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“Terrible”
Review of Chick's Drive Inn - CLOSED

Chick's Drive Inn
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Chick's during my childhood was awesome. Beach, good food, arcade games, and so on. I think nostalgia was the only thing keeping this place going in my head, cause I went back today and it was TERRIBLE. Rude service at the desk. Cash only (who uses cash anymore?) They don't even have drink re-fills despite the outrageous drink price. The plate of fries for 4 dollars was a joke, I mean come on, I get more for 2.19 at McDonald's, and they taste better. The foot long dog was good, and for 3.50 a serious upgrade over the regular sized one (had one of each.) The footlong hot dog was the ONLY thing good about this place.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

In the mood for hot dogs, fried clams, burgers, onion rings??? This seaside restaurant has been a favorite with many people from miles around for many years. Serving all of your summertime and seafood favorites, you can also sit outside and look at the beach and passing skateboarders while you enjoy very good food. Try the onion rings...particularly good.

Thank ptr069
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Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Great seafood selections, mostly all fried. Also traditional drive in fare of burgers, dogs and fries. Great shakes - try the toasted almond. Sits across the street from Long Island Sound, beautiful clean beach area. Lots of outside tables to enjoy the sunshine and sea breezes or many inside tables for those who prefer a/c on a hot summer day. If you're looking for a fancy seafood restaurant, this isn't it. Totally casual atmosphere. The fried shrimp is one of my favorite selections. The fish sandwich is huge and the lobster rolls are made with real lobster, none of those languistino's some restaurants like to sell as lobster.

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Thank MilfordSue
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Lived in West Haven for 60 years and again, I tried to see if Chicks would be a place for lunch. the place has gotten worse over the years. At one time, Chicks made a decent hot dog and the fries were cooked well, they were just overpriced. Now, the dogs are lousy, the fries greasy and undercooked and the onion rings burnt. Oh yes, don't try to bring anything back if you don't like it, you'll get a attitude and a half! Also, it's cash only... not convienient in this day and age. McDonald's even accepts Debit and Credit cards!

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Thank ozzy6900
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

To start they are CASH only but it 's NOT posted anywhere. I don't carry much cash anymore. So I asked the cashier how much my lunch would be and she answers " Not more than 20 dollars." I ordered the lobster roll platter and french fries for $15. It was served on a foot long bun, the meat was grilled like the hot dogs they are known for. Not what I was looking for in a lobster roll. The price for the meal wasn't bad compared to other places for a lobster roll that big.

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Thank mhoff1993
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