It’s National Chicken & Waffles Day: Check Out These Spots Serving Up This Brunch Staple

It’s National Chicken and Waffles Day, the perfect reason to cheat on your diet and indulge in this sweet and savory dish!

Not to be confused with National Fried Chicken and Waffles Day, which is observed in August, October 20, is now dubbed National Chicken and Waffles Day — a day we celebrate this brunch staple, which has been around for more than 150 years. Food scholars have theories of its origins, with many declaring the meal originated in Harlem in the 1930s. In contrast, others say it originated with Pennsylvania Dutch home cooks in the 1600s. We may never get to the bottom of where the meal originated, but we send a thank you to whoever did it first.

Baller Alert rounded up some of our favorite spots for chicken and waffles below. Let us know some of your favorites.

Roscoe’s House of Chicken N’ Waffles

Roscoe’s has been serving this delicious staple for over 46 years, and just this year, the Southern California chain founded National Chicken and Waffles Day, so you have them to thank!

Big Pink Miami Beach

The next time you take your talents to South Beach, check out Big Pink on Collins Ave for their oversized chicken and waffles plate. Yum!


Taste Bar & Kitchen Houston

This Houston brunch destination does chicken and waffles right! Taste Bar’s menu has something for every kind of chicken and waffles enthusiast — offering a variety of specialty waffles, from cajun chicken & waffles to peach cobbler waffles. Mmmm!


Sweet Chick

With locations between New York and LA, this fried chicken joint is backed by rapper Nas and its hallmark dish is none other than chicken and waffles.


Yardbird is another fan-favorite place dishing out chicken and waffles. With locations in Vegas, Dallas, Miami, DC and even Singapore, this southern table & bar puts its own spin on the classic brunch meal– serving up chicken with a cheddar cheese waffle.



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Simone is an award-winning communications professional with over seven years of experience. Her passion for writing has led her to serve as Editor-in-Chief at Baller Alert. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling to (mostly) tropical destinations.

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