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The Foolish Chicken Restaurant

#109 of 2,186 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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79 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
+1 613-321-4715
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I drove up to Ottawa as a day trip during March break. We love to try new restaurants so before I left home I cruised the Internet looking for something to catch my eye. I stumbled on the Foolish Chicken and loving the name, I checked previous reviews. We decided to give it a try and were... More 

Thank jmiller93
Ottawa, Ontario,CANADA
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A family affair. Plentiful dishes. Comfort food, homemade. Tavern-type of decor but for families and nearby bureaucrats at Tunny's Pasture government campus. So clean, so warm of a greeting. Nathalie ( owner) makes deserts worthwhile walking extra mile. Price is right, excellent value for money, cooking at perfection. Nice wine list at reasonable price. 100% satisfied.

Thank zeniatrips
London, Canada
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the chicken, excellent! My husband also had chicken with ribs. Dinner comes with a side, we both had salads. Food was fresh, and fast!! Also a small side of coleslaw and corn bread was included. Only complaint was the piece of corn bread was tiny, I would have like a piece 3 times the size! Service is also... More 

Thank OuizeeB
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my son before attending an event. We had the owner's undivided attention during our entire visit! The main course was generous and delicious. We wanted to sample one of the may scrumptious desserts, but didn't feel up to a full portion each. They divided our one dessert onto separate plates before serving us, so our one dessert... More 

Thank PlatypusQueen
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Juicy and flavourful wings, fall off the bone ribs. Tart and sweet cheesecake. Moist and airy cornbread which they've recently changed so this whole delicious meal was gluten free and an excellent value. I really enjoyed being able to eat such flavourful fair and allergen friendly food; Even my husband enjoyed the food and servers friendliness so much he pointedly... More 

Thank Sarah W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Get there just before the lunch crowd, as the tables fill quickly. We suggest the Poulet My Finger (chicken strips and home fries)

Thank Dominique S
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great food as always and friendly and fast service. Such a great place for delicious food and great atmosphere. We love it here! Will definitely be back again soon. The ribs and wings are the best!

Thank alex7654
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I went to the Foolish Chicken with a couple of friends last night. Nice simple menu without too much choice - I hate it when a small restaurant tries (and usually fails) to carry as much variety as a franchise resto, it never works. Very nice juicy chicken. Dessert was terrific, a ginger cake with a rum and vanilla sauce.... More 

Thank sunburntjim
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We went there because my friend has celiac and she hadn't eaten poutine in 6 years. We got there and we we're served very very fast, under 10 minutes from when we ordered. The food was good, but nothing spectacular. I would recommend the poutine, and the gluten free cheesecake. You must go there if you're allergic to gluten, you'll... More 

Thank Emilie R
Ottawa, Canada
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189 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I hadn't been here in a few years so a return visit was long overdue. Three of us had a great time with attentive service. I had the pulled pork sandwich - very good while my companions had the chicken and the ribs. We started with the onion rings - very nice. I'm sorry I took so long to re-visit... More 

Thank Brigid H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?