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Crispy and juicy
Charleston is filled with destinations taking simple staples and transforming them into inventive gourmet creations. The majority of people raised in the South have likely devoured a fried chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A, but several local establishments are taking this dish to the next level. Some places add pimento cheese, while others keep it simple and let the fried bird shine. When looking for a gourmet fried chicken sandwich, these are the nine go-to destinations in Charleston.