Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy Restaurants in Florida

Guy Fieri, who loves and has a home in South Florida, will be opening a new Chicken Guy restaurant in Sawgrass Mills Mall (Sunrise, Florida). The 1st location, Chicken Guy at Disney Springs (Lake Buena Vista, Florida), the second at Winter Park, and the recently opened Dadeland Mall round out all the Florida locations.

Chicken Guy is the creation of Guy Fieri and restauranteur Robert Earl (Planet Hollywood, Earl of Sandwiches). It features crispy & grilled chicken tenders and four signature tender sandwiches, some sides, drinks, and shakes.

“It’s antibiotic hormone-free chicken. We brine it, we dredge it and we hand dredge the chicken. We pressure fry it and it’s a crispy chicken. Then, we decide if we want to go for heavy sauce, light sauce spicy or traditional sauce,” he explained.

Guy Fieri talking to CBS4 about his tenders

407,560,8180 combinations are possible by mixing the 22 sauces. On their website, the sauces are conveniently laid out in three categories: Guy Favorites, The Classics, and Hot ‘N’ Spicy. One more thing of note, Guy’s Special Sauce recipe is available on Rachael Ray’s site.

Chicken Guy! in Dadeland Mall

Guy Fieri's Chicken Guy! Restaurant Coming Soon
Chicken Guy! Coming Soon NOW OPEN at Dadeland

The closest one to my home, the Dadeland Mall location at Terrace Dining, 2nd level, just opened a few days before July 4th, 2023. Go get those tendies!!!

Chicken Tenders from Chicken Guy in Winter Park, Florida
Chicken Tenders by Chicken Guy!

Chicken Guy
7535 N. Kendall Drive, Suite #2520
Miami, FL
(786) 349-3310

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Open Every Day 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Chicken Guy! in Winter Park, Florida

Chicken Guy in Winter Park, Florida
Winter Park, Florida’s Chicken Guy!

I’m minding my business, heading to drop off Marcela at Orange Tree Antiques, when I see a bright shiny Chicken Guy (818 S. Orlando Avenue, Winter Park) sign with a drive-thru arrow. The chicken tenders gods had placed this spot in my path, which meant a detour was imminent.

A friendly face hands me a menu and then directs me to the drive-thru entrance. The menu size was manageable, but the selection of sauces (22 of ’em) added some pressure to get this order right.

Sauces Menu from Chicken Guy in Winter Park, Florida
Sauces Menu

A fella walks to take our order on a pad, and I have a pretty good idea of what I’ll be doing. So let’s do three tenders, fried pickle chips, fries, and a Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Chicken Tender Sandwich.

Buttermilk ranch, bleu cheese, and honey mustard were the chosen sauces for this outing, even though I was tempted to order all 22. Instead, I played it safe but wanted to get a feel for the common ones before doing the deep dive into specialty sauce territory.

Chicken Guy Fries in Winter Park, Florida
Fries with seasoning
Chicken Guy Fried Pickle Chips in Winter Park, Florida
Fried Pickle Chips

Before we get into some tender talk, let’s discuss the rookie mistake I made first. The fried pickle chips already came with some buttermilk ranch; I mistakenly doubled up. Buffalo could have easily filled that spot. Now I’ll never know what could have been.

The fries and pickle chips were both right on the money. Skip the ketchup on the fries; they’re good as is.

The pickle chips’ breading had some cracking issues, but we’re all a little crazy sometimes. However, dipping the pickle chips in the buttermilk ranch is a winning combo.

Chicken Guy Tenders and Sandwiches

Chicken Guy Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Chicken Sandwich in Winter Park, Florida
Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Man, oh man, those chicken tenders were killer. The breading was crispy, and the chicken was moist and not dried out. It was at this point that I realized I had messed up.

My overthought process for selecting the tenders hurt my meal. Look, the tenders themselves are delicious, but I should have chosen a curry mayo or cumin lime mojo to next level this lunch. Again, it was my fault. I will carry the guilt to the end of my days; that’s my internal food judgment talking.

While I did sneak the first bite of the Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Chicken Tender Sandwich (pepper jack, bourbon brown sugar BBQ sauce, special sauce, slaw, pickles & BBQ kettle chips), it was Marcela who enjoyed the rest of the sando.

I hope to return soon to make a dent in sampling a few more of those Chicken Guy Signature Sauces. Based on the tastes of the ones I did try, I’m expecting great things.

Chicken Guy
818 S. Orlando Avenue
Winter Park, FL
(407) 498-3880

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Open Every Day 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

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