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Chicken on the Way

1443 Kensington Rd. NW, Calgary, AB, XX - (403) 283-5545
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 (14 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Hungry man chicken dinner

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"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 ..."   [Read More]
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Bruce Goldensohn
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 ..."   [Read More]
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Jed Web
February 27, 2011
"Tasty but heavy on the grease, Chicken on the Way is worth a visit, but don't eat there too ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1443 Kensington Rd. NW, Calgary, AB, XX
(403) 283-5545

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
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 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."
Michael Stern





The lush, crunchy skin that envelops each piece of this chicken, shattering at first bite, is irresistible ... and it makes silverware irrelevant.
"The lush, crunchy skin that envelops each piece of this chicken, shattering at first bite, is irresistible ... and it makes silverware irrelevant."
Michael Stern


Decor at Chicken on the Way is mostly empty boxes ready to be filled with dinner.
"Decor at Chicken on the Way is mostly empty boxes ready to be filled with dinner."
Michael Stern


Chicken on the Way is now graced by a biggggg chicken.
"Chicken on the Way is now graced by a biggggg chicken."
find, anne


Most people carry away their boxes of chicken; but a few picnic tables are provided (visible at the far right of the photo).
"Most people carry away their boxes of chicken; but a few picnic tables are provided (visible at the far right of the photo)."
Michael Stern



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