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“Finger licking good”

The Foolish Chicken Restaurant
Ranked #74 of 3,256 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Small family-run restaurant serving up rotisserie chicken and baby back ribs. We've also got the meanest cheesecake in town. Many gluten free options.
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

My favourite place in town, run by my favourite people. Great food, greater(!) sauces and a nice relaxed atmosphere. It's hard to do 'restaurant' consistently well, but these guys have been delivering great chicken and ribs for over a decade.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Mark F
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

The Foolish Chicken is one of my favourite spots in Ottawa. They always give a great dining experience. Whether you are a family, a group of friends, or just popping by for lunch there is something for everyone. Great atmosphere, great food, even better people. It's nice to see and support a family owned business, run by such great owners. They obviously know what they are doing and treat their staff well, I always leave feeling appreciated and valued. 11/10 would recommend, especially if you have never been!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Becky Y
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Went there for a quiet dinner with a friend looking for a place we could talk, relax and have some good comfort food. This place did not disappoint. A Sunday night and there was no crowd even though it was St Patty’s Day. We had their rotisserie chicken with real mashed potatoes like mom use to make. There was virtually no wait for the food and service was attentive and friendly. We could relax,catch up and not feel rushed. Throw in a sofa and I could imagine chillin out after dinner at my parents. The killer was their cheesecake. Sorry Mom you can’t beat this. Great way to close out a day.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank LorneC_13
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

Great location to where we stayed and nice meals that we picked up and brought back. Something for everyone.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Paula590802
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

Excellent service and food at this family run restaurant. Two full lunches including cheesecakes and a takeaway were served professionally, with atttention to detail (packaging and heating of the takeaway meal) and an interest in our feedback and how we found the place. The chicken is flavourful and well presented. Prices for a full meal are no different than chicken chain restaurants. The cheesecake is wonderful if you can fit it in after a full meal. Definitely a place for a return visit

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank Susan F
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