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Ezell's Famous Chicken

501 23rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98122-6026
(206) 324-4141
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Ranked #520 of 3,388 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Really great food. The chicken coating is great and even the chicken itself is very flavoursome. The sides are all superb as well. The ONLY detraction is perhaps the price is a bit steep for fried chicken.

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I think her ex husband, Ezelle 's fried chicken is much better. His new restaurant is call "heaven sent fried chicken". Used to like Ezell's chicken when it was his a long while back.

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Tyler, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

They say bigger in Texas? We came all the way from TX and this chicken was FANTASTIC! I wish we could get it where we live :-)

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Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I used to live near Ezell's and tried their fried chicken several times. I kept waiting for the 'Wow, now I see why Oprah has this flown in' experience. But never did. I actually got better fried chicken at the deli counter at the Red Apple on jackson and 23rd.

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eugene, OR
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We visit Ezell's each time we are in Seattle. It is a favorite of our family. Try the Faygo soda, not available anywhere else. We like regular; our son likes spicy. The rolls are good, but a pat of butter would make them better.

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Washington
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139 reviews 139 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I had heard this was the best chicken on a radio review of Seafair events. We grabbed take-out chicken - and it was very good. I would definitely eat their chicken over most others. Sides were tasty too.

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Seattle
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Old fashioned fried chicken and potato salad like great grandma made. They don't deliver but walk or drive to get some. You'll think you're in heaven.

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Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Everyone has hyped this place up but my visit was really crappy. The service was horrible and I felt like the food was way too greasy and tasted old. Yuck!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Even the rolls are homemade and so yeasty tasting. The sides are always fresh tasting. I have only gone once since they left 196 th in Edmonds

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Maybe it's the branching out, but food doesn't taste as great as it used to. Oprah might reevaluate if she tried it again now.

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