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Chicken Hut

4.6

3019 Fayetteville St
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 682-5697
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Photo of Antionette Bullock Antionette Bullock
Jun 25, 2020 5

I went here today for lunch, although a lot is going on in the world with covid 19 and etc, they were amazing ! Awesome customer service and felt like I was at home ! Food was delicious and I can not wait to go back ! I think all the staff who was working today was super nice, I could feel it ! Oh wait Lemonade was GREAT TOO ! My first time but not my last !

Photo of Jessica Jessica
Jun 26, 2020 5

The best fried chicken in Durham, hands down. They are cash only so be prepared!

Photo of Brianna Brewer Brianna Brewer
Jun 9, 2020 5

I just visited this place for the first time and it was AMAZING! The food is served fresh and hot and the owners seems to really love the community, big plus!

Photo of Lawrance Harris Lawrance Harris
Jun 15, 2020 5

This is a wonderful Soul Food establishment. I have been here several times it is a very people friendly place.

Photo of Jeremie Miller Jeremie Miller
Jun 8, 2020 5

Arguably the best fried chicken in town. It's not all about the chicken either! The sides are equally good. Go for the greens (don't forget the hot sauce), Mac & Cheese, and beans. Apart from the food, Chicken Hut is supporting the community during these hard times, feeding kids and those in need. Thank you Chicken Hut, you have more than earned my business. See you again soon and thank you.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee
Apr 12, 2020 5

Consistently good food and customer service since I’ve been in Durham the past two years. Always something on the menu I love to eat. Reminds me of my Grandmas cooking growing up in rural South Carolina.

Photo of Misha Price Misha Price
Feb 20, 2020 5

Best Fried Chicken in town and best people to be around! #OGDurham

Photo of Rashawn Henderson Rashawn Henderson
Jan 23, 2020 5

If u looking for a good soul food place this is the spot. Had the pork chop dinner with Mac and cheese rice and gravy and hush puppies with a mix drink. When I tell you it was wonderful I swear it something special.

Photo of Terri Parker Terri Parker
Jan 11, 2020 5

Great food just like eating at Grandma's house for a sunday dinner. They are always friendly and engaging. Treat you like family.

Photo of Jennifer Williams Jennifer Williams
Dec 14, 2019 5

The food is absolutely amazing! I used Chicken Hut for catering a community event and the food was gone! No leftovers! Delicious! Higly recommended them. The are extremely professional and just plain friendly.

Photo of Jones Devereaux Jones Devereaux
Nov 25, 2019 5

What a beautiful establishment! My mother and I went there while I was recovering from surgery at Duke Hospital and we were treated like family! The food was delicious and incredibly well priced, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. An easy recommendation to anyone in the area, and I hope they meet with nothing but continued success. They could not have been nicer!! If you like food prepared with skill and heart, this place will do you right every time.

Photo of Pking Duck Pking Duck
Nov 15, 2019 3

Love the food but I can't get with cash only. Too often when I want to stop by , I remember I don't have cash. Not sure why it is cash only. Can only wonder how many other customers might not stop by because they don't have cash.

Photo of Lauren Speer Lauren Speer
Oct 31, 2019 5

AMAZING FOOD!! This place is a Hidden gem!! If you want some great southern food come here!! The prices are incredible too they give you HEAPS of food for only like $7!! And on top of it all the customer service is always excellent!! I love this place!!!!!

Photo of Crystina Seavert Crystina Seavert
Aug 21, 2019 5

This place is the definition of a hidden gem. Fresh, scrumptious food and attentive staff. Best fried chicken and the sides were good, too. From the outside it would be hard to guess that the inside is sparkling clean.

Photo of Carla Stephens Carla Stephens
Oct 11, 2019 4

This was my first time eating here and I loved it. It truly reminded me of my grandma's cooking. I don't get to Duram often but this will be my spot for years to come.

Photo of Leticia Soria Leticia Soria
Oct 18, 2019 5

This was an amazing experience! I'm new to the area, however, I've been here long enough someone should have told me about the Chicken Hut!!! I enjoyed everything from the location, atmosphere, history, people, and the FOOD! One of those times I wished my stomach was as big as my eyes!!! I will be back several times!

Photo of Merywen Wigley Merywen Wigley
Aug 26, 2019 5

Love this Durham institution. I could eat their collard greens, mac & cheese and fried chicken until the cows come home! It's so delicious, and they offer great + friendly service too. Can't wait to go back on a Friday to get banana pudding!

Photo of Karie Rawlings Karie Rawlings
Oct 12, 2019 5

Just amazing southern comfort food! The Salisbury steak was incredible, but the mac n cheese was out of this world. The cabbage and collards were perfectly seasoned and tender. My son had fried chicken which was cooked as ordered and was crisp and juicy. This is going to be a stop everytime we are in town!

