Chicken and waffles is a classic American dish that we can’t get enough of! The unusual (but delicious) combination of perfectly-seasoned fried chicken atop warm, buttery waffles and maple syrup is enough to get our hearts racing.
Satisfy your cravings for sweet and salty with these restaurants that serve up some of the best Chicken and Waffles in the Valley!
1. Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles
How can you go wrong with a place that has Chicken and Waffles in its name? Lo-Lo’s opened in Phoenix in 2002, garnering the attention of stars like Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, Muhammad Ali and many more.
The mastermind behind the famous Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles recipe is owner Larry “Lo-Lo” White, who created his own waffle mix, maple syrup, seasoned salt and hot sauce that they still use today. Grab some southern hospitality at any of the Lo-Lo’s locations throughout the Valley including Chase Field, Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Gilbert.
Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles, 1220 S. Central Ave., Phoenix | (602) 340-1304
2. Tuck Shop
If you want to go more of a savory route then Tuck Shop is the perfect spot! Tuck Shop’s Chicken and Waffles include juicy citrus-brined chicken, warm and delicious white cheddar waffles and a side of grilled green beans for the perfect finish.
The restaurant itself is full of comfort food, delicious flavors and a fresh seasonal menu, making it one of the best hidden gems in the Valley.
Tuck Shop, 2245 N. 12th St., Phoenix | (602) 354-2980
3. Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe
What better way to spend your Sunday than with a delicious brunch from Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe. Oh, and everything is gluten free. Visitors rave over Jewel’s Chicken and Waffles that includes fried chicken and Belgian-style waffles served up with warm buttermilk syrup and sweet honey hot sauce. The menu also includes sandwiches, salads and burgers, as well as a kids’ menu for little tummies.
Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe, 4041 E. 2425 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix | (602) 466-2890
4. Over Easy
You’ll feel right at home with the scratch-made fare at Over Easy. Serving up a breakfast menu from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. seven days a week, this morning spot knows a thing or two about Chicken and Waffles. Be prepared for a perfect piece of fried chicken atop a golden waffle. Over Easy recommends coating the delectable dish with a combination or hot sauce and 100 percent maple syrup for the best experience.
Over Easy, 4730 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix | (602) 468-3447
5. Cowboy Ciao
Located in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale, Cowboy Ciao is always serving up a unique variety of ingredients, including their twist on Chicken and Waffles. Their Pork Belly and Waffles includes piloncillo-cured pork belly with three almond waffles topped with peach, cascabel chile and Bourbon compote. Can you say delicious?
Cowboy Ciao, 7133 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale | (480) 946-3111
– Jasmine Kemper, Phoenix.org