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Old 10-04-2008, 12:52 PM
 
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This restaurant was located in downtown Hartford near Union Station. I think it closed in the 70s.
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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Totally! It's now the highway entrance. I'm now 31 and I think it closed when I was 4 or 5. It was my mom's favorite food on the planet, she loved the onion rings especially.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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Yes, exactly. Its where the entrance to the highway is! The onion rings can never be duplicated. They were unbelievable. I'm living in the south now and I thought I might come across fried chicken that would come close but no such luck. Their fried chicken and onion rings were the best. I was wondering if anyone knows what ever happened to the restaurant or the owners. My dad had said that it was owned by a french family that moved to Florida. I don't know if they retired or possibly opened another restaurant in Florida. I would love to eat there just one more time

Ask your mom if she remembers the funny pictures of kids on the walls. They were so cute!
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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There use to be a place in Bridgeport called the Chicken Coop. I wonder if it is any relation. Jay
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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i remember there were 3 in all hartford new britain and bridgeport
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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new britain closed in 1978 and hartford closed in 1984 my daughter was jut over 1 year old.. my wife and i were talking of it just the other day ... i miss that place
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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The Chicken Coop had the best chicken, hands down. I lived in New Britain and at that time (I'm in late 50s) the only Chicken Coop was in Hartford. It was a real treat to be taken there for dinner. They had pictures of babies on the wall, I remember. I have lived in Florida since 1965. When my brother was in college, he and a girl friend went into Hartford and all he could think about was going into Hartford to the Chicken Coop for a meal. Unfortunately, it had closed by then. He was truly disappointed.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:28 AM
 
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Default this is what happened

My Grandfather owned it. They are actually Italian not French. They closed down because he went bankrupt and he passed away in the 90's.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:47 PM
 
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My sister and I remember going to the Chicken Coop as kids. My parents attended Hartford Full Gospel Church at the time and they had an afternoon service and than an evening service. Yes, two services. (Wednesdays and occasionally Fridays for youth. Oh, and we lived in Southington - before I-84!) In between services, there was a two hour break. On infrequent occasions, there would be a bunch of us that would go to the Coop and my sister and I loved it. She remembers baby pictures with balloon quotations with cute sayings. I remember the jukebox music things in the booths and Tom Jones singing over the speakers. She remembers the batter on the chicken. I don't remember the food but I'm sure I enjoyed it. Eating out was a huge deal back in the day. (I'm 51 this year to gain a bit of perspective.)
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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Default Picture of Chicken Coop on place mat - c1950

http://tinyurl.com/dhn2p9 (broken link)
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