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El Pollo Alegre Restaurant

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323 S Grimes St, Dalton, GA 30721-3966
+1 706-259-7998
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Cohutta, Georgia
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went here on a whim because we heard it was so amazing. We were surprised to not be handed a menu. They really only have one thing on their menu - chicken! And it is really good chicken. You can get beans and rice added or a bean soup. There are condiments for the chicken as... More 

Thank Mikaela G
Calhoun, Georgia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The locals call it "half chicken-whole chicken." No menu just a choice of a half chicken or a whole chicken with rice and beans (re-fried or soup). Salsa/condiment bar for a little added spice. Awesome food at a very reasonable price.

Thank rwright30701
Bainbridge, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great place worth trying. Options of chicken or ribs with condiments at buffet. Chicken was great along with bean soup. Quick service and reasonably priced.

Thank parbreaker2016
Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place is nothing like most Mexican places; this is the real deal. You can get 1/2 chicken or whole, refried beans or beans soup, and rice. Assorted sauces and pico de gallo. Everything we tasted was fresh and authentic, reasonably priced, quick service in an unassuming place in the middle of a residential area. Not to be missed!

Thank suede2
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

If your in the area and want some GREAT CHICKEN this is the best place to eat. The food is the best the smoked chicken is the best you're going to get. And the soup bean's can't be beat. The staff is great. They always have a smile and a great attitude. If you're in the dalton area and want... More 

Thank Loretta R
Rome, Georgia
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170 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome little place. Clean and the grilled chicken is in a league and food group all its own. Great and packed for lunch. Great to go and sauce bar very good.

Thank Vinny U
Macon, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

A college professor introduced my class to this hidden gem 6 years ago. While in the general area today, I decided to try to find it again. Google maps didn't take us directly there, but we found it anyway! I ate every morsel of my meal and felt completely satisfied afterwards. Like other reviewers said, there's no menu, but you'll... More 

Thank Ashley G
Cleveland, Tennessee
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Whenever I generally visit Dalton,Georgia,I stop to eat at some of the best Restaurants in the area. I visited the El Pollo Alegre restaurant, and I absolutely enjoyed their smoked chicken,with Rice & Beans! Their Chickens are carefully smoked & prepared in a separate building,located outside their main dining area! Their Chicken is well seasoned, so you can taste the... More 

1 Thank Hawkiwen
Dalton, Georgia
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Words can so justice to their chicken, you must visit. That's all there is on the menu so if you're not a fan of pollo you may want to look elsewhere. Worth a stop!

Thank BethMorrison6
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014 via mobile

They know how to smoke a chicken. They have ribs too and they are fall apart tender, but the seasoning isn't what I prefer. The chicken is amazing though. They will ask you if you want a whole chicken or half and they have rice, beans, and bean soup. They have a little self serve bar for salsas and guacamole.

Thank Felicia F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
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 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 S Grimes St, Dalton, GA 30721-3966
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Dalton
  • Phone Number: +1 706-259-7998

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?