Ezell’s Famous Chicken

17620 140th SE
Renton, WA 98058

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25616 102nd Place SE
Kent, WA 98030

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11805 Renton AVE. South
Seattle, WA 98178

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4575 NE 4th AVE (4th & Duvall)
Renton, WA 98058

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501 23rd AVE (23rd & E. Jefferson)
Seattle, WA 98122

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1902 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
17323 140th AVE. NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

 
Mon-Thu 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri-Sat 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

I’m really not trying to sway anyone’s decision on which is better (Ezell’s or Heaven Sent). I personally was curious as to what the difference was between the two. These are my observations from my trip to Ezell’s but I would recommend everyone try both places out and decide for themselves.

Although a little out of the way for me I trekked down to Ezell’s newest location down in Kent. For those of you that don’t know, the OG location is in the Central District (across the street from Garfield High School). I ordered the 2 piece white with BBQ baked beans and mash and gravy (same thing I ordered at Heaven Sent).

Lets start with the sides. The Mash and gravy is the biggest difference between the two restaurants. Ezell’s is serving up homemade mash and gravy. You can really tell it is homemade and fresh. My only complaint is that there was not enough of that delicious gravy. This is in contrast to Heaven Sent’s watery mash that seemed like it came from powder mix. The BBQ baked beans and the rolls seem to be pretty similar (both places have the same sweet rolls).

As for the fried chicken at Ezell’s, both pieces were extremely juicy even though I got the white meat. This is in contrast to the one juicy and one dry pieces of chicken I got at Heaven Sent. I could not really taste a difference between the spicy/Cajun skin…it was very similarly. The whole meal cost me just under $8 and it came with two piece fried chicken (white meat), two sides and, a dinner roll.

The store itself looks very similar to Heaven Sent as well. The difference being the Ezell’s store seemed a lot brighter and cleaner.

Note – Won Esquire Magazine’s Most Life-Changing Fried Chicken in America

Seattle Location:
Yelp – 4.0/5.0 (367 Ratings)
Ezell's Famous Chicken on Urbanspoon


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