Charles Pan-Fried Chicken Now Open!

  Last modified on February 13th, 2023
Charles Pan Fried Chicken Upper West Side

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If you’re walking on the north side of 72nd Street, why would you cross the road?

To get to Charles Pan-Fried Chicken, of course.

The latest outpost of the popular eatery, located at 146 West 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus, is now slinging wings (and breasts and thighs).


The flagship Charles Pan-Fried Chicken, founded by Charles Gabriel, closed in May — and the company set out to begin a city-wide chain, beginning with a storefront in West Harlem on 145th Street, followed by the Upper West Side spot.

Charles Gabriel

Charles Gabriel

The menu has a wide array of sandwiches, meals, and if you want to mitigate the guilt, salads.

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There’s no question that most people come for the crispy, crunchy, juicy, thrice-spiced fried chicken which is available on a sandwich for $9.95, or on a plate that consists of three pieces, two sides and a biscuit. It can be smothered, served with waffles, along with ribs or in a 10-piece family meal with three sides, six biscuits or cornbread. Other menu highlights include the highly touted gargantuan turkey wings, barbecued pulled pork, and shrimp and grits. The menu also offers salmon, which begs the question. Why?

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The sides are headlined by the legendary mac and cheese and collard greens.

charles pan fried chicken 146 west 72nd street

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Word has it, hungry patrons have already inquired about Super Bowl catering.


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