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The Foolish Chicken Restaurant

#83 of 2,201 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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79 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
+1 613-321-4715
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you enjoy chicken and ribs, the Foolish chicken is a good choice. The food is tasty, generous and predictable. The service was attentive and friendly.

Thank Zaiga B
Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very rustic little restaurant. The chicken and the ribs (we had the beef ribs) are excellent and the sweet potato fries are the best I have had anywhere. Prices are reasonable and portions are large. I have been here twice and never managed dessert because I was too full. Their desserts are all homemade and look delicious.... More 

Thank CLZA
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant! The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. By far the best chicken I've had for awhile. The price is very reasonable too! It has a nice cozy setting too which is a bonus.

Thank ChristinaPotvin
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great time at the foolish chicken. Food and service were excellent. Had the poulet my fingers, which were tender and delicious. The restaurant is very good and allows you to split the fries and get half order of salad. Missed out on the onion rings, but they looked so delicious. Was with a big group and everyone enjoyed... More 

Thank sburr2017
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our bosses retirement lunch at the Foolish Chicken. The atmosphere was very relaxed and homey, the food was great and the service was too. A really good time was had by all and I will definitely refer this restaurant to friends. The hosts and servers were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Janeyliz13
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Hello I love the service, the quality, the staff especially Anick, the owners. I highly recommend this place!

Thank Happy1232013
Hamilton, Canada
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143 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Very friendly service and a nice atmosphere. The food came pretty quickly. We had beef ribs which were good, the chicken was tasty but a little tough. Sweet potato fries were good. Mac and cheese was dry. Good value for what you get.

Thank BazRasty
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Foolish Chicken caters to a large variety of clients, from government employees to young families. It is a small establishment that features a menu centers on chicken although ribs or vegetarian options are also available. The sides feature corn bread, coleslaw and sweet fried potatoes. The deserts are homemade by the owners, featuring cheesecake of all sorts of varieties,... More 

Thank nic0lelm
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Went here for birthday celebration with family and even though my husband can cook up chicken and ribs like 'no one else', we all enjoyed our meals and the owners truly knew how to take care of their customers.

Thank Denise D
Ottawa, Canada
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1 review
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I came to the Foolish Chicken with several friends for supper, some of us had been here before. I was the last of my group to arrive and before I said a word, Anick, the server on duty knew which group I was with and directed me to where they were seated on the second floor, taking my drink order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-321-4715

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