There’s a new place to go when the craving for perfect fried chicken hits.
Located within the East Market, Just Chicken has a simple menu and an even simpler philosophy: to serve incredible fried chicken to Columbus. Owners D’Andre and Mike wanted to create something that was focused and fresh, landing on a menu that serves, well, just chicken!
When I say Just Chicken, I really mean it. While you’ll find limited sides and extras, the main course of the meal will be whichever iteration of chicken you choose.
They’ve got three options on the menu including chicken sandwich, chicken tenders, and their loaded fries.
The Chicken Sandwich is fried to perfection, served on a delicious focaccia bun and with Just Sauce, the restaurant’s signature sauce. In fact, you’ll find the sauce along for the ride in all of the dishes, and trust me, you won’t want to skip it.
Next up, we have the chicken tenders meal. This order was absolutely huge and honestly, would have been enough for my husband and me to share. It comes with four perfectly made chicken tenders, fresh-cut fries, coleslaw, and pickles.
Finally, and my personal favorite, we’ve got to talk about the Loaded Fries. When you hear that term you’re probably picturing some French fries with bacon and cheese. And you aren’t entirely wrong on the vibes, but instead of bacon, the bowl is full of fries and pieces of fried chicken and topped with some cheddar cheese and Just Sauce.
Being a massive fan of The Pit BBQ Grille, another restaurant partially owned by the owners of Just Chicken, I will say that I went into this experience with pretty high expectations. The menu at Just Chicken is pricey, but in my opinion, totally worth it.
The portion sizes are huge and could easily be shared. Plus, if you’ve got an air fryer, this food honestly reheats like a dream. Hello, delicious leftovers!
Just Chicken is located within the East Market. Once you’ve tired yourself out by exploring the nearby Franklin Park Conservatory, take yourself over to Just Chicken and treat yourself to something yummy. It will be worth it.