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C.R. Chicks (Boca Raton, Palm Springs, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter)

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***** C. R. Chicks, 2240 Northwest 19th Street, Boca Raton, Florida 33431, (561) 33431.

C. R. Chicks is a takeout/eat in “rotisserie chicken” joint…if you do some checking, on October 1, 2008- I gave this South Florida chain an absolutely rave-review. Back then C.R. had 7 locations—in about 8 hours-32 minutes a Boca Raton store will be added to the lineup.

Last night, C.R. Chicks’ Boca joint held a “Private Grand Opening Party” where a chance to try EVERY item on the menu was there for the taking…and I took! In no particular order—chicken, meatloaf, potato pancakes, mashed potatoes, brown rice, chocolate chip cookies, primavera linguine, apple pie, chocolate banana cream pie, caesar salad, bbq pulled chicken sandwich, brown rice, cole slaw. I was like a pig that died and went to heaven.

Let me make this “update” as simple and short as possible—C. R. Chicks makes terrific rotisserie chicken–in addition, there are delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas, sides, desserts—and a meatloaf that will make you forget the one that your mom made/makes (I’m assuming she made/makes a real-good one).

You can check menu/prices/photos/locations at www.crchickswpb.com.

For those of you out there who swear by Costco’s rotisserie chicken…GET REAL!

C.R. Chicks is a winner!

C.R. Chicks is open 11:30am-9pm–7 days a week.

61 Comments to “C.R. Chicks (Boca Raton, Palm Springs, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter)”

  1. Mrs. Gaffney says...

    Have been getting takeout from CR for years. The chicken is outrageously good as are the many sides they have. You guys in Boca will love the food. Hopefully CR will get to Broward and Dade in the coming months/years. CR runs circles around Bostom Mkt. and warehouse stores like Costco.

    • HerbK says...

      I finally tried CR today. I got there around 1:30 and there were 8 employees and no customers. In that type of operation you need to do at least $350 an hour to justify having 8 employees, if you want to keep your labor costs in line. It’s possible that they were busy before I got there and after I left. The mashed potatoes were very good and the rice was fine. I liked the way the chicken tasted but I have a big appetite and their chickens are very small. They might even be smaller than the chickens at Boston Market. That size just doesn’t cut it for me and I won’t be back.

      • lynn r says...

        sometimes small is better. i love the chicken.it is far superior to the ones in costco etc.

  2. HerbK says...

    I’m going to check out the new place but it is hard for me to avoid Joseph’s Gourmet Market when I am in that area. I have to see the size of CR’s birds first, I never buy anything at Boston Market because I think they are serving pigeons. At least Costco and BJ’s have full sized chickens

    • Mrs. Gaffney says...

      The food at C.R. Chicks is far superior to that sold at Joseph’s. I am very familar with Jospeh’s, The Boys, and Doris and C.R Chicks food is better. Keep in mind, C. R. Chicks unlike the others isn’t a full market but concentrates on just a few items. Costco is no match!!!

    • jenny samuelson says...

      herbk, boston mkt sells msg laden garbage. joseph’s food is just fair. cr chicks is excellent. as for costco, CRAPPPPPPPPP.

  3. CD says...

    My friends a bit further north have been talking about CR for years. I live in Deerfield. I am going to give the new location a try.

  4. JK says...

    Jeff,
    Chicken was delish.
    Loved the mashed potatoes and santa fe brown rice.

  5. David L says...

    Jeff,

    I tried it last night, and I have to tell you, that chicken has AMAZING flavor. My wife wasn’t a fan though just because she does not like anything that tastes “smokey”.

    I brought it home for dinner last night, and my 5-year old said, “MMMM I smell bacon! Can I have some bacon please…’” Needless to say, he’s a big fan too. We just have to save it for when his mom isn’t home.

  6. Jane Kushner says...

    Jeff,

    This has to be one of your best picks ever. I live and work in Boca Raton and until I read about CR Chicks here I had never heard of this small chain.
    I picked up a whole chicken last night on the way home from my office and it was delicious. The chicken was as moist and tender as could be. I also had the mashed potatoes and brown rice sides and they were just as delicious.
    Normally i don’t do cookies but the fresh baked ones that were on the counter couldn’t get into my takeout bag fast enough.
    Thanks again for this pick. I now have a new chicken takeout favorite.
    Jane Kushner

  7. johnny f says...

    What a great addition to the shopping center. First it was 5 guys, then hooters, then laspada’s, now cr chicks. next is a pizza place and a rib place.
    i have eaten cr chicks chicken in wellington. it is real good.

    • The center CR is in has been a disaster for over 20 years. This past year or so new tenants like FIVE GUYS and LASPARDA’S have moved in. Hopefully CR CHICKS gets the attention that it deserves and does well, but its location isn’t the best.
      I know CR from Wellington and have eaten its food many times. The chicken is great.
      Once again I hope it works out well for them in their no home in Boca.

    • HerbK says...

      Nick’s APizza (pronounced abeets)is going to open up near the Five Guys and Hooters in that shopping center. Nick’s makes its pizza in a style called “New Haven”. I’m going to try the Nick’s In Lake Worth tonight.

  8. bw says...

    one of the best roast chickens i’ve eaten.

  9. fran gold says...

    jeff eats: just wanted to tell you that i was very impressed by cr chicks new store. i havent been in that shopping plaza in years but your blog turned me onto the new stores going in there. i had bbq chicken and potato pancakes and they were both super fresh and delicious.
    i highly recommend that others try cr chicks.
    thanks,
    fran gold

  10. IS says...

    Know cr from wellington. Great chicken and mashed potatoes.

