The 5 Best Chicken Restaurants in Toronto
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The 5 Best Chicken Restaurants in Toronto

You can very much find chicken anyplace because it is such a worldwide classic!

Most restaurants provide some type of chicken dish and it might be difficult to find the must-try ones.

And that’s what we’re here for – we’ve rounded up the best chicken restaurants in Toronto to satisfy your cravings! 

How much does chicken in Toronto cost?

We’ve gathered some of the most common types of chicken dishes in Toronto, which are prepared and cooked in various ways. The table below also presents the estimated prices:

Type of DishRates
Chicken Sandwich$11 to $14
Chicken Bites$7 to 24
Chicken Wings$9 to $14.50
Chicken Piece/s$3.50 to $39
Rotisserie Chicken$10.25 to $38
Grilled Chicken$5 to $16.95

The price of chicken in a restaurant depends on a number of factors such as ingredients and equipment used, preparation methods, cooking time, and demand.

Top Chicken Restaurants in Toronto

A total of six categories comprised our criteria in reviewing the top chicken restaurants in Toronto.

Menu variety – A restaurant improves the chance that clients will discover a dish to fit their taste by offering a good variety of selections on their menu. This helps increase the likelihood that they would return to the establishment.
Food quality – Food quality generally refers to the overall qualities and characteristics that the consumer finds satisfactory. Among these include flavour, portion size, consistency, and texture.
Value – The cost of the food is a significant consideration, and may even be a deal-breaker among customers. A restaurant should ensure they have fair pricing.
Cleanliness – The cleanliness of the restaurant is as crucial as serving good food. It demonstrates the establishment’s concern and determination for their patrons’ comfort and well-being.
Customer service – Any successful restaurant is built on providing outstanding restaurant. Assisting patrons before, during, and after their dining experience boosts their enjoyment and loyalty.

1. Chica’s Chicken

Chica’s Chicken Homepage
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MENUChicken Sandwiches, Chicken Bites, Chicken Pieces, Whole Wings, Fries, Salads, Fried Pickles, Additional Sauces/Dips, Drinks (Soda, Iced Tea)
PRICINGChicken dishes start from $12 to $30
WEBSITEhttps://www.chicaschicken.net
ADDRESS2853 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
CONTACT DETAILS647-343-6562

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSTue–Sat: 12:00 PM–8:00 PM

Sun: 12:00 PM–6:00 PM

MENU VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
FOOD QUALITY★★★☆☆ (3/5)
VALUE★★★★★ (5/5)
CLEANLINESS★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)

Chica’s Chicken is the go-to place in the city for the sought-after Nashville-style hot chicken. The restaurant is the brainchild of a husband-and-wife duo that adores fried chicken and everything spicy.

We like that Chica’s Chicken creates their recipes from scratch and adds their own concepts and flavours that appeal to the people of Toronto. This produces a distinctive take on the Nashville specialty, 

More than their star dish, the restaurant offers chicken sandwiches and chicken bites covered with various sauces and seasoning. They also have whole wings and a decent selection of sides and dips.

We like that you can choose from five different heat levels at Chica’s Chicken. Indeed, the couple is living up to their reputation as serious chicken and spicy food lovers.

Chica’s Chicken prides themselves on dry brining meat for two whole days, creating spice blends on-site, and sourcing chickens that are local, grain-fed, free-range, and 100% halal.

They have a welcoming and friendly staff, which we think would give you comfort because food may occasionally take a while to arrive. You might also find their neat diner-style interiors to be enjoyable.

We think it’s worth the wait as Chica’s Chicken offers generous portions. Their dishes are affordably priced, too.

However, there have been remarks on the consistency of their food. They should improve on their quality checks to avoid sending out rubbery meat.

Chica’s Chicken is open Tuesdays through Sundays for dine-in, takeaway, delivery, and catering services.

Pros

  • Wide range of chicken dishes
  • Serves halal food
  • Generous portions
  • Affordable pricings
  • Giveaways and promos
  • Neat diner-style atmosphere
  • Welcoming and friendly staff
  • Takeaway, delivery, and catering

Cons

  • Long serving time on occasions
  • Meat sometimes comes out rubbery

Customer Reviews

The staff are always extraordinarily nice, and the food is BANGIN’

Okay. I’m giving in. I gotta review this place. I come here all the time, and normally I don’t eat fried chicken or really American food. What makes this the exception? It’s comforting, the staff are always extraordinarily nice, and the food is BANGIN’. Honestly if you cannot afford to get addicted, do not go 🙂 You will definitely be back! Chicken is juicy and perfectly fried. Sides are tasty. Coleslaw and pickles, perfect proportions. I wish more of life could be this consistently well done. 👌 —Michelle Jia, Google Reviews

Big pieces of chicken that satisfy your cravings and keep you full for hours

“Delicious wings! Seems like the place to go if you’re in the area – it’s made to order so you know it’s fresh and hot. If you don’t want to wait, make sure to call it in ahead of time.

