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15 Great Fried Chicken Slingers in Montreal

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The fried chicken trends that appeared elsewhere around the continent in recent years didn't get a great foothold in Montreal, but that doesn't mean there's no good spots to tuck into crispy yet juicy pieces of fried bird — Korean, Japanese, and American approaches to chicken all get some solid representation. Not every restaurant below makes fried chicken its main focus, but all of them have it on their permanent menus at the time of writing.

Plus, at a time when people are avoiding indoor dining, fried chicken (and ideally a few sides) makes for fantastic picnic fare — and fittingly, all options on this map offer takeout and/or delivery service. Some venues below have opened their dining rooms, although due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the official sites of the Quebec government and Montréal’s public health authority (Santé Montréal).

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Mon Petit Poulet

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2343 Boulevard Rosemont, Montréal
QC H2G 1T8, Canada
(514) 543-4828
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It’s first and foremost a rotisserie, but Rosemont’s Mon Petit Poulet will also fry up that poultry — get half or whole chickens with fries, coleslaw, and gravy included, or get their take on the classic Quebec hot chicken, with brioche, fried bird, and cheesy grits.

2. 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. At the time of writing, Triple Crown’s popular picnic basket option is unavailable due to COVID-19, but takeout is still happening — advance orders are recommended.

3. 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. Not restricting themselves to dipping poultry in hot oil, Paradis BBQ also roasts chicken with aplomb.

4. Julian's

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111 Avenue du Mont-Royal O, Montréal
QC H2T 2S9, Canada
(514) 379-4622
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At Julian’s, a cozy counter on the Plateau, there’s a variety of sandwiches and brunches available, but one menu staple is fried chicken — get it on brioche with spicy mayo and coleslaw on weekdays, and on weekends, it’s a chicken-and-pancakes brunch option.

5. Roch Le Coq

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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. 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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6. 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?

7. Maynard

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30 Rue Prince Arthur O, Montréal
QC H2X 1S6, Canada
(514) 379-1369
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Full warning: this casual counter is all vegetarian. Yet, it earns a place on this map for being the only restaurant in town to serve up Nashville-style hot “chicken” (made with tofu here). Not to be confused with Québécois hot chicken, it’s a crispy spice-bomb of a sandwich, best enjoyed with sides like a vegan mac and cheese.

Nashville-style hot tofu sandwich
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8. Le Coq Frit

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52A Rue De La Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1C1, Canada
(514) 549-0306
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This tiny counter in Chinatown sticks almost entirely to chicken: by the piece, popcorn chicken, and even the whole hen. Choose between spicy, garlic, or tangy plum options.

9. Dandy

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244 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
QC H2Y 1L9, Canada
(514) 289-9996
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Ex-Olive & Gourmando chef Michael Tozzi opened up this classy brunch and lunch spot in 2019, and a delightful buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with apple remoulade is one of the menu staples

10. 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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11. The Basak

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1237 Rue Guy, Montreal
QC, Canada
(514) 508-1144
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This downtown Korean chicken and beer spot deserves points for thoroughness: every part of the chicken seems to be on offer, from wings to full birds, with flavour options varying from original to spicy or soy garlic.

12. 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 has gluten-free and vegan options.

13. Mon Ami (multiple locations)

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6290 Avenue Somerled, Montréal
QC H4B 2V5, Canada
(514) 439-2580
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Queen of the NDG Korean scene Mon Ami does a thorough range of Korean dishes, but fried chicken is one of its big drawcards, served up with pickled daikon. Mon Ami has morphed into a small chain nowadays with locations in NDG, Côte-des-Neiges, downtown, Brossard, and beyond (note that menus may vary from location to location).

14. Olivia’s Authentic Chicken

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6563 somerled, Montreal
QC H4V 1S5, Canada
(438) 386-7079
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Formerly known as “Le K'bob”, the focus here is Korean fried chicken — and it seems the rapidly-expanding Mon Ami may have some competition from this upstart. Get half or whole chickens with spicy or garlic-soy sauces, or go for the intriguing "snowflake chicken", dusted with a mysterious white substance.

