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1193 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5104
831-655-1704
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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4 stars for the chicken only - you can see it roasting in the front entrance, and it is very good rotisserie chicken (it is not smoked or bbq'd but they have a smoking bbq in the front drive to draw customers in) plus reasonably priced. It was spiced deliciously and juicy and tender. We did get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
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Monterey Peninsula, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

When I'm tired and don't feel like making dinner, my husband and I head to the Little Chicken House. He always has chicken; I vary my eating, sometimes having ribs, sometimes brisket and sometimes the pulled pork. I almost have the mashed potatoes (real! not from a box) and often the cole slaw. The cole slaw is an especially nice... More 

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North America
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

4 stars for the chicken only - you can see it roasting in the front entrance, and it is very good rotisserie chicken (it is not smoked or bbq'd but they have a smoking bbq in the front drive to draw customers in) plus reasonably priced. It was spiced deliciously and juicy and tender. We did get some sides -... More 

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Thank Lady_World_Traveller
Modesto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We came for lunch and had bbq pork plate lunch with mac & cheese and mix vegetables and rotisserie chicken with potato salad and green salad which was just lettuce. Pork was fatty and tough, chicken was very tender an tasted good. We probably would find another place for lunch as it was just ok.

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Oakhurst, California
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We did some research as we drove into Pacific Grove and this someone mentioned the locals love this restaurant. It also had a lot of cars in the parking lot which spoke volumes to us. The dining area is small and not fancy but the food is wonderful.

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nice surprise. looks like fast food from the outside but the meat is rotisserie and smoked. big portions, just a little pricey. Service was fast. The coleslaw is blah but the meat is tender and tasty...could be a little spicier.

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Thank MrsPEL
Sao Paulo, SP
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've eaten there many times over the years and it's always been good. The place has been there so long that the walls have taken on that smoky patina that adds to the flavor of the meat. Not much of a sit down restaurant, but they do a great take out business. Pacific Grove is not famous for BBQ, but... More 

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Thank DipCourier
Lawndale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This is some of the tastiest BBQ you will find. It is simple and straight forward. It serves locals and touring PGA pros. Seating is limited. You will not regret stopping in.

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Kingman, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The thought of drive thru BBQ lured us in. Got the 3 meat combo with two sides. Chicken and ribs were great - brisket wasn't my style. The sides were awesome - the coleslaw was nice and light and the Mac salad was fresh.

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Thank omegaprix
Pebble Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We drop by LCH for take-out whenever we're in the mood for a quick BBQ dinner. Although the meats are not slow smoked, they're all cooked outside in a wood fired bbq and kept hot in an open spit. The exterior/interior is a little shabby but the LCH offers good value.

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Thank 1globetrekker2
Newland, North Carolina
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This little place was quite the surprise; not much for eating in so you may want to do carry-out. Friendly staff, but the chicken/ribs is what you come for; taken fresh off of the spit. Though pricey for chicken you'll find it well worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1193 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-655-1704

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Delicatessen

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