photo credit: Nate Watters

Chicken sandwich topped with spicy sauce

Mt. Joy

Fried ChickenFast Food

Capitol Hill

$$$$Perfect For:Late Night EatsQuick EatsKidsSerious Take-Out Operation
Earn 3x points with your sapphire card

Included In

Capitol Hill has more than a few options in the fried chicken sandwich department, but Mt. Joy is the one to seek out. We’re not just saying that because they’re open until 2:30am on Fridays and Saturdays. The juicy chicken and crispy fries from this bright green counter will help soak up whatever awful well drinks you choked down at Comet Tavern around the corner.

Get the spicy sandwich dripping with habanero honey. Even without a brine, breast meat achieves moistness and the dried herb-flecked crust is well-salted. And while fries at a chicken joint can often be an afterthought, the ones here are crisp, hot, and taste even better swiped through one of Mt. Joy’s dippings sauces, like golden pickle mayo or chive-y ranch. The best (and worst) part about this place? Each time an order is ready, a speaker blasts an audibly accurate cock-a-doodle-do—making the weekend late-night rush sound like a barnyard hootenanny.

Included In

Suggested Reading


The Best Late-Night Restaurants In Seattle

Where to go when you’re hungry after 10pm.

Assortment of empanadas cut in half, as well as chocolate alfajores

We checked out these new restaurants and loved them.

The Best Restaurants On Capitol Hill image

The very best places to eat on Capitol Hill.

The Best Bars On Capitol Hill image

The best Capitol Hill bars, from dives to hidden cocktail spots.

Infatuation Logo


2024 © The Infatuation Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The views and opinions expressed on The Infatuation’s site and other platforms are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of (or endorsement by) JPMorgan Chase. The Infatuation and its affiliates assume no responsibility or liability for the content of this site, or any errors or omissions. The Information contained in this site is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.


Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store