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The Foolish Chicken Restaurant

) #96 of 2,246 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ American, Barbecue,
79 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
+1 613-321-4715
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
79 Holland Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband did a lot of research and found this on Tripadvisor. While it was out of the downtown core, we ended up there as the other 2 locations closer to our hotel were either not open or not what was described. And THANK OUR...More

Thank Daniella S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place, yes it's small, no it's not fine dining but the food was amazing. My husband and daughter are both on gluten free diets and this was heaven to them. They even do gluten free desserts.

Thank dawn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service were all we could hope for. The downside is the cramped quarters. Not at all intimate. Still, all in all, a nice night.

Thank sab2440
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife had a rib craving so we checked TripAdvisor and decided to make the trek into town to try out the Foolish Chicken. A busy Monday is indicative of the food and service... just great. Partner had her half-rack of ribs and raved about...More

Thank Orleans_travellers
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Don't be a fool and miss out eating at this restaurant! My husband and I had supper here while visiting Ottawa. Being Celiac, it is not always easy to find a restaurant with a gluten free menu. The menu had a variety of gluten free...More

Thank D-Ranella
Reviewed 26 June 2017

If you are looking for chicken and ribs, look no further. Meaty fall off the bone, homemade sauces and desserts. What is not to love! Street parking only.

Thank bestfamilyadventures
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The ribs are great! Chicken not so much, a little dry and not that wow factor I was expecting. Good salads, sweet potato fries and toasted beans.The beer pint not that cold for a hot day im June. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Ernestottawa
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you enjoy chicken and ribs, the Foolish chicken is a good choice. The food is tasty, generous and predictable. The service was attentive and friendly.

Thank Zaiga B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a very rustic little restaurant. The chicken and the ribs (we had the beef ribs) are excellent and the sweet potato fries are the best I have had anywhere. Prices are reasonable and portions are large. I have been here twice and never...More

Thank CLZA
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant! The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. By far the best chicken I've had for awhile. The price is very reasonable too! It has a nice cozy setting too which is a bonus.

Thank ChristinaPotvin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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