Best Fried Chicken
Published: September 22, 2010
5517 Harford Road, (410) 426-1930, hamiltontavern.com
As much fried chicken as there is in Baltimore, it is surprisingly difficult to find a freshly cooked, crispy and juicy thigh or drumstick. But every Wednesday night, Hamilton Tavern shows the snobs and skeptics that fried chicken, done well, is a delicacy. Instead of offering the grab-and-go chicken boxes that litter the city’s streets, Hamilton Tavern fries chicken to order. The light brown, flaky crust traps the moisture of the chicken meat, and the generous three-piece serving is enough to share. The bird is top shelf, and the batter is light, making this a meal you’ll want every week.