Address: 2839 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

While Sylvia's is known for their fried chicken and waffles, another Uptown restaurant does a damn good fried bird as well. If you find yourself in the northern part of Harlem, you should make your way to Charles Pan Fried Country Chicken on 151st and 8th Avenue. Formally known as the Southern Style Kitchen, Charles is a buffet restaurant that serves some of the most succulent chicken to ever be prepared above the Mason-Dixon line. Not only is the triple seasoned chicken prepared with a North Carolinian technique, but the corn bread is worth those few extra subway stops past 125th. Is it fancy like Red Rooster? No, not even close. But does it deliver on an excellent Harlem take on soul food staples? Absolutely.