A solid piece of juicy, mouth-watering fried chicken can go an extremely long way. Tender yet crisp, delicate yet filling, Long Island is home to a neverending flock of said birds. Best of L.I. voters plucked out the very, very best.
Long Islanders Voted Zorn’s in Bethpage the Best Fried Chicken on Long Island!
It’s not the poultry farm that it used to be but the perfectly fried birds here are constantly being tweaked and improved. Skinless pieces still have crunch and deep flavor, and a bucket full with great sides makes LI living that much better.
2nd Place – Spicy’s Barbecue, 225 W. Main St., Riverhead. 631-727-2781. 501 Station Rd., Bellport. 631-286-2755.
The BBQ sandwiches here are under $5 with delicious fall of the bone tender ribs. Their delectable fried chicken wings are definitely a crowd pleaser. Aside from chicken and ribs they have fried oysters, fish, scallops and clam strips (they also do a “clam roll”).
3rd Place – Canterbury Ales, 314 New York Ave., Huntington. 631-549-4404. www.canterburyales.com
There is a wide variety on this menu with salads, burgers, house sandwiches, omelet’s, desserts, coffee and a variety of choices for children. With reasonable prices, and nice place to hang out with friends, this is the place to be.
National. Popeye’s Louisiana Chicken, Multiple locations. www.popeyes.com
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