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The Chicken House

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1224 Capitol Trl, Newark, DE 19711-3924
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Elkton, Maryland
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

We finally tried this restaurant after living in the area for years. Clearly, our loss for not going sooner. If you're craving roasted chicken, yellow rice, and the most amazing sauce (slightly hot, a Peruvian staple), look no further! The Cilantro soup is also outstanding!! I find we go here more often than not if we have no particular plan... More 

Thank Follow_the_aroma
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Just went there to try something new but was happily surprised with the good food and ambience. Tried chicken breast with beans and rice. Very tasty and perfectly cooked chicken.

1 Thank Rochak P
Hockessin, Delaware
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

This restaurant did not look like anything great from the outside, in fact, the sign was unlit at night and it was hard to find. Once inside, however, we realized that this was a popular place! The Chicken House is a Peruvian BBQ Chicken specialist. The menu had a lot of unusual choices - a chicken dish stir fried with... More 

Thank bbrockson
Gainesville, Florida
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Potato in appetizer was cold, no choice for salad dressing, service week by American stands .. Chicken is oven baked, same as oven roasted in grocery store, even if it is not fast food, but not that authentic fresh just cooked and freshly made. More like 3 hours ago heated now food.

Thank Frank P
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like the chicken kebobs or the charcoal chicken. I normally get rice or salad as the side. I have tried other menu items and many are OK but most wouldn't standout when I'm hungry and trying to decide what to eat. The chicken kebobs with rice are one of my goes to's even though I do add more vegetables... More 

Thank norrtwins
Newark, Delaware
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238 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had a great lunch, the chicken was offered either white or dark, The rice was very tasty, and the salads where very good, The staff was efficient with the orders and the service was very good. A good place for lunch or dinner, small but good.

Thank Lstapen
Newark, Delaware
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is always amazing and cooked to perfection. They give you a lot of food so expect to take home doggie bags. The prices on food are a really good deal for the amount you get. The service here is very good. Definitely give this place a try.

Thank hollydraper
Hockessin, Delaware
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2015

Ate at the Chicken House for the first time. Tried the rotisserie chicken and the beef with fries[Loma saltoda]. Good moist chicken with flavorful sauce; beef a little overcooked but tasty. Calamari not recomended- just ok. Flan a must. The server, Gustavo, very patiently explained the dishes and made good recommendations. Do try the fried sweet plantains.Prices are just a... More 

1 Thank faithomas
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015

I love coming to this place. Great option for takeout other than unhealthy fast food joints. Love the whole chicken family meal, tostones and yuca sticks. Have ot have the yello aji as well!!

Thank medallo1
Wilmington, DE
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193 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

nice stop for dinner. I had the chicken and salad which was perfect for me as I wanted something that fit my dietary needs. The only drawback is the restaurant could be cleaner. Food is good and service was fine.

Thank Michelle P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1224 Capitol Trl, Newark, DE 19711-3924
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark

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