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“Best family restaurant in Windham area”
Review of Chicken Run

Chicken Run
Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Windham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$24
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Westfield, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best family restaurant in Windham area”
Reviewed 30 December 2012

Alan and the team at Chicken Run make for a welcome retreat after a long day on the slopes.

The food is excellent, everything from the gumbo, to the hamburgers, fried chicken, and streaks.

Everyone is treated like family, and the entire staff is warm and welcoming to families with small children.

We never miss a "run" every time we come up to the mountain.

  • Visited December 2012
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West Milford, New Jersey
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food & Service”
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Not just chicken but great burgers are served here. The chef totally accommodated my request for an almost rare cheeseburger, cooked to perfection with delicious, tender high grade meat. Have been here before for the chicken which was equally tasty. They encourage you to "picnic" outback on their outdoor tables with their food or BYO food. Nice bar also with a good selection of wines that outshine that "French" place in town.

  • Visited October 2012
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Westfield, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Food, Fun, and Popcorn.”
Reviewed 30 September 2012

This unassuming on the outskirts of Windham is perhaps the best family restaurant on the mountaintop. The one page menu covers all the comfort food basics and has something for everyone.

When you are seated the friendly waitstaff will provide you with a never ending bowl of popcorn that will keep the kids satisfied without overfilling them. If it's nice outside, opt for a table on the outside deck looking out at the Batavia Kill and Windham Mtn.

On the menu the Chicken Gumbo soup is a great starter. For dinner the chicken pot pie is tasty with a flaky crust floating on top, the smokey ribs fall off the bone, the meatloaf is just as good as mama used to make, and the fried chicken is crispy on the outside, moist on the inside and tasty especially if you opt for the honey dipped. In case you haven't noticed this place covers all the comfort food basics. All these meals are served with a side of sweet cornbread and your choice of an additional side. You can't go wrong with any of them.

The kids meals come with ice cream at the end which is sure to please the little ones. After dinner head out back and relax around the camp fire and make some warm gooey smores.

Chicken Run is the best value on the mountain! We've been going since they cut the ribbon and will continue coming back for more.

P.S. - They also are a great spot for lunch.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank GraniteBeaver
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601 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Place!”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

It is probably better than average. Myself and the two friends who were with me all ordered the same thing.......the fried chicken, which came with one side, I think it was ten dollars. The chicken was good, but not great. The one side (I had potato salad) was very good. But, honestly, I think they should serve TWO sides with a meat, not just one. (like maybe a potato and a vegetable). And it was strange, when I looked at the lunch menu, I did not see french fries on it, but people who sat at a nearby table had huge servings of fries......maybe they ordered off of a different menu..........? Anyways, I would probably return since I really like the rustic atmosphere and the service is good. But I might not return since there are so many other interesting looking eating places in Windham.

  • Visited September 2012
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Branford, Connecticut
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great meal...again!!”
Reviewed 23 August 2012

We never miss a visit to Chicken Run when visiting Windham. After a day of tipping back a few Harp at the Celtic Festival, nothing better then a relaxing dinner Chicken Run. We always order a few different dishes...ribs, chicken, sausage and peppers...then we share. Everything is sooooo good. and the soft serve ice cream for dessert is a great way to finish the meal. Clean, friendly, good size portions, comfortable seating. A+++...again :)

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank ozone56
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