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251 N Chicago St, Joliet, IL 60432-4029
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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271 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meeting some friends in the area. Stopped for a quick bite. It is located across the street from the Rialto Theater. People were in and out very quickly ordering in, sitting down, or take out. We split a four piece with a side of mac and cheese bites. So tasty! I would have loved to try their chicken and waffles... More 

Thank Heidi-ready-2-travel
New Lenox, Illinois
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284 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, you have to look past the area, the parking lot, and the atmosphere of the place. I went to this place after hearing so much about it. I went on a Friday night and ordered the much proclaimed chicken chunks and potato wedges. The chicken was very fresh and tasty. I had honey mustard as my dipping sauce and... More 

Thank Teach3v
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've had the gizzards and the chicken breast chucks. The gizzards was very soft but you can tell they were boiled first before they were fried. The chicken chucks was very dry like they had sit up under the light too long but they were still good

Thank Savanna B
Joliet, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

So I have been here twice. First time I had the chicken chunks that everyone talks about. It literally big chunks of chicken. Make sure to get a sauce otherwise they will be dry. The second time I had chicken and waffles. The chicken was the same chicken chunks and the waffle tasted like it had been fried and re-heated.... More 

Thank Patrece M
Lockport, Illinois
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is our go to, holiday-additional add to our menu, place. It's not the cleanest. The floor is actually, "slick". But you can preorder large orders for holidays. Picking up- be patient. There is a system to the madness. It's a great item to add to lasagna, mostacolli or any "different" kind of meals to give it a different spin.... More 

Thank 1988Steph1988
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Love their chicken chunks. Make sure you get the sauces too in the side, especially hot sauce. We always order for family parties.

Thank allianderson
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Best chicken ever! Ever! I have been there many times and plan to go many more. The owners are frequently on the property and always take a minute to say hello.

Thank jailerjo
Plainfield, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a small local establishment in downtown Joliet that has been in business for years. You can dine in or take out. The decor is in dated and worn, but the chicken chunks and the dirty rice make up for what is lacking in the decor. The chunks are large and meaty. I have never found any fat on... More 

Thank Cheryl M
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Chicken and waffles are great. Not in the best part of town.. and mornings are tough in the area when school is in, long lines.. etc. Food is totally worth the wait.

Thank mariec9230
Joliet, Illinois
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This place is kinda located in a crap part of town, but that chicken though!! It is so worth it every now and then. Usually we pick up a ton of chicken chunks and dipping sauces and they are great.

Thank Adesso23

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 N Chicago St, Joliet, IL 60432-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet

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