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“It was juicy, but not crisp.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Crisp & Juicy

Crisp & Juicy
4540 Lee Hwy, Lee Heights Shopping Center, Arlington, VA 22207-3304
703-243-4222
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Ranked #268 of 640 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“It was juicy, but not crisp.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

As above, the chicken was very juicy, but not at all crisp, which I was very much hoping it would be. As far as I am concerned, when you name your restaurant Crisp & Juicy, then you'd better guarantee that your product reflects that. The flavor was good. I got the roasted 1/2 chicken platter, and I got a double side of black beans, but I only got one container and it was definitely only one serving. It was a decent meal, but I certainly felt slighted in the end.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Athens, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Once great, now slipping badly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I've been going to Crisp and Juicy for over 15 years. It once was amazing, but now is just OK, and sometimes worse than that.

Chickens used to be roasted throughout the day and through the dinner hours. Now, if you go in to pick up dinner, the chickens are precooked and sitting around, and the charcoal oven is shut down and cold.

Much worse, two of the past five times I've tried to pick up a chicken dinner for the family, they've been out of chicken. Not late, either -- at 7:30 or so, what should have been the peak of the dinner rush. For a chicken restaurant, being out of chicken is kind of a problem.

When it isn't having these sorts of problems, Crisp and Juicy is still OK -- it had a long way to fall from a very high peak -- but the glory days are now gone. The yucca and sauces are still very good, but the chicken is the star of the show, and that's where the drop off in quality is worst.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“My favorite rotisserie chicken place in the area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

There are a lot of great chicken places in Arlington, but my favorite is Crisp & Juicy. The flavor is just that much better...and that hot (orange) sauce...YUM! I put it on the chicken any the black beans & rice, too. Sometimes the beans & rice can get a little soupy...but I can over look that. Love that they have fried yucca as an option. The Family Platter is a great option when you don't know what you're going to have for dinner tonite.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rib Lake, Wisconsin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Had to make this my restaurant of choice during my stay in the area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

If you love chicken, you'll fall in love with Crisp & Juicy! Their rotisserie Peruvian chicken is so tender and juicy that it is great all by itself. But, you have the option to add medium or hot sauces which add a delicious complimentary flavor to the wonderful chicken. Not much of an area to sit in the restaurant, but I always ordered carry-out, so this wasn't a factor. The potato salad side is good, and the side salads are basic but good. I visited three times during my six week travels to Arlington - and could have gone more if I didn't try so many different places or eat meals back at my hotel.

Visited June 2012
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“Bear Peruvian style rotisserie chicken in US”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Been eating this all my life as with every meat eater in Arlington. Their rotisserie chicken is amazing as well as their sandwiches topped off with their hot sauce that is to die for. If your really feeling like having a Peruvian culinary experience get a side of fried yuka and an inca kola to wash it down. Don't miss this spot.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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