Our 5 Favorite Fried-Chicken Sandwiches in Washington

Cancel your lunch plans.

Spicy Chicken sandwich at Hot Lola’s.

The area’s best fried-chicken sandwiches (that aren’t from Popeyes).


Tie: Hot-chicken sandwiches at Wooboi (139 Spring St., Herndon) and Hot Lola’s (4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington)


Fried chicken with Yemeni hot sauce and honey at Little Pearl (921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE)


Biscuit sandwich with spicy ranch at Mason Dixie (1819 Seventh St., NW)


Not So Classic sandwich, with tahini, honey, red onion, and za’atar, at Stomping Ground (2309 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria; Tysons Galleria, McLean)


Buttermilk fried-chicken sandwich with slaw and Swiss at Woodmont Grill (7715 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda)

This article appears in the October 2019 issue of Washingtonian.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.