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The Chicken House

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1224 Capitol Trl, Newark, DE
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Chicken House has become one of my favorite restaurants. It has now been a few years that I have been a loyal customer. Each time I come, I feel valued and the service has been nothing but great. A Go-To dishes that I would recommend would be the Chaufa, sweet bananas and empanadas. Every meal would not be complete... More 

Thank charles h
Newark, Delaware
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've tried twice this week to order takeout at this place. The first time I called earlier this week I was told it was an hour wait for the rotisserie chicken. Just tried ordering again tonight, they are out chicken!! The Chicken House is out of chicken!! Ridiculous! Staff that works there were very rude!! Won't try it there again!

Thank dlbhill
Level Contributor
83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know why the Middletown location isn't listed because its been open for a while. I took my family there for dinner and wasn't really impressed with the food and the service was terrible. It wasn't really that crowded but maybe they were under staffed. I was expecting better food and larger portions. Everyone ordered something different but most... More 

Thank Jodyrox
Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

No polite or friendly greeting upon entering the restaurant. Disorganized. The staff seem to cater to their own.

Thank strongkellyiii
Newark, Delaware
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Meal prices range prices are large....from 6 - 20 dollars. But if you stick with the half chicken you'll be around 10 bucks. Service was very quick and food was delivered in a quick manner. Obviously go with chicken if it's your first time. One good thing is that the spice is all on the side and you can make... More 

Thank JohnnyDelwark
Wilmington, Delaware
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The interior leaves a lot to be desired. Could use some updating!! The food is served family style. The chicken is very moist and flavorful. The rice is rice! You have to "jazz it up" with spicy sauces! At the end of your meal you will get sticker shock!!! It is very inexpensive.

Thank Cheap_but_Good
Middletown, Delaware
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117 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Dined @ 422 E. Main St. Middleiown. Only open six weeks or so. Partner and I both tried the 4 piece version of chicken and we both thought it was best we have ever had in any restaurant. Moist, flavorful, and cooked to perfection. Used aji sauce(Tasty) and the hot sauce which was warmer than spouse enjoys. I was okay... More 

Thank Robert H
Elkton, Maryland
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

We finally tried this restaurant after living in the area for years. Clearly, our loss for not going sooner. If you're craving roasted chicken, yellow rice, and the most amazing sauce (slightly hot, a Peruvian staple), look no further! The Cilantro soup is also outstanding!! I find we go here more often than not if we have no particular plan... More 

Thank Follow_the_aroma
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Just went there to try something new but was happily surprised with the good food and ambience. Tried chicken breast with beans and rice. Very tasty and perfectly cooked chicken.

1 Thank Rochak P
Hockessin, Delaware
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

This restaurant did not look like anything great from the outside, in fact, the sign was unlit at night and it was hard to find. Once inside, however, we realized that this was a popular place! The Chicken House is a Peruvian BBQ Chicken specialist. The menu had a lot of unusual choices - a chicken dish stir fried with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1224 Capitol Trl, Newark, DE
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark

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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?