Photo of Valerie Dolby Valerie Dolby
Jun 21, 2019 4

The fried chicken is always fresh, hot and delicious. Not one to disrespect my elders but the elderly lady that runs the front really needs to retire. Customers often have to constantly repeat their orders. She gets orders wrong and she is often in a state of confusion and forgetful at times.

Photo of S Ferrell S Ferrell
May 20, 2019 5

Good food, good staff and good dining atmosphere....

Photo of Nelson Kerr Nelson Kerr
Mar 20, 2019 5

Great soul food. You really get your monies worth. Quick service with a smile.

Photo of Eugene Gibbs Eugene Gibbs
Apr 2, 2019 5

What more can I say, but.....THE FOOD IS AWESOME! Moreover, I love that it is a locally-owned business putting out Delicious, High-Quality Food. The staff and management are very friendly and professional...many thanks for the great service.

Photo of j whitfield j whitfield
Mar 1, 2019 5

Super friendly. Outstanding food. This was our time and we got there at the end of the day and they were out of the fried chicken and we tried the turkey wings and they were delicious!

Photo of Lexi Love Lexi Love
Apr 2, 2019 3

I decided to try this place after reading about all the good reviews. So I’m going to give my honest opinion. First, the location is definitely sketchy. It’s smack down in the hood. I had two people ask me for money within a two minute span. There’s bars on the window and the door. So the location definitely isn’t the best. The set up is also weird. They need signage because it’s super confusing. The staff is also not the friendliest. They’re not necessarily rude, but definitely not friendly. On to the food, it was pretty good! The chicken was made fresh. It’s made with a weird type of batter. It’s not nasty, just nothing that I’ve tried before. The Mac and cheese is good!! The rolls are store bought. Overall, I give it a 3/5.And also, they take CASH ONLY! Come prepared!

Photo of moderness89 moderness89
Jul 26, 2020 5

Just delicious. I had the fried chicken & mac n cheese & greens!

Photo of Erika Hayes Erika Hayes
Jul 14, 2020 5

Chicken Hut is amazing! I’ve had several dishes and I don’t believe I’ve had anything I didn’t like. The customer service is top notch and they really make you feel welcomed. If I didn’t live 40 minutes away, I’d eat there everyday!

Photo of Ernest McIver Jr. Ernest McIver Jr.
Aug 4, 2020 5

No complaints! Food good, hospitality good! Please visit of you're wanting some good southern Cuisine!

Photo of Nolon Blaylock Nolon Blaylock
Mar 15, 2022 5

The chicken was so crispy! Bring cash because the credit card machine often doesn’t work. Takes about 10 minutes for them to fry your chicken once you order

Photo of Angela Lassiter Angela Lassiter
Jan 18, 2022 5

The food was hot and delicious and the customer service was excellent and the place was very clean and they give you plenty of food for your money. I would refer all my friends and family to eat there. I give them a 10++.

Photo of Meg Monahan Meg Monahan
Jan 21, 2022 5

Best soul food in the area. A friendly, informative staff and great selection. Fried chicken was off the chain, as was the macaroni and cheese. Can't wait to return.

Photo of Sasha Vann Sasha Vann
Dec 11, 2021 5

The Chicken Hut is becoming a weekly go-to. First, there is a lot of love in the place, everyone is very friendly and accommodating. Now for the food! Delicious, southern homecoming with a rotation of different entrees and sides daily. But what's always on the menu is that amazing fried chicken! It's soooio good, the crispness of the skin, it's cooked to order and always to perfection. Currently thinking of what imma get when I return from vacation!🤤 go here and get something good to eat and enjoy!

Photo of Jennie Frmdablock Jennie Frmdablock
Nov 21, 2021 5

The food is absolutely amazing! I used Chicken Hut for catering a community event and the food was gone! No leftovers! Delicious! Highly recommended. They are extremely professional and just plain friendly.

Photo of Booki S Booki S
Nov 27, 2021 4

This is a nice little spot. You can stand in line like a cafeteria and select what you want or get fried chicken made to order. I did not have time for the made to order so I got the baked chicken, okra, and mac n cheese. The guy even gave me a free piece of complimentary cake due to it being my first time. The food was very good. The only reason I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the hours. It's it hard to patronize a business that is barely open, I wish they were.

Photo of tim rhodes tim rhodes
Nov 16, 2021 5

Stopped here after an incident at Bogangles. Googled restuarants near my location and found the Chicken Hut. Outstanding ribs and plenty to eat. Collard greens were excellent. Great place for home style food.

Photo of mg mg
Oct 29, 2021 5

Today was my first day eating here and let me just say they did not disappoint. The customer service was great, the place was clean and the food AMAZING. They're usually closed by the time I get off work but since I got off early I decided to give them a visit. I'm so glad that I did I will definitely be back.

