Fried Chicken With Spicy Hot Honey at The Eagle In Cincinnati


The Eagle is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Cincinnati. Having ate here several times, I realized I never had their signature fried chicken. It wasn’t so much on accident but the truth is, I don’t really like fried chicken at all. AT ALL. Honestly, it never occurred to me to order it. By chance, our recent visit happened to be on #NationalFriedChickenDay so I thought to myself ‘just go for it.’

The Eagle is located on Vine St. in Cincinnati’s popular Over-The-Rhine area. Dubbed as a “food and beer hall featuring fried chicken,” the restaurant offers sandwiches, salads with what I like to call “elevated” southern sides like traditional mac and cheese, collards, spoonbread, white cheddar grits and horseradish mashed potatoes. The chicken is Ohio sourced, cage free and all natural served spicy hot honey.

The beer menu is also pretty extensive and loaded with local favorites such as Mad Tree and Rhinegeist.

Still very hesitant, I ordered the 1/2 chicken and Thomas, the fried chicken sandwich. We also ordered mac and cheese and mashed potatoes as our sides.

I’m honest enough to say, I was crazy not to order this before! The chicken is extremely tasty and huge! ┬áThe spicy hot honey was the perfect compliment and didn’t overpower the seasoning. It’s literally the best $7 bucks I’ve ever spent.

The food here is amazing! Our lunch totaled out at around $30. Not bad at all! If you are in the OTR area of Cincy, definitely check out The Eagle. You won’t be disappointed!