Sonoma Chicken Coop

★★★★★
  • 31 N Market St

    San Jose, CA 95113

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  • 408-287-4098

About Sonoma Chicken Coop

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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I have been here twice for lunch. It gets busy during the luch hour because of their location. The service is ok, and the salads are good. The first time I ordered the chicken, I thought it was very good. However, the last time I ordered

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I have been here twice for lunch. It gets busy during the luch hour because of their location. The service is ok, and the salads are good. The first time I ordered the chicken, I thought it was very good. However, the last time I ordered

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I really wanted to love this place. I had been promising myself to try it out for the last two years. Now, I wish that I had not gone.

I have been 3 times as I think it is unfair to judge a place on one visit or one dish. The salads are

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★★★★★

I really wanted to love this place. I had been promising myself to try it out for the last two years. Now, I wish that I had not gone.

I have been 3 times as I think it is unfair to judge a place on one visit or one dish. The salads are

Pros: Friendly staff, good salads

Cons: Greasy chicken and some sides are unappetizing

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This place has no pretensions whatsoever. I love everything here especially the salad and the bread pudding. You can't go wrong with Sonoma Chicken Coop.

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★★★★★

This place has no pretensions whatsoever. I love everything here especially the salad and the bread pudding. You can't go wrong with Sonoma Chicken Coop.

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I agree with the last reviewer. The quality of the food just was not up to par. The portions were large, while the flavor was forgettable. While the place is not expensive, I'd recommend spending your money elsewhere.

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★★★★★

I agree with the last reviewer. The quality of the food just was not up to par. The portions were large, while the flavor was forgettable. While the place is not expensive, I'd recommend spending your money elsewhere.

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If you are on a hurry or just get that urge to eat a whole meal at a decent price, then here is the place to go...people are nice, and you can ask for more of their seasoned foccacia bread as you would like...highly reccoment it

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If you are on a hurry or just get that urge to eat a whole meal at a decent price, then here is the place to go...people are nice, and you can ask for more of their seasoned foccacia bread as you would like...highly reccoment it

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We are not fans of Sonoma Chicken Coop. The chicken was dry and the service was rude. The place was pretty busy, but not that busy that they couldnt do it right. We wont go back.

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We are not fans of Sonoma Chicken Coop. The chicken was dry and the service was rude. The place was pretty busy, but not that busy that they couldnt do it right. We wont go back.

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have eaten there several times on my way to a game or other events at the arena. Service is quick, food is great and if you are a chocoholic then the hockey puck dessert is the best. A good deal pricewise, plenty of food and it is always busy. Go try it out.

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have eaten there several times on my way to a game or other events at the arena. Service is quick, food is great and if you are a chocoholic then the hockey puck dessert is the best. A good deal pricewise, plenty of food and it is always busy. Go try it out.

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My family and I enjoyed eating at Sonoma Chicken Coop. Nice good health portions that can be shared with someone else. Instead of bread they add a different touch by offering you pizza slices. The cost is reasonable.

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★★★★☆

My family and I enjoyed eating at Sonoma Chicken Coop. Nice good health portions that can be shared with someone else. Instead of bread they add a different touch by offering you pizza slices. The cost is reasonable.

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This place is absolutely horrible. I would not recommend it to my worst enemy. \r
Prices are outrageous for what you're getting; they basically charge you sit-down restaurant prices for fast-food quality. \r
I had heard mixed reviews so my

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★★★★★

This place is absolutely horrible. I would not recommend it to my worst enemy. \r
Prices are outrageous for what you're getting; they basically charge you sit-down restaurant prices for fast-food quality. \r
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Can't beat this place for value. Sonoma Chicken Coop lives up to its claim to fame: quality, inexpensive food. The menu has a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, pastas, you name it. I've been here a handful of times for

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★★★★★

Can't beat this place for value. Sonoma Chicken Coop lives up to its claim to fame: quality, inexpensive food. The menu has a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, pastas, you name it. I've been here a handful of times for

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Sonoma Chicken Coop is without a doubt, THE WORST restaurant in San Jose. I have ordered about 8 different items from there menu total now, including their 'famous chicken' and let me tell you...every single item i have ordered has been either one or all of the following:1: Completely tasteless, (all of their food APPEARS to be seasoned, however anyone with tastebuds will easily see through that sham after the first bite)2: Undercooked (I have had pizza with uncooked dough, and pasta that still had hard and dry pieces)3: Cold! (three of the times I have gone their i have received COLD food!)4: Dry! (With no exxaggeration everything I have ordered seems to come straight from the microwave)Their famous chicken is...decent (I would not go so far as to call it good). The only thing to like about the place is their decor/atmosphere, which is done in an elegant rural/italian style with low cafe style tables and big color prints of vinyards and farms on the walls.

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Sonoma Chicken Coop is without a doubt, THE WORST restaurant in San Jose. I have ordered about 8 different items from there menu total now, including their 'famous chicken' and let me tell you...every single item i have ordered has been either one or all of the following:1: Completely tasteless, (all of their food APPEARS to be seasoned, however anyone with tastebuds will easily see through that sham after the first bite)2: Undercooked (I have had pizza with uncooked dough, and pasta that still had hard and dry pieces)3: Cold! (three of the times I have gone their i have received COLD food!)4: Dry! (With no exxaggeration everything I have ordered seems to come straight from the microwave)Their famous chicken is...decent (I would not go so far as to call it good). The only thing to like about the place is their decor/atmosphere, which is done in an elegant rural/italian style with low cafe style tables and big color prints of vinyards and farms on the walls.

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for what you pay, i would rather go and get a burrito then eat here again. even when my boyfriends company christmas party was held here and it was all paid for, i groaned at the thought of eating here once more. dont get me wrong, i

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★★★★★

for what you pay, i would rather go and get a burrito then eat here again. even when my boyfriends company christmas party was held here and it was all paid for, i groaned at the thought of eating here once more. dont get me wrong, i

Pros: they have beer

Cons: everything

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Whenever I'm in the area I usually go to this spot. I've been there around five times, have ordered something different each time and have never really been disappointed.The portions are satisfying, the presentation is astounding considering the price, there's indoor/outdoor seating, and their desserts are fantastic!What keeps it from a 5 star rating is that sometimes the entrees don't come out as warm as I'd like them to be. Other than that, everything else is wonderful.

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★★★★☆

Whenever I'm in the area I usually go to this spot. I've been there around five times, have ordered something different each time and have never really been disappointed.The portions are satisfying, the presentation is astounding considering the price, there's indoor/outdoor seating, and their desserts are fantastic!What keeps it from a 5 star rating is that sometimes the entrees don't come out as warm as I'd like them to be. Other than that, everything else is wonderful.

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I've been a long time fan of Sonoma Chicken Coop, both the San Jose and Campbell locations and now the newly completed Almaden location. I've watched this small family run operation grow from the "quiet" (at night) downtown eatery to

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I've been a long time fan of Sonoma Chicken Coop, both the San Jose and Campbell locations and now the newly completed Almaden location. I've watched this small family run operation grow from the "quiet" (at night) downtown eatery to

Pros: Newly lowered night prices for outstanding food

Cons: If you aren't a fan of the "self-service" type restaurant, then this isn't the spot for you

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This restaurant chain is so bad! There is a reason why the food is so cheap. If you don't have taste buds and enjoy getting sick then this is the place for you. Unfortunately I have had to eat here and the Campbell location and they are

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★★★★★

This restaurant chain is so bad! There is a reason why the food is so cheap. If you don't have taste buds and enjoy getting sick then this is the place for you. Unfortunately I have had to eat here and the Campbell location and they are

Cons: Food and Service

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On cold nights it's drafty outside, reminds me of a restaurant always under construction.......my daughter and my 2 little granddaughters and I have eaten there twice and I've eaten at the one in Campbell. Food's the same, order in line, pickup. Quantities are very plentiful, and borders on gourmet, especially the chicken dish with asparagus. We got my granddaughter a shredded bbq chicken sandwich and we each took bites and ended up almost eating all of her sandwich, lol. The chocolate fondue is screamin'. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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★★★★☆

On cold nights it's drafty outside, reminds me of a restaurant always under construction.......my daughter and my 2 little granddaughters and I have eaten there twice and I've eaten at the one in Campbell. Food's the same, order in line, pickup. Quantities are very plentiful, and borders on gourmet, especially the chicken dish with asparagus. We got my granddaughter a shredded bbq chicken sandwich and we each took bites and ended up almost eating all of her sandwich, lol. The chocolate fondue is screamin'. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Based on the recommendations we decided to try this place. We were hugely disappointed. The food was very greasy, but don't get me wrong I enjoy to splurge every once in a while, but if I do it should at the very least taste good. I

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★★★★★

Based on the recommendations we decided to try this place. We were hugely disappointed. The food was very greasy, but don't get me wrong I enjoy to splurge every once in a while, but if I do it should at the very least taste good. I

Pros: Good Dog Food

Cons: Food, Price, Ambiance and GREASE

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This place is my new favorite restaurant. They have great food. Their Walnut Chicken Salad is my favorite. If you like a place that will fit everyone's taste, this is the place to go. Don't be put off by the long lines. They are very

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This place is my new favorite restaurant. They have great food. Their Walnut Chicken Salad is my favorite. If you like a place that will fit everyone's taste, this is the place to go. Don't be put off by the long lines. They are very

Pros: excellent food, fast service, free parking right next door after 6 pm and on weekends

Cons: long lines can be intimidating

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Priced ok, but not tasty and very greasy - pass on this one. Service was quick, and staff friendly but that does not make up for the quality of food.

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★★★★★

Priced ok, but not tasty and very greasy - pass on this one. Service was quick, and staff friendly but that does not make up for the quality of food.

Pros: Friendly staff, easy to find

Cons: Poor quality food, greasy

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I've tried this place for lunch and dinner. Both times very pleased. There's a wide variety of everything but I advise start with the chicken as in the namesake. But I aso watched my daughter eat a nice cioppino and it was well worth

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★★★★★

I've tried this place for lunch and dinner. Both times very pleased. There's a wide variety of everything but I advise start with the chicken as in the namesake. But I aso watched my daughter eat a nice cioppino and it was well worth

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We highly recommend Sonoma! The food is incredible, and service is amazing...rarely do I feel so catered to. Hats off to the chefs! Everyone is so attentive, polite, and fast. We go a couple times a week and have tried the chicken with

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We highly recommend Sonoma! The food is incredible, and service is amazing...rarely do I feel so catered to. Hats off to the chefs! Everyone is so attentive, polite, and fast. We go a couple times a week and have tried the chicken with

Pros: Exceptional Food, Service, and Price

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I love the dessert and this place has the best! Bread pudding, Fondue, and so many more to choose form. Plus the prices are all aroun $6. The food is great, great atmosphere at night.

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★★★★★

I love the dessert and this place has the best! Bread pudding, Fondue, and so many more to choose form. Plus the prices are all aroun $6. The food is great, great atmosphere at night.

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Good food at at good price. For this particular location, I like the (very) large patio they have and its setting. It's nice for when the weather's good, and I enjoy an outdoor setting. Plus, the ambience is vibrant depending on the day you go.

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Good food at at good price. For this particular location, I like the (very) large patio they have and its setting. It's nice for when the weather's good, and I enjoy an outdoor setting. Plus, the ambience is vibrant depending on the day you go.

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The chicken was greasy. A sign of inexpensive ingredients to begin with. A somewhat burnt tasting demi glaze of cherries covered a slightly over cooked pork chop. The sauces are well intended, however miss their mark. The front counter is

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The chicken was greasy. A sign of inexpensive ingredients to begin with. A somewhat burnt tasting demi glaze of cherries covered a slightly over cooked pork chop. The sauces are well intended, however miss their mark. The front counter is

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Far from excellent

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The menu is great - lots of variety to suit your cravings. Everything I've had has been delicious. Some of my favorites are their rotisserie chicken (with the vinagrette sauce), all of their salads are delicious (especially their roast

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The menu is great - lots of variety to suit your cravings. Everything I've had has been delicious. Some of my favorites are their rotisserie chicken (with the vinagrette sauce), all of their salads are delicious (especially their roast

Pros: variety on the menu, friendly staff, great food

Cons: long lines

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did you know they give free pizza bread as you are waiting?? this is basically the epitome of casual gourmet. the food is of great quality but prices are reasonable. no waiters, just stand in line, get some food and leave.

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did you know they give free pizza bread as you are waiting?? this is basically the epitome of casual gourmet. the food is of great quality but prices are reasonable. no waiters, just stand in line, get some food and leave.

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Sonoma Chicken Coop is a really good value for the price. The food is pretty good quality and some items on the menu are on the verge of being "gourmet." There isn't really table service -- you stand in line and order and then bring your food back to your table. Last time I was there my food wasn't very hot, but it wasn't a deal-breaker. I'd go back again.

PROS: great menu, pretty good quality food
CONS: lacks ambiance

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★★★★☆

Sonoma Chicken Coop is a really good value for the price. The food is pretty good quality and some items on the menu are on the verge of being "gourmet." There isn't really table service -- you stand in line and order and then bring your food back to your table. Last time I was there my food wasn't very hot, but it wasn't a deal-breaker. I'd go back again.

PROS: great menu, pretty good quality food
CONS: lacks ambiance

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Good, reasonably priced menu with healthy choices. Also, no-muss, no-fuss atmosphere: clean, plentiful seating, self serve drinks, etc.\r
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Parking can be challenging, but it is located in a good spot downtown, close to the museum, etc.

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Good, reasonably priced menu with healthy choices. Also, no-muss, no-fuss atmosphere: clean, plentiful seating, self serve drinks, etc.\r
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Parking can be challenging, but it is located in a good spot downtown, close to the museum, etc.

Pros: Good variety of menu items. Great dessert. Reasonable prices. Low key atmosphere.

Cons: Parking is a challenge.

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This is our family's favorite restaurant! The ambience is fun, the lines are often long but very fast, and the dessert fondue's are the biggest draw! The entrees are original and very good. Salads, chicken, pizza, and fish are fresh, but served very quickly. The owner does the friendly rounds with customers on almost every visit!

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This is our family's favorite restaurant! The ambience is fun, the lines are often long but very fast, and the dessert fondue's are the biggest draw! The entrees are original and very good. Salads, chicken, pizza, and fish are fresh, but served very quickly. The owner does the friendly rounds with customers on almost every visit!

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Well priced with friendly staff at both the Campbell and downtown San Jose locations. The salads are so-so, a bit too much dressing at times, otherwise the rest of the food is good. They brew their own beer too.

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Well priced with friendly staff at both the Campbell and downtown San Jose locations. The salads are so-so, a bit too much dressing at times, otherwise the rest of the food is good. They brew their own beer too.

Pros: Cost, Food

Cons: Can get crowded

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We ate at the new location in Campbell last night and the food was great, and lots of it! I had the skirt steak and my dad had the boneless riblets, TONS of meat and great flavor! He asked for the chipotle sauce on the side in case it was

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We ate at the new location in Campbell last night and the food was great, and lots of it! I had the skirt steak and my dad had the boneless riblets, TONS of meat and great flavor! He asked for the chipotle sauce on the side in case it was

Pros: price, choices, desserts

Cons: seating at times

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My wife and I recently had dinner at the Chicken Coop. We've heard some good things about the restaurant-great prices, good food, decent atmosphere and there always seemed to be lots of people inside.

What we did find was-the atmosphere was great! I loved the outdoor patio were my wife and I had our dinner and the prices were lower than expected.

But the food was just decent and because of this the Chicken Coop would probably be my second or third choice in choosing a restaurant.

PROS: Great eating atmosphere
CONS: Food just decent

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My wife and I recently had dinner at the Chicken Coop. We've heard some good things about the restaurant-great prices, good food, decent atmosphere and there always seemed to be lots of people inside.

What we did find was-the atmosphere was great! I loved the outdoor patio were my wife and I had our dinner and the prices were lower than expected.

But the food was just decent and because of this the Chicken Coop would probably be my second or third choice in choosing a restaurant.

PROS: Great eating atmosphere
CONS: Food just decent

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This is a great place for either a lunch time bite or a casual dinner. The prices are reasonable (expect to pay anywhere between $7 - $15). Portion size are good here. Been here several times for a quick bite to eat (say before a Sharks

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This is a great place for either a lunch time bite or a casual dinner. The prices are reasonable (expect to pay anywhere between $7 - $15). Portion size are good here. Been here several times for a quick bite to eat (say before a Sharks

Pros: Good Food, Reasonable Prices, Good Portions

Cons: Seating

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I really like this place. Diffrent way to eat out. When I went there was a line. The line went pretty quick. One thing I didn't like was trying to find a table. They did have seating outside but the heaters weren't on. :( We did end up

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★★★★★

I really like this place. Diffrent way to eat out. When I went there was a line. The line went pretty quick. One thing I didn't like was trying to find a table. They did have seating outside but the heaters weren't on. :( We did end up

Pros: Food, Service, Parking

Cons: find a table if crowe

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The food was alright - not bad for the price, but wow, the beer was absolutely foul. I wasn't terribly impressed. It's pretty much just exactly about as much as you can expect for what you're paying.

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★★★★★

The food was alright - not bad for the price, but wow, the beer was absolutely foul. I wasn't terribly impressed. It's pretty much just exactly about as much as you can expect for what you're paying.

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Their chicken pasta is very good, but I have found their lasagna to be disappointing.

While I like the fruits and glazed nuts that they provide with their goat cheese "fondue," it is not a fondue at all, but rather a container of warmed

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★★★★★

Their chicken pasta is very good, but I have found their lasagna to be disappointing.

While I like the fruits and glazed nuts that they provide with their goat cheese "fondue," it is not a fondue at all, but rather a container of warmed

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This place serves very good chicken and very good salads. It's so much better than the usual "sandwich and chips" spots. The line may look long but goes very fast! Won't be waiting long to get your food.

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This place serves very good chicken and very good salads. It's so much better than the usual "sandwich and chips" spots. The line may look long but goes very fast! Won't be waiting long to get your food.

Cons: crowded at lunch

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Good food, decent prices. I woudln't say the prices are extraordinary like they claim to be. There are some very tasty dishes, especially this special, guacamole lightly fried chicken with beans and tortilla, but that doesn't come up often. The normal chicken dish is acutally not that great, considering it tastes exactly liek Costco Chicken. Otherwise it's pretty good. Go for the non-original chicken stuff.

PROS: Good speciala
CONS: Their normal chicken is costco chicken, greasy and not very tasty

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★★★☆☆

Good food, decent prices. I woudln't say the prices are extraordinary like they claim to be. There are some very tasty dishes, especially this special, guacamole lightly fried chicken with beans and tortilla, but that doesn't come up often. The normal chicken dish is acutally not that great, considering it tastes exactly liek Costco Chicken. Otherwise it's pretty good. Go for the non-original chicken stuff.

PROS: Good speciala
CONS: Their normal chicken is costco chicken, greasy and not very tasty

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This place is nothing special. The only thing I like here is the chocolate fondue (but how hard is that to mess up?) I have tried several different things here, from the chicken, the sandwiches, and the pasta. None of them were good,

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★★★★★

This place is nothing special. The only thing I like here is the chocolate fondue (but how hard is that to mess up?) I have tried several different things here, from the chicken, the sandwiches, and the pasta. None of them were good,

Pros: cheap, cute

Cons: not that good food

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According to me, their food is not good. The place is crowded during lunch time though.

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★★★★★

According to me, their food is not good. The place is crowded during lunch time though.

Cons: crowded, food not good

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This has to be one of my favorite places to eat in Downtown San Jose. Their portions are large and almost everything i've tried has been excellent. The line gets super long during lunch, but it moves very quickly. Great place!

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★★★★★

This has to be one of my favorite places to eat in Downtown San Jose. Their portions are large and almost everything i've tried has been excellent. The line gets super long during lunch, but it moves very quickly. Great place!

Pros: Excellent Food, Fresh Food, Great Value

Cons: Long time at times, Parking

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I come here all the time for lunch since I work nearby. The portion sizes are good, and everything I've tried so far tastes great. Offerings usually consist of dishes you would normally get at a more upscale restaurant. Entrees are

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★★★★★

I come here all the time for lunch since I work nearby. The portion sizes are good, and everything I've tried so far tastes great. Offerings usually consist of dishes you would normally get at a more upscale restaurant. Entrees are

Pros: Great food, Great ambiance, Great Service

Cons: Crowded durin lunch, No sit-down service, Noisy

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The name is a little silly---for one thing, Sonoma's not exactly known for its chickens these days---but we like the concept just fine. It's quick-service dining for the Chardonnay-and-vinaigrette set. The signature rotisserie chicken is…

 

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