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The Foolish Chicken Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


American, Barbecue, Canadian
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Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews cheesecake ribs chicken and rice cornbread fries salad real mashed potatoes fall off the bone finger licking good service was attentive and friendly great sauce comfort food wonderful meal homemade sides crispy bite
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the BBQ chicken wrap,the fries that I had were like chip wagon quality. My friend had the wrap with a salad which she stated was really really good. It's a relaxing location with good food. The service was quick and the portions generous....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank ShirleyH1698
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

My favourite place in town, run by my favourite people. Great food, greater(!) sauces and a nice relaxed atmosphere. It's hard to do 'restaurant' consistently well, but these guys have been delivering great chicken and ribs for over a decade.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Mark F
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

The Foolish Chicken is one of my favourite spots in Ottawa. They always give a great dining experience. Whether you are a family, a group of friends, or just popping by for lunch there is something for everyone. Great atmosphere, great food, even better people....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Becky Y
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Went there for a quiet dinner with a friend looking for a place we could talk, relax and have some good comfort food. This place did not disappoint. A Sunday night and there was no crowd even though it was St Patty’s Day. We had...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LorneC_13
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Great location to where we stayed and nice meals that we picked up and brought back. Something for everyone.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Paula590802
Reviewed December 19, 2018

Excellent service and food at this family run restaurant. Two full lunches including cheesecakes and a takeaway were served professionally, with atttention to detail (packaging and heating of the takeaway meal) and an interest in our feedback and how we found the place. The chicken...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Susan F
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I checked this place out based on reviews and was not disappointed. The service was fast, the portions errr huge and the food was good. You can't go wrong.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a very pleasant lunch at The Foolish Chicken. The ribs were excellent and the ginger cake was perfect on a snowy afternoon. Our server was very friendly. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and prices are very reasonable. A keeper!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IanMumford
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Popped in for lunch after seeing the adorable sign and was well worth it. Friendly place with a small but delicious menu. Dessert is made depending on what is in season so you can go back again and again to try new and exciting handmade...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Addrianna818
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Small, comfortable restaurant. Service was very friendly and not rushed, refreshing compared to recent dining experiences. The chicken is excellent and worth the price (which previous reviewers have expressed concern around but I think is very reasonable for the quality). Desserts here are excellent here...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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