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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Lunch

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Good fried chicken

I had high hopes for Ezell's after reading so many rave reviews and I must admit I was a little disappointed. First off, it's take out only. The Monday night I was there was crowded with a long line but the service was fast and friendly. We got the original recipe, which was good but a little... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
doctordonn
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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  • Families with children
  • Lunch
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had high hopes for Ezell's after reading so many rave reviews and I must admit I was a little disappointed. First off, it's take out only. The Monday night I was there was crowded with a long line but the service was fast and friendly. We got the original recipe, which was good but a little greasy (yeah, I... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Not from the area. Saw something new we hadn't tried. Turned out to be dang good. Rolls, potatoes & Gravy were Awesome. Chicken was pretty good too.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a sketchy area at night but added to the flavorful experience. We bought a bucket and it was way too much food for 2 people.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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78 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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 1 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?