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The Chicken House

Peruvian
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1224 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: 302-737-2426

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lick the Plate Good!

I kid you not when I say this is, hands down, THE best chicken I have ever had in all my life. The place isn't much to look at - in fact, you may not notice it is even there. It's set in the middle of a strip mall, near a bar where those patrons are usually hanging out front... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2012
tbanana
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Delaware
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Delaware
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I kid you not when I say this is, hands down, THE best chicken I have ever had in all my life. The place isn't much to look at - in fact, you may not notice it is even there. It's set in the middle of a strip mall, near a bar where those patrons are usually hanging out front... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

The name doesn't lie...the place has the most awesome chicken!!! All three if the dishes that were ordered were exceptional!!!

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Newark, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The 5 star may be relative, considering this IS a rather authentic Peruvian food in Delaware. Few essential ingredients that would make it better would be Cancha (toasted corn that's normally given out to munch on) and Aji Amarillo (very surprised when it wasn't an option for my Ceviche, considering the spiciness is one of important essense of the dish).... More 

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Newark, De
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Located in a strip center in Red Mill, this place is easy to overlook. When my friend suggested it, I laughed. 'a place called the chicken house? I guess they specialize in chicken!' My friend laughed as well and said 'wait till you taste the chicken, then laugh!' THe inside is nothing to look at (don't think romantic dinner), but... More 

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Wilmington,DE
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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012 via mobile

Where else can you get friendly service by either the owner or close family member, and have a delicious fresh salad with an amazing home made dressing, yummy yellow rice, and a whole charcoal grilled chicken with nice tasty side sauce, home made flan or coconut cake, soft drinks and Peruvian beer, enough to feed 3 adults for under $30.... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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90 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Have only eaten here once, but the food was very good. Will probably get take-out from this point forward, as the atmosphere in the restaurant was lacking.

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Newark, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

I go there at least once a week. The chicken kabobs with yellow rice costs $6.50 and is healthy and delicious. I highly recommend it. They seem to hold prices down by being chronically overstaffed & if they are busy this is a problem. If you go with a big lunch party it can take a while--too long for most... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

I have enjoyed the Peruvian chicken here which is cooked rotisserie style in a very hot charcoal oven. It comes with a yellow pepper sauce which is fabulous. I love this place. I have mostly only eaten the chicken which is clearly their specialty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1224 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Description

302-737-2426
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?