The New Harlem Location of Charles Pan-Fried Chicken Is Now Open on 145th Street

Updated: Jun 9


Charles Pan-Fried Chicken on 145th Street in Harlem
Crowds attend the opening of the new Charles Pan-Fried Chicken on 145th Street.

After a long wait, legendary fried chicken spot Charles Pan-Fried Chicken has reopened in Harlem at a brand new address: 340 W 145th Street and Edgecombe Avenue.


It comes a year after chef and founder Charles Gabriel abruptly closed the location at 2461 Frederick Douglass Boulevard near W 132nd Street—and surprised everyone by announcing the restaurant would be expanding into a chain.


The new Harlem location of Charles Pan-Fried Chicken is now open on 145th Street
Chef Charles Gabriel being welcomed by crowds at the opening of his new Harlem location.

Gabriel has crisscrossed the neighborhood since the 1990s, serving up fried chicken he prepares in old-fashioned cast-iron skillets and offers with sides like cornbread, mac & cheese, and collard greens.


Along the way the Harlem chef has received a James Beard nomination, been profiled in the New Yorker, and, most recently, gained a new chief operating officer and investors.


A line of people waited inside the new Harlem location on opening weekend.

Last month the first Charles Pan-Fried Chicken under the planned expansion opened at 146 W 72nd Street on the Upper West Side. The Harlem outpost followed this past Saturday, March 26. (Brooklyn, Washington D.C. and Atlanta could be next.)


Gabriel was on hand this weekend in Harlem, receiving a rock-star welcome while giving out free food to anyone who had the patience to wait in the long line.


The New Harlem Location of Charles Pan-Fried Chicken Is Now Open on 145th Street
The famous fried chicken.

The New Harlem Location of Charles Pan-Fried Chicken Is Now Open on 145th Street
The menu at the new Harlem location.

The new outpost, complete with updated logo and vintage-style look, is takeout-only for now.


As well as the famous pan-fried chicken, the menu includes all the old favorites plus new items like pulled pork and barbecued ribs.


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