Where to Get a Chicken Sandwich Around the Main Line and Western Suburbs

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Satisfy your chicken sandwich cravings at these Main Line eateries, with everything from classic options to imaginative variations.

We’ve all been there, waking up on a Sunday and craving that classic chicken sandwich but finding out that the staple restaurant chain is closed. Fear not, for there are plenty of places around the Main Line where you can get a fantastic chicken sandwich any day of the week, including Sundays. Here are our picks for some of the best.

Fire Nashville Hot Chicken

This West Chester joint brings classic Nashville flavors to the Main Line. Its standard Closed on Sunday option offers the classic sandwich you crave, or you can kick it up a notch with more creative variations like The Roc, which includes old-school mac and cheese, pimento cheese, hot honey and the famous comeback sauce. Sides made from scratch will complete your meal.

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126 E Gay St, West Chester, (484) 947-5199

Epicurean Garage

Step into the Garage for a lively, funky atmosphere decked out in old-school industrial chic décor. The crispy chicken sandwich here is topped with spicy chipotle mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle and served on a country roll. Homemade cheddar grits or mac and cheese are perfect pairings.

570 Simpson Dr, Chester Springs, (610) 615-5189

Crisp Chick’n


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The star of the show at this Delaware County eatery is the chicken sandwich itself, served in a variety of ways to satisfy any palate. Popular choices include the Korean BBQ, with cucumbers, shredded carrots and Korean barbecue sauce, and the Delco, with American cheese, fried onions and Dijon mustard on a pretzel bun. The classic sandwich is a great choice as well, served with signature Crisp sauce.

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27 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, (484) 461-2165

The Social

Nashville is the mind’s go-to when thinking hot chicken, but New Orleans knows a thing or two about the trending sandwich. On the menu at The Social, you’ll find the New Orleans honey habanero hot chicken sandwich, which features buttermilk fried chicken dipped in habanero honey butter and served on a brioche bun.

541 W Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, (484) 593-4113; 117 E Gay St, West Chester, (610) 738-3948

Federal Donuts


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Would it be a chicken sandwich guide if we didn’t mention Federal Donuts? This donut, fried chicken and coffee shop is a Philly favorite and makes the drive into the city totally worth it. The traditional sandwich boasts a twice-fried chicken breast with buttermilk ranch seasoning paired with American cheese, dill pickles and spicy Rooster sauce. If you’re feeling more adventurous, give the barbecue or buffalo options a try.

BONUS: Federal Donuts pops up at West Chester’s Artisan Exchange market on Saturdays to serve up its famous chicken sandwiches.

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Seven fried chicken sandwiches are on the menu at Lovebird, including one seasonal variation that changes often. Favorites include the Rancher Bird, with homemade onion jam, bacon, cheddar cheese and bibb lettuce, and the Baja Bird, with chipotle mayo, queso fresco, fresh pico de gallo, cilantro and bibb lettuce. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative, all sandwiches can be made with miso-garlic grilled chicken.

1086 E Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, (484) 222-6554

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