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National Fried Chicken Day: Top Spots

Listen up, chicken lovers. It’s National Fried Chicken Day!

We’ve gathered a list of the community’s top-rated fried chicken spots from different websites.


1. Il Primo Pizza and Wings – 2209 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 3399

2. Buffalo Wings and Rings – 11751 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907

3. Wicked Wings – 61 Ave C, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

4. Buffalo Wings and Grill – 4125 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901

5. Hurricane Grill and Wings – 8017 Plaza Del Lago Dr, Estero, FL 33928

Trip Advisor:

Fancy’s Southern Cafe – 8890 Salrose Ln, Unit 101, Fort Myers, FL 33912

Other spots:

The Pecking Order Fried Chicken and Catering – 2496 Palm Ridge Rd, Sanibel, Florida

Publix is also giving out samples of fried chicken from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Did you know? Scottish immigrants brought the deep-frying chicken tradition to the Southern United States. Over time, it became a staple. Spices and seasonings were added to make the flavor more rich. Traditionally the pieces are fried in lard, but they are also fried in different oils.

Happy celebrating!