Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken Joint$$$$
East Village, New York
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    Tim R.
    "#1 chipotle honey #2 mustard honey #3 hot sauce"(11 Tips)
    Justin D.
    "This place is amazing and Boylan's soda on tap."(6 Tips)
    Kristi E.
    "Use the chipotle honey on your dark meat fried chicken."(6 Tips)
    Damian B.
    "Blue ribbon sandwich drowned in hot sauce is the way to go 👌🏻"(4 Tips)
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  • Dens
    DensJuly 24, 2014
    The soda fountain is stacked with Boylan's fancy sodas -- with means you can make the Mercedes of Soda Suicides™ here (20% creme soda, 20% black cherry, 20% pure cane, 20% root beer, 20% orange)
  • Selena N.heart icon on user image
    Selena NelsonApril 30, 2017
    Absolutely love this place!! Very clean, organized service, and a great place to grab something quick or have a meal with a group of friends. The Blue Ribbon Chicken Sandwich is their specialty! A++
  • Varun S.heart icon on user image
    Varun ShettyJuly 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The regular fried chicken sandwich is really flavorful. Get that and experiment with all the sauces they have on the tables. And if you get a cola, mix the black cherry and the regular.
  • Ryan C.heart icon on user image
    Ryan CampbellMarch 27, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Great "fast food" style fried chicken that doesn't taste like fast food. Nice seasoning and the variety of sauces are excellent. Grab some fries & top with ketchup and chipotle honey. You're welcome.
  • J Crowleyheart icon on user image
    J CrowleyJuly 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Rancher is crazy delicious esp if you drop some cheddar on that bird. And if you're thinking of the Judy spinach side - Stop it. Stop it right now! Get the fries or regret it for eternity.
  • Avneesh K.heart icon on user image
    Avneesh KohliFebruary 24, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    The firebird sandwich is legit. Get it with a small side of fries and ranch, and you’ll be in a happy place.
  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WinstonJanuary 6, 2014
    It’s all about the Honey Sauce at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken. I sampled the fried chicken thigh and liver & onions during my visit. Read more about it below!! Read more
  • Maggie W.
    Maggie WalshAugust 8, 2013
    Chicken was incredible - perfectly crispy, juicy and not greasy. Try the mustard honey sauce - great sweet counterpart to the paprika in the rub. Fries are an excellent side! Not too thin, but crispy!
  • Labib R.
    Labib RahmanAugust 18, 2018
    Been here 50+ times
    I’m a religious once a week customer. Two piece dark, extra thigh, sweet potato fries. The trick is to come here when it’s really busy which reduces the time your chicken spends under a heat lamp.
  • Denis S.heart icon on user image
    Denis SosnovtsevMay 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is like a high end fast food joint. A brightly lit, spacious interior with high ceilings and big windows. Keep in mind there's a ton of sauces so fries might be a worthwhile investment.
  • Xz Y.
    Xz YOctober 19, 2013
    Great service, love how the boss comes up to reassure if everything is going well. Different sauces to choose from & the chicken is absolutely moist and crispy.
  • Tom
    TomOctober 3, 2014
    Fast casual. Their lunchbox is a great deal. Free milkshake w/ Citibike tag (expires Oct 15). One of the best fried chickens in NYC!
  • Erik C.
    Erik CintronNovember 1, 2015
    Simple place that has an open glass view. With some good dry rub chicken. take out or dine in. meal combos & ok prices. Boylan soft drinks & beer. The sauces are Ok but there free.Must do loaded fries
  • Sam B.heart icon on user image
    Sam BrownJuly 23, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Much like its Pontiac Trans Am namesake, the Firebird is the muscle car of sandwiches here. Crispy chicken, pickled peppers and spicy chipotle mayo. Red hot.
  • Paul T.heart icon on user image
    Paul TuckerFebruary 14, 2016
    food is always on point. I never quite know what to order there. the price is a little steep for fried chicken but its fresh so its fine.
  • Jerry J.heart icon on user image
    Jerry JosephApril 17, 2015
    After eating here, I feel like I've been eating fried chicken wrong my entire life! Chipotle honey is great but sometimes the simple Wildflower honey is perfect to let the chicken taste come through.
  • Curtis L.
    Curtis LantonAugust 27, 2013
    Hands down the best fried chicken I've had in NYC... Ever. Don't order the Royal Wing platter unless you are in major starve mode. Wing pieces are HUGE!
  • Evan
    EvanAugust 1, 2013
    Breast/thigh combo is A+, necks & backs combo is gnarly in the best way. Go for the potato wedges, pickled peppers, and boxed red wine in a cute cup with a thumb divot (no greasy finger slippage)
  • Brandon D.heart icon on user image
    Brandon DiazDecember 13, 2016
    The December HOLIDAY HELPER is great!! Could've been served a little warmer and definitely needed more cheese and LESS BBQ sauce. But worth the try!
  • Silas M.heart icon on user image
    Silas MorriseyJuly 26, 2015
    This chicken has a nice spicy crust, with a bit of sweetness. The lunch combo comes with a Boylan soda—my favorite drink!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeldmanAugust 8, 2013
    This fried chicken rivals true southern fried chicken. And that's saying a lot. Also, the banana salted caramel ice cream was a truly refreshing blend.
  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KasicOctober 2, 2016
    The chicken is merely a vehicle for the outstanding array of sauces (chipotle honey is my favorite).
