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The Foolish Chicken Restaurant

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$$ - $$$American, Barbecue,
79 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
+1 613-321-4715
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (26 reviews)
“quarter chicken” (12 reviews)
“ribs” (64 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
79 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ended up having to wait a while but the food was totally worth it. The servings were quite large and worth the price which was more than reasonable. The potatoes were especially good

Thank MDonT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special about the decor here, it is modern, inviting and pleasant. It could be noisy but as we were early it was fine for us. Service by Anick was fast and efficient and she was most accommodatin. The food was top in term of...More

Thank JPGG
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I did not digest well my dinner at Foolish Chicken...perhaps their chicken is not antibiotics or hormones free? Don't be foolish if chicken is your specialty you should offer top quality chicken. Also thought that $12 for onion rings was prohibitive. Our dessert: ginger cake...More

Thank Dani U
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic get together and we could not have asked for better service, food and drink! Everyone had very nice things to say about the food and service! We were a group of 21. I had pre-ordered a few baskets of wings so our...More

1  Thank Marie-Helene L
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Great hospitality! Very personable. Food was excellent. We had both the pork and beef ribs. Sauce was homemade as well as the coleslaw and corn bread. We had the brownie and gingercake for dessert. All delicious! Definitely recommend this very quaint restaurant near Dow Lake...More

1  Thank Tanice C
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We took a friend out for his birthday - everyone enjoyed their meals, with good sides. Wait staff was friendly, flexible, and attentive. The food arrived quickly - and I loved my ribs!

1  Thank MattYOW
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Great lunch again at the Foolish Chicken. Can’t ever go wrong with the lunch special. Anik is such a lovely server. Highly recommend.

Thank Tyler C
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We were pleasantly served and quite quickly too. My wife and I both love rotisserie chicken and so we tried the 1/4 chicken, one with salad and the other with sweet potato fries. Both our chickens were served barely lukewarm and with a sauce that...More

Thank tryharder
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We went here with friends who were looking for gluten free restaurant dining. Food was great. Great ambiance and the cheesecake was to die for! I’d eat here again.

Thank mizdot
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We had been taken out by some close frends on our trip to Ottawa... In our many years living in Ottawa before we had never known of this place... The Chicken was sooo succulent and the Ribs..Man oh Man..Superb... And the Climax was definetely the...More

Thank Huzeifa T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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