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Charles Pan Fried Chicken

2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd, 132nd Street, New York City, NY 10027-7766
+1 212-281-1800
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd, 132nd Street, New York City, NY 10027-7766
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I've been going to Charles for over 20 years! There's a reason I keep going back.....the soul food is good, and Charles is ALWAYS there taking pride in serving his customers. He's a really nice guy, and he loves to see you enjoy his food....More

Thank Benny E
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I decided to come to this place because I read a few blogs claiming that this restaurant cooks the best fried chicken in New York; really?although I believe it's far from being "the best" I think it's alright. Don't get your expectations so high and...More

Thank DiegoMMA
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I've been going to Charles for almost 20 years, in a few different locations, and I'm so glad he's still around and doing his thing like no one else. The fried chicken is so flavorful, it's not at all greasy, and the skin is nicely...More

Thank NYCWorld
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Ok, I went to the Charles Pan Fried Chicken on Saturday nite May 13. It was raining and I was surprised I was the only one there eating in. Anyways, I ordered two breast pieces with black eyed peas, potato salad and cornbread and lemonade....More

1  Thank RyanT941317
Reviewed 29 August 2016

There are two review sites for this restaurant, this and Charles Southern Style and I wanted to let TripAdvisor know that he will be moving to 137th Street this week, so there will be a new location.

1  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I walked 20 blocks just to get to Charles Country Pan Fried Chicken, it was worth it. The chicken is crispy, but very very flavorful and juicy inside. The sides are also very nice, the okra was recommended to me, and it was good. Had...More

1  Thank Anne G
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This places is a hole-in-the-wall heaven. the food is fantastic, the atmosphere interesting and a pure taste of Harlem. But the Chicken is incredible. Ranked in the top 50 chicken places in the country, Charles makes a mean bird. With tenderness and flavor unparalleled elsewhere...More

1  Thank Michael Y
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Charles Pan Fried Chicken !!!! Charles Gabriel uses, as his store front's name implies, a pan to create his delicious fried chicken. No deep fryers. He sits in the restaurant conversing with his patrons as they looking over the tasty wares and decide what to...More

1  Thank Vahid R
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We went up as a family and we really wanted to love this place but........ Little hole in the wall above 151st street, 4-5 tables, great atmosphere. Mabel this is great pan fried chicken but not when it's been sitting in a warming bin for...More

2  Thank gotojanstein
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

5 star chicken. Moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. Seasoned to perfection! I was disappointed when I finished. And the portions were more than adequate! I will be returning!

1  Thank CTnee
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighbourhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighbourhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2461 Frederick Douglass Blvd, 132nd Street, New York City, NY 10027-7766
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighbourhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-281-1800
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