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1193 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5104
+1 831-655-1704
11:00 - 20:30
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Monterey County, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

When I'm tired and don't feel like making dinner, my husband and I head to the Little Chicken House. He always has chicken; I vary my eating, sometimes having ribs, sometimes brisket and sometimes the pulled pork. I almost have the mashed potatoes (real! not from a box) and often the cole slaw. The cole slaw is an especially nice... More 

Thank Linnet H
North America
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97 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

4 stars for the chicken only - you can see it roasting in the front entrance, and it is very good rotisserie chicken (it is not smoked or bbq'd but they have a smoking bbq in the front drive to draw customers in) plus reasonably priced. It was spiced deliciously and juicy and tender. We did get some sides -... More 

Thank Lady_World_Traveller
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164 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We came for lunch and had bbq pork plate lunch with mac & cheese and mix vegetables and rotisserie chicken with potato salad and green salad which was just lettuce. Pork was fatty and tough, chicken was very tender an tasted good. We probably would find another place for lunch as it was just ok.

Thank TCWatson
Oakhurst, California
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

We did some research as we drove into Pacific Grove and this someone mentioned the locals love this restaurant. It also had a lot of cars in the parking lot which spoke volumes to us. The dining area is small and not fancy but the food is wonderful.

Thank JulieLynn F
Sonora, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Nice surprise. looks like fast food from the outside but the meat is rotisserie and smoked. big portions, just a little pricey. Service was fast. The coleslaw is blah but the meat is tender and tasty...could be a little spicier.

Thank MrsPEL
Sao Paulo, SP
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I've eaten there many times over the years and it's always been good. The place has been there so long that the walls have taken on that smoky patina that adds to the flavor of the meat. Not much of a sit down restaurant, but they do a great take out business. Pacific Grove is not famous for BBQ, but... More 

Thank DipCourier
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137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

This is some of the tastiest BBQ you will find. It is simple and straight forward. It serves locals and touring PGA pros. Seating is limited. You will not regret stopping in.

Thank LifesaSnap
Kingman, Arizona
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144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014

The thought of drive thru BBQ lured us in. Got the 3 meat combo with two sides. Chicken and ribs were great - brisket wasn't my style. The sides were awesome - the coleslaw was nice and light and the Mac salad was fresh.

Thank omegaprix
Pebble Beach, California
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We drop by LCH for take-out whenever we're in the mood for a quick BBQ dinner. Although the meats are not slow smoked, they're all cooked outside in a wood fired bbq and kept hot in an open spit. The exterior/interior is a little shabby but the LCH offers good value.

Thank 1globetrekker2
Newland, North Carolina
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This little place was quite the surprise; not much for eating in so you may want to do carry-out. Friendly staff, but the chicken/ribs is what you come for; taken fresh off of the spit. Though pricey for chicken you'll find it well worth it.

Thank Jim R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1193 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-1704

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