Popeyes may have run out and Chick-fil-A might be closed but chicken sandwiches are still a tradition in South Florida and whether you get them fried or grilled, Tampa has some delicious choices to choose from. At these top restaurants in Tampa, the chicken sandwich has been perfected to be juicy but crispy and will satisfy any hunger.

From American diners to swanky dive bars, these unique establishments are serving up the best chicken sandwiches in Tampa. For more of the best restaurants in Tampa, check out our 813Area Guide for all the best local food and fun.

PDQ | Wesley Chapel
5.0  5 Rating (1)
27757 State Road 56, Tampa FL, 33544
What does PDQ stand for? People Dedicated to Quality. From our amazing guests to our dedicated staff—people come first. Hand crafted food for every...
4.6  5 Rating (15)
2616 S. MacDill Ave, Tampa FL, 33629
Datz makes food that is delicious, approachable, and fun. Our focus is always on quality and we make it a point to serve our guests something different....
West Tampa Sandwich Shop
4.8  5 Rating (6)
3904 N Armenia Ave, Tampa FL, 33607
The West Tampa Sandwich Shop is among locals as a hidden gem featuring deliciously fresh made sandwiches including the popular Cuban Sandwich.
King Of The Coop
4.8  5 Rating (4)
6607 N Florida Ave, Tampa FL, 33604
Tampa's FIRST Nashville Hot Chicken Restaurant Winner of 813area's Local Business Award for Best Chicken Sandwich in Tampa Winner of Creative Loafing...
James Joyce Irish Pub
4.1  5 Rating (19)
1724 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa FL, 33605
James Joyce Irish Pub is an authentic Irish Pub in Ybor City. There is live folk and Irish traditional music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Enjoy...
Graze 1910 Heights Public Market
4.3  5 Rating (3)
1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa FL, 33602
From house made waffles to classic egg dishes and artisan cheese burgers, Graze 1910 offers "comfort food" reminiscent of the classics we all love in an unexpected...
Maple Street Biscuit Company - Carrollwood
5.0  5 Rating (2)
13030 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa FL, 33618
Maple Street also operates on four guiding principles: Comfort Food with a Modern Twist Gracious Service Immaculately Clean Store Sustainable Business With...
Kay's Kitchen
Restaurant $
11124 N 30th St, Tampa FL, 33612
Kay's Kitchen is Chicago Style Chicken & Fish w/Chicago Style Mild Sauce. 2 Locations: Follow Me on IG: kays_chicken_kitchen for Detail(Mobile Food Truck)
PDQ | Carrollwood
5.0  5 Rating (1)
12650 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa FL, 33618
What does PDQ stand for? People Dedicated to Quality. From our amazing guests to our dedicated staff—people come first. Hand crafted food for every...
Isaacs World Famous
4.4  5 Rating (1)
7801 Nebraska Ave N, Tampa FL, 33604
Isaac's World Famous is a casual, family-friendly neighborhood restaurant, serving Tampa's Seminole Heights award winning burgers, wings, chili and fries....
Planet Grilled Cheese - Westshore Plaza Mall
5.0  5 Rating (1)
153 Westshore Plaza suite F3, Tampa FL, 33609
Enjoy the ultimate grilled cheese experience with Planet Grilled Cheese restaurants ! Delicious grilled cheese made to order, a large variety of sides...
4.9  5 Rating (4)
208 S. Howard Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
Come eat, drink, and be social as we serve up the best in southern fare and handcrafted cocktails. Cask brings good old southern hospitality to SoHo! The...
4.5  5 Rating (1)
3200 West Hillsborough Ave, Tampa FL, 33614
Featured on Man v. Food Nation on the Travel Channel, Aguila is THE place for sandwiches including their famous Cuban Sandwich. Stop in early for breakfast...
Goody Goody Burgers
4.8  5 Rating (4)
1601 W Swann Ave, Tampa FL, 33606
The iconic Goody Goody will live again in Tampa's Hyde Park Village. The announcement was made by WS Development and Hyde Park Village. "We are honored...
The Hatchery
4.6  5 Rating (2)
201 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa FL, 33609
A scratch-made chicken joint bringing unique flavors and fresh ingredients to Tampa!
RyGuy's Chicken and Waffles
Restaurant $$
1724 East 8th Avenue, Tampa FL, 33605
RyGuy's Chicken & Waffles was spawned by Tampa Restauranteur Ryan Gougeon. Gougeon is best known for being the owner of the award winning James Joyce Irish...