- Mitch Pfeifer
Food Feature: Sodo Chicken in Georgetown, Seattle
From an out-of-towners perspective, Seattle isn’t particularly known for its food scene. However, locals and true foodies know that Emerald City is home to some of the best cuisine in the nation. There are thousands of popular acclaimed restaurants and just as many hidden gems awaiting your taste buds in Seattle. SODO Chicken is one of those places.
The best way to discover true hidden gems is to ask the locals, so take our word at The Reef when we say that SODO Chicken is a must-try when in the area. The family-owned hole in the wall is situated in Georgetown, just a few miles south of downtown and within walking distance of our Georgetown dispensary.
The ambiance may not be anything to rave about, but that doesn’t matter when your full focus is on the delicious food in front of you. The Georgetown chicken joint is most known for its crispy, too-big-for-the-bun chicken sandwich that many locals claim is the best around. Topped with pickles and mayo on a sesame bun, the simple concoction is packed with flavor in every bite.
SODO also cooks up other flavor-packed dishes like chicken & waffles, wings, and tenders. And if you’re looking for just plain old fried chicken, SODO offers portions of two, three, four, and ten pieces. Each dish holds enough food for multiple meals and holds up well leftover.
Images via SODO Chicken FB
If you’re still looking for reasons to choose this hole in the wall over a big chain, SODO Chicken’s family-owned status is apparent in the side offerings. In addition to standard fries, they also offer coleslaw, macaroni salad, rice & gravy, and Hawaiian rolls. Sides that remind you of your grandma’s home cooking paired with fresh fried chicken make for dishes that embody the term “comfort food.”
Don’t just take our word though. SODO has a 4.2-star rating and over a hundred positive reviews on Google. One local said,
“This place was introduced by my colleagues and they raved about how tasty their chicken was. I finally had the chance to try their chicken on my day off. From then on, I haven't looked into another place in South Seattle to get my fried chicken. Crispy, moist, and flavorful!”
And while you may be hesitant to eat out in the midst of inflation, SODO continues to offer affordable prices and the same high-quality food. Their chicken sandwich is around $7 and their highest-priced offering is the 10-piece fried chicken for around $23.
If you ask any of our budtenders what you should eat for lunch, chances are they’ll say SODO. Combine your next trip to the dispensary with a fried chicken treat right down the road. And even if it’s not yet time for a trip to The Reef, the hidden gem is still worth traveling to on its own.
SODO Chicken is located at 6538 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98108. They are open Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm and are closed on the weekend.