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Curly's Chicken House

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2100 Lake Rd, Elmira, NY 14903-1823
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Pine Valley
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great cole Slaw, delicious chicken and biscuits. Nice atmosphere . Very busy on Fridays, they have a fantastic fish fry. And yummy macaroni and cheese.

Thank Madeline M
Elmira, New York
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside it might look like something that you would just pass by. But trust me, you'd be making a huge mistake. I have only eaten there for lunch--seating is a combination of booths and tables on the right side of the restaurant and there appears to be another dining room on the left side. I don't know if... More 

Thank mamaknows
North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good service and good memories. We really enjoy it and have always come back. The prices are compatible and the deserts are yummy.

Thank auntknc
Elmira Heights, New York
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The building itself needs a serious update. It seems very dated. The staff has always been friendly enough, but the food seems to be left over from the night before or something they threw in the microwave. I avoid the place if I can help it

Thank Jessica D
Corning, New York
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153 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

For a chicken place the chicken was dry and not that tasty at all.. There overall selection for other times besides chicken was very limited.. They seemed to be out of a lot of items as well.. Only went the one time and will NOT be returning it was that BAD!!

Thank Barbara S
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98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Close to Woodlawn National Cemetery. The chicken was good and the have these tiny ribettes that were very meaty and moist. The waitress was beyond friendly. The chicken is freshly roasted so there might be a wait but it's worth it. The price is good too. It's a family friendly hometown place.

Thank Maria P
Elmira, New York
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband & I hadn't been to Curly's in ages & I had such a taste for their chicken & biscuits. So delicious, just like homemade. My husband had the 1/2 chicken dinner & loved every bite.I'm very picky about Cole slaw & theirs is the best. price is great, ambiance, not so much but who cares when they food... More 

Thank Jodie W
Glendive, Montana
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Grew up in the Waverly, NY area but my father, who worked at the Corning Glass Works in Corning, NY, would come home from time to time with a whole chicken in a foil lined bag for dinner from Curly's Chicken House. This was before the time when all grocery stores, big and small, started getting into the rotisserie chicken... More 

Thank Barry G
Elmira, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Breakfast is done right and service is always very courteous and prompt. They are currently upgrading the flooring in one section, but there is plenty of easy access seating in other areas of the restaurant.

Thank AlsworthCapital
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Went to curlys for dinner while out of town for work . It's a local landmark . I just wanted to try it . This place has good fried chicken , friendly service and huge desserts . My waitress was new but super good and friendly . It was Sunday and slow not to busy but this place is usually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Lake Rd, Elmira, NY 14903-1823
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: 607-732-2334

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