The ongoing debate amongst Northern Kentuckians centers around who has the best fried chicken. The top two candidates known for serving up this dish are Colonial Cottage in Erlanger and Greyhound Tavern in Fort Mitchell. Both restaurants specialize in Southern-style homecooking, providing chicken buffets, all-you-can-eat chicken nights, and blue plate dinner specials.

With both restaurants having a dedicated following, folks around the tri-state are bound and determined to get you to try the chicken at their favorite eatery. After dining at each restaurant, I'll weigh in my two cents on The Great Chicken Debacle.

Both restaurants tied for side dishes that accompany the fried chicken dinners: green beans, mashed potatoes and biscuits. Greyhound Tavern had something a little extra special in their mashed potatoes that pushed them over the top, but Colonial Cottage's marinated green beans brought back fond memories of Grandma's home cooking.

Colonial Cottage fried chicken dinner
Greyhound Tavern fried chicken dinner

While both restaurants serve up generous portions, Colonial Cottage takes the cake...er, cluck, for fried chicken. A well seasoned, crisp, and non-greasy breading complimented the juicy, succulent meat beneath. I found Greyhound Tavern's breast bland in flavor and the meat was too dry for my taste. Some may prefer plain chicken, but I'm a savory lady. Colonial Cottage wins, hands down.

What's your take on the Northern Kentucky Chicken Wars? Do you have a favorite restaurant?

Stop by each and give their chicken a try!

Greyhound Tavern:
Fried Chicken Daily Special on Mondays and Tuesdays
Fried chicken is on the Sunday brunch buffet as well, from 10:00am - 2:00pm

Colonial Cottage:
Fried Chicken Daily Special on Tuesdays
All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken Night on Tuesday, March 19, from 4:00pm - 9:00pm.