Wayfare Tavern

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Wayfare Tavern
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Wayfare Tavern

Food & Wine included this version on its list of the best fried chicken in the country for a reason. Celeb-chef Tyler Florence grew up in South Carolina, where he honed his taste for deftly-spiced fried chicken. At Wayfare Tavern, his version is a little schmancy, with a buttermilk crust and topped with fried rosemary and sage, roasted garlic and lemon. The secret is in the time-intensive preparation: The thinly-battered chicken is baked at 200 degrees for more than two hours before ever hitting the fryer, which leads to a rich, moist meat and a golden, crackly crust.


Venue name: Wayfare Tavern
Address: 558 Sacramento St
San Francisco

Opening hours: Mon-Wed 11am-10:30pm, Thu-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 11:30am-11pm, Sun 11:30am-10pm
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We were told to go here because of the fried chicken, and we didn't regret it. Absolutely delicious, alongside mac n cheese, and rosemary carrots .Wow.