3505 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA | Located Inside The Kitchen of Purpose | Brunch, Lunch & Dinner
"You Can Always Come Home."
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?
A Tribute to Queen Mother
In August of 2020, Chef Rahman “Rock” Harper opened Queen Mother’s Fried Chicken 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.
James Beard Award Semi-Finalist
Best Chef Mid Atlantic
Rahman “Rock” Harper is a nationally-recognized chef, restaurateur, James Beard Award semi-finalist, servant leader, author and podcast host.
He is the owner of RockSolid Creative Food Group LLC and Queen Mother's Fried Chicken.
Chef Rock is the winner of Hell's Kitchen Season 3 and has appeared on the Food Network, the Today Show, FOX, ABC 7 and more.
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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.
Queen Mother's Classic
Mambo by Uncle Dell's
Spicy Mambo by Uncle Dell'
Lemon Pepper Ketchup
Pickles (Dill or Spicy)
Spicy Red Onions
Chicken & Waffles
Duck Fat Crinkle Cut Fries
Country Potato Salad
Creamy Cole Slaw
Tangy Cole Slaw
HEAT & EAT MEALS
GRACE Sunday Dinner
illy Cold Brew Latte Macchiato
illy Cold Brew Cappuccino
Coke with Cane Sugar
Orange Crush with Cane Sugar
Sprecher Grape Soda
Sprecher Ginger Ale
San Benedetto Spring Water
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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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.