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Curly's Chicken House

2100 Lake Rd, Elmira, NY 14903-1823
607-732-2334
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Ranked #34 of 96 Restaurants in Elmira
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 24, 2014
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English first
Middlesex, New Jersey
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I went here for the first time with my wife and kids. It was for a family surprise party and we had a large rear section to ourselves. Service was fine. I liked most of the food but the coleslaw was incredibly dry. I've been told how good it usually is so I would get them another try on that.... More

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Elmira, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I meet with an early morning (7am) networking group at this restaurant each week. They provide a private area for our meeting, service is prompt, and menu selection is varied meeting the needs of each member of the group.

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Ithaca, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

One would think that with a name like "Curly's Chicken House" you'd find A LOT more choices as far as chicken goes. As it was they had Chicken and Biscuits, Roasted Chicken, grilled chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders and chicken wings... but NO FRIED CHICKEN! I was hugely disappointedand and rather shocked not to see that on the menu. Be that... More

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Elmira, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We have eaten here several times and the place seems so run down and the service isn't much to be desired.The waitress never checked back with us to see if we were comfortable and were enjoying our food. The bathroom is very small and not the cleanest. The food is very good though! Can't beat their coleslaw, it's out of... More

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Elmira, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Curly's has been around for years and it basically stays the same. The service is fast and you can't beat their coleslaw. The BBQ chicken is great too. They could use some extra cleaning around but at least you always know what to look forward to!!

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Elmira, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Awful food , service and the atmosphere is so grouse I found hair in my food and the waitress gave me an attitude when I asked to take a few bucks off the bill for pour experience.

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Elmira, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The whole place was dirty-the open kitchen area is near the front door and after viewing the cooking area decided this was not for us-the tables had not been cleared, spilled food on floor and the tables and the look on the ladies face who was exiting the bathroom told us more than we needed to know. We had heard... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Curley's chicken is tender and delicious. The BBQ sandwiches are excellent. They're not your typical BBQ with thick tomato/molasses/brown sugar sauce. They make their own sauce that has tomato, red peppers, and I don't know what else, but it is just excellent. Every sandwich that is called BBQ has that on top: chicken, ham, beef, whatever, and it's served on... More

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Elmira, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The food is usually good, this time it wasn't, but I think it had more to do with the service than the actual preparation. Then, when we asked for what we'd actually ordered, we were met with a sigh. We weren't rude either, so it was troubling to be met with rudeness.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Started visiting Curly's several years ago with friends who live in the area, and have since become hooked on it ourselves! The food has always been delicious and they give you plenty of it. The lumpy gravy is definitely worth getting (I know, sounds odd, but worth it), as is anything chicken related (obviously). It's not a fancy place, but... More

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