These Are the Best Spots to Indulge in Chicken and Waffles

Who knew this decadent dish was so popular in Delaware?


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Photo by Nick McNevich for 8th & Union

 

In case you didn't know: Monday, March 19, was National Poultry Day (mark it in your calendar for next year, folks!) and this Sunday, March 25, is International Waffle Day. In honor of these two delicious occasions, we’ve compiled a list of local places that pair chicken and waffles in every way imaginable.

UPSTATE

8th & Union Kitchen

This $11 brunch favorite, pictured above, includes a gluten-free waffle, fried chicken, a sunny-side-up egg, ham and béarnaise sauce.

801 N. Union St., Wilmington • 654-9780

 

1861 Restaurant

Most restaurants serve chicken and waffles for brunch, but at 1861 Restaurant this dish is on the dinner menu. The entrée comes with honey mustard and maple syrup. 

423 N. Broad St., Middletown • 376-7956

 

Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen

Belgian waffles are layered with house-made bacon jam, buttermilk fried chicken and a fried egg. It's topped with Sriracha-honey sauce and is available at all three of Grain’s locations.

270 E Main St., Newark • 737-2931
Grain H2O, 3006 Summit Harbour Pl., Bear • 365-5795
108 W State St., Kennett Square, Pa. • (610) 444-7232

 

Johnnie’s Dog House and Chicken Shack

Choose from one of three combos, which range in price from $5.75–$6.50.

3401 Concord Pike, Wilmington • 477-1440

 

Klondike Kate’s

Start your day off right with a Belgian waffle topped with fried chicken tenders and Vermont maple syrup ($13).

158 E. Main St., Newark  737-6100

 

Metro Diner

Treat yourself to half a fried chicken on a Belgian waffle, topped with a sweet strawberry butter and served with the diner’s sweet-and-spicy sauce for $15.49.

4601 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark  273-0850

 

Outlandish Food Truck

Grab chicken and waffles on the go (with a cayenne maple syrup!) for only $9.

Email outlandishtruck@gmail.com for parking locations and times.

 

Ulysses Gastropub

For a sweet and savory dinner, order the chicken and waffles entrée, complete with malted-bacon waffles, sage-fried chicken, brown-sugar butter, brandy-spiked maple syrup and spicy leeks ($19.95).

1716 Marsh Road, Wilmington  691-3456

 

Walt’s Flavor Crisp Chicken Express

Walt’s serves some of the crispiest fried chicken around. Choose from a number of combo chicken and waffles meals, ranging from $5.75–$7.95. The kids’ menu option is a steal at $6.

Walt’s of Carpenter Station, 2601 Carpenter Station Road, Suite 50, Wilmington • 439-3452
Walt’s of Lincoln Street, 103 N. Lincoln St., Wilmington • 429-2587

 

DOWNSTATE

Blackwall Hitch

The restaurant's brunch dish is served with your choice of seasonal fruit or berry topping, plus whipped cream, butter and maple syrup.

52 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 226-0550

 

Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats

Dive into the chicken and waffle sandwich: Flesh & Blood IPA-brined fried chicken, a sweet liege waffle, spicy maple syrup and a sunny-side-up egg ($15).

320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach • 226-BREW

 

The Pig and Publican

For $19, tantalize your taste buds with flash-fried schnitzel, a house waffle, steamed broccoli, sausage gravy and a maple drizzle. (Add an over-easy egg for just a buck.)

516 E. Savannah Road, Lewes  313-4487

 

The Starboard

For a hearty breakfast, get the chicken and waffle skillet: a Belgian waffle, crispy chicken tenders and scrambled eggs—all topped with sausage gravy ($13).

2009 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach  227-4600

 

OVER THE LINE

Chesapeake Inn

Although known for its seafood, Chesapeake Inn has a chicken-and-waffles brunch option—topped with Vermont maple syrup and country gravy ($12)—that's equally tempting.

605 Second St., Chesapeake City, Md.  (410) 885-2040

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