4. Kingfish Cafe
Crust is important in fried chicken, but equally vital is moistness. Cap Hill fave Kingfish Cafe's chicken sells out fast for a reason: a buttermilk bath traps in juices and gives the skin a tangy coating. The breading pops with pepper and the bird is served with potato salad and collard greens.
602 19th Ave E, Capitol Hill (206-320-8757)