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Curly's Chicken House

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2100 Lake Rd, Elmira, NY 14903-1823
+1 607-732-2334
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07:00 - 20:00
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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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Jamie M
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Philip M
Staten Island, New York
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460 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank bbbob84
Elmira, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank AlsworthCapital
Ithaca, New York
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank 54321Launch
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank OilerATC
Elmira, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We don't get to go here a lot, but the place has a lot of charm and their fish fry sells out crazy fast! Portions are huge and the food is very good comfort food. You can eat in or order your meal to go. If they're out of a fish fry try their chicken. It's great! Their sides are... More 

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Thank luvbugbub03
Elmira, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The food at Curleys is average on take out orders. It's a little better eating in. If you order take out, make sure , and I mean, make sure, you check your order before you leave. I would have to say, out of the last 10 times we have ordered take out, my order was not complete 7 times. It's... More 

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Thank Robert R
Pine Valley
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Great cole Slaw, delicious chicken and biscuits. Nice atmosphere . Very busy on Fridays, they have a fantastic fish fry. And yummy macaroni and cheese.

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Elmira, New York
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

From the outside it might look like something that you would just pass by. But trust me, you'd be making a huge mistake. I have only eaten there for lunch--seating is a combination of booths and tables on the right side of the restaurant and there appears to be another dining room on the left side. I don't know if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:30
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?