Reviews of Champy's Famous Fried Chicken (Restaurant)

120 W E 2nd St, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661, United States

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Champy’s is the best restaurant in the shoals to go to! My family, my friends, and I have been going there for my birthday for a couple years now and it is the best! We get the family pack and boy is it good! It has 20 piece’s of chicken, all of their sauces, and a ton of fries...we love it! You can pick any sides that you want. We didn’t have to wait that long for our food and it was quick and fresh! The chicken was so tender and tasted so good! It had a really good seasoning and the sauces were amazing! This year, I turned 14 and we told our waitress that it was my birthday. She made a point to wish me happy birthday! The owner also came out and told me happy bday which I thought was super polite and cool. They also let me try crawfish for the first time and it was so good! Our waitress showed me how to eat it. Their employees are amazing and super quick at getting all of the food to the table. I really recommend going to this place with your friends or family. It’s a very cozy and comfortable atmosphere to hang out in.They have a pretty good choice of food on the menu and I really enjoy this place!

James St John

Fried jalapenos were amazing... just don't order them if you don't have a group to eat them... wow, it was a big basket. The fried chicken with the spicy was amazing. The mac & cheese was better than most. My wife ordered chicken on a stick from the snack menu, because she wasn't that hungry. Oh my! I expected a chicken tender on a skewer... wrong! It was the length of her forearm and included some tasty surprises. She brought most of it back to the hotel for later. Great food. Great service. Love the atmosphere.

Kevin Taylor

Had a fried chicken salad. Was very good and fresh. Waitress was nice and friendly and attentive to us. There was a live band until after 11 pm that was fun to listen too as well. Nice easy casual evening out tonight. Really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you very much.

Red Tree Realty

Really great place to eat. What I love at this restaurant! The Tamales, Chicken Breast, Banana pudding and the sausage and cheese plate. Great folks and waitresses. Also Champy’s has live music all the time.

Andy Townsend

I ( Andy Townsend ) liked it very much so did my wife ( Mannie Townsend ). I was proud to find out our waitress is a Veteran, since I am a 21 year Veteran and served in the Iraqi War and also a Disabled War Veteran. I told her that I was proud of her for her service. The food was good and she gave us extremely good service. Her name was Ashley. Go by there and try their food and drinks. They are good.

Kurt Hanke

The food was great...the service, not so much. But, all in was a good experience.

Stuart Roper

Very good fried chicken .

Allison Mackey

The fried catfish plate was delicious and service was excellent!

Dale Sparks

Food was great. Nothing fancy, just excellent food at a reasonable price. The waiting staff were very courteous and sweet.

carliauna cole

Just got up and walked out at 6:55pm 5-1-2019. We were told sit anywhere we would like, we chose to sit outside. There were about 10-20 other tables among us eating. We sat down and waited 10 minutes before we made the decision to leave. Nobody came to our table, took our drink order, nothing!!! We watched 2 servers pass our table 4 times to wait on a table about two feet away from where we were sitting. Needless to say it will be a good while if ever that I go back. So sad to have such a bad experience in my hometown.

Kelly Samples

Probably the best fried chicken I've ever had. The mashed potatoes were homemade and really good. The fried pickle spears were AMAZING! Finished it off with the strawberry cake and key lime pie. Yummy!

Beth Hardiman

Enjoyed our visit. First time! Food and service very good.

Elizabeth Smith

The food was good....once we finally received it. My co-workers and I went on our lunch break. We waited 25 minutes for our order - which was chicken stew...they should only have to ladle out of a pot. I had to ask about our food and then it came out immediately. The waitress sat the food down and never even said a word. I had to call her back to place a to go order which took another 25 minutes to get ready. We were 15 minutes late for our lunch break - no one apologized and the waitress kept giving bad looks. All around rude - we will not go back here again.

Bobby Weber

Laid back atmosphere and great staff. Smoked wings and spicy tamales where fantastic!! Anna was our waitress and she was amazing!!

