Baltimore's top 4 chicken shops to visit now

Photo: Nando's Peri-Peri/Yelp

Wondering where to find the best chicken shops near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top chicken shops in Baltimore, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

December is the top month of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Baltimore area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of online reputation management and business insights for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Baltimore-area restaurants grew to $33 for the metro area in December of last year, 9% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Nando's Peri-Peri

Photo: Nando's Peri-Peri/Yelp

Topping the list is a location of the Nando's Peri-Peri chain. Located at 421 W. Baltimore St. downtown, the chicken shop and South African and Portuguese spot is the highest-rated chicken shop in Baltimore, boasting four stars out of 322 reviews on Yelp.

2. Pollo

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Next up is downtown's Pollo, situated at 401 W. Baltimore St. With 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews on Yelp, the chicken shop and Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Chicken Rico

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Highlandtown's Chicken Rico, located at 3728 Eastern Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the chicken shop and Peruvian and fast food spot four stars out of 227 reviews.

4. BRD

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BRD, a chicken shop that offers chicken wings and sandwiches in Federal Hill, is another go-to, with four stars out of 18 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1104 S. Charles St. to see for yourself.

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