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fricken, Braddon, AU-ACT

fricken

4.6
4.6
81 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
We ❤️ fried chicken, always have and always will.
Our love of fried chicken started before we can even remember – with our family’s secret, signature fried chicken recipe. We finally decided it was too good not share. Now, we’re bringing it to Canberra.
From our humble beginning in a food truck, we’ve moved to a new home in Canberra’s foodie hot spot – Lonsdale Street in Braddon.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, American, Burgers
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0452 583 745
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Braddon
  • Cross Street
    Lonsdale Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 81 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

81 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly amazing chicken, with the best potato and gravy.

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  2. Hannah

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was nice and staff were very helpful. Would return

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  3. Justin

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, a great experience. We enjoy our tradition of Wednesday wings at fricken!

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  4. Tash

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Most amazing chicken we have ever tasted. Great atmosphere and good service.

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  5. MaRkV

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fricken chicken....fricken good! The spicy slaw burger was very nice and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Great place to have a Friday night meal and beer.

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  6. Nick

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A family friendly restaurant with a fun name and a fun atmosphere with really enjoyable comfort food

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  7. MelissaT

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend a visit here. Food was delicious and fresh. Loved you have so many gluten free options.

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  8. Cutefruit

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had heard about Fricken through a Coeliac FB group and glad we came. This is the first eat out fried chicken my daughter has had safely since she was diagnosed nine years ago. Lots of choice for gluten-free and tasted spectacular. The team was helpful, positive and energetic. My husband is a little deaf so we asked if they could turn the music down so that we could hear properly and they accommodated this quickly. Even better was we came on a Thursday night so had a halfprice bottle of wine to go with our delicious chicken. Would highly recommend particularly for someone with coeliac disease.

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  9. MerranF

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I loved the gluten free options and extra coeliac care. Would recommend getting extra of whatever sauce is on the box you have as it wasn’t a lot.

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  10. SarahD

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Over priced. Food not great. The chicken in the burgers was over cooked and buns sloppy. Wouldn’t eat there again unfortunately.

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  11. LillianJ

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe. Love how it wasn’t completely quiet and was a place for young people as well as older people. The wednesday chicken wings deal is a real good deal. Had a great time. It would be better if soft drinks came in jugs and such like Casey Jones and Gungahlin Lakes. Other than that it was great !

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great chicken and fantastic that our son doesn’t miss out as he’s coeliac! Will definitely be returning!

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  13. KateH

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. Loved that I had a lot of GF options. Went back again the next day for lunch!

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  14. MRaad

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent great taste of chicken and a big variety to choose from.

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  15. PetaT

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always, its great to find somewhere that most of the menu can be made gluten free

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  16. Rachael

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fricken Chicken has great gluten free options! I was amazed by how good the truffle parmesan chicken was, as well as the chips. Next time I go I will have to try the frownie, which is also gluten free. Definitely recommend for coeliacs!

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  17. MandyB

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Gluten free fried chicken! Thank you Fricken!

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  18. EmJayGee

    Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really fantastic option for coeliacs, family friendly casual dining

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  19. LarnS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the restaurant service and food! Looking forward to going back

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  20. KerryM

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great just a bit noisy. Food portions were a good size.

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  21. Butterfly

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Coeliacs rejoice! Gluten free fried chicken and chips (and they have GF beer!) Super tasty and not oily! Chips are crunchy and yum! Staff are friendly and super helpful and reassuring! Will deffo be back!

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  22. Aloy

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can thoroughly recommend Fricken. It will knock any competitor off their blocks. Taste was out of this world and staff were so friendly. THANK YOU. I will be back again.

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  23. Nicole

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great gluten free options and very tasty! Love visiting when we are in CBR :)

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  24. JohnS

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great taste. Value not high for basically chicken tenders. Would be great to have a chicken box with chicken pieces rather than chicken strips

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  25. LSmynicknameisquitelong

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So good, especially for Gluten Free people. Service was really good and the meals came out pretty quick

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  26. TeresaP

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious chicken and sauces, generous servings, helpful and friendly staff.

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  27. AndrewM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and very friendly welcoming staff. Received our food within 10 minutes of ordering. Will go again.

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  28. Lucy

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great and the staff were nice and polite definitely going again great family friendly spot for dinner in Braddon.

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  29. AnnieM

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is AMAZING here, super simple but super tasty. Great place to catch up for a casual dinner or lunch.

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  30. CharlotteN

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, especially the gluten free options. They have a separate fryer for GF things which was great for my coeliac daughter.

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  31. Shai

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soooo fresh and yummy!! The Vegan burger was absolutely delicious, really nice staff, had a great night

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  32. AnnabelleR

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic spot - good service, well priced, and fabulous fried chicken. Will definitely be back!

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  33. MalD

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked a table for the Summernats 34 Braddon cruise - and it was perfect! The weather was terrific and the food and service at fricken was excellent. Well worth the booking and effort.

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  34. JoannaH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I never leave a review, but fricken chicken catered for our booking amazingly - thank you so much!

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  35. Shai

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh, delicious and great price! Portion is massive so no need to snack before you visit

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  36. LouiseD

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great family restaurant, something for everyone especially the coeliac!!

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  37. EmsD

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Fricken and it really was Fricken great!

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  38. NicoleP

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We found it noisy but we are sensitive to noise! The food was amazing as always, never regret the Frownie!

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  39. JocelynO

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing gf fried chicken, extremely friendly and understanding staff

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  40. SerenaY

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service and wonderful atmosphere. Sriracha ice cream is to die for.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from fricken using the Order Online button. fricken also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0452 583 745.

fricken is rated 4.6 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for fricken

10 Lonsdale St, Braddon, AU-ACT 2612

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Lonsdale Street
  • Area
    Braddon
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, American, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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