The best fried chicken burgers in Perth

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Fried chicken burgers are always a good alternative to the classic meat and bun combo (here’s a list for those ones), and have been growing in popularity in recent times.

And any burger joint worth its (chicken) salt will do a ripper fried chicken option – here’s a few of our faves:

Signature Sando, Drasko’s Hot Chicken

Drasko’s has practically caused a frenzy amongst fried chicken lovers of Perth – and boy does the Signature Sando warrant a spot on this list. The fresh, local ingredients that go into the mix set the stage for beautiful, Nashville-inspired flavour hit, but it’s when you ramp up the heat that your taste buds really start singing. Extra double bonus points for having a dedicated gluten free friendly fryer – the fried chicken burger is a luxury not often afforded to our gluten free friends!

148 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn

Chicken Burger, Short Order Burger Co.

Short Order‘s special sauce + sriracha combo on their simple-yet-beaut fried chicken burger makes for a pretty irresistible option whenever you pop in at their CBD or new Freo store. But it’s also got to do with their chicken hookup, somehow always having the biggest chicken patties going around. Alright we’re done here, time for lunch!

800 Hay Street, Perth
3 William Street, Fremantle

Tender Mash Gravy, Hoodburger

Hoodburger have a delicious selection of fried chicken tender options, but for something a little different may we humbly point you to the Tender Mash & Gravy burg. It’s a little bit naughty, featuring only cheese, mash potato, gravy and fried chicken inside a pillowy bun, but it makes for a sneaky little treat every now and then.

848 Beaufort Street, Inglewood
123 James Street, Northbridge
31 Kearns Crescent, Ardross
330 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah

1/6 Glengarry Drive, Duncraig

Bad Love Burger Co.

You can’t really talk about burgers in Perth without mentioning Bad Love‘s big, juicy smashed beef bois, and their fried chicken offerings are just as good. Dare we say, the real heroes of the constantly-packed West Leedy hangout? The Chicken Sanga goes hard, but we gotta say it’s hard to go past the Southern Love for a hot date.

Bad Love Fried Chicken Burger

3 & 4, 39 Harrogate Street, West Leederville

The Cluck Cluck Boom, Meet & Bun

The Cluck Cluck Boom is the not so secret off the menu burger from Meet & Bun. It is one of our favourite fried chicken burgers in Perth. The southern style fried chicken topped with cheese and bacon provides a prominent backbone. This is accompanied by house made chilli sauce, slaw, fresh tomatoes, red onion and jalapeños. The balance between fresh flavour and spice is what really makes this stand out from the rest.

72 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Beaux Lane, Mount Lawley
3 Cantonment Street, Fremantle

The Chicky Babe Burger, Juicy Buns

Juicy Buns have provided us with one of the tastiest and unique fried chicken burgers available in Perth. The focal point of the Chicky Babe burger is once the chicken has been deep fried to perfection, it is immediately dipped into Juicy Buns sweet sticky sauce. The sauce covers the chicken and packs a huge punch of flavour. The aioli, cheese, pickles and veggies balances out the sweetness of the sauce perfectly.

8/19-21 Tribute Street W, Shelley

The Double Chicken Royal, RoyAl’s

RoyAls Chicken and Burgers is home to some of Perth’s best fried chicken, so it is without a doubt that they make our top 5 fried chicken burgers. The Double Chicken Royal is one of our favourite burgers. The buttermilk chicken is always thick, juicy and tender, it satisfies all the fried chicken cravings you have. It is a simple burger made extremely well.

258 William Street, Northbridge
834 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park
1/334 Cambridge Street, Wembley

The Spiced Bird, 3230

3230 Smoke + Grill have provided the southern suburbs of Perth with brilliant burgers over the past couple of years. The Spiced Bird is their standout fried chicken burger for us. The coleslaw with spice chipotle mayo deliverers plenty of flavour. The serving of chicken is generous and it always has a good crunch to it. They also toast their buns to perfection, providing an added bit of crunch to every bite.

Shop 2/262 Canning Highway, Como
6/5 Armadale Road, Jandakot

OG Chicken Burger, Chimek

Chimek have been running the fried chicken game in Perth for years now, and being a little ahead of the curve means they’ve got the burger game on lock. As such it’s hard to go past their tried and tested OG Chicken Burger. The sneaky jalapeños keep things lively, their potato milk buns are some of the lightest, fluffiest in Perth, and their cheese sauce is the perfect capper.

77A James Street, Northbridge
818 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park

755B Canning Hwy Cnr Canning Highway & Willcock Street, Applecross
4/1 Holmes Street, Southern River

Local Bird

After earning legions of local fans, Local Bird has become a name we can barely go a day without hearing. With some practically pornographic burgers, we’re not surprised they’ve created such a furore. Smashed patties are beaten to within an inch of their life, and stacked with more queso than you can even comprehend. That chicken has the crispiest, crunchiest coating you ever did see. We’ve broken out into a sweat just thinking about it, to be honest.

Perth's Best Chicken Burgers, Local Bird, Tuart Hill

1/91 Wanneroo Road, Tuart Hill

Smash Grill

An ode to classic midwestern American burgers, Smash Grill are truly nailing the basics. After a long intermission awaiting the opening of FOMO, Smash Grill are finally back, and we couldn’t be happier. Succulent smashed patties, oh-so-crispy fried chicken, all sandwiched between the GOAT buns, Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls… Well, gosh – that’s worth waiting for.

Perth's Best Fried Chicken Burgers, Smash Burger, Fremantle

FOMO, G07, 10 William Street, Fremantle

Archie’s Hot Chicken

Perth loves a pop-up, and Archie’s is well worth waiting in line for. Classically Nashville-style, you can take things from an oh-so-approachable medium all the way up to FU Hot, if you dare. Whether it’s spicy or not, you know it’ll be super juicy on the inside and crispy AF on the outside, just as it should be.

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Perth's Best Fried Chicken Burgers, Archie's Hot Chicken

Soul Burger, Varsity

One of the originals and still one of the best, Varsity‘s Soul Burger keeps it oh so simple yet always so delicious. Buttermilk fried chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomato and Varsity’s special sauce are all you need to feed whatever fried chicky cravings you have. It won’t leave you feeling absolutely destroyed by burger’s end either. They’ve got a few other fried chicken options, and their burger of the month regularly features fried chicken goodness, like their most recent effort, The People’s Elbow:

Varsity People's Elbow


The Peach Pit

While we’re already big fans of The Peach Pit‘s smashed beef options, they’re no slouch in the fried chicken department either. They’ve got a few to choose from, but out personal fave is the Henny Penny Burger, with its curious cornflake crumbed chicken patty, or the Honky Tonk if we’re really looking to enter a food coma. They’re also fond of a fried chicken featuring burger of the month special.

Peach Pit Burgers

148 The Esplanade, Scarborough

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