Big pieces of chicken that satisfy your cravings and keep you full for a few hours! The meat is tender and moist despite the outer appearance. It comes with a creamy sauce and pickles. Enough spice to give you that kick but also let you enjoy the meal; highly recommend this place if you’re looking for a fried chicken place with a chill neighbourhood vibe.” —Teresa V. Yelp Reviews

2. PG Clucks

PG Clucks Homepage
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MENUChicken Sandwiches, Chicken Fingers, Chicken Pieces, Chicken Popcorn, Salads, Fried Pickles, Additional Sauces/Dips, Desserts (Pudding, Cake, Doughnuts), Drinks (Soda)
PRICINGChicken dishes start from $7 to $39
WEBSITEhttps://www.pgclucks.com
ADDRESS

610 College Street, Little Italy, Toronto, ON


1112 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

CONTACT DETAILS

COLLEGE STREET

416-539-8224


QUEEN STREET WEST

416-535-1427


[email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

COLLEGE STREET

Mon–Wed, Sun: 11:30 AM–10:50 PM*

Thu–Sat: 11:30 AM–1:50 AM*


QUEEN STREET WEST

Tue–Sun: 11:30 AM–10:50 PM*


*Last orders accepted at 10:50 PM or 1:50 AM

MENU VARIETY★★★★☆ (4/5)
FOOD QUALITY★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★★ (5/5)
CLEANLINESS★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)

Craving for more Nashville hot chicken? PG Clucks is another outstanding restaurant to get this popular delicacy.

Their original branch at College Street may be small, but they’re a big winner when it comes to taste. It’s noteworthy that PG Clucks packs flavours into their chicken with a two-step brining process, which involves lemon and herbs, and buttermilk.

Further, it’s laudable that PG Clucks has garnered numerous awards, such as National Post’s Best Fried Chicken in Canada and Toronto Life’s Best Fried Chicken Sandwich.

Speaking of chicken sandwiches, this is among PG Clucks’ treasured dishes, along with chicken fingers and popcorn chicken. However, they have limited choices for sides.

Moreover, all their chicken comes from de-boned leg meat, which may dampen the spirits of bone-in chicken fans.

You’d enjoy the huge servings, affordable rates, and deals and promos, at PG Clucks. You’d be happy with their excellent customer service as well as their well-kept diner setting.

The branch at College Street is only for takeout and delivery but is open seven days a week, while the Queen Street West branch is open Tuesdays through Sundays with dine-in, takeout, and delivery. 

It’s also worthwhile to note that PG Clucks provides catering services for all of your special occasions.

Pros

  • Good variety of chicken dishes
  • Has halal food
  • Daily specials
  • Huge servings
  • Affordable rates
  • Deals and promos
  • Well-maintained diner setting
  • Excellent customer service
  • Takeout, delivery, and catering
  • Long opening hours

Cons

  • Limited side choices
  • No dine-in at the College Street branch
  • No bone-in chicken

Customer Reviews

Finally, an Instagramable food that lives up to the look

“Got it delivered as a midnight meal and HOLY!! It was worth every penny. The sandwich was huge, the chicken was soooooo juicy and the toppings were very generous. The mango drink was so bomb!! Taste as good as, and maybe even better, than how it looks. Finally, an Instagramable food that lives up to the look. Definitely ordering again.” —Sharon Chan, Google Reviews

Wholesome vibe and friendly service

“Super yummy and generous pieces of real chicken. Tried the sandwich first and then the tenders and both delicious. Sauces are really good. Wholesome vibe and friendly service, too.” —Fung Lee, Google Reviews

3. Cabano’s Comfort Food

Cabano’s Comfort Food Homepage
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MENUChicken Sandwiches, Chicken Wings, Burgers, Fries, Additional Sauces/Dips, Dessert (Ice Cream)
PRICINGChicken dishes start from $9 to $14
WEBSITEhttps://cabanos.ca
ADDRESS

Downtown – 75 St. Nicholas Street, Toronto, ON


Trinity Bellwoods – 885 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON


Briar Hill – 1121 Castlefield Avenue, Toronto, ON


Etobicoke – 935 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON

CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

DOWNTOWN

Wed–Sun: 11:30 AM–10:00 PM


TRINITY BELLWOODS

Wed, Thu: 4:00 PM–9:30 PM

Fri, Sat, Sun: 12:00 PM–9:30 PM


BRIAR HILL, ETOBICOKE

Wed–Sun: 11:00 AM–9:00 PM

MENU VARIETY★★★☆☆ (3/5)
FOOD QUALITY★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)
CLEANLINESS★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)

If you love to pair fried chicken with burgers, we think Cabano’s Comfort Food won’t let you down.

