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“Our favorite diner spot”

Curly's Chicken House
Ranked #14 of 110 Restaurants in Elmira
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great service, the waitresses know us and are always freindly. Its old school diner at its best. Breakfast could be corned beef hash n' eggs or a belgian waffle with strawberries and whipped cream, its always good. For dinner the chicken is the way to go and ALWAYS their coleslaw!!!

Thank 210Kat
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

No place that smells like fried grease from 1/4 mile down the road can be appealing. You gotta like chicken.

1  Thank Frank F
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We are new to the area and had researched for a fried chicken place online. We chose Curlys! We arrived just before 8 in the evening hungry and craving some good fried chicken. We walked in and there was a group of people sitting and talking at a table. The place did not smell like anything was cooking. A girl from the table stood up and to our shock she said that they already closed down at 7:00 because the place was "dead" and they did not have enough customers to make it worth their while to stay open. Really? Wow! This was a Friday night! Seriously now, when a business has hours that close at 9:00 pm, then they should close at 9:00 pm. We drove for 30 minutes to get here ready for some good fried chicken. Well...we will NEVER go there again. With us it's one strike and you are out! Bad business practice. Applebees was more then happy to serve us a wonderful meal!

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2  Thank CountryBreeze
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Curly's is an Elmira area staple and I have been dining here since I was a toddler. Although the owners and interior design has changed over the years, the menu remains a constant and that's actualy a good thing!

The service is equal to that of which one would expect in a 'diner' setting. Although the menu isn't huge, there are many good things to eat and the prices are awesome. You get a good sized portion for what you order and it's always hot when it arrives, unless you get a cold sandwich or dessert!

The 'Curly's Special' is a great deal and usually what I order when dining here. Great little meal and it comes with their special cabbage salad which is THE best in the area. It's the perfect compliment to the chicken and dinner roll over gravy. I can also say the 'Mexican Cheeseburger' is great when you don't feel like chicken. A hamburger with perfectly seasoned meat sauce, good to the last lip smacking bite! Be sure to order a side of fries and gravy with that.

On Fridays, their Fish Fry is HUGE! Most times I oder the half portion and that is filling enough. Their mac-n-cheese is also a great side dish and a must have when ordering with the fish fry.

This place gets VERY busy for lunch, but the brisk pace of service usually lets a table open up quickly. Trust me, it is WORTH the wait!!!

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Thank Trekker38
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Curly's has been around for a long long time in the area. By far the best chicken and coleslaw you can find. The building itself is slowly starting to get more and more run down. We get takeout quite often...still the awesome food in our own home or picnic area.

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Thank Karringtyn
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