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Emma's Chicken

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279 S van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304-4303
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We had three different dinner chicken dishes each had a great international flare and taste. Definantly not disappointed and will return.

Thank DrJDM
Bangkok, Thailand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Chicken was under-cooked, staff seemed apathetic / or annoyed with customers. We won't be returning..

Thank Mark P
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

This is nothing fancy but a good place to take kids or multi generations for a quick almost fast food meal where you know what food you are eating. When you walk in you order at the counter. Then your food number is called out and you pick it up at the counter and choose your formica table. The venue... More 

Thank Marylander44
Alexandria, Virginia
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221 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Having lived in Peru for several years, I'm always excited when I find a new Peruvian place. This one, however, didn't take long to disappoint. The complete rudeness of the lady at the counter (either she was having a terrible day or she has a personality that shouldn't be serving the public) should have made me leave immediately, but I... More 

1 Thank cjsalexva
Elkton, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

after looking every where that did not have a wait and not fast food we found this place it was great.

Thank BubbaGras
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Don't be scared away by the dive look of this place. It is in a shopping center with just a few cheap tables and chairs. We always get the whole chicken meal takeout. We go here at least once a week. The chicken here is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! It is so moist with a smoky flavor, you will not be disappointed. Not... More 

Thank agentjut
Smithtown, New York
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I was back in my old hometown of Alexandria and happened to be driving past the Van Dorn shopping center around lunch time when my stomach rumbled for me to stop and get a bite to eat. I noticed the usual suspects, Subway, Wendy's, the Chinese takeout, etc, but a new sign caught my eye....Emma's Chicken....hmmm, what could this be?... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
Peruvian, South American
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 S van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304-4303
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria

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