Now Open: Waldo’s Chicken and Beer

Waldo’s Chicken and Beer

Guess what, Wiregrass residents? You can stop looking for Waldo. It’s official. Waldo’s Chicken and Beer found its way to Main Street in Dothan. The new chicken and beer joint is open for business!

About Waldo’s Chicken and Beer in Dothan

The new Waldo’s Chicken and Beer in Dothan is, in fact, the second location for the fast-casual Tennessee-based concept. Founded in Nashville, Waldo’s Chicken and Beer has since spread its wings.

There are now nine locations across five states, including Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Oklahoma. The first Alabama Waldo’s opened in the summer of 2022 in Cahaba Heights, a Birmingham suburb.

As for the now-open Dothan location, guests can expect the same delicious, made-from-scratch chicken, all the fixings and ice-cold beer. Not only is the chicken made fresh daily, but all the homemade sides and sauces are too.

What’s more, every menu item is made from Waldo’s own signature recipes. Did we mention all the chicken is made one of two ways? It’s either Southern-fried or slow-roasted.

The menu

Speaking of the menu, let’s talk more about that chicken.

By “Southern-fried,” we mean Waldo’s chicken is marinated in an overnight pickle brine. Then it’s hand-breaded after being dipped in buttermilk first. The end result? The fried chicken “you’ve been searching for your whole life,” or so they say on the website.

When it comes to slow roasting, the chicken first soaks overnight in a brown sugar brine. Next, the chicken is coated with a signature blend of garlic, parsley and butter before being roasted to a golden brown.

So, once you decide which kind of chicken you want, you can decide how you want it. There are plates, sandwiches, salads and tenders. Sides include family recipes for mac-and-cheese, white beans, tomato cucumber salad, French fries and collards, just to name a few.

Wash it all down with a cold beer on tap or sip a refreshing margarita. For a better idea of Dothan’s menu, including their beer, cocktails and wine, check out their menu here.


Waldo’s Chicken and Beer is located at 4700 West Main St. in Dothan. Keep up with all things Waldo on the restaurant’s main Facebook and Instagram pages.


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