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Honey Butter Fried Chicken



3361 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

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(773) 478-4000

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4.8 of 5.0 from 126 reviews


price range:Less than $10

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Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
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  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
  • Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago, IL
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Honey Butter Fried Chicken Reviews

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  • Krista marie I.Can't go wrong with the O.G. My personal fave. They have a lunch box special on Tues-Fri. Honey butter sandwich and a side for $10 or come on a Wednesday for the 10 for 10 wing special.

    55555 by Krista marie I.


  • Nick F.Fantastic patio for a warm and sunny day

    55555 by Nick F.


  • Nailene tMust get the Mac n Cheese with the chicken strips w/ honey buffalo sauce!

    55555 by Nailene t


  • Jackie TFood was AMAZING. Great attitudes, great music, nice atmosphere

    55555 by Jackie T


  • William Q.Chicken is the star obviously and shine bright like a diamond. Cane sugar sodas are an attraction at least for me.

    55555 by William Q.


  • Jonathan FerreraThe OG is one of the best fried chickens or sandwiches I've ever had. However, it is the best fried chicken sandwich to me.

    55555 by Jonathan Ferrera


  • Chicago TribuneChefs take bite-size pieces of juicy fried chicken and heap it on top of their regular mac with a spicy buffalo sauce added to the mix.

    55555 by Chicago Tribune


  • Ethan A.Get the OG sandwich. Most amazing chicken sandwich you'll ever have. Highly recommend!!

    55555 by Ethan A.


  • Bob D.Good grits. Good Bloody Mary.

    55555 by Bob D.


  • PureWowMaybe you can resist a plate of fried chicken that’s served with little honeycomb-shaped biscuits and a tub of sweet butter to slather on every bite… But we sure can’t.

    55555 by PureWow


  • Amanda C.Taco Tuesday - 2 fried chicken tacos, beer, & tequila shot for $12! Pimento mac is a perfect side or the Greek orzo salad if in season. Make sure to sign up for Sunday Dinner Club's email list too!

    55555 by Amanda C.


  • JàNayHave me cholesterol gods 😛🍗

    55555 by JàNay


  • Redeye ChicagoThis famous chicken joint now serves mouth-watering fried chicken tacos you won't want to miss. Try one of three specials every Tuesday, which include tacos, Tecate, and a shot of Corazon for $12.

    55555 by Redeye Chicago


  • EaterIt may not serve your momma's fried chicken—with bones, skin, et al—but Honey Butter has been making swaths of Chicagoans feel like kids again when they dip their birds in that honey butter.

    55555 by Eater


  • Mary E9.5 - The standard honey butter fried chicken sandwich on a biscuit, sweet tea, buffalo chicken sandwich, and the overall atmosphere/outdoor seating was out of this world.

    55555 by Mary E


  • Chefs FeedWith thousand island dressing and sauerkraut on a pumpernickel bun, this sandwich is so spot-on that you almost actually think that there's corned beef on it, instead of fried chicken.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Chefs FeedHoney Butter Fried Chicken's sides are phenomenal. Their chicken is juicy and crispy, and the honey butter adds a surprising layer of sweetness.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Michael M.I loved the Buffalo Mac & Cheese. It's a one-dish with pasta on the bottom and crispy bits of chicken and breading on top

    55555 by Michael M.


  • Jillian BurnickasThe Mac and cheese is a must. So good!!

    55555 by Jillian Burnickas


  • J GGet the 4-piece combo. Comes with honey butter and mini cornbread. The kale slaw is excellent and soda fountain is awesome (no sugar free options). Service is incredibly friendly and efficient.

    55555 by J G


  • Monika AChicken is amazing. Even more amazing with the honey butter. If the weather is nice enough, ask to be seated outside. They have a really nice patio (with heaters, for chillier nights).

    55555 by Monika A


  • Winston W.Good but I think it's over-rated, especially considering their prices. Avoid the corn muffins, a ripoff. I like the Buffalo Mac & Cheese.

    33333 by Winston W.


  • Off The Menu mThe Gio-Joe: A fried chicken sandwich with red chili sauce, garlic aioli, and pea tendrils.

    55555 by Off The Menu m


  • ChicagoistAttention chicken lovers: Chicago's best fried chicken joint now offers home delivery Wednesday through Sunday. Top off your night of Netflix with butter slattered fried chicken and mac 'n cheese.

