Stampede 66's fried chicken (photography by Kevin Marple)

Best of Big D: Who Makes the Best Fried Chicken in Dallas?

Is it Babe's, Pecan Lodge, Sissy's, or Rudy's?

Some people say the best fried bird in Dallas is Babe’s. Others say Pecan Lodge. I’m personally a big fan of Sissy’s and Rudy’s Chicken. (Real talk now: It’s impossible not to love a place with the tagline,”So good you’ll slap yo mammas mama.” Am I right?)

If you don’t agree, do something about it. Flap your wings, make your voice heard, and cast your vote.

Vote every 24 hours for your favorite fried chicken joint, and you could win two tickets to this year’s Best of Big D Party at the end. Lucky you.




  • chla

    Babe’s / Bubba’s

    “shut it down, let’s go home”

  • rvponders

    The Grape not included on brunch list? How is this possible?

    Also, AF+B has best fried chicken I’ve eaten in this city and outside of the South… have not tried Pecan Lodge’s yet though. I can’t go there and not order brisket and a hot mess.

  • anonymoose

    Neighborhood Services bar and grill’s double fried chicken!

  • Jip

    Rudy’s is the TRUF!

  • Shaa Loveless

    Rudys hands down

  • Shaa Loveless

    Rudys by far