Chef Ryan Adams Expands Access to His Famous Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Orange County

Old Towne Orange Welcomes Buttermilk Fried Chicken

238 W. Chapman Ave, Suite #100

Old Towne Orange, CA

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Orange County. Saute Magazine.



othing screams ‘small town charm’ quite like Old Towne Orange. Encompassing restaurants, community buildings and homes, the area is steeped in history and character that reflects its community. It’s a place where people can gather and dine in a soulful environment … and it’s getting a new member. Buttermilk Fried Chicken is the newest addition to the town’s fast-casual dining scene, and its doors opened on Thursday, June 21.


Owner and Chef Ryan Adams describes Buttermilk Fried Chicken as a “passion project—6 years in the making.” The original concept went through three iterations before it was finalized, and Chef Ryan couldn’t be happier to see his vision become a reality. Although small in size, Buttermilk Fried Chicken leaves nothing to be desired. With painted brick walls, brightly colored bar stools, embellished décor and a chicken-themed mural, the eatery’s decor gives off a feeling bliss and captures Chef Ryan’s comedic personality … so make sure to check out all of the hilarious chicken illusions inside!

Chef Ryan is by no means a newcomer to the industry — he started cooking at the age of fifteen, and he’s made his way through numerous kitchens. Owner of 370 Common in Laguna Beach and Parallel Pizzeria in Dana Point, Chef Ryan brings his newest venture to yet another quaint town in Orange County. Opposed to a big city like Los Angeles, Chef Ryan prefers the laidback appeal of Old Towne Orange, “It feels like home,” he adds. The ambience provides casual ease and comfort, creating a worthy atmosphere to enjoy nutritious, delicious fare.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken serves top-notch chicken — crispy on the outside, tender and moist on the inside. Nestled between a warm bun or topped with one of the eatery’s numerous dipping sauces, the chicken cannot be beat. In addition, Buttermilk Fried Chicken offers classic starters and sides. The savory aroma of smothered tots with gravy, cheddar, bacon and slaw is enough to make your mouth water, and the soft green chili-cheddar cornbread makes an excellent side to a big ol’ bucket of chicken. After the meal, you can wash your food down with a beer from Buttermilk Fried Chicken’s rotating beer menu.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken is currently open for limited dining hours. Follow along on Insta for updates, and watch out for Waffle Wednesday – where fried chicken waffle sandwiches will be offered at a very low price.

Menu Highlights


Chicken Strips

Smothered Tots

gravy, cheddar, bacon, chicken, chilis, slaw, house hot sauce

Spicy Deviled Eggs


The Classic

slaw, pickles, chilis, chili aioli

The Nichols

Texas slaw, jalapeno, hot sauce, honey, pickles


Smoky Bacon Braised Greens w/Chili


Creamed Corn

Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy

Tots w/Spicy Ketchup

Mac & Cheese


Coconut Cake

Plates n buckets, dipping sauces and drinks also available.

DID YOU KNOW? Buttermilk Fried Chicken was inspired by Chef Ryan Adams’ Sunday Fried Chicken nights – held on the last Sunday of each month at Three Seventy Common.

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