    55555 by Chicagoist


  • Eve B.Got the chicken and kale slaw for carry-out. Good was very good and the service was equally as impressive. Even though it was carry-out, they asked if I'd been there before, made recommendations.

    33333 by Eve B.


  • david DBoneless Chicken is awesome!

    55555 by david D


  • Jeff mVery good and unique fried chicken. Eat it with the butter.

    55555 by Jeff m


  • Bill S.Decent place with a cool vibe. Chicken was fried well with a peppery after taste. Comes with very small corn bread muffins. Over priced.

    55555 by Bill S.


  • Phong N.Put the butter on the bird.

    33333 by Phong N.


  • david DHey Honey Butter Fried Chicken, you should join Freebie! It’s pretty rad and the benefits are great for both you and me. Check it out! http://taps.io/freebie

    55555 by david D


  • Bobby KennedyThe honey butter lives up to the hype. And the back patio in the summer can't be beat.

    55555 by Bobby Kennedy


  • Doris T.The kale slaw is amazing with the preserved lemons. And the patio is great for kids.

    55555 by Doris T.


  • Preita DFood looks great ,patio nice ,umbiance super.

    55555 by Preita D


  • TammyDelicious kale salad!

    55555 by Tammy


  • Stephanie GomezThe chicken is awesome! And the honeybutter and basil lemonade is a must have!

    55555 by Stephanie Gomez


  • Katie P.Chicken is great. Love original sandwich. Wings are ok. Sides are meh.

    55555 by Katie P.


  • Greg A.The original chicken sandwich was incredible. So was the mac n cheese, kale slaw and dessert.

    55555 by Greg A.


  • D B.Holy crap I am in love with the Avondale ginger mule. Tastes like a ginger molasses cookie.

    55555 by D B.


  • Eli RThe fried chicken is of course amazing. Also may favorite Mac and cheese around.

    55555 by Eli R


  • Athena C.Delicious fried chicken and a spicy brownie! 💜

    55555 by Athena C.


  • Doug SHoney, butter, fried chicken

    55555 by Doug S


  • Michelle M.Love the food & the patio!

    55555 by Michelle M.


  • David H.Kind of overpriced for how much food you get. Chicken was good, but not $8 for a thigh and a drumstick good.

    33333 by David H.


  • MikeYeah sure, there is chicken - but the little cornbreads they give you....

    33333 by Mike


  • AbbieI absolutely love you Honey Butter Fried Chicken! Check out Freebie today!

    55555 by Abbie


  • David DemareeHoney butter chicken sandwich is amazing.

    55555 by David Demaree


  • Sean R.Ugh what isn't good here!?! Buffalo chicken with blue cheese sandwich. Mac and cheese on the side.

    33333 by Sean R.


  • Thongsy S.Hey Honey Butter Fried Chicken, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me.

    55555 by Thongsy S.


  • Alicia JayEverything is good here. Have a cocktail!

    55555 by Alicia Jay


  • Redeye ChicagoWhen Honey Butter Fried Chicken opened, it was hard to imagine a more delicious sequence of words, until they announced this mouth-watering combination: fried chicken fried rice.

    55555 by Redeye Chicago


  • Nikki SoonCorn bread, fried Chicken and mac n' cheese!

    55555 by Nikki Soon


  • Patrick L.Awesome place! The fried chicken with the butter spread on it was awesome! The mashed potatoes & gravy were great too!!

    55555 by Patrick L.


  • Amy G.What a gem from the Sunday Dinner Club. Unsure what's better -- the crispy brined chicken 'n biscuits or the incredible sides like sweet potato salad and thai green curry creamed corn. Grab a cookie!

    55555 by Amy G.


  • emily piercePut the butter on the chicken!

    33333 by emily pierce


  • Julia P.I'm a brunch lover, but at HBFC, I'd just go with the sandwiches or the actual Fried Chicken! Brunch is good, but the chicken better!!

    55555 by Julia P.


  • Sai KoppakaLoved the honey butter fried chicken sandwich!

    55555 by Sai Koppaka


  • Caitlin W.2-piece chicken, chicken fat gravy mashed potatoes, and collard greens. Succulent, juicy, explosion of flavor honey butter chicken sandwich.

    55555 by Caitlin W.


  • K@te ☤Hipster atmosphere. The chicken was largely boneless, crispy and tasty, there is nothing better than spreading that honey butter over the chicken. Definitely the best chicken I have ever had.

