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15 Crisp, Golden Choices for Fried Chicken in Montreal

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Fried chicken has seen a big boom in Montreal in the last two years. What started as a relatively small but robust variety of spots, including Korean, American, Thai, and Japanese styles, has only expanded, due in large part to the pandemic. Socially distanced Montrealers have found a renewed interest in quick comfort foods, and that’s made golden and crispy birds both a takeout menu staple across the city and inspired all-new restaurants.

While fried chicken (and ideally some complementary sides) makes for a fantastic takeout meal — and fittingly, all options on this map offer both takeout or delivery — indoor dining is permitted in Montreal as of January 31, 2022. Want to know if the restaurants below are hosting diners? Visit their social media accounts or give them a call prior to your visit.

For updated information about the coronavirus situation and related regulations, please visit the official sites of the Quebec government and Montreal’s public health authority (Santé Montréal).

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Olivia's Authentic Chicken NDG

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6563 Av. Somerled, Montréal
QC H4V 1T1, Canada
(438) 386-7079
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Formerly known as “Le K’bob,” the focus here is Korean fried chicken. Owner Eunjung (Olivia) Ko apprehensively added it to the menu at first, but now — if the name change wasn’t evidence enough — it’s the restaurant’s main focus. Grab it boneless or bone-in, by the sandwich or the wrap, in boxes for one or for six, and with nine different sauces to dip it in.

2. Dawa

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6135 Sherbrooke, Montreal
QC H4A 1Y4, Canada
(514) 508-3665
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Korean fried chicken is enjoying its moment in Montreal, but at NDG’s Dawa, they’re bonafide fried poultry progenitors. That’s probably because it’s about all they do: They have a host of just enough, not-too-sticky glazes (the garlic teriyaki comes recommended), and boneless options, too.

3. Restaurant La Louisiane

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5850 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal
QC H4A 1X5, Canada
(514) 369-3073
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This NDG institution of 30 years is one of the city’s first names in Cajun and Creole restaurants, and while they serve their fair share of New Orleans and Louisianan specialties, they save a special spot on the menu for “Lou’s World Famous” fried chicken: A southern style that’s crispy with Cajun seasoning on the outside and tender on the inside thanks to a buttermilk marinade.

4. Le Petit Vibe

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5536A Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
QC H3T 1Y9, Canada
(438) 375-6335
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This casual resto in Côte-des-Neiges merges meaty elements of Hawaiian and Filipino cuisines into an array of fresh options. Among those, there’s a furikake fried chicken with a sweet garlic-soy sauce, or a spicy chicken sandwich with a tropical streak in the form of pickled papaya.

A white bowl of fried furikake chicken with bok choy beneath and green onions on top.
Furikake chicken
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5. Bucky Rooster's Fritures

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3981 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1R2, Canada
(514) 903-3981
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If Alex Cohen and Raegan Steinberg swung open Saint-Henri’s door with Arthurs Nosh Bar, the fried thighs and pies of Bucky Rooster’s helps keep it open: Originally a pandemic project to float the space meant for another restaurant venture, this restaurant fries up buckets and sandwiches with a chimeric style that pulls just as much from the Carolinas as it does from Korea.

6. Les Crazy Chickens

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3532 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1P4, Canada
(514) 800-3019
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With the exception of sides of fries and some pickled daikon, every single menu item at this Korean restaurant from Jisoon Park and Hanhak Kim has fried chicken in it, from ‘salads’ made with tenders and saucy 27-piece platters to sandwiches using either toasted brioche or bao buns.

7. Le Bird Bar

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1800 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal
QC H3J 1M5, Canada
(514) 938-4343
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Bird Bar's schtick is fried chicken and sparkling wine. Its chicken frying process has some serious credibility: Owner Kimberly Lallouz spent months testing dredges and frying processes, and even serves gluten-free and vegan options.

8. Roch Le Coq (multiple locations)

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1541 Av. Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1L4, Canada
(514) 637-2337
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Fresh on Montreal’s food scene as of 2019 is this casual spot in Outremont — now with a second location on Chabanel. Roch Le Coq leans towards American-style fried chicken, with a few international touches (a hoisin-barbecue sauce, for example), and a poutine, of course. Get the chicken by the piece, in a sandwich, or with waffles — there’s no wrong choice.

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9. Icehouse

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51 rue Roy Est, Montreal
QC H2W 1L8, Canada
(514) 439-6691
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Nick Hodge's Tex-Mex stakeout on the lower Plateau mightn't have the most glamorous serving method for fried chicken: straight onto freshly-laid greaseproof paper on the table. But does it matter if the chicken is done well and with just the right amount of glaze?

10. Otto Bistro

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143 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2T 1N9, Canada
(438) 383-4700
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Any Japanese restaurant worth its salt in Montreal serves karaage, but few get as luxuriant as chef-owner Hiroshi Kitano’s version at the Plateau Mont-Royal he runs with Hanhak Kim. Five pieces of fried chicken thigh are served up with a side of house mayo spiked with yuzu as well as optional extras of a truffled balsamic sweet soy sauce and spicy tomato sauce on the side.

