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1193 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5104
831-655-1704
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
BBQ dine-in or drive thru

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2014
MrsPEL
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Sonora, California
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Modesto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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Lawndale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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Pacific Grove, California
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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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Newland, North Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is filled with surprises. Close to the beach, I wouldn't normally think there would be a good BBQ place, but this place has all the meat you would like: chicken, pork/beef ribs, brisket, etc. Their cornbread is pretty good, and their garlic bread is awesome too. The owner is an older gentleman and he is very nice and... More 

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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We drove past this place and initial thoughts were to not stop. One of our rules while on vacation is to not eat at franchise locations. We like to taste the area and what the locals make. Such was the case with Little Chicken House. We were attracted by the BBQ smoker out front and the fact that it was... More 

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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: Delicatessen

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