Fried chicken is as vital to Texas history as the Alamo, but unlike the Alamo, when it comes to fried chicken, Texas wins. Nearly anyone born and raised in the south has a Granny/Mimi/Nana who can cook some damn good fried chicken, but for those times when they aren't available, here are the best spots to get your fried poultry fix in Houston.
Generations of Houstonians have been able to enjoy The Barbecue Inn’s family charm and Southern taste. Their family recipes have been honed and perfected over the last 70 years, including some seriously mind-blowing fried chicken, which isn't even the most sought-after menu item (that title goes to the fried shrimp). But sometimes only bird will do, and this one does beautifully with a homemade batter that crisps up perfectly around an impossibly juicy interior.