Dallas’ Whistle Britches offers an array of creative chicken sandwiches, including the Hot Dang, a Nashville hot chicken-style crispy fried spicy breast served open-face on toasted white bread with dill ranch dressing and pickles.
The restaurant’s signature sandwich is the Whistle Britches, a fried crunchy breast on a house-made square buttermilk biscuit with honey butter and pepper jelly.
The main event at Whistle Britches is gourmet fried chicken, using naturally raised birds from Texas family farms that are brined for juiciness, and served with biscuit and a side such as potato salad.
A close-up of the delicious, crispy, craggy coating on the fried chicken at Whistle Britches.
Another creative fried chicken sandwich here is the Pitmaster, topped with Carolina-style barbecue sauce, melted cheddar cheese, caramelized bacon onion jam, and cilantro slaw with pickled jalapeños.
A family-style meal at Whistle Britches with an array of signature sandwiches, fried chicken and some sides including Kung Pao Brussels sprouts and three-cheese macaroni and cheese.
An amazing side is the Kung Pao Brussels sprouts, taking the Chinese American sauce and peanuts usually served with chicken and turning it into a delicious vegetable dish.
Just about everything at chef-driven Whistle Britches is made from scratch, including the house hot sauces and ketchup.
Hoe cakes are denser-but-still-fluffy pancakes made from ground corn and topped with sweet and spicy jalapeno cane syrup, honey butter, scallions and popped sorghum kernels.
Whistle Britches serves many gourmet reinventions of Southern classics, including deviled eggs, using fresh local farm eggs topped with high-end Southern country ham, Japanese mayonnaise, pickled mustard and dill relish.
A close-up look at the intricate deviled eggs served at Whistle Britches.
It’s a big menu, but it’s all about the chicken.
Another upscaled Southern classic is the elaborate pimento cheese spread served with basic saltine crackers.
The fancified take on spreadable pimento cheese at Whistle Britches adds pepper jelly, pickled jalapenos, scallions and smoked pecans.
The window art prepares guests for the main feature inside the restaurant: chicken.
Funky casual is the style at Whistle Britches, which occupies a former Sonic fast food space.
Whistle Britches was once a Sonic fast food restaurant, but has been completely redone in its own style.
A large outdoor dining area has a backyard party feel.
There’s a welcoming diner-style counter in the back of the restaurant.