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Ezell's Famous Chicken

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501 23rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98122-6026
(206) 324-4141
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2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 44
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 10
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ever since I found Ezell's chicken, I no longer like KFC.

The way that they batter their chicken here is unlike any other chicken that I've eaten. It's almost tempura style and that makes it come out super crispy. I always order mine spicy but I have yet to actually get any that actually has a kick to it. They should just say plain or seasoned. I do not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
mrbraae
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Federal Way, Washington
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Federal Way, Washington
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The way that they batter their chicken here is unlike any other chicken that I've eaten. It's almost tempura style and that makes it come out super crispy. I always order mine spicy but I have yet to actually get any that actually has a kick to it. They should just say plain or seasoned. I do not like the... More 

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Thank mrbraae
Vancouver, Washington
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209 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Order was processed accurately and promptly. There is no seating. I thought the chicken could have been better seasoned. The order taker was polite and professional.

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Thank jumpa23
Delaware
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This was one of the places our friends took us to eat on a recent visit. Ezell's fried chicken is pretty popular in the Seattle area and the long lines help prove it. They even had an Ezell's food truck outside of the Starbucks headquarters with a long line. For my taste, it may not be the best fried chicken... More 

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Thank dude369
Ferndale, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Stopped by Lynnwood location on a whim, as we were driving by. Staff was very friendly, especially Theresa at the counter. Wife ordered the gizzards and loved them, I had the 4 piece meal with slaw and Mac n cheese. Chicken was delicious, sides left a bit to be desired. Overall I wouldn't make a special trip to eat there,... More 

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Thank PatrickN14
New York
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235 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

It's been my experience that some foods are best eaten in....fried chicken being one...but not Ezell's....the fried chicken was just as tasty after almost an hour in transit......so Oprah was right (again)! :^-)

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Thank MK330
Seattle, Washington
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This Ezells sends out great chicken when eaten right away. If you let it cool down, taste like any other chicken place. Is a little pricy. 2 thighs for $4. Great when hot, tepid when allowed to cool.

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Thank A C
Springfield, Illinois
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Tasty fried chicken and rolls. The spicy has quite a bit more kick than others brands but is very good. Had both the regular and the spicy for a dinner. Everyone was very satisfied.

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Thank Derek E
Asotin, Washington
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

I'm not crazy about fried chicken, but my husband and his friend can eat more fried chicken than any men alive. We got an eight piece order last night with fries. It was the best fried chicken I have ever eaten! They included four delicious home made dinner rolls. Next time, we'll skip the fries as by the time we... More 

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Thank Elaine N
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Undoubtedly the best American-style fried chicken in Seattle. Crispy and well seasoned, with flavor inside and out. I love the biscuits, which are more like a dinner roll. Pretty good value for the money.

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Thank Gail W
Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Ezell's has a couple locations in Seattle - the main one is across the street from the high school, so there are lots of (nice, polite) high school students as both customers and employees. Definitely have the spicy version! The rolls are a highlight of the sides although all are competantly done. It's an unfancy place, takeout only. A good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 23rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98122-6026
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 324-4141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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