Photo of David Straughan David Straughan
Oct 6, 2021 5

There are just not enough good things you can say about The Chicken Hut. While the fried chicken is absolutely the star of the show, everything else I have ever had at this place has been top notch. Great food. Great place to eat. And even as a veritable Durham landmark, you won't find nicer people. This is a true Durham original that's flawless in every way. They just don't make them like this anymore. Bring cash and a healthy appetite.

Photo of Shauntia Moses Shauntia Moses
Sep 21, 2021 3

It’s a very good place to eat. I only gave 3 stars due to customer service from the server. While in line I asked did they accept cards and his response was very unprofessional “we do until 1:00pm are you going to get something” 🤔 other than the man being rude I would definitely recommend this place 👍🏽

Photo of Jamal Lynch Jamal Lynch
Jul 27, 2021 5

The chicken hut food is amazing, very tasty an full of flavor, also customer serves is great. Everyone is kind and friendly. We plan to bring back family and return soon! Must try if your in the area

Photo of Tanisha Davis Tanisha Davis
Jul 24, 2021 5

The family and employees of this restaurant always have a smile on their face and treat each customer as if they were the most important person in the place. The food is southern home cooked with the perfect amount of love put into each item on the menu.

Photo of JJ Food Reviewer JJ Food Reviewer
Aug 13, 2021 4

A good family owned establishment putting out quality southern classics. Always glad to support them. I only ask one favor. Please trim your oxtails. There is no need for large chunks of fat on them. Your customers will live longer and buy more.

Photo of April H April H
Aug 11, 2021 5

I LOVE The Chicken Hut! The food is ALWAYS hot and fresh! Best fried chicken in town. They offer great catering options and portions are pretty amazing. I've been going for years and my family too. The bread pudding, 7 layered salad, and peach cobbler are all to die for! I'm beyond satisfied every time I go! Thank you chicken hut for being consistently DELISH!

Photo of Vi Phung Vi Phung
Jul 25, 2021 5

Huge portions and good prices. Fried fish and yams were so good! Fried chicken was a little salty but perfectly crispy. Will be back to try other items!

Photo of Victoria Alles Victoria Alles
May 9, 2021 4

If you're looking for homemade, this is the closest you'll get outside of mama! Top-notch customer service and tasty food. I'm so glad that this black-owned small business survived the pandemic. It is a neighborhood gem.

Photo of Matthew Celko Matthew Celko
May 12, 2021 4

Use caution when driving into the parking lot. With no clear entry/exit It can be a bit challenging. The food is excellent and the selection changes daily. Fried Chicken is freshly dropped and hot enough to melt the styrofoam container. Not necessarily a cash only place, but sometimes they're not running credit/debt cards. So bring cash for a precautionary backup or you might be sorry. The food is definitely tasty.

Photo of Danielle Tyson Danielle Tyson
Jan 9, 2021 5

Great fried chicken and even better staff! Everyone is so friendly here you really feel like family. The fried chicken was perfectly crispy and and very well seasoned. The plates come with two sides, a drink (tea or lemonade) and a choice of a roll or hush puppies. I HIGHLY suggest getting the hush puppies, they might have been my favorite thing from my meal! I got the yams and the mac and cheese as my sides, I wasn’t a huge fan of the Mac but the yams were pretty tasty. Be ware that they only accept cash!! There is parking to the rear of the building. I will definitely be back and I look forward to sharing this gem with my family and friends.

Photo of Mandy Yang Mandy Yang
May 5, 2021 5

We stopped by while in Raleigh, and the food was amazingly delicious 😋 best fried shrimps and chicken! All sides were generous portions, and truly yummy!!! The staffs were super nice and friendly! Totally worth a stop if you're nearby.

Photo of Tyler S Tyler S
Feb 2, 2021 5

I have to give them five stars because the staff is super friendly and they have good service but the other comments were accurate about the Mac and cheese. It’s pure disgusting, it’s actually pretty shocking to see POC have no clue how to make real Mac and cheese. Taste like pure margarine and who knows what kind of cheese. But yeah.. service is great and the homemade lemonade and tea is great.

Photo of Reggie Bynum Reggie Bynum
Jan 27, 2021 5

Growing up, my Dad carried us here regularly. Not only is the food delicious, but this place is a staple in Durham and should be considered a landmark. I now live out of state, but I had the privilege of attending during the holidays.

Photo of Amya’s Beauty Amya’s Beauty
Jan 5, 2021 5

Super nice people! Homey feel. Feels like family. The food is just as good as the environment. Will be coming back!

Photo of Debian Bartley Debian Bartley
Nov 20, 2020 4

Staff extremely friendly. Food ready to serve and hot should you want to eat later. Feeling of being in Grandma's home. Smiles everywhere.