Vanessa Bowser

Awesome fried chicken, and the chicken tender salad is the best around. Live music events are some of the best around... cocktails are good too!

K Behme

Great fried chicken! Amazing banana pudding. Friendly service the owner even came around and checked in on folks. Damn good batter on that chicken too.

Corey Cheatham

The fried chicken and the tenders here are great. The sides...not bad, but not really in keeping with what they charge.

Bruce Manring

Wish we had a plaxe like this in our home town! Very good chicken, beans were great. Love this place,

Russell Perrin

This is a wonderful place to eat, the staff is friendly and professional,the bartender will remember your name and what you like to order. The owner will say hello and ask how things are if he's there. The wings are awesome and made to order. I especially like the fried jalapeno slices. They have great live music and a great atmosphere to boot. I like dining here by myself as well as bringing a group. They have an outdoor covered patio as well as one that is uncovered. The prices are more than reasonable, and if I could give this place 6 Stars, I absolutely would.

Patty Yankovich

Interesting building and decor. Staff was very accommodating and gracious. Food was delicious.

James Wells

Good food just a little

Anita Olbon

Delicious tamales, best cole slaw, and the baked beans.... oh, so good! All yummy!

Jaclyn Berglund

Great food and friendly atmosphere

Carrie Blevins

I love it! I've been there many times and they never fail to impress me. Nice staff and great food. Only thing I can say that wasn't good was the water tasted a little bit funny. Other than that, best food in town! Can't beat it.

Kimberly Cabaniss

Good food and entertainment, fast friendly service, and they give larger portions of food!

Pamela Roberson

Long wait good food and employees

Pam Lindsey

Crispy, not greasy and very tasty. A must try.

Dan Williams

How is this the first time I've made it here?! Best fried chicken in the quad cities!!


Ordered the catfish meal and got tamales for an appetizer. Everything was great! Great atmosphere and the bartender was beautiful and sweet!

Monica Alexander

Good food and great atmosphere! We love Champys.

Trevor Joiner

This was my first time here which is surprising because I used to live across the street since before Champy's was even there (back when it was a vacant Campbell's restaurant building). They weren't too busy for a weekend but the hostess did let us know up front that they were short staffed so the service was slower than usual. I appreciated the honesty and I'm pretty laid back, rarely in a rush, so I didn't mind waiting. I ordered the chicken tender plate with a side of beans and fries. Everything was delicious and well worth the wait. I will definitely come again.

Jeff Hulsey

It's just a good place to take the family for a good meal !!

Mollie Parker

Great service & delicious food. They were great with our party of 15.

Johnny Brooks

Best wings EVER!!! Plus add a great team mixed with great beer selections and you have got yourself one hell of a good time! Check them out on the weekends for live entertainment to boot. Absolutely can not go wrong!


This is the best food I've had in the Muscle Shoals area. The tamales are the best I've ever had. They are authentic in the husks. The seasoning and sauce are beyond compare. The chicken is also very good and comes with beans and slaw. I substituted mashed potatoes and gravy for the slaw for and upcharge. The beans were boring and the potatoes and gravy were nothing to write home about. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and friendly service.


Visiting brother, I live in Ohio. Firstly not only is every waitress cute, but ours has on 1950s styles glasses. 10/10! As for the food and service, we arrived at peak hours and had INCREDIBLE FOOD and great service. The live band on the patio was also good! Love this place!!

Jennifer Drake

Being from New England we thoroughly enjoyed your Southern cooking! Our family of three dined two nights in a row and had your catfish, fried chicken and grilled chicken with sides. Your desserts (key lime pie, banana pudding, and strawberry cake) are amazing! Generous portions all the way around and served by the sweet and excellent waitress Mary! Consider Champys in NE.

