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Jim's BBQ

20 Foundry St., Candor, NY - (607) 659-4181
More like a picnic than a restaurant, Jim's is an open-air operation serving Cornell Chicken -- an upstate New York favorite that is cooked over charcoal and haloed by a basted-on bouquet that is simultaneously vinaigrette-tangy and egg-rich.
40% Approval Rating (5 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Chicken Dinner

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
" Roll down the car windows when you drive north from Endicott, New York, and inhale. Route 96 through Owego is an olfactory thrill ride. Any nice day from April into November, but especially on weekends, the air is laced with currents of hardwood smoke spiked by ..."   [Read More]
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Jan Katz
July 08, 2008
"I suspect Jim's just became complacent due to some national reviews. Now, its chicken is an embarrassment. It seems they make it in advance and serve it over a period of several days. I've tried it three times and it has never been good. The side of canned baked ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

20 Foundry St., Candor, NY
(607) 659-4181

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Summer
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Half a Cornell chicken and a couple of salads: the basic elements of a great dinner in New York's southern tier.
"Half a Cornell chicken and a couple of salads: the basic elements of a great dinner in New York's southern tier."
Michael Stern





The dining area is covered in case of rain, but it's as breezy as all outdoors.
"The dining area is covered in case of rain, but it's as breezy as all outdoors."
Michael Stern


According to Chef Kurtz, the two fundamental elements of great chicken are the heat source (hard wood charcoal) and the egg-rich marinade.
"According to Chef Kurtz, the two fundamental elements of great chicken are the heat source (hard wood charcoal) and the egg-rich marinade."
Michael Stern


Mid-morning in Candor, New York: That's Jim Kurtz in the background, getting the charcoal ready to cook chicken. In the foreground is wood he has split, still to be burned down to become charcoal.
"Mid-morning in Candor, New York: That's Jim Kurtz in the background, getting the charcoal ready to cook chicken. In the foreground is wood he has split, still to be burned down to become charcoal."
Michael Stern


Place your order at the window of this parked trailer at the front of Jim's lot.
"Place your order at the window of this parked trailer at the front of Jim's lot."
Michael Stern


This photo would be a good Roadfood quiz: where, exactly, in the U.S.A. is this bird? The answer: at the entrance of Foundry Street, Candor, New York, in the heart of Cornell chicken country.
"This photo would be a good Roadfood quiz: where, exactly, in the U.S.A. is this bird? The answer: at the entrance of Foundry Street, Candor, New York, in the heart of Cornell chicken country."
Michael Stern



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