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Visit Our New Location at The National Landing Water Park in Arlington, VA  

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Now Serving Arlington, VA

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Queen Mother's Kitchen

"You Can Always Come Home."

~-Queen Mother

Come home to the culture, the food and the love.

Our commitment to you. We promise to use chicken that is rich in nutrients and free of: antibiotics, drugs, genetic modification, pesticides, growth hormones, artificial preservatives, flavorings and colors.

No additives, ever. We use chickens that dine on organic feed made of corn and soy that is grown in the United States. This diet—plus low-stress and humane living conditions—keep our chickens healthy without the need for additives.

Better-tasting chicken. Higher standards produce top-quality, better-tasting fried chicken. Our chicken is processed using a method that sears in the natural juices, tenderizes the meat, and eliminates the need for chilled chlorinated water that most restaurants use. 

All-natural ingredients. We use 13 ingredients including salt, brown sugar, water, real seasoning, flour, pepper, cayenne, garlic, onion, rice, chickpea, canola oil and duck fat. 

We lead by example. We set the bar high. We don't compromise on taste, so why should you? 


Our Story

A Tribute to Queen Mother
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In August of 2020, Chef Rahman “Rock” Harper opened Queen Mother’s Kitchen as a loving tribute to his mom Carole Harper, affectionately known to most as “Mother." 


Experience the Queen Mother's difference. Nobody fries chicken like we fry chicken and nobody cooks like Queen Mother cooks. 

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Rock Harper

James Beard Award Nominee

Best Chef Mid Atlantic 

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Rock Harper

Executive Chef

Rahman “Rock” Harper is a nationally-recognized chef, restaurateur, James Beard Award nominee, servant leader, author and podcast host. 

He is the owner of RockSolid Creative Food Group LLC; Queen Mother's Kitchen in Arlington, Virginia ; and Hill Prince Bar located on the iconic H Street corridor of Washington, D.C. 

Chef Rock rose to fame when he won third season of Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen."  Since that time, he has appeared on numerous networks and TV shows including, the Food Network, the Today Show, FOX, ABC 7, SHERRI and more. 

To book Chef Rock for your next event, click the button below. 

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Packaging & Materials
  • At Queen Mother's, our packaging is made from plant-based renewable resources derived from bagasse and bamboo. 

  • Our eco-friendly packaging is certified for industrial and home compostability. 

  • Our takeout bags and side cups are made from eco-friendly paper. 

  • Our utensils include plant starch made from 70 percent renewable resources, which utilizes significantly less plastic than traditional disposable cutlery.

  • We use as little plastic as possible, and we are committed to being 100 percent plastic free in the near future. 

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Queen Mother's Classic 

La Reina 


Honey Butter

The Buffalo


Gochu BBQ

Mother Sauce 

Mambo by Uncle Dell's

Spicy Mambo by Uncle Dell' 

Buttermilk Ranch

Sriracha Ketchup 

Lemon Pepper Ketchup

Spicy Mayo


Pickles (Dill or Spicy) 

Spicy Red Onions

Candied Jalapeños


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I'm not sure where else to post this, but please get this chicken sandwich. This is by far one of the better chicken sandwiches in northern VA/DC area. It was crispy, seasoned well, and boy was the portion huge and satisfying. By far the juiciest chicken sandwich I've had in the area in a long time!

— Katie L.

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Local Partners

At Queen Mother's, we are committed to partnering with local businesses in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our buns are baked fresh and delivered daily from Lyon Bakery, Calabash Tea and Tonic provides our teas, and we are a proud reseller of Uncle Dell's Mambo Sauce. 

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