Michael Holt

All ways good food and hospitality was great service was quick

Lee Rogers

Excellent food, try the tamales for something different before you get their high quality chicken. Great catering service as well. Good prices especially for the quantity of food you get. One of our favorite restaurants in the shoals.

shane mcconnell

The tamales are awesome and the sausage cheese and pickles app is crazy good. Can not wait till the one in Madison is open. Service was A+!!! Love this place.

Brandi Fletcher

3.5 stars for this visit. The breading was slightly burned on one of the breasts. While the live music was nice, it was too loud even if sitting inside rather than on the patio. The service was great. The server brought waters around while we decided on our beverage choice and then asked if we another round well before the drinks were empty so we wouldn't have been dry before the next round came. If you are looking for a family friendly restaurant with live music and a bar-like atmosphere that serves fried chicken, then give Champy's a try. Side note: the Cole slaw is some of the best I've had.

jill bowlin

Food was ok and they were out of a lot of basic draft beer. I was disappointed

Grant James

Great food and service. Just needing better looking eye candy

Steve Gumm

Great food long wait

Renelda Lewis

One star because your serving food thats not cooked right. Youtube has videos one proper process for cooking anything you want to know how to cook. Dont know what went on but you feed alot of folks dirty crawfish. Didnt want to put it out there like that but you wanted an explanation. You have to purge crawfish before you cook them and make sure you get all the mud off of them. Looked like you got them straight out the mud and into the pot. Coming from a cajun girl that knows what they suppose to look like after they are cooked. Hope this is explanation enough.


Defiantly fried chicken. The meat was tender and moist with a good flavor

Brad Elliott

It's always the best in town

Clayton Curry

Great food and music. Loved the environment

Marcus Underwood

Love the atmosphere and some fried green tomatoes!

Spike Nagel

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Food is delicious.

Matthew McArthur

Nice local spot. They had a bar with a few seats but tables inside and out. Food and service were good. I'd come back again.

Mavis Brandenburg

Great food, good music, great friends, and service was fantastic!!

Greg Pennington

The food was very fresh, but it tasted just like a great KFC meal

Michael Orta

Great food, excellent service, and local craft beers. I highly recommend stopping in for some bird and beer! I had Clarissa as my waitress and she was great! She was knowledgeable about the menu options and made delicious recommendations. After a plate of wings and a fried chicken snack, I almost skipped dessert. Thanks to her recommendation and description I went ahead with the banana pudding and am very happy I did. I couldn't finish it, but it was delicious ... an old family recipe that was simply decadent and complete with 'nilla wafers. The fried chicken surpassed the hype! It was crispy and flavorful outside and tender and juicy inside. It fell right off the bone. The smoked wings were meaty and full of flavor and the southern slaw is a perfect compliment. All of the waitstaff were welcoming and hospitable. Overall a thoroughly satisfying experience. I will be back!

Todd Lemons

Great fried chicken, music and service! Always a fun atmosphere.

Cricket Hanback

Best wings in town and the fried green tomatoes are a definite also.

Rebekah Averill

The tamales were really good, the chicken looked great and the service was amazing.

Scott Franklin

Very disappointing! I notice on my favorite dish they keep making smaller and smaller. My goodness, does chicken livers really that much they have to scrimp?

Bryce Lemay

Great food and great staff

Dana Murphree

Went to a wedding on the patio! It was fun, the food and the service were great!

Karen Farmer

Good food. No rush. Sometimes has live music!

Susan Jones

I wouldn't go there again expecting fish!

Shawn Hughes

Great Atmosphere! Great Food!!!

Wes Mayfield

Wonderful food, wonderful staff, wonderful ownership! This is one of the best places to eat in the Shoals!

Denise Wood

Food was good, music was great

Steven Shapiro

Some of the best Fried Chicken in the South. Solid sides and wait staff

kathryn wisdom

Great place to visit, fun atmosphere, amazing fresh food! Service was great! Will definitely be back, again and again!

