Of course, the best fried chicken is at the place that you love, but maybe you're looking for a few new places:
Southern Living Magazine writer Cassandra Vanhooser's picks for the best fried chicken places in the South include:
Babe's Chicken Dinner House, Roanoke, Texas
Bubba Cooks Country, Dallas
Gladys Knight and Ron Winans Chicken & Waffles, Atlanta
Price's Chicken Coop, Charlotte, N.C.
Kessler's 1891 Eatery and Pub, Versailles, Ky.
Fiorella's Restaurant, New Orleans
Seafood & Chicken Box, Center Point, Ala.
Vanhooser's honorable mentions:
Horace & Dickie's Seafood, Washington
Gus's World Famous Hot and Spicy Fried Chicken, Memphis
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, Savannah, Ga.
Buckner's Family Restaurant, Jackson, Ga.
Dooky Chase Restaurant, New Orleans
Stroud's, Kansas City, Mo.
Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits, Atlanta airport
Among author John Edge's favorites in the Northeast and South:
Chalfonte Hotel, Cape May, N.J.
Sal's Birdland, Rochester, N.Y.
Pollo Campero, various locations (including Northern
Jacques-Imo's, New Orleans
Willie Mae's Scotch House, New Orleans
Julep Restaurant, Jackson, Miss.
Prince's Hot Chicken Shack, Nashville
Mr. Boo's, Nashville
Son's Place, Atlanta
Watershed, Decatur, Ga.
Breakfast Klub, Houston
Beppe, New York
Anchor Bar, Buffalo, N.Y.
Blue Smoke, New York
New Caporal, New York