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Chicken Coop

40 Front St., Lovingston, VA - (434) 263-7818
A small kitchen to the side of a gas station mini-mart, the Chicken Coop serves top-flight fried chicken by the piece and meal. Dine in, at one of a handful of little tables near the kitchen window, or take the chicken away. While ideal when piping hot, it stays delicious for hours.
100% Approval Rating (1 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
2 Piece Chicken Dinner

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"In and around Charlottesville, Virginia, some of the best fried chicken is found in some of the most innocuous gas station mini marts. The Exxon station in Lovingston is a sterling example. While most of the shelves inside hold typical convenience store fare – beef ..."   [Read More]

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40 Front St., Lovingston, VA
(434) 263-7818

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:No Data
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
A two-piece chicken dinner includes a drumstick and breast, potato wedges, a roll, and your choice of cole slaw, potato salad, or macaroni salad. None of the accoutrements are remarkable, but the chicken is well worth a detour off Route 29.
"A two-piece chicken dinner includes a drumstick and breast, potato wedges, a roll, and your choice of cole slaw, potato salad, or macaroni salad. None of the accoutrements are remarkable, but the chicken is well worth a detour off Route 29."
Michael Stern





There is a surfeit of luxurious battered crust on this breast, well-balanced by the creamy, tender white meat it envelops.
"There is a surfeit of luxurious battered crust on this breast, well-balanced by the creamy, tender white meat it envelops."
Michael Stern


The dining room is a makeshift annex to the side of the mini mart.
"The dining room is a makeshift annex to the side of the mini mart."
Michael Stern


Next visit, I vow to eat a Mega Burger; but even then, I will get a couple of pieces of good fried chicken on the side.
"Next visit, I vow to eat a Mega Burger; but even then, I will get a couple of pieces of good fried chicken on the side. "
Michael Stern


Here is pretty much all of the store, with the chicken area at the far end.
"Here is pretty much all of the store, with the chicken area at the far end."
Michael Stern



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