Nolan Dean

Worth every calorie. The fried chicken is up there with Gus's in Memphis and Babe's in DFW. But the hot wings... they Might be the best hot wings I've had in my life. Craft beers were great as well. Highly recommended if you're passing through and can only stop at one place.

JB Majors

Totally lives up to and surpasses the high ratings!! The staff is super friendly. Service was quick and the food fantastic. The tamales are a meal on their own but well worth it. The catfish is the best I have ever eaten. The fried chicken...I would gladly eat Champy's fried chicken every day until I die and I would be happy.

Paula Lowe

My Husband & I haven't had time alone for eons. We visited Muscle Shoals because we love this area. We had heard of Champy's and read some reviews. Since we weren't sure how crazy it would be on a Holiday weekend and no Music being played, we decided to order take-out. Seriously the BEST Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Baked Beans (with exception of mine & my Mom's

Kerry Jenkins

Fun funky place. Had lunch. Look forward going back for dinner and music.

Clint Brown

Good, casual atmosphere; decent band, a bit too loud for dining; excellent casual food. I had catfish fillet.

Adrieonna Balentine

My new favorite restaurant.

Carly Glover

Champys is literally where you go & order a 4 piece chicken finger basket with all the intentions of eating every single piece and maybe get through 2 & some fries before you go into what I call a food coma from the food being so good & filling! -so my actual review, the staff is wonderful. Servers always have a smile on their face and you never have to go without anything. That is unless you go on a SUPER busy night and they are swamped & you may have to wait like a extra 30 seconds for your refill, but patience is the key ;) but they will do whatever they can for you to make sure your experience is top notch! -the atmosphere is spacious & cozy at the same time, want a little privacy grab a booth, want to feel a cool breeze ask for patio sitting. & They almost always have live music on the weekends. -Wade is a very good at his job, you will almost always see him at least once on your visit. Talking to customers, helping with refills, asking if tables need anything, how their meals are. Socializing & making sure his crew & guests are taken care of at all times. Good management means alot these days. -FRIED FOOD & COLD BEER !! end of discussion. -->Don't think twice about going, just go!

steph T

Great food. Smoked wings were amazing. Nice patio atmosphere. Recommended for sure.

Jason Howard

Best fried chicken in the area! They also do southern fried chicken livers better than any restaurant I've ever had! I will say that you will wait a little longer than other places though, because they cook EACH ticket to order. I'm more than happy to oblige that because it ALWAYS comes out fresh, unlike some other chicken chains that I shall not name. Champy's also has a great beer list, domestic and imported. They also have live music on the back patio from time to time. If you want the king of southern comfort food, PLEASE give this place a try.

tiffany benefield

Awesome food, prices, & service. Highly recommend to any & everyone.

Martha Lamey

The chicken was delicious and worth the wait. The downside was the $20. Gratuity for our party of 8. Service was adequate but not outstanding. I don’t know if this is standard or a one time thing. I just thought it was steep!

Ann King

DELICIOUS food... fresh... not dragged out of a freezer and warmed up!! Staff is awesome, service is fast and friendly. Don't pass this one up!

Lloyd Kenney III

The Best Fried Chicken, Great service, Great music, can't wait to go back. The Cajun.

Jen Dundee

Great staff, good experience, decent food. Good vibes

Will Smith

So damn good. Great band playing when we were there. Coffee black

Matthew Hill

Great food and some fine chicken

Chip Green

As promised. Excellent fried chicken and sides served with southern charm.

Naysa Watson

This place was so amazing! It is one of the best family restaurants I've been to in this area. The food was amazing, and my family and I enjoyed it very much. The waitress was very nice and was a very good communicator, as none of our food orders were messed up when they were handed to us. I highly recommend the fried pickles as an appetizer

Jboogie Irons

chicken is very good and the catfish is most delicious

Gregory Cox

Awesome fried chicken and the chicken liver platter is delicious ! The sausage and cheese appetizer is so good!

