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Chicken on the Way
1443 Kensington Rd. NW
Although shrimp and flatfish are available from the fry basket, chicken rules this roost at this fine old drive in. It is sturdy-crusted, oil-infused, luscious chicken, a joy to overeat. The skin pulls off the meat in great chewy strips; and the meat below is moist and flavorful. Side dishes include excellent French fries and big, super-crusty, slightly sweet corn fritters.
42% Approval Rating (
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Hungry man chicken dinner
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"A take-out fried chicken shack serving Calgary since 1958, Chicken on the Way is a classic of its kind. Amenities are few. Seating is limited to a couple of picnic tables outside. Ordering is done at a counter inside and everything gets sent out in a bright yellow ..."
December 13, 2007
"If it wasn't for the Roadfood.com reference, I would never have stopped at Chicken on the Way. Approaching the building, one can get turned off by the real hole-in-the-wall looks. It is boxed in by a Vietnamese restaurant and a drive-in hamburger joint. However, one ..."
February 27, 2011
"Tasty but heavy on the grease, Chicken on the Way is worth a visit, but don't eat there too ..."
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1443 Kensington Rd. NW, Calgary, AB, XX
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Open Year Round
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"The huge chicken breast and ample drumstick virtually eclipse the rest of the meal that comes in this box: French fries and a spherical corn fritter."
"The lush, crunchy skin that envelops each piece of this chicken, shattering at first bite, is irresistible ... and it makes silverware irrelevant."
"Decor at Chicken on the Way is mostly empty boxes ready to be filled with dinner."
"Chicken on the Way is now graced by a biggggg chicken."
"Most people carry away their boxes of chicken; but a few picnic tables are provided (visible at the far right of the photo)."
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