11. Dinette Triple Crown

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6704 rue Clark, Montreal
QC H2S 3E9, Canada
(514) 272-2617
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Possibly the reigning monarch of fried chicken in Montreal, Kentucky-grown chef Colin Perry’s team does it southern-style, by the piece, in a meat-and-threes plate with sides, or with biscuits, cheese, and gravy in the Big Nasty sandwich. It all comes with house-made barbecue and hot sauces, too. Triple Crown’s popular picnic basket options have been placed on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’ve adapted into takeout menus of dinners fit for families and hungry individuals alike — advance orders are recommended.

12. Épicerie Pumpui

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83 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal
QC H2S 1K7, Canada
(514) 379-3024
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Chef Jesse Mulder’s gai tord Thai fried chicken has been a staple at Pumpui ever since he first opened this Little Italy counter service spot, where he flexes skills picked up from 20 years spent cooking in Thailand. With good reason: A rice flour crust gives the chicken a crunch you can hear from two tables over, and the oyster sauce and spice marinade seals the deal.

13. Paradis BBQ

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4165 rue Saint-Hubert, Montreal
QC H2L 4A7, Canada
(514) 303-4165
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This Plateau restaurant serves up bird brilliance, with a cozy menu that’s great for a casual meal out. While they’re dipping poultry in hot oil and serving it by the piece, combo, and as fried chicken sandwiches, Paradis BBQ also roasts chicken with aplomb.

14. Mon Petit Poulet

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2343 Boulevard Rosemont, Montréal
QC H2G 1T8, Canada
(514) 543-4828
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A hybrid of a rotisserie and a fried chicken kitchen, Rosemont’s Mon Petit Poulet has doubled down on its fryers since it first began: Fried chicken wings and the occasional fried chicken sandwich feature just as prominently on the menu as buckets of ‘artisanal’ fried chicken and popcorn chicken bites served by the plate or as garnish on a poutine.

15. Le Coq de L'Est 2015 inc

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9007 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal
QC H1L 2N6, Canada
(438) 385-9455
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Vanessa Beeching and Omar Zabuair first made headlines for turning a Tétreaultville-based topless restaurant into a rotisserie chicken destination. While known for flipping the script on the Quebec classic with tandoori spices, Zabuair’s got fried chicken chops too, serving regular specials of broasted chicken by the piece or on poutine — out of a new Hochelaga Street location.

1. Olivia's Authentic Chicken NDG

6563 Av. Somerled, Montréal, QC H4V 1T1, Canada

Formerly known as “Le K’bob,” the focus here is Korean fried chicken. Owner Eunjung (Olivia) Ko apprehensively added it to the menu at first, but now — if the name change wasn’t evidence enough — it’s the restaurant’s main focus. Grab it boneless or bone-in, by the sandwich or the wrap, in boxes for one or for six, and with nine different sauces to dip it in.

6563 Av. Somerled, Montréal
QC H4V 1T1, Canada

2. Dawa

6135 Sherbrooke, Montreal, QC H4A 1Y4, Canada

Korean fried chicken is enjoying its moment in Montreal, but at NDG’s Dawa, they’re bonafide fried poultry progenitors. That’s probably because it’s about all they do: They have a host of just enough, not-too-sticky glazes (the garlic teriyaki comes recommended), and boneless options, too.

6135 Sherbrooke, Montreal
QC H4A 1Y4, Canada

3. Restaurant La Louisiane

5850 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H4A 1X5, Canada

This NDG institution of 30 years is one of the city’s first names in Cajun and Creole restaurants, and while they serve their fair share of New Orleans and Louisianan specialties, they save a special spot on the menu for “Lou’s World Famous” fried chicken: A southern style that’s crispy with Cajun seasoning on the outside and tender on the inside thanks to a buttermilk marinade.

5850 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal
QC H4A 1X5, Canada

4. Le Petit Vibe

5536A Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC H3T 1Y9, Canada
A white bowl of fried furikake chicken with bok choy beneath and green onions on top.
Furikake chicken
Le Petit Vibe/Supplied

This casual resto in Côte-des-Neiges merges meaty elements of Hawaiian and Filipino cuisines into an array of fresh options. Among those, there’s a furikake fried chicken with a sweet garlic-soy sauce, or a spicy chicken sandwich with a tropical streak in the form of pickled papaya.

5536A Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal
QC H3T 1Y9, Canada

5. Bucky Rooster's Fritures

3981 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1R2, Canada

If Alex Cohen and Raegan Steinberg swung open Saint-Henri’s door with Arthurs Nosh Bar, the fried thighs and pies of Bucky Rooster’s helps keep it open: Originally a pandemic project to float the space meant for another restaurant venture, this restaurant fries up buckets and sandwiches with a chimeric style that pulls just as much from the Carolinas as it does from Korea.

