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Little Chicken House

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1193 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5104
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This place has been around for a long time. Nothing fancy for dining at the kitchen, but the barbeque is really good and the take-away is a great way to have a quick dinner.

Thank Kris L
Belgrade, Serbia
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88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Small unpretentious place. A few tables in from of the grill. Choice based on BBQ rib, chicken and few more. Prices are cheap especially if you share the same chicken with 2 to 4 persons.

Thank Roberto_Vazzo
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Live meat grilling in front of you! The chicken was delicious, tender on the inside, crispy skin. Very kind owner that made us feel welcome, and provided good service.

Thank Judith v
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Chicken Ok, Brisket OK, Ribs AWESOME. Price was right. BOOM. Low tech dining room so we got it to go, they have a drive through too.

1 Thank Earl S
North Carolina
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178 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

It's easy to miss but it's worth stopping here. The barbecue is fantastic… Pork beef brisket chicken all of it. Strongly recommend a meal here (or drive thru).

Thank WKK10
Bentonville, Arkansas
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44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

The Chicken was tender and smoky. Sides were great! Especially the mac and cheese! The size of the chicken were a bit on the smaller side and the price was too high for me to want to try it again. We were hungry and there were no fast-food restaurants to be found near by.

Thank Mary X
Monterey Peninsula, California
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

When I'm tired and don't feel like making dinner, my husband and I head to the Little Chicken House. He always has chicken; I vary my eating, sometimes having ribs, sometimes brisket and sometimes the pulled pork. I almost have the mashed potatoes (real! not from a box) and often the cole slaw. The cole slaw is an especially nice... More 

Thank Linnet H
North America
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88 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

4 stars for the chicken only - you can see it roasting in the front entrance, and it is very good rotisserie chicken (it is not smoked or bbq'd but they have a smoking bbq in the front drive to draw customers in) plus reasonably priced. It was spiced deliciously and juicy and tender. We did get some sides -... More 

Thank Lady_World_Traveller
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We came for lunch and had bbq pork plate lunch with mac & cheese and mix vegetables and rotisserie chicken with potato salad and green salad which was just lettuce. Pork was fatty and tough, chicken was very tender an tasted good. We probably would find another place for lunch as it was just ok.

Thank TCWatson
Oakhurst, California
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015

We did some research as we drove into Pacific Grove and this someone mentioned the locals love this restaurant. It also had a lot of cars in the parking lot which spoke volumes to us. The dining area is small and not fancy but the food is wonderful.

Thank JulieLynn F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1193 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-655-1704

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