Photo of Leon Hinton Leon Hinton
Oct 30, 2020 5

My coworker brought me a chicken plate with Mac n cheese and collards. It was like I hadn't eaten fried chicken before. The Mac n cheese was good and I ate all of it even the collard and I didn't like collards till now. All that was left was the bones. Very good.

Photo of Lionel Gentry Lionel Gentry
Oct 7, 2020 5

I'm only kicking myself because I didn't get the baked spaghetti but the smothered chicken was just as good. I'm also pleased at the quality of the corn and collards. This place is consistently good at everything cooked back in the kitchen!

Photo of Amber Jones Amber Jones
Sep 21, 2020 5

Chicken Hut has delicious food. The oxtail are amazing and my favorite dish there. But everything is good. The lemonade is tasty as well.. 😍

Photo of Martin Walston Martin Walston
Sep 4, 2020 5

Great food, expertly prepared. This is a Durham culinary gem.

Photo of Michael Pendergraft Michael Pendergraft
Nov 20, 2017 4

The portions were good. The price is fair. The mac n cheese was good but not great. Interesting twist on the black eyed peas with sweet corn mixed in. But the chicken was excellent! Great taste, nice and crispy, and not overly greasy. As the name implies, the fried chicken is their specialty. Well worth the stop and multiple visits.

Photo of Sara Upchurch Sara Upchurch
Aug 20, 2020 5

People can be a little close together in there sometimes but it's worth the wait. Just wear your mask and stay in your own zone. Get that fresh hot Soul Food.

Photo of malie mal malie mal
Aug 21, 2020 5

Good customer service! Food was excellent. Chicken Hut has never let me down! Best fried chicken in Durham, and the oxtails are fall off the bone tender!

Photo of Sherry Hodge Sherry Hodge
Apr 17, 2022 5

Good food…. Cafeteria style restaurant with a variety of meats and vegetables. They also offer cakes and cobblers.

Photo of Ann Branch Ann Branch
Feb 9, 2022 4

This was my second time and again I was NOT disappointed. The food was delicious and I was served quickly.I will return.

Photo of Millie Chapman Millie Chapman
Jan 7, 2022 5

Never disappoints! I've tried other soul food places in the Triangle, but this is by far the best!! 🙌

Photo of Emilio Guzman Cisneros Emilio Guzman Cisneros
Jul 26, 2022 5

I’ve had their chicken and now their ribs, neither disappoints! Mmm so good! I’ve read this place has been a staple in durham and I hope it continues to have success for years to come. Their food is delicious and a 5/5. I don’t think anyone comes for the lemonade but it could use less sugar.

Photo of Chenelle “Nelle” McInnis, MSW MBA LCSW-A Chenelle “Nelle” McInnis, MSW MBA LCSW-A
Jul 26, 2022 4

It was busy but worth it. My coworkers and I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and service. It felt like family dinner. Thank you Chicken Hut Family.

Photo of Katharine Bayer Katharine Bayer
Aug 9, 2022 5

This is by far some of the best fried chicken I have had. We came here during the pandemic and ordered to go and today was the first time I ordered inside. The team working here is so friendly and help guide you along the counter. You can pick a chicken meal with two sides and the food is displayed cafeteria-style so you can see and pick what you would like. The fried chicken is alway piping hot and crispy and very flavorful.

Photo of Stefon Andrews Stefon Andrews
Aug 24, 2022 5

I’m from Florida and was staying in Greensboro for the Junior Olympics. I drove over to Durham roughly an hour. I arrived early and was second in line as I’m waiting more and more people lined up outside so I asked about the food and the guys around me were bragging about everything. I’m a little skeptical but was going to try a few things. I ended up buying 5 dinners. 3 chicken dinners that are cooked to order, a chitterlings and oxtail dinner. Mr. Jeff, the guy serving in the line remembered how to pronounce my name and he was very cool. The food was superb and the chicken was totally different from anything I’d ever had in the south. It was coated with a unique batter that made it flaky, crispy and tasty. I generally take pics of my plates but I didn’t and for that I’m sorry. I gave my wife and sister-in-law a plate and they were trying to figure it out as well. We came up with a synopsis: quit trying to guess what flavor and save The Chicken Hut for whenever we’re in North Carolina to visit again. You won’t go wrong my friends

Photo of Beth Haviland Beth Haviland
Aug 17, 2022 5

We are in town doing college visits I am so happy that a friend directed us to the Chicken Hut. The fried chicken is the best that I have ever had-so crispy on the outside but the meat is moist. Great sides- collard greens, yams, mac&cheese. The staff was so friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be back the next time that we are in town

Photo of Karen Snipes Karen Snipes
Aug 18, 2022 5

The chicken was good. Loved the spaghetti. Tasted even better when I ate the left overs the next day