SAW’s named the best spot for fried chicken in Alabama

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You haven’t had chicken until you’ve tried SAW’s. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Another eatery in the Magic City has made its way to national publication. That eatery, is none other than SAW’s Soul Kitchen.

Eat This, Not That has named SAW’s BBQ’s sister restaurant the best place to get fried chicken in Alabama. Their secret? The sweet tea fried chicken—let’s peck our way through these details.

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Although their chicken is the best, their BBQ is great as well. Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

SAW’s Soul Kitchen, a Birmingham fave was recently recognized by Eat This, Not That for the “Best Fried Chicken” in the state of Alabama. This chicken isn’t your ordinary southern fried, it is saturated in a sweet tea based batter.

The editors of Eat This, Not That happen to be big fans of it. One of the editors commented:

“This isn’t just any fried chicken sandwich—it’s a sweet tea fried chicken sandwich. And if you’re bringing the kids along, there are even sweet tea chicken tenders on the kids’ menu. Yum.”

J.S. from Yelp

Eat This, Not That looked at restaurant reviews that mentioned fried chicken and other factors to come up with the list. Those factors include:

  • Total volume of reviews
  • Ratings

Sweet Tea fried chicken? Sign me up

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Are you gonna’ finish that? Photo via SAW’s Soul Kitchen

SAW’s is known for their flavorful unique dishes like Pork n’Greens and The Colonel. The Sweet Tea Fried Chicken sandwich is at the top of that list. The best-in-state sandwich consists of:

  • Two plushy, white buns
  • Sweetly marinated white meat (fried to a crunch)
  • Creamy dressing
  • Dill pickles

Wanna get a taste for yourself? Order it anytime at these four locations around Birmingham:

  • Avondale: 215 41st Street South Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Leeds: 6200 Grand River Boulevard East Suite 510 Leeds, AL 35094
  • Southside: 1154 11th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Crestline: 1115 Dunston Avenue Birmingham, AL 35213

I’m not drooling, you are.

SAW’s chicken is the best in show 

Eat This, Not That‘s “Best Fried Chicken in Each State” isn’t the only list SAW’s has landed on. The other lists include:

SAW’s even won MADE SOUTH’s The Greater Slider Showdown in Franklin, Tennessee in 2020. The winning slider was—you guessed it—a sweet tea chicken slider. Gotta get your hands on that chicken sandwich? I’ll catch you in line.

Have you tried SAW’s Sweet Tea Fried Chicken sandwich? Tag us @BhamNow on socials and let us know.

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