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Charcoal Chicken

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71 Elm St, West Haven, CT 06516-3811
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Medium size restaurant excellent location outside Interstate 95 West Heaven Exit 44. The employees are absolutely too Younger without customers experience. Asking a server for what kind of sodas and getting a answer like “ are in the menu look it” lol lol so hilarious and turn on my temper. Food are not bad I like but the service terrible... More 

Thank alvaro r
New Haven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I came here to eat with my family and they absolutely loved it. We drive by the place all the time but had never stopped by. The food is delicious, and the service is great. There were 2 waitresses, kind of looked related, they were so kind and when we asked if we could substitute our fries on a plate... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Smallish, but comfortable and clean. On-street parking that may present a problem. But well-worth looking for a spot. The lunch special is a bargain - a quarter roasted chicken combination served with fries/salad, plantains (fried or sweet)/ salad, rice/fries, rice/beans... you get the idea! No problem when I asked the waitress if a substitution could be made. The beans I... More 

Thank pearl33814
Cheshire, Connecticut
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The name of the restaurant does not truly reveal the Hispanic meals you will discover here at Charcoal Chicken. Extremely tasty and very reasonably priced meals. There is a bounty of food when you order any of the dishes. The staff is very friendly (they love if you speak Spanish) and helpful. A gem of a place!

Thank djdicenzo
Cypress, Texas, United States
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

This is a mandatory stop if you like spanish food. The chicken has a special spanish flavor and the way the charcoal it, makes it soft and tender. Their rice and beans are family portions and the tostones and maduos are the best north of the Caribbean. The atomsphere is very friendly, it is 5 minutes off of i95 in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Elm St, West Haven, CT 06516-3811
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-934-2682

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