    55555 by K@te ☤


  • Gabrielle R.Fried chicken, Cole Slaw, cornbread, wings, sandwiches, cocktails, Ginger mule

    55555 by Gabrielle R.


  • Jamie StutevilleFried chicken, pimento Mac n cheese, cornbread, honey butter, chocolate toffee cookie= all amazing. All together my meal was $22.50 but if you're wanting some southern food... This is a great choice

    55555 by Jamie Stuteville


  • Liz SFinally here

    33333 by Liz S


  • EduardBest fried chicken I've ever had. Great crust and juicy meat inside.

    55555 by Eduard


  • Roxana V.Lime vinaigrette on the kale & cabbage slaw was so good! And wow - don't miss the spicy brownie = amazing!

    55555 by Roxana V.


  • Davin L.The honey butter makes the difference.

    55555 by Davin L.


  • Megan M.Grab some mac & cheese while you're at it.

    55555 by Megan M.


  • Lisa DI brought the left over butter home 🐷

    22222 by Lisa D


  • Tim O'BryanWhat isn't good? Get the Mac & Cheese AND mashed potatoes.

    55555 by Tim O'Bryan


  • Kari BoguszWhat's not to love about putting butter on fried chicken?

    55555 by Kari Bogusz


  • Illi R.I got the chicken sandwich and it was amazing. The coleslaw inside added a nice savory crunch. The Mac and cheese is also great. It has a little spice that really adds dimension.

    55555 by Illi R.


  • Kenney M.The mac n cheese is a must-get side.

    55555 by Kenney M.


  • Brandon MOriginal fried chicken sandwich

    55555 by Brandon M


  • Rosie C.Great sides too!

    55555 by Rosie C.


  • Jae L.While their chicken is what has top billing, their attention to detail in such things as their pickles and appetizers make their meals truly stand out.

    55555 by Jae L.


  • ChrisGreat fried chicken without bones.

    55555 by Chris


  • Todd C.You know what's good here? The chicken, that's what.

    33333 by Todd C.


  • Chefs FeedJason Hammel, chef of Lula Cafe, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Honey butter fried chicken.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Pauline R.Fresh. JUICY.. PRETTY FUCKIN TASTY To say the least… Butter it up.. 🐔🍴🐔🍴Mac n Cheese👍

    55555 by Pauline R.


  • Jeremy H.It was great. I can't wait to go back.

    55555 by Jeremy H.


  • Karsten McVayEverything here is incredible, they must put crack in the honey butter.. It's THAT GOOD

    55555 by Karsten McVay


  • Jay KHave a kid? Check out the kids menu. Comes with a sticker.

    33333 by Jay K


  • Kelly K.This chicken comes with directions: put the honey butter ON the fried chicken (tho it's also tasty on the biscuits)

    55555 by Kelly K.


  • K Rese S.Try the Mac n cheese!! Really good! So are the corn muffins!

    55555 by K Rese S.


  • Tamika R.Mac and cheese for your side every time!

    55555 by Tamika R.


  • Sharif N.Everything was perfect. My favorite take on Southern Cuisine in Chicago so far. This place isn't hyped. It is the hype. In the mood to cheat? You're sinfully welcome.

    55555 by Sharif N.


  • Annie L.Fried Chicken is amazing. Dont forget to slap on that delish honey butter! Kale cabbage side

    55555 by Annie L.


  • Cat G.Going to disagree with the other tips here and say skip the sides in favor for extra corn muffins and honey butter on said muffins. A+, would eat again.

    55555 by Cat G.


  • Holly JGet the Mac & cheese and a fountain soda! You won't regret it

    55555 by Holly J


  • Jeremy T.This place is some of the best chicken, and their honey butter is superb!!!!!

    55555 by Jeremy T.


  • Anthony dThe fried chicken was for sure their signature, the Mac and cheese was too rich/ childish. Smashed Potatoes were real potatoes so that's good, gumbo was alright! Tip: Less sides, more chicken!

    33333 by Anthony d


  • Todd G.Possibly the best fried chicken I've ever had. If you're looking for fat-a-licious, you'll be happy you came.

    55555 by Todd G.


  • Daniese L.Food -AmAziiinng . Service - so great! Seriously one of the best Chicago restaurants!

    55555 by Daniese L.


