Best Places for Chicken & Waffles on LI

A common Southern dish, chicken and waffles has become a staple on many Long Island menus. Crunchy, sweet or with a bit of zest, the delicious pair isn’t going anywhere. These seven places are serving it just right.

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Snaps American Bistro, Wantagh


From 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday, Snaps offers a delicious plate of chicken and waffles. Bone-in fried chicken is served atop a Belgian waffle—but it’s not just any Belgian waffle. This one has maple butter baked into it, and that makes all the difference. The extra sweetness perfectly balances the spicy Tabasco sauce that serves as a garnish for the chicken. Phone: 516- 221-0029 | Address: 2010 Wantagh Ave Click to taste

LL Dent, Carle Place

For authentic, home-style southern cuisine and hospitality, look no further than LL Dent. The joint serves crispy fried chicken with a Belgian waffle during all business hours, though it’s listed as a dinner entrée. Visitors will also find other Southern favorites like fried catfish, pig’s feet and shrimp and grits. For dessert, enjoy sweet potato pie or red velvet cake. Phone: 516-742-0940| Address: 221 Old Country Rd Click to taste

R.S. Jones, Merrick  


This Southern food joint makes its chicken stand out with some spice. The heat in a bite of the boneless chicken breast complements the waffle wonderfully. Whether visiting for an early dinner or a late-night snack, cover your plate with warm maple syrup to complete the experience. Phone: 516-378-7177 |Address: 153 Merrick Ave Click to taste

Tullulah’s Restaurant & Bar, Bay Shore

Tullulah’s offers patrons an upscale dining experience any time of day, and the brunch menu is no exception. Served from 11am-3pm Saturday and Sunday, the chicken and waffles dish comes with a buttermilk waffle, crispy fried boneless chicken thighs and honey Tabasco syrup. Phone: 631-969-9800| Address: 12 4th Ave Click to taste

Morning Rose Café, Bellmore


Lines are always out the door at this hotspot, which looks and feels like a New England B&B. But it’s no surprise why—the quaint establishment serves breakfast all day Tuesday-Sunday. The chicken and waffles dish is decadent, but light. A Belgian waffle is topped with buttermilk fried chicken and can be dipped in a tangy chipotle honey or maple syrup. Phone: 516-221-5010 |Address: 317 Bedford Ave Click to taste

Swingbelly’s Beachside BBQ, Long Beach

Swingbelly’s only serves chicken and waffles on its brunch menu, offered from 11am-3pm on the weekend. The fried chicken is served with homemade maple syrup, and it is one of the only places to make a cornbread waffle. Get the dish while you can: all the meat is served fresh so the place does sometimes sell out. Phone: 516-431-3464| Address: 909 West Beach St Click to taste

Pigs On a Wing, Lindenhurst

This family-owned restaurant serves “NY Comfort BBQ” in-house or with take-out service to Lindenhurst and neighboring towns. It makes one of the best chicken and waffle sandwiches on Long Island. Think fried chicken cutlets, onion rings and gravy sandwiched between two homemade cornbread waffles. There’s nothing quite like it anywhere else. Phone: 631-450-4454|272 N. Wellwood Ave Click to taste

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