The Best Fried Chicken in California’s Napa & Sonoma Wine Country

As much as I love visiting the beautiful wineries in Sonoma and Napa Valley for their delicious wines, Wine Country has so much to offer. You may not immediately think of fried chicken when Wine Country comes to mind, but believe me when I say these spots listed below do not disappoint. Continue reading below to see the Best Fried Chicken in Wine Country that I’ve tried!

Ad Hoc + Addendum

Ad Hoc + Addendum, one of Thomas Keller’s restaurants, has spectacular fried chicken. It’s so good that they even dedicate Sunday nights to Fried Chicken. Be sure to make a reservation as they’re hard to get into and enjoy the delicious Fried Chicken. See some of the fun I had at a birthday party I hosted at the Ad Hoc Picnic enjoying this amazing fried chicken on my blog at Thomas Keller’s Delicious Ad Hoc in Yountville, California.

Ad Hoc + Addendum

The Backyard Forestville

When you mention Fried Chicken in Sonoma, The Backyard Forestville is one of the first spots you hear recommended. Owner and Chef Daniel Kedanis is an alumnus from Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc, as previously mentioned on this list, so you know you’re in very good hands. Check it out for yourself and let me know if you think it’s as AMAZING as I do! Read more about The Backyard Forestville on my blog here.

Backyard Forestville

Backyard Forestville

Bird & The Bottle

One of the most amazing Fried Chickens I’ve enjoyed in downtown Santa Rosa is the Bird & The Bottle Fried Chicken. Their presentation is so darling and their food is just as tasty! You’re definitely going to want to check out this awesome spot.

Bird & A Bottle Santa Rosa

The slider version of the fried chicken was just as good as it looks.

Bird & A Bottle Santa Rosa

Bricoleur Vineyards

Of course, since this post talks about the Best Fried Chicken in Wine Country, I had to include a vineyard on the list. Bricoleur Vineyards has amazing food to accompany their delicious wines that you must try. Their chef, Shane McAnelly, makes mouth-watering meals as you can see below. Be sure to check out their website for McAnelly’s awesome recipes you can try out at home!

Bricoleur Vineyards

The Fern Bar at The Barlow

The Fern Bar at the Barlow is an amazing spot to satisfy your fried chicken cravings. Their fried chicken sandwich is the perfect amount of crispy chicken and flavor that includes some coleslaw and their special sauce. Be sure to add some fries to this delicious meal!

Fern Bar

The Fig Cafe

Anyone who knows girl & the fig is familiar with Sondra Bernstein’s amazing culinary creations.  Speaking of Sondra read my interview with Sondra Bernstein here…. Well her Fried Chicken is just as fabulous as you’d expect coming from her amazing Culinary team. The Fried Chicken is available at The Fig Cafe, located in Glen Ellen. With a delicious crunchy crust, moist chicken it’s fabulous! Read more about The Fig Cafe here.

Fig Girl Fried Chicken

Wild Bird at The Flamingo Resort

I had the pleasure of visiting Wild Bird at the Flamingo Resort in Santa Rosa for their friends & family preview opening and I immediately fell in love with the fun, vibrant hotel and pool scene, their great drinks, and their divine Fried Chicken Sandwich. It was not only super crispy, but beyond juicy made from organic Mary’s Chicken. This is hands down one of the best Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Sonoma County!  Order online at Wild Bird Santa Rosa here.

Wild Bird Santa Rosa

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