  • Ralph G.Chicken and honey butter was amazing. Seating is limited and ur gonna have to share with others so I hope ur social. If u are social it's perfect. Wish the corn bread was bigger. I'll be coming back

    55555 by Ralph G.


  • Tim CHoly hell, they have Boylans and Green River on tap!

    55555 by Tim C


  • Lauren C.It's even a happy place for vegetarians!

    55555 by Lauren C.


  • Alicia EThe chicks was crispy and the honey butter was a great addition, but the sides are really the star here.

    55555 by Alicia E


  • Ana L.Hands down, the best fried chicken. Try a sweet potato salad and a dump cake it's delish...

    55555 by Ana L.


  • Time Out ChicagoThe side dishes at Honey Butter Fried Chicken are one of the 100 best things we ate this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Michael P.The creamed corn with Thai green curry is phenomenal. Definitely a must try!

    55555 by Michael P.


  • MelissaGo on boo, slather that chicken with honey butter. No one is here to judge.

    55555 by Melissa


  • Lauras D.Great food, great service. Had the chicken and grits... Next time I'll ask for the hot sauce on the side. Too hot.

    55555 by Lauras D.


  • Kelly C.Hands down, the best fried chicken!

    55555 by Kelly C.


  • Natalie G.This is the real deal. Blows Parsons and Harold's out of the mix mix miux.

    55555 by Natalie G.


  • Twana E.The best chicken experience ever!!

    55555 by Twana E.


  • EaterAlthough the chicken is the star, the side dishes are also making waves.

    55555 by Eater


  • john f.If Jesus and Paula Deen hooked up .....

    55555 by john f.


  • Daniel S.Best Fried Chicken (and Mac & Cheese) EVER!

    55555 by Daniel S.


  • Patrick L.Try the chicken!

    55555 by Patrick L.


  • Veronica G.Very delicious chicken. The Mac and cheese portion is a little small, but worth the wait! Definitely a must try.

    55555 by Veronica G.


  • DeLonda D.The chicken was delicious, highly recommended! Don't waste your money or taste buds on the garlic mac and cheese, the goat cheese grits or the PBJ dump cake! Not good at all!

    33333 by DeLonda D.


  • Cheryl Z.Fantastic food. If they have the pot pie, go for it!

    55555 by Cheryl Z.


  • K MCan be faster to order from the bar

    33333 by K M


  • Margaret P.Go with a group to try everything - sides, wings, and that amazing chocolate toffee cookie!! Awesome backyard patio, too!!

    55555 by Margaret P.


  • Darrel J.Awesome food. The chef was super cool..

    55555 by Darrel J.


  • Jay W.Oh man. Fantastic. The dirty little secret though? The chicken is just as good, if not better without the honey butter. Be sure to snag some hot sauce on the way out. You're welcome.

    55555 by Jay W.


  • Mary E.This chicken was beyond finger licking. I'm definitely going back! The bartender was great and their lemonade cocktail is fantastic. Chill place and yummy food :)

    55555 by Mary E.


  • JasonGreat mac and cheese

    55555 by Jason


  • Katie StipanovichPimento Mac n' Cheese guys!!! Also get the dump cake. Delicious.

    55555 by Katie Stipanovich


  • MercedesThe Southern Derby is a great cocktail and the paprika in it makes it a great pairing with the chicken. Oh and don't forget to put the butter on the chicken!

    55555 by Mercedes


  • J. Terrell AllenGreat soft drink selection. Pricey chicken that needs more seasoning.

    55555 by J. Terrell Allen


  • Eilleen B.Chicken was good. But a little pricey!

    55555 by Eilleen B.


  • Jenny TGet the kale & cabbage slaw, amazing!

    55555 by Jenny T


  • Adam W.Absolutely ethereal. The chicken is perfectly fried and not at all greasy (until the obligatory application of the butter, and then it's awesome).

    55555 by Adam W.


  • Daniel N.Fantastic fountain sodas are bottomless. Makes sure to get one.

    55555 by Daniel N.


  • Austin AGet that chicken. Put the honey butter on that chicken. Eat that chicken. Effing awesome.

    55555 by Austin A


  • Greg GThat was fantastic. The chicken is amazing, of course, but I was really impressed with the sides of Mac and cheese and the sweet potato salad. I tried the Avondale Ginger Mule cocktail and loved that

    55555 by Greg G


  • Kay D.A whole heap of delicious. Have the Sammie. The Jabanero mayo is something else.

    55555 by Kay D.


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