Chicken and Farm Shop

4.5
275 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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 James Garron 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.

Specials

Weekday Dirty Happy Hour

Satisfy a mid-afternoon hankering for beer and beef at our Dirty Happy Hour. Every weekday from 2pm to 5pm, dirty burgers, dirty cop out (veggie) burgers and draft beers are $5 each.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 28, 2019

Ends: March 1, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 2:00PM-5:00PM

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.5

Chicken & Farm Shop is one of the casual restaurants in Soho House. It shouldn't come as a surprise that chicken is the main attraction.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
What 275 People Are Saying
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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was overpriced and greasy. No flavor.

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PO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe. Cool intimate space. Fast service and delicious food. This was a great find for our group of 5!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food at a very fair price! We were first table in for the day, so getting our food was a little slow, but well worth the wait. And it allowed us to have some amazing coffee followed by a drink!

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome chicken sandwiches, awesome service, awesome ambiance, and awesome valet parkers who held umbrellas over us on a rainy March day! Thank you!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food would have been perfect, but it wasn’t hot. Service was good. I would go back.

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PE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So good! Best chicken in the city (said my SO who has tried it all), they do spicy and sweet accompaniment very well. Service was great.

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went out for the movie trivia show, which was a lot of fun. The drinks, especially cocktails, were superb and the chicken sandwich was so delicious. We ate the chicken the waffles all in one sitting. Would definitely come back!

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E
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Limited menu. Very goode drink menu. Food was excellent. Goode assortment of tasty vegetables to chose from.

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BS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soho House is a great spot and the Chicken & waffles = 🔥at the Farm Shop

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Overall our experience was great with a couple of issues that would be easy for the restaurant to correct.
The issues relate the volume of the music and the fries! First, couldn't talk at all because the music was blaring and I mean blaring!! Not just loud but out of control loud. The host said that was the policy per management. Plus the speaker was broken so there was a terrible twang to the beat. Second, food was great except for the soggy french fries.

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TJ
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was a return visit, and will return again for sure. Fun atmosphere and good food. However, the service was a bit slow until the end when the meal was over, which is not fully attributable to the restaurant as much as it is to that particular server. Very courteous but perhaps just newer. As for value, West Loop is generally expensive so the sides were not cheap, which was expected. Will return because the food was good!

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Chicken. I had the nuggets and my boyfriend had a half chicken with Brussels sprouts and Mac and cheese . All of it was delicious.
I highly recommend! Plus you’re in the Soho house so grabbing a drink in the lobby is pretty fab too!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as always! Has fast become a favorite, and their chicken and waffles are always outstanding.

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H
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tasty. Don’t think. Just go eat here and try everything.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Went around 5pm. Aside from my friend and I, there were only three other parties of two. Yet our service was extremely slow. It was disappointing. If it was busier then it’s understandable but it was pretty empty.

Aside from service, the food was great.

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Food is always outstanding, but the same to be said with staffing. They seem to always be understaffed! It's frustrating and while you try to be patient it really affects your dining experience. I believe our waiter was responsible for ALL the table at lunch until another server came and the host/manager assisted. Otherwise, the food is great. While it's tempting to get the fried chicken sandwich especially when you see one come out you will salivate - I'd recommend the quarter chicken - seriously moist, juicy, right about of spice - you won't be disappointed!!

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KG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Impressed! Food was delicious- large (not huge) portion sizes but more than I anticipated. Waiter was sweet!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was woeful but the manager was very kind to acknowledge and make things right at the end but what was supposed to be a

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C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was lacking, waiter didn’t listen to our order and ended up serving wrong drink order. He acted as though we were bothering him since he never came to check on us.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food this restaurant reminds me of good ole southern cooking which is hard to find in Chicago.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was delicious. Unfortunately the service was less than standard. While being seated it felt more like we were a problem than a customer. We ordered two orders of fries, the first came way before any of our other food and the second came with our entrees. We sat close enough we were able to see our food sitting in the out take area for long enough the first order of fries were room temperature by the time we received them. Pretty disappointing first time experience and with so many other places to try in Chicago I can honestly say we won't recommend this place to anyone.

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b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food preparation & quality was below average for the price point. I will not return.

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Came to Chicken and Farm shop for my birthday. I had the Fried Chicken Sandwich and it is huge. To be honest, you don't really need any sides because the sandwich is filling on it's own, but the collard greens and cornbread are pretty good. Because it was my birthday, the server brought my table a brownie a la mode. I had a great time and would definitely recommend!!

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Our food arrived exactly 60 minutes after we sat down. They were genuinely sorry about it (backed up in the kitchen) and didn't charge us.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun, hidden gem. Food was FAB, service was friendly. Def going back.

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AA
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cosey venue with excellent and attentive staff, the Chicken Sandwich is super duper and huge, cocktails good also.

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FC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came by for my birthday dinner. It was our first visit and have seen so many posts on IG raving about the fried chicken sandwich. We ordered the Hot 'n Smokey chicken wings, buffalo fried chicken sandwich, French fries, and coleslaw. My only complaint would be the coleslaw lacked in flavor 'cause it was quite bland. Other than that, everything was delicious. We'll definitely be coming back for the chicken, especially the fried chicken sandwich. We also very much enjoyed the ambiance; from the kitchen to the bar to the dining area and even to the bathroom! The atmosphere was great. Thank you for the wonderful dinner.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a colleagues birthday. The food was amazing!! We couldn’t believe how much was included as part of a lunch special where most places usually give you smaller portions. We had 10 people and they were very accommodating with splitting the check. Such a cool atmosphere too!!

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TP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute and quaint lil place! Perfect brunch spot. Everyone was more than pleased with their dish and the bloody Mary’s were spot on! I can’t wait to return.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can never go wrong with the Chicken & Waffles for brunch! They are the best in all of Chicago, and the service is even more exceptional. Highly recommend the Chicken Shop for your next brunch outing (and a perfect alternative if The Allis is busy).

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

With chicken in its name, it does provide quality rotisserie and fried options that are mildly overpriced. The sides (mac and cheese, fries, and brussel sprouts) were a little bland but piping hot and fresh. We ordered 2 brussel sprouts for the table, but were only delivered one. After finally flagging down the waiter, he simply pointed to the brussel sprouts on the table and said there they are and started walking away. The rest of the staff was similarly curt when delivering other menu items. With a reservation (thanks opentable), it is an acceptable prenight out quick dinner spot.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back.

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the Chicken and Waffles and it was delicious, all the way from the batter to the chicken. The waffle was tasty and the chicken had a lot flavor! I definitely recommend this restaurant!!

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CE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great family dinner. Love the casual atmosphere . Split the fried chicken and waffles and dirty burger with my 8 year old son, it was delicious. Service was great, we will definitely be going back.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. My daughter loved the Chicken and Waffles!

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Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fantastic! Had the buffalo fried chicken sandwich. Only complaint is the waiter messed up my order and didn’t even notice. We also randomly got some money off the bill.

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I finally found a place to meet my soul food cravings! My boyfriend and i both tried out this place and we were very satisfied and amazed by the selection and service. The ambience is nice as well even with a full house. We enjoyed this place very much and will be returning soon!

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MB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!!! Will be back!

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EM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Loved the location. We got there early so there wasn’t many people, loved it!

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