3981 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1R2, Canada

6. Les Crazy Chickens

3532 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal, QC H4C 1P4, Canada

With the exception of sides of fries and some pickled daikon, every single menu item at this Korean restaurant from Jisoon Park and Hanhak Kim has fried chicken in it, from ‘salads’ made with tenders and saucy 27-piece platters to sandwiches using either toasted brioche or bao buns.

3532 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal
QC H4C 1P4, Canada

7. Le Bird Bar

1800 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, QC H3J 1M5, Canada

Bird Bar's schtick is fried chicken and sparkling wine. Its chicken frying process has some serious credibility: Owner Kimberly Lallouz spent months testing dredges and frying processes, and even serves gluten-free and vegan options.

1800 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal
QC H3J 1M5, Canada

8. Roch Le Coq (multiple locations)

1541 Av. Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V 1L4, Canada
Roch Le Coq/Supplied

Fresh on Montreal’s food scene as of 2019 is this casual spot in Outremont — now with a second location on Chabanel. Roch Le Coq leans towards American-style fried chicken, with a few international touches (a hoisin-barbecue sauce, for example), and a poutine, of course. Get the chicken by the piece, in a sandwich, or with waffles — there’s no wrong choice.

1541 Av. Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1L4, Canada

9. Icehouse

51 rue Roy Est, Montreal, QC H2W 1L8, Canada

Nick Hodge's Tex-Mex stakeout on the lower Plateau mightn't have the most glamorous serving method for fried chicken: straight onto freshly-laid greaseproof paper on the table. But does it matter if the chicken is done well and with just the right amount of glaze?

51 rue Roy Est, Montreal
QC H2W 1L8, Canada

10. Otto Bistro

143 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1N9, Canada

Any Japanese restaurant worth its salt in Montreal serves karaage, but few get as luxuriant as chef-owner Hiroshi Kitano’s version at the Plateau Mont-Royal he runs with Hanhak Kim. Five pieces of fried chicken thigh are served up with a side of house mayo spiked with yuzu as well as optional extras of a truffled balsamic sweet soy sauce and spicy tomato sauce on the side.

143 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2T 1N9, Canada

11. Dinette Triple Crown

6704 rue Clark, Montreal, QC H2S 3E9, Canada

Possibly the reigning monarch of fried chicken in Montreal, Kentucky-grown chef Colin Perry’s team does it southern-style, by the piece, in a meat-and-threes plate with sides, or with biscuits, cheese, and gravy in the Big Nasty sandwich. It all comes with house-made barbecue and hot sauces, too. Triple Crown’s popular picnic basket options have been placed on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’ve adapted into takeout menus of dinners fit for families and hungry individuals alike — advance orders are recommended.

6704 rue Clark, Montreal
QC H2S 3E9, Canada

12. Épicerie Pumpui

83 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal, QC H2S 1K7, Canada

Chef Jesse Mulder’s gai tord Thai fried chicken has been a staple at Pumpui ever since he first opened this Little Italy counter service spot, where he flexes skills picked up from 20 years spent cooking in Thailand. With good reason: A rice flour crust gives the chicken a crunch you can hear from two tables over, and the oyster sauce and spice marinade seals the deal.

83 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal
QC H2S 1K7, Canada

13. Paradis BBQ

4165 rue Saint-Hubert, Montreal, QC H2L 4A7, Canada

This Plateau restaurant serves up bird brilliance, with a cozy menu that’s great for a casual meal out. While they’re dipping poultry in hot oil and serving it by the piece, combo, and as fried chicken sandwiches, Paradis BBQ also roasts chicken with aplomb.

4165 rue Saint-Hubert, Montreal
QC H2L 4A7, Canada

14. Mon Petit Poulet

2343 Boulevard Rosemont, Montréal, QC H2G 1T8, Canada

A hybrid of a rotisserie and a fried chicken kitchen, Rosemont’s Mon Petit Poulet has doubled down on its fryers since it first began: Fried chicken wings and the occasional fried chicken sandwich feature just as prominently on the menu as buckets of ‘artisanal’ fried chicken and popcorn chicken bites served by the plate or as garnish on a poutine.

2343 Boulevard Rosemont, Montréal
QC H2G 1T8, Canada

15. Le Coq de L'Est 2015 inc

9007 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal, QC H1L 2N6, Canada

Vanessa Beeching and Omar Zabuair first made headlines for turning a Tétreaultville-based topless restaurant into a rotisserie chicken destination. While known for flipping the script on the Quebec classic with tandoori spices, Zabuair’s got fried chicken chops too, serving regular specials of broasted chicken by the piece or on poutine — out of a new Hochelaga Street location.

9007 Rue Hochelaga, Montréal
QC H1L 2N6, Canada

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