If you’ve spent any time in Charleston as a starving student or aspiring young professional, you’ve probably eaten your fair share of Kickin’ Chicken sandwiches. My favorite for years was the Buffalo Kickin’ Chicken Sandwich, a raft of fried chicken tenders doused in hot sauce and covered in melted provolone cheese on a soft, toasted bun with a crispy exterior. The Chicken used to be a little delivery outfit up in the ’hood, a real Chucktown original. Now it’s a burgeoning empire with seven locations spanning two states and a newly launched food truck. We know people who swear by the famous Ultimate Big Deal (ham, turkey, roast beef, chicken, bacon, swiss cheese) and the “Bobby Fries” topped with ranch dressing, more bacon (for the love of your heart), and melted cheese. It may not be trendy these days to be an emerging chain selling over-the-top dishes that would make a state fair food vendor blush, but do you think we care? Hell no. We’re too busy stuffing our faces. —Stephanie Barna Dish (Summer 2013)
27 varieties of wings, plus great sandwiches, huge salads, and burgers too.
Features: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Best of Charleston winner
Hours: L & D, daily.
Delivery south of crosstown only, 5 p.m.-12 a.m.