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“Little place, Big Food”

Little Chicken House
Ranked #46 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Little place, Big Food”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

We drove past this place and initial thoughts were to not stop. One of our rules while on vacation is to not eat at franchise locations. We like to taste the area and what the locals make. Such was the case with Little Chicken House. We were attracted by the BBQ smoker out front and the fact that it was small and we could eat fast. When we went in we saw whole chickens rotating in the pit. The place is small and very functional. It's not a place for a romantic meal or if you like fancy atmosphere. This is a place where hard working individuals make great food, over and over and over again. Practice makes for perfect ribs, chicken, brisket, and sides that taste amazing and warm the soul.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Diane C
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Pacific Grove
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“You will not be able to eat this food just once.”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

The chickens are on a huge rotating grill. I usually order to go. Mashed potatoes with gravy and cole slaw. Not to be duplicated. The flavor is wonderful!

Visited May 2014
Thank frenchirishlass
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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225 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014

I love everything these folks serve and the way they serve it. All restaurants should be like this place. You go in and sit at a small counter. The rotisserie is directly in front of you and you choose your dish, chicken or ribs usually. The sides are pre-packaged and the food outstanding. This is a one of a kind place and I go to it at every opportunity.

Only downside: I tend to get a bit of heartburn after eating here.

Visited October 2013
Thank ready314
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Portland, Oregon
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180 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Big Servings @ the Lil Chicken”
Reviewed 9 May 2013 via mobile

These guys do an oak smoke BBQ. Checked this out as a local friend said ribs were amazing. So bottom line: good meat/BBQ but they need to work on nuancing the sauce - or having some heat in the sauce. Also sides were homemade yet one-night & unseasoned. Nice guys. Nice large portions of meat but the presentation on white paper plates (@$15/serving) was a bit disappointing. But hey it is Monterey & so context is once again everything.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank DanielLogan
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Monterey, California
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great BBQ to grab and go to the beach!”
Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

I always do the drive threw and take my BBQ to the beach close by. I am a local and I think that their BBQ is the best around. Pulled pork is always moist and tasty. All the sides are good to!!!! Love the mac n cheese!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Surfkelly
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