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Charcoal Chicken

71 Elm St, West Haven, CT 06516-3811
+1 203-934-2682
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor33%
  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“So hoping for better!”
23 Jun 2018
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71 Elm St, West Haven, CT 06516-3811
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have returned a number of times for the chicken, rice, beans and plantains. Dining area is reasonably comfortable; television station playing Fox Sports. Sparsely filled with patrons; seems most orders are take out. Wait staff accommodating and pleasant. Now to the food. Beans are tasty,...More

Thank merle h
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Average food at best, a portion of rice and beans 12 dollars cheap rice too, poor customer service and tip comes in the bill at 18% hidden because they don’t show that so if you are not a mathematician you end up giving them your...More

Thank Francisco P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The chicken is better and prices better in Sam Club, too much money for less. I just can't believe I pay $ 29.30 for half chicken for 2 people, french fried and soda

1  Thank Janet P
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I came here for lunch. Walking in, the dining area is much larger than I imagined. I sat at a table where's the waitress brought a menu. I chose the rice with chicken in a regular portion ($10). It came out 10 minutes later. The...More

Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Medium size restaurant excellent location outside Interstate 95 West Heaven Exit 44. The employees are absolutely too Younger without customers experience. Asking a server for what kind of sodas and getting a answer like “ are in the menu look it” lol lol so hilarious...More

Thank AlvaroNYC
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I came here to eat with my family and they absolutely loved it. We drive by the place all the time but had never stopped by. The food is delicious, and the service is great. There were 2 waitresses, kind of looked related, they were...More

1  Thank Susie1990
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Smallish, but comfortable and clean. On-street parking that may present a problem. But well-worth looking for a spot. The lunch special is a bargain - a quarter roasted chicken combination served with fries/salad, plantains (fried or sweet)/ salad, rice/fries, rice/beans... you get the idea! No...More

1  Thank pearl33814
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The name of the restaurant does not truly reveal the Hispanic meals you will discover here at Charcoal Chicken. Extremely tasty and very reasonably priced meals. There is a bounty of food when you order any of the dishes. The staff is very friendly (they...More

1  Thank djdicenzo
Reviewed 17 August 2012

This is a mandatory stop if you like spanish food. The chicken has a special spanish flavor and the way the charcoal it, makes it soft and tender. Their rice and beans are family portions and the tostones and maduos are the best north of...More

1  Thank Jack B
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Elm St, West Haven, CT 06516-3811
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-934-2682
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