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“The original owners are back!!”
Review of Chicken Coop - CLOSED

Chicken Coop
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Saint John
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The original owners are back!!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The original owners and operators of the Chicken Coop are back and with them comes the excellent food they were known for. I just enjoyed a delicious fish takeout meal and am pleased to report that the fish was fresh, the batter was spiced just right and the flavour was amazing. This little take out is a gem and well warrants a visit. The staff are friendly and will make you feel right at home. I notice that another reviewer posted a poor review but now that the original owners are back the food, service and cleanliness has improved 100%. The prices are great too!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Ellen H
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English first
Newark, Delaware
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Local, fresh made food”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Everything's made to order and I can see why they're so well known for their chicken! This is a real hole in the wall carryout section for the litchen that also prepares food for the bar next door. It's more fast food/fried chicken and some salads than sit down and eat full meals but that's exactly what I needed. I could tell it's a very popular places - lots of orders phoned in while I waited and some foot traffic, too. Don't expect your food to arrive as quickly as it would at a McDonalds because notihing is made ahead. It's worth the reasonable wait and you get what you request. The areas I could see looked really clean, the service was really helpful and friendly, and I got exactly what I asked for, including condiments, cooked the way I requested. Portions are large!

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
Thank janetlorraine
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Saint George, Canada
Level Contributor
100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Locally Famous”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

The Chicken Coop, or "Coop" as it is known locally, has been apart of the community for a number of decades. Owned by the Hooper family for many years, it has changed owners over the last year. For the most part, the food has not changed much (with the exception of a few new menu items) but the classic chicken and fries, or fish and fries, remains. There are a few spots to sit down, however the Coop is known as a Take Out for the locals. Though you should go expecting typical "take-out" food you may be surprise at the price… which is no longer cheap. A purchase of a 2-piece fish and fries, side salad and bottle of water will set you back approx. $16. If you’re looking for a very greasy spoon, stop here, however for the price you will pay, you might consider one of the sit-down establishments in the area which can also serve you up a plate of fries plus a few other options that are not deep-fried. Years ago, the prices at the Coop were half of what they are today so I am not sure what the draw is anymore. I have tried many "chippers" around the world and usually the big draw is cheap, fast food with a hint of sinful good taste. How much more can the price of a deep-fried take-out dinner go up before it is just simply not worth it? Let's just hope that the traditional taste, which helped build the history of the Coop, doesn't become lost.

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank StandingRoom
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Halifax, Canada
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Not so good....”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

The idea of the Chicken Coop is much better than what it actually is. Their own receipe fried chicken & fish, french fries - basically deep fried food. The service is poor and slow, especially during the lunch rush. Food is subpar, chicken is dry, fries are cold and undercooked. The place is dirty and the cook frequently goes from the kitchen to the cash and doesn't seem to wash hands

overall experience, yuck. never again

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank Disco2102
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