The Cuckoo’s Nest, Albany

11/25/2020

The Cuckoo’s Nest, Albany

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Ask anyone in the Capital Region what their favorite fried chicken is in the area and I’m sure at least 75% of them will say The Cuckoo’s Nest and there’s a reason why.

The Cuckoo’s Nest is known around these parts as being some of the best fried chicken in the area. According to their website, “After Spending 2017 traveling the Country, Devin and Kaytrin discovered a deep love and need for Southern Cuisine in the Capital Region. They are dedicated to delivering a unique dining experience that exceeds all expectations. The Menu is a balance of comfort and innovation.  The team that was brought on to bring this vision to life is focused on producing unique and approachable cuisine.” The team is doing well for themselves also owning Crave Burgers and Shakes located across the street in Albany as well as the newly opened The Nest in Downtown Schenectady.

We went to see The Cuckoo’s Nest for the first time during their brunch. Is there a better time to eat fried chicken than with breakfast? They offer brunch both Saturday (11am-2pm) and Sunday (11am-3pm). Their brunch menu is the same as their regular menu but with a few added breakfast extras. I ordered the fried chicken and waffles and both were fantastic. The chicken was every bit as crispy as you’d want it to be and paired with maple syrup- a dream.

The next time I had The Cuckoo’s Nest was because of their various local drop-offs. We were lucky enough to pick-up a drop off at Schenectady High School by our house. Two Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Sandwiches and two happy bellies later, I can’t wait to order a pick-up from them again. Every bit of chicken I’ve had has been delicious and if you love chicken, you need to visit The Cuckoo’s Nest or The Nest.


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