The Chicken Coop – Grilltisserie Chicken
By Michael McDermott
About six months ago a friend of mine said to me, “Have you tried the Chicken Coop yet, it’s out of this world?” Well I hadn’t until just the other day. I stopped by when I noticed a parking spot opened up in front of the restaurant. Although there is a counter to sit and eat, it is mostly for take out. I ordered The Coop. Which is a half chicken, two succulent sides and a fresh buttermilk biscuit all for $9.50. I decided to sit and eat right at the counter. The sides I chose were the Roasted Garlic Parmesan Creamed Spinach and the Sweet Honey Buttered Corn Niblets. What a meal!
The proprietor, Eddie Nobles, was very friendly and suggested next time I try his favorite dish: The Eddie Bang Bang! Not sure where he got the name but it is also $9.50 and consists of Shredded Chicken Blended with Blue Cheese & Hot Sauce (BANG!) Layered with Skinny Fries, Cole Slaw, Lettuce and Tomato between Hand-Cut Rustic Country Bread.
The place is warm and friendly and everyone there knows how to make you feel welcome. The food is absolutely delicious and packaged to stay warm until you get it home. You can find a full menu on their website which is www.chickencoophuntington.com.
There is a problem with parking (gee, in Huntington? Hard to believe) because Heatherwood Communities is building a three story, 12 apartment complex right next door. Not to be chickened out, Eddie created their “Curbside Pick Up” plan which works very nicely.
Simply call ahead at 631-423-COOP (2667) and they will have your dinner prepared, tell you how much it is and when you get to the front of the store simply honk your horn and your food will be brought right out to you.
No fuss, no muss and most importantly NO PARKING problem!
By all means visit this store and tell Eddie BANG BANG for me!
The Chicken Coop
44 Gerard Street
Huntington Village, New York 11743
Curbside pick up available
Sunday – Thursday 11:30AM – 10:00PM
Friday – Saturday 11:30AM – Midnight
Message from the owners:
The Chicken Coop Grilltisserie Chicken provides exceptional savory food for you, your home, office and large gatherings. We believe in supporting neighbors and taking care of our earth. The chickens we cook are local, free range and all natural. Just simple goodness. All of our creations are packaged in plant friendly biodegradable or compostable products. Everything is always delicious fresh and made for you with love and commitment.