129 Belmont Ave. E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Tucked away on a sleepy side street in Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood this single story home come bar and restaurant is a favorite haunt for those in search of a great happy hour, great wings, and yes, famed chicken and waffles. They serve ’em up two ways here: their classic rings in at under 10 bucks, offering diners a Belgian-style waffle with a deep-fried chicken breast, butter and syrup, or go deluxe with The Captain’s and they’ll add house-made gravy, aged white cheddar and scallions for just three bucks. Go early if you want a spot on their sunny deck!
6032 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98136
Just the name itself starts to make your mouth water. Harry’s Chicken Joint sits unassumingly along a main drag in West Seattle, but step inside and you’ll find nothing modest about the food coming out of the fryers here. Sit at one of the tables in the front room and you can catch all the deep-fried action while you ponder whether or not to add prosciutto or smoked pepper jack to your chicken and waffles order. You can’t go wrong either way. Harry’s serves up a couple of jumbo chicken tenders that seem to cozy right up to the perfectly toasted waffles. Drizzle on some plum maple syrup and dig in. Harry’s even offers up old-timey sodas, like Mr. Cola, that makes any chicken and waffles experience complete.
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410 Broadway E.
Seattle, WA 98102
If you’re looking to have a religious experience while eating your chicken and waffles, then settle into one of the refurbished church pews at Witness and order up this classic combination. You may have the desire to shout out “hallelujah” once you bite into the golden waffle that is drenched in flavor thanks to the bourbon maple syrup that finds its way into every nook and cranny of the toasted Belgian delight. The chicken, crisp yet tender on the inside, refuses to play second fiddle in this assembly. The combination of the two have crowds flocking to this Capitol Hill joint that takes its inspiration from the food and libations from the South. Order your chicken and waffles with one of their aptly named cocktails, like the Saint Christopher, and you’ll find yourself singing the praises of this joint in no time.
9261 57th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118
Even if you’re not a basketball fan, you’ll want to head to this pint-sized room on the south end for wings, waffles and, you guessed it, chicken and waffles. Former NBA star Nate Robinson opened shop with a couple of partners late last year and the buzz hasn’t stopped since. You can get a plain waffle but why would you when the not so plain waffle is crunchy and tasty and speckled with honey, rosemary butter and maple syrup and the bacon one – well you can guess. Pair these beauties with an order of naked or breaded wings and add your choice of chipotle, coconut jalapeno lime, or garlic ginger teriyaki sauce and you’ll be planning your next visit before you walk out the door.
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