15. Dawa

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6135 Sherbrooke, Montreal
QC H4A 1Y4, Canada
(514) 508-3665
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Korean fried chicken is not too common in Montreal (but on the rise), but at NDG's Dawa, 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.

1. Mon Petit Poulet

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

It’s first and foremost a rotisserie, but Rosemont’s Mon Petit Poulet will also fry up that poultry — get half or whole chickens with fries, coleslaw, and gravy included, or get their take on the classic Quebec hot chicken, with brioche, fried bird, and cheesy grits.

2343 Boulevard Rosemont, Montréal
QC H2G 1T8, Canada

2. 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. At the time of writing, Triple Crown’s popular picnic basket option is unavailable due to COVID-19, but takeout is still happening — advance orders are recommended.

6704 rue Clark, Montreal
QC H2S 3E9, Canada

3. 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. Not restricting themselves to dipping poultry in hot oil, Paradis BBQ also roasts chicken with aplomb.

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

4. Julian's

111 Avenue du Mont-Royal O, Montréal, QC H2T 2S9, Canada

At Julian’s, a cozy counter on the Plateau, there’s a variety of sandwiches and brunches available, but one menu staple is fried chicken — get it on brioche with spicy mayo and coleslaw on weekdays, and on weekends, it’s a chicken-and-pancakes brunch option.

111 Avenue du Mont-Royal O, Montréal
QC H2T 2S9, Canada

5. Roch Le Coq

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. 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

6. 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

7. Maynard

30 Rue Prince Arthur O, Montréal, QC H2X 1S6, Canada
Nashville-style hot tofu sandwich
Maynard/Facebook

Full warning: this casual counter is all vegetarian. Yet, it earns a place on this map for being the only restaurant in town to serve up Nashville-style hot “chicken” (made with tofu here). Not to be confused with Québécois hot chicken, it’s a crispy spice-bomb of a sandwich, best enjoyed with sides like a vegan mac and cheese.

30 Rue Prince Arthur O, Montréal
QC H2X 1S6, Canada

8. Le Coq Frit

52A Rue De La Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 1C1, Canada

This tiny counter in Chinatown sticks almost entirely to chicken: by the piece, popcorn chicken, and even the whole hen. Choose between spicy, garlic, or tangy plum options.

52A Rue De La Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1C1, Canada

9. Dandy

244 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal, QC H2Y 1L9, Canada

Ex-Olive & Gourmando chef Michael Tozzi opened up this classy brunch and lunch spot in 2019, and a delightful buttermilk fried chicken sandwich with apple remoulade is one of the menu staples

244 Rue Saint-Jacques, Montréal
QC H2Y 1L9, Canada

10. 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

11. The Basak

1237 Rue Guy, Montreal, QC, Canada

This downtown Korean chicken and beer spot deserves points for thoroughness: every part of the chicken seems to be on offer, from wings to full birds, with flavour options varying from original to spicy or soy garlic.

1237 Rue Guy, Montreal
QC, Canada

12. 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 has gluten-free and vegan options.

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

13. Mon Ami (multiple locations)

6290 Avenue Somerled, Montréal, QC H4B 2V5, Canada

Queen of the NDG Korean scene Mon Ami does a thorough range of Korean dishes, but fried chicken is one of its big drawcards, served up with pickled daikon. Mon Ami has morphed into a small chain nowadays with locations in NDG, Côte-des-Neiges, downtown, Brossard, and beyond (note that menus may vary from location to location).

6290 Avenue Somerled, Montréal
QC H4B 2V5, Canada

14. Olivia’s Authentic Chicken

6563 somerled, Montreal, QC H4V 1S5, Canada

Formerly known as “Le K'bob”, the focus here is Korean fried chicken — and it seems the rapidly-expanding Mon Ami may have some competition from this upstart. Get half or whole chickens with spicy or garlic-soy sauces, or go for the intriguing "snowflake chicken", dusted with a mysterious white substance.

6563 somerled, Montreal
QC H4V 1S5, Canada

15. Dawa

6135 Sherbrooke, Montreal, QC H4A 1Y4, Canada

Korean fried chicken is not too common in Montreal (but on the rise), but at NDG's Dawa, 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

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