Originally a "pop-up" restaurant, this busy fried chicken joint has quickly become the hot spot for young Dubliners looking for something affordable but different. Always bustling, the place thrives off the energy of its young staff and the over-the-top decor of the fancy Chinese restaurant that formerly occupied the space. The menu is basically chicken done in a few mouthwatering ways; the buttermilk and soy garlic being two standouts. The real treat is the wonderfully prepared sides like the burnt-lemon-and-feta dip or the best potato salad in town. It's perfect for groups, with large tables and the option to get a bucket of chicken to share. They're so cool they don't have a phone number, but you can tweet to reserve (@CrackBIRDdublin) . . . that is, if you're cool, too.
60 Dame St., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland