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The Chicken Inn

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541 E Hendricks St, Shelbyville, IN 46176-1752
+1 317-392-6088
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the chicken but the mash potatoes and gravy are out of sight. We order large amounts of chicken and sides to go and the order is always correct.

Thank Jennifer R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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96 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their food is bland at best. I ordered pork chops and they brought me some sort of pork loin thing that had a lot of fat on it. I won't return to this restaurant.

Thank GentlemanJim62
Shelbyville, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Overall pretty good,chicken and noodles is the bomb,always go for that but other stuff is good too,but that is the best,with sugar cream pie can not be beat

Thank Bobby M
Indianapolis, Indiana, Usa
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here based on a Yelp review. When we walked in, they had just opened and no one was there. Ten minutes later, nearly every table was full. The fried chicken & mac and cheese were excellent. One server took care of every table in that restaurant but never wanted for anything. The food, drink refills, and check we're... More 

Thank UroDocSam
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were warned about The Chicken Inn that they had the best fried chicken ever. They were correct. We stopped by for lunch on a Saturday. It wasn't very busy and we were seated promptly. The order was taken & the food arrived quickly. My wife & I both had the 3 piece chicken dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy &... More 

Thank mwbare
South Bend, Indiana
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We came through with a group of 28 (no reservations accepted, but we called a few weeks out) on our way down to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY (you MUST visit there if you haven't!). We were seated and served quickly. I don't know what everyone had, but we heard lots of good comments. I had the grilled chicken... More 

Thank picnictree
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

What to do for food for an outdoor family reunion picnic at a primitive site? You could tie up numerous people grilling hamburgs and frankfurters. Or you could order fried chicken for 50. We did the latter. Shelbyville locals claimed The Chicken Inn's fried chicken was better than chain alternatives, so I followed their recommendation, and placed a 'To-Go' order.... More 

Thank WestTrekker
Covington, Kentucky
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137 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Tried it for the first time, it is far from home. Got the three wings plus two sides on special that night. Very good chicken in larger pieces than found at big franchises. The coleslaw was also good. The mashed potatoes and gravy were served with white gravy, but not chicken gravy, a country gravy I am guessing. The potatoes... More 

Thank SteveHereNow
Shelbyville, Indiana
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I've eaten here many times and food is great with friendly service. The restaurant is usually very busy on Friday nights, so go early.

Thank crystalharpring
Dublin, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had the broached chicken, coleslaw, and homage onion rings. The food was good and the waitress helpful. Much better than KFC.

Thank 1947linda2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 541 E Hendricks St, Shelbyville, IN 46176-1752
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 317-392-6088

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?