  • Cooper S.heart icon on user image
    Cooper SmithOctober 3, 2014
    While the bacon, cheese and sour cream are awesome additions to the deluxe fries, the true key to their success is the Old Bay seasoning
  • Bryant B.heart icon on user image
    Bryant BalatbatMarch 8, 2015
    This is how you do fried chicken. The small fries with the works was enough food for two. The hush puppies were alright. Make sure to try all their sauces.
  • Sarah L.heart icon on user image
    Sarah LinebargerJune 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The blue ribbon sandwich is the best deal! It's so delicious with the housemade pickles.... Also, the spinach Judy is the best side of cooked greens I've had in a long time
  • L. S.heart icon on user image
    L. S.April 27, 2017
    Ummmm. This place has fried gizzards and livers. You know the fried chicken is legit. Ps: dont miss all the delish (sticky good!) sauces.
  • Jason B.heart icon on user image
    Jason BrewJanuary 14, 2016
    Have so far only tried the fried chicken sandwich and it was solid. Not as expensive as some of the other fried chicken places in the neighborhood but by not cheap either
  • Jenna M.
    Jenna McCloskeyDecember 3, 2014
    If you come during lunch, you can get a great lunch deal: a chicken sandwich, soda (boylan's with free refills!), and a ton of crispy shoestring fries for eight bucks.
  • Citi Bike
    Citi BikeMay 3, 2015
    Incredible fried chicken, an excellent condiment selection, and milkshakes not to be missed! Park your Citi Bike one block north at 2nd St and 2nd Ave.
  • Damian B.heart icon on user image
    Damian BayonaAugust 1, 2016
    Fast and slightly fancier than your ordinary fried chicken. Blue ribbon sandwich drowned in hot sauce is the way to go 👌🏻
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 19, 2014
    Fried chicken that cannot be beat. Plus, if you're a Citi Biker, show your key until October 15th and get a free milkshake! Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 18, 2014
    Find Blue Ribbon Brasserie's wonderful fried chicken is a casual, fast food-style atmosphere.
  • Nina L.
    Nina LoSchiavoSeptember 15, 2013
    Potato haven! The fries and the potato wedges with the works were some of the best spuds I've ever had. Strangely enough, the chicken leaves a lot to be desired!
  • Dens
    DensJuly 24, 2014
    Bring a friend and splitty-split your way thru the sandwich menu. Get at least *something* with bacon.
  • Sajid M.heart icon on user image
    Sajid MehmoodSeptember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Go all-in on the honey (wildflower goes best with saltiness of the chicken). They've got wet naps by the water jug in front for you to clean your hands after you're done.
  • Leslie T.heart icon on user image
    Leslie TengFebruary 22, 2016
    The Kerry's Special was a good balance of sweet and savory. Chicken was tender and bun was soft. Chocolate milkshake was very good and very sweet. At the end, I felt full but not gross.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4, 2016
    Get your sammie straight up, with bacon or with macaroni and cheese. (Or both. We won’t judge.) Read more
  • Valentina M.
    Valentina MonteAugust 8, 2013
    Delicious fried chicken, pickled cucumbers, and banana salted caramel ice cream. Also: secret menu.
  • Candy C.heart icon on user image
    Candy CamachoJanuary 9, 2016
    OMG the fries are amazinggg get them with the works 😋 pretty much everything is amazing here
  • Lou C.heart icon on user image
    Lou CostelloFebruary 22, 2018
    Two legs and two thighs with Mac and cheese with a sprinkle of bacon on the top. Oww wee it was good
  • Bryan M.heart icon on user image
    Bryan MortensenAugust 8, 2015
    The boneless tenders are amazing with any of the sauces. This might be the best fried chicken I've ever had.
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew CerdaAugust 1, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lunch special: lunch boxes for $8. Your choice of sandwich or wings. Plus fries. Plus drink. #score!!
  • Chez O.heart icon on user image
    Chez OngJuly 3, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    The Bird is the word. A bit pricey for fast food but damn it's good. I limit my visits to once a month.
  • Beau M.heart icon on user image
    Beau MackJune 25, 2019
    Chicken has excellent flavor , the staff are polite and by far is thee best location compared to the other
  • Sean M.
    Sean M AaronJanuary 13, 2014
    I got down with some drumsticks and I had a solid experience. Sauces should win a best supporting condiment award because they really brought the meal home.
  • Andy C.
    Andy CatchAugust 9, 2013
    If you're not sure what to order, just order a whole bird (8 piece), some slaw and fries. You can't go wrong. It's delicious.
  • Saif D.heart icon on user image
    Saif DiaAugust 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    This isn't KFC or Popeye's. And that's a good thing. However, the chocolate Bruno isn't the dessert you're accustomed to at other blue ribbon establishments - great ice cream flavor none the less.
  • Brandon F.heart icon on user image
    Brandon F.March 3, 2015
    Albeit's price (it is Chelsea after all), you can't go wrong here. The Firebird will punch you in the FACE. Highly recommended.
  • Stefan H.heart icon on user image
    Stefan HeiseFebruary 2, 2014
    It's simple- like all of the Broombergs restaurants- This place is amazing. Everything was perfect. Go dark meat!
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MajcherAugust 17, 2013
    The ice cream is pre-packed and kind of small for the cost. I would recommend skipping and hitting up a nice cream sandwich at Meatball Shop instead.
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