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6 Best Fried Chicken Joints in Colorado for 2024!

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Colorado is home to a number of great restaurants that know how to fry up some great chicken. Fried chicken here is either deep-fried or pan fried. These 6 best-fried chicken joints in Colorado for 2024 will satisfy your cravings for fried chicken, whether you prefer a hot fried chicken leg or a big platter that the whole family can share!


The Post, Longmont, CO

The Post has three locations in Colorado, the Post Chicken and Beer in Longmont and Denver and the Post Brewing Co. in Lafayette. Although the Post may go by two different names, the same fried chicken recipe is still served among them all. All-natural chicken is used for the Post’s fried chicken dishes. Brined for 24 hours, drenched in buttermilk, seasoned with gluten-free flour and seasonings and then fried to perfection, the fried chicken at the Post definitely deserves to be on this list of the best fried chicken in Colorado. Don’t forget to pair your chicken with the perfect brew too. 

Music City Hot Chicken, Fort Collins, CO

For those craving Nashville-style fried chicken in northern Colorado, head to Music City Hot Chicken. Choose your level of heat, from something spicy like the restaurant’s ghost pepper seasoning or even adopt a true Colorado’s taste buds by choosing the green chile fried chicken. The sides here are just as delicious as the fried chicken—all the sides are made from scratch. The mac and cheese makes a great companion to your spicy chicken wing at Music City Hot Chicken. 

Welton Street Cafe, Denver, CO

Authentic soul food is served up daily at Welton Street Cafe. The made-to-order fried chicken has a perfectly seasoned crust that keep customers coming back. Enjoy your chicken with a side of bread, especially the cornbread, and two hefty servings of sides. Shoot for true southern classic sides like fried okra or collard greens. 

CoraFaye's Cafe, Aurora, CO

CoraFaye’s Cafe is the second establishment on this list that gained notoriety by its appearance on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” But don’t think that CoraFaye’s Cafe lost its charm after it gained fame. Expect a perfect fried bird that has a crunchy skin yet juicy meat on the inside. The chicken here can come “southern fried” or smothered in gravy. The combo plates come with two sides and a biscuit, all at an affordable price. 

Castle Cafe, Castle Rock, CO

The Castle Cafe is the longest-running establishment on this list. Since the 1800s, the Castle Cafe has been serving hungry Coloradans and travelers alike. This thriving restaurant is known for its Kansas City-style pan-fried chicken. The chicken isn’t made until you order it, so it’s sure to be fresh and hot off the pan once it reaches your plate. 

White Fence Farm, Multiple locations

White Fence Farm is a family-friendly restaurant that has a few locations in the Denver area. The chicken is typically served “family style” on a large platter. Enjoy the crispy skin and juicy meat with a side of coleslaw or mashed potatoes. American comfort food is made right here at White Fence Farm. 

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