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White Fence Farm

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1776 Joliet Rd, Lockport, IL 60446
(815) 838-1500
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT Chicken but way overpriced...

We had their special. 1/2 chicken with various sides served Family Style. The sides were ok and the chicken was very good. The atmosphere was unique being located in an old farm style setting with tons of neat antiques all over the place and even a small museum. However $15 per person for what was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2012
BaronFoer
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My elderly father-in-law told us stories about the legendary taste of White Fence Farm chicken for years. He had gone there sometime back in the '70s, the '80s, and most recently, before the turn of the Century. Last night he finally convinced us to drive him there for dinner -- with the promise that he'd pay for dinner. "No brainer."... More 

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Lockport
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

They have the best chicken around! Our entire family has gone to White Fence Farm for many years and for many celebrations. When family come in from out of town we will all get together here. I also use their carry out when we have parties. Quick and easy for me!! The corn fritters are great the kids scramble for... More 

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Thank Madeira337
Romeoville, Illinois
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Innocently 10 of us bought 4 pieces of chicken each but when the food came it was put on 2 platters of 12 making it only 24 pieces of chicken. I was with future in-laws and did not want to make a scene. I will never go to WFF ever again.

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Thank Sandra H
Lockport, Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Love stoping for carry outs enjoy the chicken and shrimp but I really enjoy the fritters for the short trip home which are great when they are warm and fresh

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Thank rgalle57
Plainfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I love this place but this visit was the worse. The corn fritters, which have been outstanding for 40 years, were not very sweet and tasted very dry. The chicken, again the best around for years was as if it came off a pigeon. The wings were flat and the drumstick on the wing was not existent. You could barely... More 

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Illinois
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Yuck. Used to come here as a child but as an adult found the chicken to be soggy and without any flavor. It's a shame things have changed.

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Thank LimaB
Germantown, Maryland
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146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Had to find a place for a "haven't been together in over 20 years" work reunion, and it was a great choice. Have been coming here since my parents first took me here in the 1960's. The chicken, corn fritters, and bean salad are like old friends to me.

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1 Thank TNmilt
Jacksonville, Florida
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505 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We had their special. 1/2 chicken with various sides served Family Style. The sides were ok and the chicken was very good. The atmosphere was unique being located in an old farm style setting with tons of neat antiques all over the place and even a small museum. However $15 per person for what was a $9.95 meal was way... More 

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Thank BaronFoer
Lemont, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We have been going to WWF for years. We also used to get a lot of take out. On one take out order we noticed the pieces of chicken were significantly smaller. Thinking it was just an anomaly we return about a month later and found the same thing. They size of the chicken pieces are about 30-40% smaller than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2008

This place rocks hands down. Been going here since I was in the womb. They had me at pickled beets.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1776 Joliet Rd, Lockport, IL 60446
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lockport
  • Phone Number: (815) 838-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?