Get your chicken and waffles fix at these Riyadh spots

Where to eat the Southern American comfort food…

Chicken and waffles may seem to be a bizarre combo to some. However, the delish duo – traditionally made up of fluffy waffles and crunchy buttermilk fried chicken – is the perfect sweet-savoury combination and best eaten with lashings of sweet maple syrup.

We may not have the ever-popular American chain Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘n Waffles here in Riyadh, but we sure do have quite a few spots that dish out this ultimate soul food. Check them out…

Brew 92


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This homegrown cafe may be known for its coffee, but its interiors are super chic, and the food is also immaculate. We recommend its take on the fried chicken and waffle covered with creamy demi glace. The waffle is a crisp, rectangular grid with a soft, barely sweet interior that creates an ideal texture contrast to the tender chicken – delish.

Brew 92, Al Nada Corner, Uthman Ibn Affan Rd, Riyadh 13317, Sat to Wed 6am to midnight, Thurs 6am to 12.30am & Fri 8am to 12.30am. @brew92cafe


Sinful Southern treats are aplenty at Buttermilk, including cornbread, buttermilk biscuits, shrimp and grits, and the house’s speciality of juicy fried chicken served atop thick waffles. What’s not to like? Buttermilk has also relocated to the Al Mohammadiyyah district. The fact that it features its own Buttermilk Bakery, making fresh bread, pies and other pastries in-house, is already a pull factor.

Buttermilk, Juwairiyah Bint Al Harith, Al Mohammadiyyah, Riyadh 12363, daily 7am to 11.30pm. @buttermilk.sa



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If you haven’t heard, IHop has reopened to much fanfare. Dig into the buttermilk crispy chicken breast strips and its house-made Belgian waffle that comes with sides of of honey mustard and whipped real butter.

IHop, Riyadh 13525, Sun to Thurs 7am to 1am, Fri & Sat 7am to 2am. @ihopksa



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If you can get over the distance to get to this stunning all-day dining spot, you’re truly in for a treat. It offers a contemporary twist on traditional chicken and waffles that is doused in avocado sauce.

Lute, Sikkah, Riyadh 13327, daily 6am to 2.30am. @lute.ksa 

Zeila Lounge


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Here, you’ll be treated to two pieces of tender, crunchy chicken covered with maple sauce, sitting on a savoury waffle, which has just the right amount of light crisp and are not overly dense.

Zeila Lounge, Imam Abdullah Ibn Saud Ibn Abdulaziz Rd, Al Hamra, Riyadh 13217, Sat to Thurs 6.30am to 1am & fri 2pm to 1am. @zeilalounge

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