William Haithcock

It is always good friendly staff and great food

Nonna Kiefer

Awesome place. Amazing food.

Melissa Rubio

The food was amazing . Not crowded. Family friendly. The crew were very kind and patient. Better food than we expected .

Michelle Petty- Fuller

It was clean and nicely decorated. Had a short wait time of around 20 mins, had been told 7 mins but we did survive and noone starved to deatH! Food had a great taste and it was nicely plated

Zack Taylor

We were in the area for a weekend trip. We order the 16 piece family and meal. It was really good and way more than enough to fee our group of 4 including 3 adult men. Our waitress, Chloe, was very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. She even helped us find other places to visit and eat while we were there.

Will May

Five people was in our party. All five of our drinks were empty for over 20 minutes. The chicken had no seasoning. I added salt and pepper and that added some taste to the chicken. The chicken tasted like it was cooked in old grease or grease that was burnt. Let's talk about the sides that come with the chicken. It is mandated that you get Coleslaw and baked beans. If you want a different side you have to pay extra. The taste of the 2 sides were below average. There was a white male with glasses and chubby wearing a Auburn shirt. He was sitting at the bar and would get-up-and-go behind the bar and get himself a Coors Light. This person did that 2 times. That was very unprofessional and if it was an employee that was off duty they should act like a customer. The customer service was so bad the bartender put the Alabama and Auburn game on the television then turned it and after asking to put the game back on, it took over 10 minutes to put it back on the television. What type of establishment would not have the biggest game on? Reply back to the owner/manager. Here are the facts as they happened. (1) The party I was with had 5 people. All 5 people's drinks were empty at the same time. If you think that is good customer service then you should be fired and your business deserves to go out of business because you obviously do not understand what good customer service is. (2) The 2 sides that is mandated that you have tasted below average. (3) Your world famous chicken tasted burnt and had no taste of seasoning. The only taste that the chicken had was of grease that was old or grease that got too hot. (4) The customer that got up twice to go behind the bar to geta Coors Light x2 is breaking Alabama law. Maybe you should read the ABC rules and regulations. And if you do not realize it, that looks unprofessional. (5) What type of establishment does not put on the biggest game in the state of Alabama? Let me teach you about customer service. This is how you should responded. Dear sir, I'm sorry that you had a bad experience at our establishment. We strive to serve the very best food and have the best customer service in the Shoals area. We gladly take our customers feedback and use the information to improve our products, service, and our processes. We ask that you return to our establishment one more time and we ensure that you will receive great customer service and great food. We look forward serving you again. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to serving you in the future. If you would have done that, I would have gave it a try again and maybe change my review based on the outcome. My review should have been a learning opportunity. Once again, let me clearly state that you do need to change for the following reasons (1) the chicken tasted of old grease (2) the customer service was bad, hence empty glasses for everyone at the table. The waitress came to the table several times but never filled our glasses. A few people I've talked to about your establishment, everyone stated the exact same thing, "the food use to be good and so was the customer service but the food and the service has been going down". It is time that you look in a mirror and take inventory for what's going on in your business. You sir should be saying sorry for our bad experience at your restaurant.

Andrea Lindholm

We love Champys! The food is always great and it's an awesome place to hang out with friends and family!

Joel Peeples

Great food, service, atmosphere, and prices

Glenda Cannon

Friendly staff, great food! Great drinks!

Jeff Ashcraft

If your craving southern fried chicken, it's hard to beat !! Great service and very cool environment!

Ann K. Darcy

Real fun, food was good, had catfish, was a wee bit salty, but was still quite good. Band was great.

Joe Cummings

The Chicken is amazing. But the apps have got me coming back. Fried green tomatos and fried pickle spears. Mmmm.

ricky underwood

Excellent food and service

Shayne Russell

Fried chicken and crawfish at its finest. Plus decent music occasionally in the weekends!


Good food & good service!

Randy Thompson

Excellent fried chicken! Good sides and a few decent beers. Try the Mississippi Delta tamales and smoked wings also.

