Over the past couple of years, chicken and waffles has started to appear on restaurant menus all over the city. Boston has borrowed this classic southern dish and made it her own. Whether you want to try the classic dish or get adventurous with gourmet versions, Boston has a little bit of everything.
Joe’s American Bar and Grill
100 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02110
Joe’s American Bar and Grill, while known for its traditional New England pub menu, takes quite an interesting approach to chicken and waffles by doing it with buffalo chicken. The perfect mix of sweet and savory, Joe’s serves up a big buttermilk waffle topped with buffalo chicken strips and maple syrup. This is the perfect brunch on a warm, sunny day in Boston since Joe’s has a beautiful patio and plenty of outdoor seating at their Atlantic Ave. location next to Christopher Columbus park! Chicken and waffles is a warm weather dish after all, since it is from the south!
No. 8 Kitchen and Spirits
37 Main St.
Amesbury, MA 01913
North Shore residents don’t need to be left out of the chicken and waffles trend that is taking Boston by storm. Head to No. 8 Kitchen and Spirits in Amesbury to try their take on the dish which features a homemade waffle, fried chicken thighs and apricot ginger syrup for the affordable price of $13. Pair the meal with one of their amazing mimosas or bloody marys for the best breakfast of your life.
Temple Bar American Bistro
1688 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Another creative take on fried chicken and waffles can be found in Porter Square at Temple Bar where the chefs have whipped up their very own szechuan maple butter to go on a (get this) bacon-infused waffle. Top that with their fried chicken and you have an unbeatable brunch. While this may sound a bit chic for chicken and waffles, its still only $14. A steal for a bacon-infused waffle for sure!
149 P St.
Boston, MA 02127
Local 149 is a great place to grab a beer with friends after a walk around Castle Island or along M Street Beach in South Boston, but did you know they serve brunch? In fact, they have a superb, high end brunch menu with items like the croque monsieur and a tuna breakfast burger, but the best dish of all is their fried chicken & waffles served up with honey butter and hot sauce for 17 dollars.
33 Union St.
Boston, MA 02108
Have a late night craving for chicken and waffles? Saus, a Belgian street style restaurant has them and is open until 2 am! They are best known for french fries and Belgian waffles, but their mini chicken and waffles dish is increasing in popularity as Bostonians are becoming more familiar with the dish and falling in love with it. Their version is a half portion beer battered chicken breast, sweet cornbread waffle and BBQ sauce. Pair it with any of their specialty sauces to make it your own. This treat goes for $8.
Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.