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Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

9 Places to Devour Chicken and Waffles in Detroit

Sweet and savory combos to try right now

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Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles.
| Michelle and Chris Gerard

Chicken and waffles is truly the South's sweet and savory gift to breakfast. There's something so wrong and yet so very right about a sweet and doughy waffle topped with syrup drizzled fried chicken. Bonus if everything is slathered in butter and hot sauce.

Here in Detroit restaurants are dishing up their own riffs on the classic recipe from the sweet potato waffles and Amish wings at Sweet Potato Sensations to the fried chicken sliders at Green Dot Stables. Below find nine dining institutions and new spots serving chicken and waffles in Detroit right now.

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1. Public House

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241 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI
(248) 850-7420
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During brunch, Public House piles big pieces of its phenomenal crispy fried chicken atop a golden brown a buttermilk waffle with a scoop of maple butter and side of Michigan maple syrup.

2. Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

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19345 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI
(313) 861-0229
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There's a chicken and waffles plate for nearly every taste at Kuzzo's, but for an entry-level foray into the menu try the Bam Bam. Soft, thin, and faintly cinnamon spiced waffles are paired with two fried drumsticks.

3. Faustina's Creole & Soul Food Restaurant

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16155 Wyoming St
Detroit, MI
(313) 397-8010
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For a slightly spicier version, chef Anthony Faustina’s eponymous restaurant delivers lightly battered and fried Cajun wings atop soft and sweet Belgian waffles.

4. Mighty Wing Shop

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20131 Greenfield Rd
Detroit, MI 48235

Less than a year old, this west side restaurant has already gained a devoted following for its all-day breakfast menu, which features several varieties of chicken & waffles. Mix and match fried wings or chicken tenders and choose from flavored waffles like classic Belgian and red velvet.

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5. Sweet Potato Sensations

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17377 Lahser
Detroit, MI
(313) 532-7996
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Taking full advantage of its namesake tuber, Sweet Potato Sensations serves up Belgian sweet potato waffles with three pieces of gloriously golden chicken wings. Take full advantage of the savory dish on Waffle Wednesdays or hit the Old Redford restaurant during weekend brunch.

6. New Center Eatery

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3100 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
(313) 875-0088
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This longtime New Center resident boasts an expansive list of sweet and savory chicken & waffles such as The Chief — a banana flavored Belgian waffle with banana foster sauce, bananas, strawberries, cream, and buffalo wings.

7. Gold Cash Gold

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2100 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI
(313) 242-0770
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The crowd favorite pickle brined fried chicken is laid across a cornbread waffle with orange sorghum butter during Gold Cash Gold’s weekend brunch.

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8. Green Dot Stables

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2200 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI
(313) 965-1523
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While not technically chicken & waffles, the panko fried chicken slider at Green Dot is paired with sage maple syrup and pays homage to the flavors found in the classic breakfast dish.

9. The Hudson Cafe

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1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI
(313) 237-1000
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Like everything at Hudson, the chicken & waffles portions here are substantial. Choose between catfish and buttermilk fried chicken (in strips or on the bone) to top the waffles at this downtown Detroit breakfast cafe.

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1. Public House

241 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI

During brunch, Public House piles big pieces of its phenomenal crispy fried chicken atop a golden brown a buttermilk waffle with a scoop of maple butter and side of Michigan maple syrup.

241 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI

2. Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

19345 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI

There's a chicken and waffles plate for nearly every taste at Kuzzo's, but for an entry-level foray into the menu try the Bam Bam. Soft, thin, and faintly cinnamon spiced waffles are paired with two fried drumsticks.

19345 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI

3. Faustina's Creole & Soul Food Restaurant

16155 Wyoming St, Detroit, MI

For a slightly spicier version, chef Anthony Faustina’s eponymous restaurant delivers lightly battered and fried Cajun wings atop soft and sweet Belgian waffles.

16155 Wyoming St
Detroit, MI

4. Mighty Wing Shop

20131 Greenfield Rd, Detroit, MI 48235

Less than a year old, this west side restaurant has already gained a devoted following for its all-day breakfast menu, which features several varieties of chicken & waffles. Mix and match fried wings or chicken tenders and choose from flavored waffles like classic Belgian and red velvet.

20131 Greenfield Rd
Detroit, MI 48235

5. Sweet Potato Sensations

17377 Lahser, Detroit, MI

Taking full advantage of its namesake tuber, Sweet Potato Sensations serves up Belgian sweet potato waffles with three pieces of gloriously golden chicken wings. Take full advantage of the savory dish on Waffle Wednesdays or hit the Old Redford restaurant during weekend brunch.

17377 Lahser
Detroit, MI

6. New Center Eatery

3100 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI

This longtime New Center resident boasts an expansive list of sweet and savory chicken & waffles such as The Chief — a banana flavored Belgian waffle with banana foster sauce, bananas, strawberries, cream, and buffalo wings.

3100 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI

7. Gold Cash Gold

2100 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI

The crowd favorite pickle brined fried chicken is laid across a cornbread waffle with orange sorghum butter during Gold Cash Gold’s weekend brunch.

2100 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI

8. Green Dot Stables

2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI

While not technically chicken & waffles, the panko fried chicken slider at Green Dot is paired with sage maple syrup and pays homage to the flavors found in the classic breakfast dish.

2200 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI

9. The Hudson Cafe

1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Like everything at Hudson, the chicken & waffles portions here are substantial. Choose between catfish and buttermilk fried chicken (in strips or on the bone) to top the waffles at this downtown Detroit breakfast cafe.

1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI

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