No. 5: Corner Stop Cafe in Gwinnett No. 4: Colonnade in Atlanta No. 3: Mary Mac's Tea Room in Midtown No. 2: Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken in Sandy Springs and Chamblee No. 1 Busy Bee Cafe in Atlanta

Winner: The best fried chicken in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

After the battle between Popeyes and Chick-fil-A, we wanted to know your favorite fried chicken

Fried chicken is a Southern staple. It’s at picnics and potlucks, and even tops waffles for breakfast. And learning to make it just right takes practice and a parent who can teach you.

But when you go out for this tasty, crispy, crunchy meal, you want to have the best, right? That’s why we asked who has the best fried chicken in Atlanta.

Finishing at No. 5 was Corner Stop Cafe in Gwinnett, which its website says is the home of famous butter biscuits.

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In fourth place was the Colonnade, a Cheshire Bridge Road institution since 1962 (but an Atlanta institution since 1927).

Our third place winner was Mary Mac’s Tea Room, which for more than 70 years has “been setting the standard for Southern cooking in Atlanta,” its website states.

Our second place finisher is Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Chamblee. Gus’s has 29 locations in 13 states, but only one recipe, it’s website states.

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Who came out on top?

Busy Bee Cafe, which Travel Noire recently named the best black-owned soul food restaurant in Georgia, took the title for 2019. 

Busy Bee’s website touts the restaurant as “Atlanta’s Soul Food Kitchen Since 1947.” It was a meeting spot for civil rights leaders after opening on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and continues to stay busy, serving up fried chicken and other Southern staples.

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If you’re looking for something other than fried chicken, we have some suggestions to get a good meal.

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And check out all of our Best of Atlanta winners so far this year.

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