Reggie Harrington

This is good restaurant for dining during lunch time good fried chicken good service good atmosphere had a great time thank you

Wendy McCoig

My family went on Sunday night and it was packed full. Live music really added to the experience. The chicken tenders were very moist inside and crispy outside...perfect! And the potato salad was very very good as well. The staff was incredibly attentive and kind. The ambiance of Champy's is unique..sorta like stepping back in time to a 1970's neighborhood bar.

Jacob Groves

I had the pleasure of enjoying crawfish boil night here at Champy's. The food was stellar, as was our server! I recommend the smoked sausage with cheese and pickles for your appetizer! Local entertainment was top-notch and I had a fantastic evening! I will return!

gregory lum ho

Excellent service and great food!!! Crawfish in season and you gotta order 3 lbs!!!!

Beverely Nichols

We were not impressed with the food or the service. Waitress stood against the wall with her arms folded most of our visit. We had to actually get up and ask for tea refills and extra sauce. They were Not busy probably only 5 customers were there at the time.

Jeannie Cooper

The fried chicken is out of this world good!! It was so hot and fresh! This was our first visit and definitely plan on returning!!

Kamela Asher

Hannah was a very gracious waitress. The chicken is full of flavor and fried to perfection. The tamales are a must try.

Todd Bohn

Was not what I was expecting at all! This place was a blast. The food is great, the service was great and it was packed. The band was a oldies style and a lot of fun. I will definitely be back.

MiFamilia Wolfe

Hands down, my favorite fried chicken to date. A little spicy, a little sweet, really good mashed potatoes. Kids loved it and priced fairly for the quality and quantity! Service was also great!

Ignite InspiredWellness

This place is great! Some of the best fried chicken I've ever had. The jukebox is full of oldies, and the staff is welcoming. Huge outdoor space, and live music. Love the funky decor.

Denise McGill

The BEST BANANA PUDDING EVER!! I put one in my cooler and brought it back to Oklahoma, still amazing. BOOMER SOONER!!

Dave Grant

Great food. Great atmosphere. Friendly helpful staff. Great music. Real key lime pie.

Josh Dunston

Love Champy's! Good food, great service, cool music and cold beer.

Micki Shaw

We really enjoyed this place and the food was great

Denise Mcgill

Fried chicken and catfish were amazing! I'm from Oklahoma and will definitely visit when I come back again!

Stephanie Gardner

Delicious & oh so juicy. Fried green tomatoes were awesome!

Eric Dumas

Great place to get some food an relax an watch the games with family and friends.they also have live bands

Rosemary Davidson

The Champy’s experience starts in the parking lot...great tunes coming out of the place, eclectic decor and vintage signs. Tables and mismatched chairs cozy like your favorite diner. Try to get into the room with the stage- great music from the Fiddleworms when we were there. Fried green tomatoes with ranch were great. Chicken stew rocked, especially on a chilly night. Glad to see grilled chicken fingers as an option- will try that next time.

Rosetta NuinThorn

Very fast and friendly service. I ordered to go and my food was ready in minutes...

Jason Hulsey

A good place, neat decor food was better than most local places. Fair prices, I recommend this place for a beer and chicken.

Eric Oxford

This is the best friend chicken in the South! Their fried green tomatoes are also some of the best I've ever had ! I can't wait to return!

KM King

Awesome food, atmosphere, and service. Moved here almost a year ago and this is by far one of my favorite places in The Shoals to chill and grub out.

Rusty Mansker

Working out of town we asked around for recommendations for food and Champy's came up often. Great food and friendly service every time. Be prepared to wait for the fried chicken as it is cooked to order and fresh out of the fryer when you get it but some of the best things in life are worth the wait. Save room for the banana pudding.


We love champys! Everything we have had here has been delicious, and always fresh when ordered..

William Myrick

We had lunch together there and the food was good and the people are good people

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