Because fried chicken is always a priority.
Fried chicken is a staple in most people’s appetites. The smell of frying chicken alone is enough to trigger you into a craving frenzy and leaving that unsatisfied ain’t pretty. So when you’re in a pickle and looking for a table, eat in peace knowing there’s a fried chicken fix no matter the state of your bank account!
If you’ve got P100 or less
Mini Stop’s Fried Chicken
P68 for one piece , comes with rice and gravy. The great thing about Mini Stop and other convenience stores is that they are everywhere. So whenever you’re looking for a quick bite or full meal, Mini Stop has got you covered.
No reservations accepted
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Chixy Col-Pop‘s Chixy Pops
₱85 for 12 pieces of glazed chixy pops which are 100% pure chicken fillets. A branch only located in SM Fairview, if you’re into on the go or easy to eat chicken, then you’ll love Chixy Col-Pop’s signature fried chicken poppers with sauces and flavoring powders.
Insider tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Chixy Gravy Col-Pop for only
Tom Sawyer‘s Old Fashioned Fried Chicken
P88 for one piece, comes with a scoop of rice and old fashioned gravy. Why change something that isn’t broken? Tom Sawyer’s fried chicken will bring you back to the roots of a good meal that will give you a bang for your buck!
No reservations accepted
Bldg A Tiendesitas, Pasig
Cocohut Fried Chicken and Fish‘s Fried Chicken
P100, comes with rice and pepper gravy. Cocohut Fried Chicken and Fish is a haven for meat eaters and fish folk alike. Whatever your preference, their savory batter will keep you coming back for more.
If you’ve got P250
What the Tea‘s Chickengasmic
₱139 for their chickengasmic complete with rice and veggies. What the Tea is a restaurant that offers up a variety of Taiwan inspired beverages as well as snacks that will have you asking for more.
Insider tip: Get Chickengasmic + Flavored Iced Tea for only
₱209₱139 and Buy 1 Get 1 Michael's QQ for only ₱90!
Chik’n N Tea‘s Chicken Chops
₱139 for 2 chick’n chops complete with rice and veggies. Chick’n N Tea is a restaurant that offers up two comfort food favorites which Filipinos have known and loved – classic and fried chicken as well as flavorful tea.
Insider tip: Get Chik' N Chops + Flavored Tea for only
₱200₱139 and Buy 1 Get 1 Cranberry High Mountain Tea for only ₱90!
Senor Pollo‘s Fried Chicken
P149 for one piece (original or spicy) comes with two sides of your choice. Señor Pollo is a homegrown concept from the team behind El Chupacabra. It is “home of the famous Latin chicken” and other specialties.
Must Try: If you're steering clear from fried food, Senor Pollo's roast chicken is your best friend!
Pancake House‘s Classic Pan Chicken
P199 for two pieces and comes with rice and gravy. Pancake House is a family favorite. Sunday brunch is a staple at this restaurant that has something for everyone whether you have a sweet tooth or looking for something savory.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get 2 Crispy Chicken Fillet and 2 Almondigas Soup for less!
Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken‘s Numero Uno Chicken
P245 for one piece comes with mashed potatoes and gravy. Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken serves Portuguese-style chicken grilled with their signature African-Portugese spice mix brought all the way from Africa. ‘Peri-Peri’ refers to African bird’s eye chili, which is a key ingredient in creating their customized sauces.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get 2 Quarter Chicken Meals with One Side for only
If you’ve got P350
Main Street‘s Buttermilk Fried Chicken
P290, 3 pieces of chicken with garlic cream sauce served with herbed rice or fries. Main Street, named after one of Vancouver’s districts, is a casual Canadian diner that serves poutine, pulled pork rice bowl, shepherd’s pie, and more. Their bestseller here is the 3 pcs. buttermilk fried chicken that can also come in solo meal or platter.
Bad Bird‘s Dirty Rice Plate
P320, served with Dirty Rice (fried rice with bacon, chicken liver, tamago, bonit flakes/kimchi). Bad Bird specializes in deep fried chicken flavored with umami spices served with sides like waffles, dirty rice, corn cobs and hush puppies. Their Dirty Rice Plate is definitely a must-try! Read our full feature on Bad Bird.
Tipple and Slaw‘s Truffle Fried Chicken
P350 for boneless fried chicken filets, comes with white truffle gravy, and home-style biscuit. Tipple and Slaw takes fried chicken to a new level with their truffle gravy. Their menu is chock-full of interesting eats that are definitely worth the trip!
Catabolic Cafe‘s Chicken and Waffles
P330 for juicy fried chicken and waffles with strawberry butter and spicy maple syrup. Catabolic Cafe is a third wave ‘coffee and comfort’ concept cafe. Enjoy delicious comfort food, like their now popular Chicken Waffle, inspired by the owners’ travels and perfectly pulled espresso using beans from EDSA Beverage Design Group.
If you’ve got P450
P400 for boneless fried chicken, citrus coleslaw, house gravy, and creamy mashed potatoes. Moonshine P.U.B. (Public. Urban. Bar.) is a casual and relaxed bar serving signature cocktails and comfort food from the same creative culinary team behind Tipsy Pig Gastropub.
Backyard Kitchen + Brew‘s Waffle Breaded Fried Chicken
P425 for two pieces, comes with maple butter, sauteed kale, sriracha ketchp, and whipped bone marrow ciabatta toasts/rice. Backyard Kitchen + Brew is a farm-to-table bar and grill concept from Chef Edward Bugia of Pino, The Burger Project and Pi Breakfast and Pies fame). It serves modern comfort food with a twist, as well as a wide selection of beverages and craft beers.
If you’ve got more than P500
Kettle‘s Buttermilk Fried Chicken
P559, comes with honey glazed cornbread, country gravy and Cajun honey. Kettle offers Southern American specialties including Chef Chiloy’s signature buttermilk fried chicken. They also serve steaks, burgers, and other comfort food.
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery‘s Southern Fried Chicken
P695, comes with sausage gravy, biscuits, and honey. Wildflour Cafe + Bakery offers international fare and specialty breads and cakes. It’s a bakery at heart and was the first purveyor of cronuts in Manila. It’s for people who enjoy the feeling of slow Sunday mornings.
Insider tip: Get up to ₱100 off your bill with Booky!
Nono’s Homestyle Fried Chicken
P565, a platter of crisp boneless chicken filet with country style gravy and honey, served with a dinner roll, corn on the cob, and a choice of fries or rice. Owned by Chef Baba Ibazeta- Benedicto (same chef behind Classic Confections), offers modern Filipino comfort food favorites.
Let’s be real—fried chicken is life but if a deep fried drumstick is costing you more than that, there better be gold in that gravy.
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