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Harold's Chicken and Ice Bar

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349 Edgewood Avenue Atlanta, GA 30312 404-577-0001
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Harold's Chicken Shack—a beloved Chicago institution founded by Harold Pierce, who opened the first location on the city's South Side in 1950—has grown into an empire with many franchises and a devoted following in the hip-hop community.

After years of negotiating with an Old Fourth Ward landlord, the restaurant finally made its Atlanta debut one block north of the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. The sit-down environment, complete with a posh cocktail bar and several TV screens, may come as a surprise to those more familiar with the fast-food iterations of Harold's, but everything about the crisp, juicy chicken (lightly dredged in flour, cooked to order in less than ten minutes, well-seasoned with salt and pepper) and the famous hot sauce (akin to a thicker version of Texas Pete) will delight fans.

The menu couldn't be simpler: Chicken comes with fries and cole slaw, or you can choose wings, catfish, perch, gizzards, and liver, all fried in a similar batter. 

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