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Ezell's Famous Chicken

501 23rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98122-6026
(206) 324-4141
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Ranked #559 of 3,434 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
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  • English first
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English first
Port Angeles, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Fresh and delicious! Spicy or regular take your pick. All the sides we ordered were really good. Baked beans were rich . perfect slaw...tangy sweet cold and crunchy. Mashed potatoes and gravy...Yum. Not over priced at all. The downside is it is take out and one can't wait to get some where to grub!!!

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 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
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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