The restaurant is well-known for their elevated take on traditional meals such as chicken sandwiches, wings, and burgers. Furthermore, it’s impressive that they have established four branches in the country since opening their doors in 2015.

On their website, they describe themselves as a “quick service restaurant”, but at any rate, they never use frozen products. Their food is always made-to order, guaranteeing its quality. 

Also, they always make sure to utilise fresh and local ingredients.

You can choose from five flavours for chicken wings, but there are only two kinds of chicken sandwiches—original or with cheese. You can get this in regular or spicy flavour though. 

In our view, Cabano’s Comfort Food should consider diversifying their menu.

In terms of pricing, their menu items tend to be on the more expensive side. For all we know, their generous servings and efficient and friendly personnel may help take your mind off the prices.

We think the restaurant should also reflect on the fact that they don’t have a telephone and can only be reached through email.

Customers admire Cabano’s Comfort Food’s lovely patio-style space and modern self-ordering kiosks. See for yourself and visit them for dine-in or avail their takeout and delivery services!

Pros

  • Best for fresh and local ingredients
  • Generous servings
  • Clean and lovely patio space
  • Efficient and friendly personnel
  • Takeout and delivery services

Cons

  • Limited chicken dishes and sides
  • Menu items tend to be expensive
  • No phone number

Customer Reviews

The consistency of their food is the exact same

“Best burger I’ve ever had. The staff is always friendly. I’ve been to all 4 locations now and the consistency of their food is the exact same, always fresh and every bite is delicious. I cannot wait to have a picnic in Trinity Bellwoods consisting of Cabano’s burgers and wings. Keep up the good work!” —Nina Moradi, Google Reviews

Definitely on the higher quality side

“What makes it a 5/5 for me is the Cabano’s Burger Sauce. Every time I try a new burger/chicken sandwich place, I need to give their house sauce a shot. Cabano’s Burger Sauce is delicious. It’s creamy with a slight zip. It’s a blend of other condiments, but includes real egg and dairy—definitely on the higher quality side. Well worth the extra $1.25… I look forward to going back and trying their Chili Cheese Fries and Stroman Shimmy Wings.” —Nathan G. Yelp Reviews

4. St. Matthew’s BBQ Chicken

St. Matthew’s BBQ Chicken Homepage
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MENUGrilled Chicken, Rotisserie Chicken, Chicken Balls, Pork and Beef Kebab, Chorizo, Striploin Steak, Grilled Rabbit, Grilled Calamari, Grilled Sea Bream, Codfish, Filets, Mackerel, Shrimp Patties, Beef Patties, Tuna Patties, Codfish Patties and Cakes, Breaded Shrimp, Meat Rolls, Fries, Soup, Vegan Potatoes, Salads
PRICINGChicken dishes start from $2.50 to $16.95
WEBSITEhttps://stmatthewsbbq.ca
ADDRESS527 Rogers Road (at old Weston Rd.), Toronto, ON
CONTACT DETAILS416-658-4126

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMon–Thu: 11:00 AM–7:00 PM

Fri, Sat: 11:00 AM–8:00 PM

Sun: 11:00 AM–5:00 PM

MENU VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
FOOD QUALITY★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★★ (5/5)
CLEANLINESS★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)

Are you ready to spice things up? St. Matthew’s BBQ Chicken will take you on a Mediterranean adventure!

Founded in 1994, the restaurant serves authentic Portuguese cuisine and uses recipes that have been handed down through the generations.

They have established themselves as a mainstay in the Rogers Road community. Furthermore, a leading local news site, blogTO, awarded the restaurant with The Best BBQ Chicken in Toronto for two years in a row (2017 and 2018).

The highlight of their menu is the flame-grilled barbeque chicken in traditional piri piri sauce. This vibrant, addicting sauce is a mix of spicy, sweet, and sour flavours.

St. Matthew’s BBQ Chicken also offers rotisserie chicken and a starter of chicken balls. They don’t have any other chicken dishes though.

