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La Palma Chicken Pie Shop
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is one of the few great old school comfort food restaurants I remember growing up eating at in my wasted youth. The service and food is great and it is the only place I will eat liver from! If you want to enjoy some nostalgic orange county go soon...and the fresh baked goods can't be beat!

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1  Thank Julie W
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

The Chicken Pie Shop, located at 928 North Euclid Street, Anaheim, CA 92801., a block south of La Palma Ave. The strip mall that it's in is nondescript and full of all kinds of unique, low rent shops.

The Chicken Pie Shop was a favorite place for my dad to take us for dinner back in the early 60's. I swear the place looks exactly the same today as it did 50 years ago. Same worn naugahyde seating booths and same carpet. The macrame display and ceramic chickens which are somewhat dusty, have been there for at least 45 years. Don't let a small hole or worn formica table top discourage. The owner doesn't put money into decorating the place, so basically, you're paying for the good and inexpensive food. The cash registers is the original one from the 60's. Sometimes the owner will be there with a pocket protector in his shirt pocket. Their phone number is (714) 533-2021.

This is a very small, dated restaurant which specializes in homemade chicken pot pies. Ala carte pies are under $2 each and you can choose either white meat or dark meat. The pies are small, but basically are full of chicken and gravy with no vegetables.

Dinners are available for a few dollars more. They will include a small salad, a vegetable and mashed potatoes. Portions are somewhat small if you are a big eater, so I might suggest getting an extra pie with your meal. Price for a basic meal it's just over $5, and that's cheap by any standard. Extra gravy can be ordered, but will cost a little bit more.

There are other basic meals available, but don't look for anything fancy here. You'll get a basic piece of chicken or burger, mixed vegies and mashed potatoes. Did I mention that you'll also be treated to a piece of pie too?

One your way out, you'll have the opportunity to pass by the pastry counter. It's filled with delicious pastries of all kinds, and cakes too. You be glad if you decide to indulge and take a few pieces of dessert home with you, and possibly a couple of chicken pies to go.

For a fun,inexpensive evening out, try the Chicken Pie Shop. You'll feel as if you're eating in a roadside dinner along Route 66. You will not be disappointed, but don't expect anything fancy. You can visit this place, relax, eat a descent, cheap meal and wonder how this place has survived the ravages of time. Don't try to find their website.....they don't have a computer!!

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2  Thank Peoplemovers
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

If you like old retro restaurants that haven't changed in the last 60 years, this is the place for you. Very inexpensive dinners. Where else can you get a huge dinner that comes with soup and salad, bread & butter, potatoes, meat or chicken pie and dessert, all for about $6.75. Take home a Napoleon or half a Boston Cream Pie for later. If the waiters or waitresses are rude, be rude back. They eat that up! Try the spring fried chicken! It's delicious and the dinner includes 3 pieces. Hmmm!

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1  Thank Susana and Mike R
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

The Chicken Pot Pie shop opened in 1955 and seems to have been in a time capsule. The chicken is fresh, fast, and very affordable.

The pie is similar to a pastie, like a turnover filled with gravy, chicken, and vegetables with gravy ladled across the top. With mashed potatoes and soda you'll pay about $6.
By way of contrast, I stopped at Marie Callendars the next day: it was good, but it was $14 and so salty it was on the verge of being unpleasant.

The pie shop also has livers and other sweetmeats available too - and not deep fried.
I can't remember the last time I even saw these on the menu.

I found the restaurant clean and neat, but dated. The service was fast but not obsequious.

In short, if you're interested in local, small cuisine the Pie Shop is well worth a stop for lunch or dinner.

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1  Thank Qpgmr
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

An old friend now located out of state urged me to take a trip down his memory lane and check out the status of the nostalgic La Palma Chicken Pie Shop and Bakery. The restaurant boasts a huge 1950s-style neon sign and sits right off Euclid in an otherwise non-descript strip mall typical of Orange County. You enter thru a bakery that could thrive as a stand-alone business.

What I found inside the Pie Shop was an almost total throwback to a 1950s atmosphere. Nothing has changed from the kitschy light fixtures to the Zip-a-Tone "clip art" people on the plain menu. They obviously put little money into physical improvements and some would say La Palma needs a thorough detailing, a makeover and upgrade. But why mess with perfection?

This restaurant is excellent for seniors and others on a fixed income. The prices are unbelievably low for 2012. Most of the food is totally salt-free, quite bland and easy on sensitive tummies. I found the chicken "pie" - which lacks a crust like Marie Callendar's but is ladled into a large bowl and includes a very generous serving of rich white meat. The remainder of the menu is standard meat-and-potatoes fare. No "low-calorie" dishes here and no breakfast either ... it opens at 9am. The bathrooms are fair but clean. Don't forget the bakery. I left with a $5 coconut cake under my arm.

Bottom line is "Plain, standard food without flair, 'decadence' or adventure, yet inexpensive, in a throwback locale still going strong after 60+ years. Give it a try.

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1  Thank MonkeyOnTheWing
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