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Curly's Chicken House

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2100 Lake Rd, Elmira, NY 14903-1823
+1 607-732-2334
07:00 - 20:30
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 20:30
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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upstate NY
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252 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we used to always come here for or grandfather in laws birthday get together. They have run out of chicken on occasion....food is very tasty...but salty, greasy...all those things that are tasty but bad for you. Generous portions.

Thank canter2u
Rochester, New York
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New to the area and had to drive by Curlys at all hours of the day. Always busy and now I know why. The chicken is delicious. Cooked to a golden brown and moist perfection. And the best cole slaw I have had in years. Service was prompt and polite. This is not fancy by any means but who cares... More 

Thank beecompany
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A great place for breakfast. Staff is friendly and the service is fast. If you are looking for some comfort food this is the place to go. The gravy is amazing!

Thank Stacey H
Oswego, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We came here due to the reviews saying that this place has great "fried chicken". There is NO fried chicken here...it is rotisserie chicken. Needless to say, we were very disappointed since we were looking for some good ol' fried chicken. That being said, food was decent. Service was fast and friendly. Prices very reasonable.

Thank Cruise_Happy_11
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting this place for year. Great chicken and coleslaw salad. Good service most of the time. Suggest take out orders too. Good price to feed a large group.

Thank Jamie M
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

A real old fashioned fried chicken house with very good chicken dinners. I'm guessing it's a favorite with the locals because it was packed.

Thank Philip M
Staten Island, New York
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491 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Went here on a recommendation from a friend who had visited the area. My GPS did not get me here, but Google Maps did. Arrived for a late lunch and the place was still quite busy for a Tuesday afternoon. A good sign when visiting a place that you don't know. Ample parking and there were a lot of cars.... More 

Thank bbbob84
Elmira, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Good food, excellent service. Staff is hard working, courteous and pleasant. They have perfected the art of cooking eggs any way you want them.

Thank AlsworthCapital
Ithaca, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you like good old fashion fried chicken, you will love Curleys. Large portions, great taste, low prices & quick service. This is truly a place not to miss, and well worth the visit.

Thank 54321Launch
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The little out-of-the-way chicken joint & quaint homie interior had my hopes so high for some great chicken. But...not so fast my friend. I had the 1/4 chicken (white meat) with ribs, coleslaw, mash potatoes/gravy & roll. The chicken & ribs had little flavor...I had to cover it in hot sauce to offer taste. The mash potatoes were instant &... More 

Thank OilerATC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 Lake Rd, Elmira, NY 14903-1823
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Elmira
  • Phone Number: +1 607-732-2334

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