Heard Dat Kitchen lands on nationwide list of best fried chicken spots

Central City eatery Heard Dat Kitchen has officially entered the fried chicken battle. The New Orleans restaurant recently landed on a list of best fried chicken spots in the U.S. and Canada, according to data compiled by Yelp.

The restaurant review platform recently released a list of best fried chicken in every state, in honor of National Fried Chicken Day on July 6.

Heard Dat Kitchen was selected to represent Louisiana as one of the best places to grab fried chicken.


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🥇 @_hearddat_ officially makes the list of one of the best places to grab fried chicken in the USA + Canada according to @yelp data! 🍗🐔#nationalfriedchickenday #supportblackownedbusinesses – Have y’all tried their Bourbon Street Love plate? Their famous fried chicken served over macaroni and cheese, topped with crawdat cream sauce, paired with potato salad is a must. It’s no wonder why they have 4.5 stars with almost 500 reviews! – Swipe ➡️ to see a before and after once it’s topped with their signature cream sauce 🤤 – 📸 Yelp Elite Karen N., @aintthatphancy – #foodporn #friedchicken #yummy #tasty #foodphoto #foodphotography #home #forkyeah #onthetable #winning #congrats #neworleans #nola #local #foodie #nolalife #eeeeeats #eat #picnic #goals

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The Black-owned restaurant, located at 2520 Felicity Street, has gained popularity since chef and owner Jeffery Heard launched the spot in 2015. Heard Dat Kitchen has even received recent shout-outs in national publications like the New York Times and Washington Post.

Yelp spotlighted one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, Bourbon Street Love. The popular item starts with fried, boneless chicken over a bed of macaroni and cheese, topped with a “crawdat” cream sauce.

Other signature dishes at the restaurant include items like the Superdome, which is blackened fish with lobster potatoes and cream sauce, and Mardi Gras Mambo, fried fish topped with cheese and crawdat sauce.


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Bourbon street love!!!

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Yelp said it identified businesses in the restaurants and food categories with a large concentration of reviews mentioning “fried chicken,” then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning “fried chicken.” When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score or a score greater than a B/80 as of  July 1, 2020.

Every restaurant on the list is also either open for dine-in or offering limited delivery, takeout, or curbside service as of July 1, 2020.

See the complete list from Yelp here.