longman & Eagle Chicken And Waffles


3. Batter & Berries

This is a unique chicken and waffles dish that you definitely don’t want to miss. The good people at Batter & Berries make a sweet potato waffle that they actually stuff with chicken. Sweet, cinnamon butter melts on top of the waffle, taking the place of traditional syrup. It’s served with fried chicken as well, that’s topped with a sweet and tangy sauce. Definitely delicious and amazing.



4. Zed451

Zed451 is the perfect place to go when you want chicken and waffles, and have enough room for some other dishes as well. Executive chef, Michael McDonald, kept that in mind when he made this delicious small plate. The chicken is boneless, and perfectly spicy. The waffles are light and crispy on the outside, and dense on the inside, sort of comparable to a funnel cake. You definitely need to try these chicken and waffles.

Zed451 Chicken and Waffles

5. Chicago’s Home Of Chicken & Waffles

You know you’re in the right place when they call chicken and waffles their “bread and butter,” and that’s why you need to go to Chicago’s Home Of Chicken & Waffles. There are over thirty meals on the menu that feature chicken and waffles, and one of your best bets is going with The Saint. You get two waffles, and your choice of white or dark meat. Everything they serve is their own, and a staple to the chicken and waffle community.

Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles