Chick's Drive Inn

★★★☆☆
41.2606 -72.9353
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203-934-4510

183 Beach St

West Haven, CT

06516

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Mon. - Sun. 11am - 9:45pm

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While the need of a co-signer when dining at Chick's has been necessary for many years, at least in years past the food was better. Certainly one understands that you are paying for the privilege of being beachside. At any rate, I remember driving hot rod cars and such to Chick's for nearly 30 years now, and that was always a pretty unique place to hang out at. It is the old food adage that one does not mind paying extra for atmosphere, but at least give your customers a healthy sized hamburger, lobster roll, order of french fries, etc.

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★★★☆☆

While the need of a co-signer when dining at Chick's has been necessary for many years, at least in years past the food was better. Certainly one understands that you are paying for the privilege of being beachside. At any rate, I remember driving hot rod cars and such to Chick's for nearly 30 years now, and that was always a pretty unique place to hang out at. It is the old food adage that one does not mind paying extra for atmosphere, but at least give your customers a healthy sized hamburger, lobster roll, order of french fries, etc.

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I took my family and spent over $80 for nothing. My daughter's lobster roll had a hair in it. I brought it back up to show the cashier. She brings it back with no hair and less lobster meat than when I gave it to her. I was told the could not give me another roll or a refund because the manager didn't see the hair. When I asked for the manager, I was told he couldn't speak to me because he was too busy. Poor business running if u ask me.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my family and spent over $80 for nothing. My daughter's lobster roll had a hair in it. I brought it back up to show the cashier. She brings it back with no hair and less lobster meat than when I gave it to her. I was told the could not give me another roll or a refund because the manager didn't see the hair. When I asked for the manager, I was told he couldn't speak to me because he was too busy. Poor business running if u ask me.

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CHick's drive in is a great place for some old time atmosphere and some good deep fried seafood. The service is okay and the joint is usually always jumping on weekends.

3
★★★☆☆

CHick's drive in is a great place for some old time atmosphere and some good deep fried seafood. The service is okay and the joint is usually always jumping on weekends.

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Chicks Drive Inn - when I was a teen, I used to think this was the coolest place in existance. Especially on a Saturday night with all the bikes and hot rods hanging around. Now that I have matured, I see it for what it probably has always been. I think it is entirely too greasy, overpriced, crowded drive in food across the street from a mediocre beach. Put the emphasis on pricey!

3
★★★☆☆

Chicks Drive Inn - when I was a teen, I used to think this was the coolest place in existance. Especially on a Saturday night with all the bikes and hot rods hanging around. Now that I have matured, I see it for what it probably has always been. I think it is entirely too greasy, overpriced, crowded drive in food across the street from a mediocre beach. Put the emphasis on pricey!

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I always have fun bringing the family to chicks mostly in the summer we usually order and bring our food across the street and eat our lunch right on the beach.the food is good a little pricey but worth it

3
★★★☆☆

I always have fun bringing the family to chicks mostly in the summer we usually order and bring our food across the street and eat our lunch right on the beach.the food is good a little pricey but worth it

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Mr. Celantano, what happened? I hadn't been there in a while so I wanted to take my daughter to a place a grew up with. Food was pretty bad, the person taking the order didn't speak English, just pointed to the menu when we had questions, and the place was filthy. I asked the boy behind the counter for a knife, who yelled behind him for someone to get it, who yelled back, "get it yourself." This wouldn't have happened years ago. I know help is hard to get, but the food was very disappointing. Now I know why you advertise so heavily in the New Haven Register. That never sunk in until my visit today.
I know all things change. I only accept it when it's for the better. I can't accept this.

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★☆☆☆☆

Mr. Celantano, what happened? I hadn't been there in a while so I wanted to take my daughter to a place a grew up with. Food was pretty bad, the person taking the order didn't speak English, just pointed to the menu when we had questions, and the place was filthy. I asked the boy behind the counter for a knife, who yelled behind him for someone to get it, who yelled back, "get it yourself." This wouldn't have happened years ago. I know help is hard to get, but the food was very disappointing. Now I know why you advertise so heavily in the New Haven Register. That never sunk in until my visit today.
I know all things change. I only accept it when it's for the better. I can't accept this.

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This is good for what it is, a beach drive-in. A little pricey, but a good place to stop for a hot dog or clam strips and a shake after a day on the beach. A lot more kids since they put in the skate park next door.This is also a good place to see the New Haven Fireworks ( The beach across the street) PS why is this listed under HOTELS??? This is a drive-IN restaurant, not a drive INN!

5
★★★★★

This is good for what it is, a beach drive-in. A little pricey, but a good place to stop for a hot dog or clam strips and a shake after a day on the beach. A lot more kids since they put in the skate park next door.This is also a good place to see the New Haven Fireworks ( The beach across the street) PS why is this listed under HOTELS??? This is a drive-IN restaurant, not a drive INN!

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If you are a teenager, or twenty-something at the beach and want to run across the road for a cold drink, okay. But anythig other than that forget it!
The food isn't very good, the prices are sky high and the service is so poker-faced you'll wonder why you spent money there!
This place USED TO BE a great family drive-in restaurant/beach hang-out. But the food went downhill, the prices went up and most of the customers have gone south!
Oh, and be sure to watch your back for zillions of kids on skateboards! Ugh!
Spare yourself... walk down the street 100 yards and get GREAT seafood at GREAT prices at Stowe's!

PROS: It was great way back in the 70's
CONS: It's not great anymore!

1
★☆☆☆☆

If you are a teenager, or twenty-something at the beach and want to run across the road for a cold drink, okay. But anythig other than that forget it!
The food isn't very good, the prices are sky high and the service is so poker-faced you'll wonder why you spent money there!
This place USED TO BE a great family drive-in restaurant/beach hang-out. But the food went downhill, the prices went up and most of the customers have gone south!
Oh, and be sure to watch your back for zillions of kids on skateboards! Ugh!
Spare yourself... walk down the street 100 yards and get GREAT seafood at GREAT prices at Stowe's!

PROS: It was great way back in the 70's
CONS: It's not great anymore!

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Thisa place is great! They have all types of seafodd here and its right on the water. They have a large outside and inside easting area. There are some lower priced items but the food is a bit on the pricier side. All worth it though. If you wish to have some great food by the water its a great family place. The summer its overfolowing with customers and all the other side of the parking lot is a skate park for teens. A must visit in west haven!

5
★★★★★

Thisa place is great! They have all types of seafodd here and its right on the water. They have a large outside and inside easting area. There are some lower priced items but the food is a bit on the pricier side. All worth it though. If you wish to have some great food by the water its a great family place. The summer its overfolowing with customers and all the other side of the parking lot is a skate park for teens. A must visit in west haven!

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They have lost alot of business. They do try but its not the same.the food is a little expensive.People do hang out here and eat but it used to be more busy.The fries used to be good now they are not!!!!

3
★★★☆☆

They have lost alot of business. They do try but its not the same.the food is a little expensive.People do hang out here and eat but it used to be more busy.The fries used to be good now they are not!!!!

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