Still and all, the restaurant’s menu has beef, pork, and seafood dishes, several starters and sides, and family meals. This makes them a one-stop dining destination for foodies with different preferences.

With fairly priced and generously portioned dishes, kind and pleasant staff, and simple brick-walled interiors, we think you’d have a great time at St. Matthew’s BBQ Chicken.

St. Matthew’s is open Mondays through Sundays for dine-in, takeaway, delivery, and catering services.

Pros

  • Chicken, beef, pork, and seafood dishes
  • Has vegan choices
  • Authentic and traditional Portuguese food
  • Generous portions
  • Reasonable prices
  • Classic brick-walled interiors
  • Kind and pleasant staff
  • Takeaway, delivery, and catering services
  • Open Mondays to Sundays

Cons

  • Chicken balls, oven-roasted and grilled chicken are the only chicken dishes
  • Some issues with food quality

Customer Reviews

Will be back every day

“Went to St. Matthew’s to grab lunch on a busy work day and wow! The best chicken I’ve ever had! Delicious BBQ GRILLED juicy and tender. Must visit for all. Will be back every day. Got a meal the size of two for $11 with chicken and any two sides. They have tons of options for sides like rice, potatoes, salads, quinoa, etc. Highly recommend.” —Mariam Wriglesworth, Google Reviews

They have the best grilled chicken and roast potatoes

“First time trying this locations food. Have to say they have the best grilled chicken and roast potatoes I’ve ever tried. Would buy again for sure.” —Andrea K., Google Reviews

5. The Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder

The Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder Homepage
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MENU

Fried Chicken and Waffles, Buttermilk Chicken, Pit-smoked Whole Chicken, Pork and Beef Sandwiches, Beef Burgers, Vegetarian Burger, Ribs, Fries, Coleslaw, Seasoned Vegetables, Drinks (Iced Tea, Limeade, Soda, Root Beer)


View complete menus, including Sunday Brunch and Lunch menus here

PRICINGChicken dishes start from $17 to $23
WEBSITEhttps://www.thestockyards.co
ADDRESS699 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON
CONTACT DETAILS416-658-9666

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSThu, Fri: 11:30 AM–7:00 PM

Sat, Sun: 12:00 PM–7:00 PM

MENU VARIETY★★★★★ (5/5)
FOOD QUALITY★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★★ (5/5)
CLEANLINESS★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★☆☆ (3/5)

If you haven’t tried eating at The Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder, you might not want to claim to live in Toronto. The diner has become such a huge favourite and has been featured in several leading magazines and news sites!

Customers have praised The Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder for their traditional use of barbeque that involves smoking over hardwood embers for at least six and up to 16 hours! However, their barbeque choices are only available on Fridays and Sundays.

Their signature dish of buttermilk-marinated chicken is the talk of the town, but you can only order it as a set, which includes four pieces of chicken, fries, and coleslaw.

People also rave about their fried chicken and waffles as well as their pit-smoked barbeque chicken. In addition, they serve food in hefty portions.

Additionally, burgers, sandwiches, and ribs are all featured on their extensive menu, which we find to be appealing. Vegetarian options are even available, like veggie burger and side salads. 

We like that they have Sunday brunch and Sunday lunch menus, too.

The diner has pricey menu items though, with chicken dishes priced starting at $17.

Despite that, we think the restaurant’s relaxed, casual vibe and exceptional customer service would please you.

They quite have a small space, but it is well-maintained. We suggest that you avoid their busy times (Friday nights) to avoid the crowd of people.

The Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder is open on Thursdays to Sundays. Dine-in, takeaway, delivery, and catering services are provided.

Pros

  • Chicken, beef, and pork dishes
  • Has veggie choices
  • Traditional barbeque
  • Hefty portions
  • Relaxed and casual atmosphere
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Takeaway, delivery, and catering services

Cons

  • Pricey menu items
  • Small space
  • BBQ dishes are only available on Fridays and Sundays

Customer Reviews

They are more than willing to go above and beyond for an incredible experience

“Stockyards is an institution in Toronto BBQ. Their food is absolutely delicious, their portions are huge and their customer service is impeccable. They are more than willing to go above and beyond for an incredible experience and we will continue to eat there!” —Robyn Cohen, Google Reviews

The chicken waffles sauce is absolutely amazing and addicting

“Absolutely awesome food, our usual go to’s are the classic burger and the chicken and waffles. We like to add bacon to our burger adds a nice touch, and the chicken waffles sauce is absolutely amazing and kind of addicting LOL. Also, if you happen to go on a day where they have ribs, you just try them. They are sooo good!” —Araceli Ortiz, Google Reviews

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