Chicken and Farm Shop

4.8
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353 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Casual
Fun
In support of the regulations issued by the city of Chicago, Chicken and Farm Shop will be temporarily closed until further notice.

A short strut from Chicago’s Restaurant Row, Chicken and Farm Shop serves up free-range Amish birds, which are marinated overnight, steamed and then cooked over charcoal on a special rotisserie. Head Chef Dustin Musgrave uses the same birds to whip up comfort classics like chicken and waffles and a fried chicken sandwich. In a space taking inspiration from 1950s American general stores, guests enjoy a fun, casual setting while dining on indulgent eats and a rare taste of rotisserie in Chicago.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.5
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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Blackhawks game night

HS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely the best chicken dinner we have ever had! My husband and I had the complete chicken dinner. The chicken was moist and seasoned perfectly. While the chicken was great the Brussels sprouts were the absolute best we have ever had!

KB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great find for our last minute dinner choice. Delicious. Would definitely return!!

TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my Birthday!!

AG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent service, super food, sexy vibe.

J
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

The location was really neat and interesting but the service was a little bizarre. No one checked on us when we arrived, or asked if we had questions when we sat, I had to sort of flag people down or make eye contact to people standing around which was strange for food service. The entire experience was like that. Waiter never came back but was drinking a coffee in the corner. They were friendly when I did but seemed like lack of attention. It didn’t ruin my experience but we did find it peculiar how little they approached and even when they did they just stood there and didn’t ask or engage. I had to ask if someone was our waiter because he didn’t introduce or ask if we had questions. The food was good but it was lacking in the attention to detail of service. I’m outgoing enough that I can drive the conversation and make eye contact but everyone’s attitude was that way (waitstaff, managers, support) and it shows that it’s not a priority in the culture to give a memorable (good) experience but only focus on decor and food...With that said the decor was really great and cute the food was decent.

I probably would have gone back and taken people just for the novelty but we said even while there ...there are other places I’d try before coming back. That probably would have been a different outcome if the service more attentive and personable.

e
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

MB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

First time here we had a below average waiter, but like always the food was great!

J
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Chicken Shop. Every time I visit Chicago (or London), I make sure to include at least one visit to this place. Everything is delicious.

MK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

I came to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends. I had made a reservation but still had to wait 10mins or so, not a big deal. They brought the food out quickly. They even gave me TWO desserts for my birthday which was amazing and unexpected!

MJ
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Nashville hot chicken was authentic and tasty. Nice and hot!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Really neat place. Great chicken sandwich. Sides and beer pricey. Got a complimentary apple pie. Very good.

JM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service for 12 people

SN
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

perfect for a group of friends to relax and retire for an evening

n
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always recommendable and delish. Always bring my friends here. Always a HIT

p
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cute place the food was great and loved the G&T. The hot chicken sandwich is amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and great service! The food is also a great value for the price. I’ll definitely be back. My friend said it was the best chicken and waffles she’s ever had!

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service! I had the mushroom burger that was the lunch special for the day. Delicious!

c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The menu is very simple and they treasure themselves on making chicken. I had the roasted chicken and it was so good, I forgot I was there with a date and kept to eating the food over conversation. For us, we shared the half chicken that they offered with a side and it was more than enough food for us.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Fun atmosphere but a bit too dark. Good service. Definitely would return!

OT
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The fried chicken sandwiches here are so good!! Only thing I wish it wasn’t so dark it’s a little hard to see

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The worst service! What’s the point of making a reservation if they don’t honor your reservation with a table. A server greeted us, we told him we had a reservation and he walked away and never came back. Five min later another gentleman came to greet us and he said our only option was the counter, because all the tables were taken. Buuuut, I made a reservation? that’s all I have .

Super excited for this lunch!

We took the counter, ate our lunch and halfway through the manager came by to offer our first round of drinks and dessert on the house for the inconvenience. Ok, things are looking up! But of course we get the bill and our drinks are on there. Server, again just .

Obviously, customer service is not a priority here.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best friend chicken I’ve had and the chicken and waffles are killer!

DS
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Had a great Sunday brunch at Chicken & Farm Shop. Four of us went and we split two orders of chicken & waffles (plus blood marys and mimosas) and the food was flavorful and perfectly cooked. The restaurant has a very cozy vibe and was much less busy than the Allis downstairs, which was nice for us to all be able to carry on a conversation.

n
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

love love love love love love love underrated love

S
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Our second visit, loved the food the first time, disappointed on this visit. Service was slow on a Saturday. Drinks took a while for a not too busy brunch. We ordered a chicken bbq sandwich to split, Brussels sprouts and mac and cheese. The sandwich was dry, if we hadn't been told cole slaw on was it I wouldn't have known. Dry. The Brussels sprouts had a burnt taste. Loved them on the previous visit. Mac & cheese had no taste. No one came to our table till the check was presented.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was good but came out a little cold.

SD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I arrived in the afternoon with my sister -inlaws.
The place was adorable and we couldn't wait to try the Original chicken sandwich and brussel sprouts.
Delicious food , We will be back!

KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is very good. The service is excellent!! I am looking forward to going back.

S
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Chicken and waffle was really good. Chicken Benedict was also very good. Both were huge portions. The Brussels sprouts were out of this world!

k
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, the staff was great, we were seated right away.

PW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The chicken sandwich and the Brussel sprouts are the BEST!!!!! Enjoyed my visit here. Customer service was fantastic - will definitely return.

NC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

TP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is definitely a fav, having become my go to spot when I have out of town guests. As a vegetarian I typically order the veggie chili (it’s so yummy) and Mac n cheese, but my friends typically enjoy the chicken and waffles dish.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The service was lackluster. Even though the place was nearly empty, it took a while to be seated even though I had a reservation. The server messed up my friend’s order, as well.

C
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone is great ! The food is the best and their selections are for both vegans or meat heads.

LM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

It seems like each time I go the experience gets worse.
- One of the cooks was eating off the line; this turns my stomach on so many levels.
- Water bottles need to be cleaned
- It was a slow Saturday of course so much going on in the city and raining but the service was lack luster. Mind you they had enough staff to cover each table.
- Food: We ordered the Rotisserie Chicken Meal w/(2) sides. The chicken was the only thing hot on the platter. Mac and cheese bland even the bread crumbs on top just dry. Sprouts were horrible as if they have been reheated from night before and tossed in sugar dressing. Let’s not forget about the dry corn bread and rock for a biscuit😑. The Maple butter couldn’t even bring it back to life. We tried to make things better with dessert and ordered the apple pie🤢. Canned apples smothered in brown sugar; the crust was so hard the ice cream didn’t even melt. Costco serves a better apple pie and can get a whole pie for the price of the slice ordered.
Overall the experience was pretty much a waste especially with so many other options to choose from within the area. I feel some updated training is need for entire staff and just revamp menu. But then again with the number of covers within the time of our reservation I’m sure people aren’t into the food like before. Honestly I wish I could’ve gotten a refund and grabbed dinner from someplace else.

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Enjoyed my son's 19th b'day brunch with family. We will absolutely return to this establishment in the future. I am a vegetarian and left the brunch just as satisfied as my meat eating family members. I will say it is VERY dark inside so of you wear readers, bring them! I almost couldn't read the menu.

KD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience2

The chicken and waffles is excellent so are their alcoholic shakes. However it is VERY loud and you might struggle to even hear your waiter.

LW
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great little spot for lunch. The Chicken sandwich was better than the dirty burger, but we enjoyed both. The fries were a bit soggy, i'm recommend trying a different side.