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Chicken, waffles, and watermelon at Ida Claire
Chicken, waffles, and watermelon at Ida Claire
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10 New Chicken & Waffles to Devour Right Now in DFW

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Chicken, waffles, and watermelon at Ida Claire
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Dallas loves its chicken and waffles, especially once it’s been fancified and served up at a happening spot. Should you find yourself in need of that wonderful combination of crispy fried chicken and pillowy, syrup-smothered waffles, these 10 spots should do the trick. Fair warning, though: You’ll probably want to make time for a nap afterward.

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Brick & Bones

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This Deep Ellum spot is brand new to the neighborhood, but its pairing of gently spiced, perfectly fried chicken — extra-juicy thanks to a 24-hour brine — and soft-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside waffles is already a smash hit, especially when smothered in the piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar) syrup. [Photo: Whitney Filloon]

Chicken Scratch

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The fried chicken at Chicken Scratch has always been top-notch, but the more recent addition of waffles is a whole new reason to pay them a visit. Your fried poultry options are aplenty here, but you should definitely order up the fried chicken tenderloins served up with a coconut waffle. Pour on plenty of that coconut-chili syrup, too. [Photo: Sara Kerens]

Ida Claire

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Addison’s newest hot spot brings a strong showing in the chicken and waffles category. Served with chili-dusted watermelon slices and three wedges of thick waffles, this fried chicken leg may make you forget your manners. Ask for extra chicory coffee-infused maple syrup to pour over the whole thing. [Photo: Ida Claire]

Fixture

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Fixture’s chicken and waffles are definitely worth the drive. Rosemary-scented waffles are topped with crisp-fried boneless chicken thighs, and drizzled with a chipotle-infused maple syrup. Just try to keep from drooling on your dashboard on your way there. [Photo: Malcolm Mayhew]

Henry's Majestic

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Chef Roe DiLeo’s take on chicken and waffles is practically pornographic: Buttermilk waffles are topped with thick cream gravy and buttermilk fried chicken, then doused in bourbon-infused maple syrup. [Photo: Henry's Majestic]
Danyele McPherson is making a name for herself as the queen of comfort food, and the chicken and waffles at Remedy are no exception. Sweet & spicy sauced and fried chicken thighs top buttermilk waffles, and pickled blueberries and blackberries slathered in honey butter and Vermont maple syrup add an unusual zing. [Photo: Remedy/Facebook]

Public School 214

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Jidori chicken, basically the poultry version of Japanese Kobe beef, makes a trendy dish even trendier at this West Village hot spot. The juicy chicken is fried crisp and the waffles in question are of the cornbread-green chile variety, adding a little savory spice. Bacon red eye gravy and a gilding-the-lily fried egg topper make this Uptown eatery's version a standout. [Photo: PS214]

The Standard Pour

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At this perennial McKinney Ave. favorite, the usual fried chicken is swapped for tender, tasty quail. The cheddar-spiked waffle is rich and fluffy, and a healthy pour of peppercorn gravy rounds out a perfectly decadent brunch plate. [Photo: The Standard Pour]

Wingbucket

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Chicken wings are pretty much a perfect food, but the addition of waffles somehow manages to make them even better. At Wing Bucket, you can choose from traditional wings or fried tenderloins sandwiched between two waffles, served with a healthy sprinkling of powdered sugar on top. Nothing fancy to see here, just a good, humble plate of chicken and waffles for only $7.50. [Photo: WingBucket/Facebook]

The Woolworth

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Many of the chicken and waffles dishes across the city have a more savory edge, but at downtown cocktail den The Woolworth, sweet is the name of the game for their brunchtime version. A sweet potato waffle is topped with corn flake-crusted chicken, then doused in vanilla-infused maple syrup and pistachio butter. Need we say more? [Photo: Garrett Hall]

Brick & Bones

This Deep Ellum spot is brand new to the neighborhood, but its pairing of gently spiced, perfectly fried chicken — extra-juicy thanks to a 24-hour brine — and soft-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside waffles is already a smash hit, especially when smothered in the piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar) syrup. [Photo: Whitney Filloon]

Chicken Scratch

The fried chicken at Chicken Scratch has always been top-notch, but the more recent addition of waffles is a whole new reason to pay them a visit. Your fried poultry options are aplenty here, but you should definitely order up the fried chicken tenderloins served up with a coconut waffle. Pour on plenty of that coconut-chili syrup, too. [Photo: Sara Kerens]

Ida Claire

Addison’s newest hot spot brings a strong showing in the chicken and waffles category. Served with chili-dusted watermelon slices and three wedges of thick waffles, this fried chicken leg may make you forget your manners. Ask for extra chicory coffee-infused maple syrup to pour over the whole thing. [Photo: Ida Claire]

Fixture

Fixture’s chicken and waffles are definitely worth the drive. Rosemary-scented waffles are topped with crisp-fried boneless chicken thighs, and drizzled with a chipotle-infused maple syrup. Just try to keep from drooling on your dashboard on your way there. [Photo: Malcolm Mayhew]

Henry's Majestic

Chef Roe DiLeo’s take on chicken and waffles is practically pornographic: Buttermilk waffles are topped with thick cream gravy and buttermilk fried chicken, then doused in bourbon-infused maple syrup. [Photo: Henry's Majestic]

Remedy

Danyele McPherson is making a name for herself as the queen of comfort food, and the chicken and waffles at Remedy are no exception. Sweet & spicy sauced and fried chicken thighs top buttermilk waffles, and pickled blueberries and blackberries slathered in honey butter and Vermont maple syrup add an unusual zing. [Photo: Remedy/Facebook]

Public School 214

Jidori chicken, basically the poultry version of Japanese Kobe beef, makes a trendy dish even trendier at this West Village hot spot. The juicy chicken is fried crisp and the waffles in question are of the cornbread-green chile variety, adding a little savory spice. Bacon red eye gravy and a gilding-the-lily fried egg topper make this Uptown eatery's version a standout. [Photo: PS214]

The Standard Pour

At this perennial McKinney Ave. favorite, the usual fried chicken is swapped for tender, tasty quail. The cheddar-spiked waffle is rich and fluffy, and a healthy pour of peppercorn gravy rounds out a perfectly decadent brunch plate. [Photo: The Standard Pour]

Wingbucket

Chicken wings are pretty much a perfect food, but the addition of waffles somehow manages to make them even better. At Wing Bucket, you can choose from traditional wings or fried tenderloins sandwiched between two waffles, served with a healthy sprinkling of powdered sugar on top. Nothing fancy to see here, just a good, humble plate of chicken and waffles for only $7.50. [Photo: WingBucket/Facebook]

The Woolworth

Many of the chicken and waffles dishes across the city have a more savory edge, but at downtown cocktail den The Woolworth, sweet is the name of the game for their brunchtime version. A sweet potato waffle is topped with corn flake-crusted chicken, then doused in vanilla-infused maple syrup and pistachio butter. Need we say more? [Photo: Garrett Hall]

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