These Are the Best Spots to Indulge in Chicken and Waffles
Who knew this decadent dish was so popular in Delaware?
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.
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
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
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
Choose from one of three combos, which range in price from $5.75–$6.50.
3401 Concord Pike, Wilmington • 477-1440
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
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
Grab chicken and waffles on the go (with a cayenne maple syrup!) for only $9.
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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 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
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
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
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
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
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