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The Chickery

Posted by Staff / Listed on May 2, 2012 / review policy

The ChickeryThe Chickery has opened near Richmond and Spadina. Go here for roast bird, sauces made from chef David Adjey's secret recipes and creative sides like steamed squash, collard greens and Spanish rice and beans.

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11 Comments

Dan / May 3, 2012 at 11:59 am
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Yes! This city needs more chicken places...and with David Adjey behind the recipes, even more stoked!
Chick Chick / May 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm
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I visited The Chickery last week.
Chicken fingers: tasty, but nothing spectacular.
BBQ dipping sauce: tastes like Heinz brand BBQ sauce.
Mac and cheese side dish: not warm throughout; creamy, but not cheesy. Wish it had been cheesy.
Service: friendly and slow. Be prepared to wait for your food for nearly 10 mins., even if there are only 2 people ahead of you.
Price: about $10 for 2 chicken fingers and a side. No drink.
Value: the meal was worth about $6.

I'll stick to baking chicken at home.
Burt / May 10, 2012 at 01:05 pm
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Out of the way and more expensive than the other options around them without the quality to really differentiate it. Friendly staff, but slow and mediocre. Seems like glorified fast food at a premium price.

Won't be going back.
Stan / May 14, 2012 at 09:24 pm
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Tried it today. Two small pieces of roast chicken, a small side of baked beans, and a coke. 15 bucks--I'd expect to pay maybe half that. The chicken was nothing special, gravy was bland, and the beans were a little undercooked. Need to bring the prices down, David.
Michael / August 10, 2012 at 07:29 pm
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Avoid at all costs. Chicken is average and my beans are extremely hard and undercooked to the point I can't actually eat them. And to top everything off the meal cost me $13.50.
Rob / August 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm
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Payed $15.00 for a dry piece of quarter chicken, a small side dish of potato salad & BBQ sauce that clearly came from a bottle.
Leslie / December 7, 2012 at 07:53 pm
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Thats funny that you say that rob, I asked what was in the bbq sauce since I have a gluten sensitivity and they got the recipe and let me know the ingredients. They were honest about the hot sauce not being made in house. I went there in the beginning and wasnt the most impressed, but my friend joanne convinced me to go back in and they have completely different sides. Maybe they just needed time to get it right but I have to say when I returned I really enjoyed the food. My chicken was far from dry, I had that with gravy and some slaw. The gravy was much different, it was thick and a traditional chicken gravy. MUCH better then before. The servers were super sweet helping me pick out my meal. I don't mind spending the extra bucks as if I pick up something from mcdonalds as a combo its always over ten bucks anyways. Id rather be able to tell what was in the food then this is meat from real chicken co.
jae / January 16, 2013 at 11:47 am
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Just tried this place...whole chicken + 2 sides for $27. It was good, but not worth the price. I can get the same deal with bigger servings of sides for cheaper from Fresh and Wild around the corner.
Jeff / May 8, 2013 at 03:15 pm
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Not good also somewhat pricey.
Shaun / June 2, 2013 at 01:20 pm
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A Friend recommended this place. The Chicken was pretty good and the yams side was tasty but the BBQ Sauce was not good at all. Good customer service goes along way. But the service was terrible, no where near friendly from the bigger guy at the counter.

I think my friend stitched me up!
Micky / March 6, 2014 at 02:02 am
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I FINALLY had a chance to visit the Chickery. I'm kind of embarrassed to have waited so long considering I live on Queen's Quay (5-10 minutes away). Maybe I don't get out enough BUT... I'll now be a dedicated regular. I indulged by ordering the Buttermilk Chicken Fingers (6 pcs.), the Candied Yams, the Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread, the Mac and Cheese and finally the "Chicken and Waffles" special. Let's just say it isn't Swiss Chalet and you definitely get what you pay for. The prices are fair-to-slightly-high buy considering the quality of the ingredients and the product itself... it's WELL worth it (and I wouldn't think twice before ordering ANY of the items that I ordered today next time I visit). Everything was absolutely delicious and perfectly seasoned (I have no clue why some of the other posts state otherwise). I can't wait to go back not only to have more of the same, but to also try the rotisserie chicken (and some of the other sides) The service was great and the staff were very friendly. I'll definitely be there again within the next few days... or maybe even tomorrow!!!!

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