  11. KS says...

    Tried CR this evening. For $25 I got 2 chicken and 3 sides. The chicken was fabulous. Moist and perfectly made. Tremendous delicious flavor. Green beans, rice, mashed potatoes were also excellent. This is one of the best takeout roast chickens that I have had in years. I highly recommend that you try CR Chicks.

    • Melissa Gold says...

      Been going to wpb store for years. glad we can now share this great chicken with you folks in boca.

  12. Dee Dee says...

    Jeff: Nice call here. The chicken is outstanding. Also loved the mashed potatoes..

  13. kmn says...

    Picked up a 1/2 chicken for lunch. Very very good. Hope business gets good because the location isn’t the best.

  14. oooh says...

    I go to Weight Watchers which is the same shopping center as Cr in Boca. The lecturer recommended the chicken and I took a whole one home. You folks are so right on this one. Sensational chicken. By the way, the skin came off lreal easy.

  15. J. Buchbinder says...

    Excellent roast chicken. mashed potatoes, brown rice. Also enjoyed the meatloaf. Just heard about this one.

  16. rc says...

    exceptionally delicious bbq chicken.

  17. ll says...

    good find.
    real good meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

  18. wd says...

    Jeff,
    took food out last night.
    for 25 bucks, I had 2 chcikens and 3 sides.
    the chicken was excellent.
    .

  19. Gave the Boca store a try.
    Very good chicken.
    Very good sides.

  20. jr says...

    i seriously doubt that there is a better bbq chicken around.
    they use a rotisserie that has a wood flavor that is terrific.

  21. JEM says...

    I love that the food is fresh, healthy and fast. I go there once a week when I don’t have time to cook for the fam.

  22. nick says...

    excellent chicken,
    i highly recommend this one

  23. Shelly says...

    Tried the chicken last night and it was excellent. I was in Boca store and they had me sample roast turkey they are going to be making for the holidays. Delicious.

  24. Randi R says...

    CR makes a really good chicken soup.

  25. Used a $5 off coupon at boca store.
    Location is terrible.
    The rotiserrie chicken was delicious. Same for mashed potato side.
    If CR was in a more visible spot it would be jammed.

  26. frank w says...

    Excellent chicken. Meatloaf very good. Great sides and nice people. Location is deadly. Bad signage. Would not have known about it if it weren’t for Jeff. Looking at it from the outside you don’t know whatv it is. By the way, twice the chicken for half the price makes Costco not a bad choice if you happen to be there.Taste is OK. Hope CR makes it. They must advertise.

    • BOOBIE says...

      frank w, was just thinking the same thing. food is delicious but the boca location is horrible. i sure hope they can survive because the spot is horrendous. this is a 100% destination spot and they are going to need a ton of people to learn about it real fast.

      • larry s says...

        i couldnt think of a worse spot to open in boca raton. tried it on your say so and found the food to be very good.

  27. frank w says...

    Went again last night for chicken, meatloaf and this time, potato pancakes. All excellent. The last time I dared to order potato pancakes was at Pastrami queen and we sent them back.
    Unfortunately and once again the place was empty at 6 pm and mine was the only takeout order.

  28. GER says...

    I and my wife just picked up chicken and 2 sides at CR in Boca. The store except for another couple eating in was EMPTY. The food is really good but as others have commented the store’s location is terrible. I am really not sure if CR will make it in Boca.

  29. RI says...

    Lat night my family and I had a pre-Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, stuffing, sides from CR. Everything was terrific.

  30. gg says...

    best grilled chicken

  31. gg says...

    they make a great chicken soup

  32. joe z says...

    terrific chicken.

  33. LOLLY says...

    Took out chicken, sides and soup last night. Food was very good. When I got there, there was one family eating there and my order. This was at 7:30 pm. A few stores down the 5 Guys had a packed store with about 40 people on line waiting to order. I know about CR Chicks from its other stores a drop N. of this one. I think that the Boca store desperately needs some advertisement because I don’ t think people even know its in the back of a lousy shopping center near the mall.

    • Dr. George says...

      You are so right.
      I was in 5 Guys last Friday night. It had a constant line to order.
      CR Chick’s was empty same for Laspada’s.
      This is a crap center. Unless you have a legion of followers like 5 Guys does you need massive advertising to get people to even know you are there.

  34. BIG LENNY says...

    Has to be one of the best bbq chickens going.

  35. frank w says...

    Picked up my order at 6:30 Saturday night. Mine was the only takeout order and there was one table occupied. Unfortunately this great place is on life support.

    • HerbK says...

      I passed by a few days ago, right around 6:00 PM and there just a handful of chickens on the rotisserie. That isn’t a good sign unless they are mostly a lunch place. I think CR Chicks is in trouble.

      I passed Boston Market about 15 minutes later and it was packed, like it is just about every night. I don’t get it because I don’t like Boston Market.

      • kkk says...

        boston mkt chicken is lousy

  36. SI says...

    Chicken was moist and delicious.
    This is right up there with the best roast chicken I’ve taken out in a very long time.

    • zena says...

      you are so right. outstandingly delicious chicken.

  37. M. Santa says...

    Had the chicken and mashed potatoes. Chicken delicious, potatoes very salty.

  38. zzz says...

    best takeout chicken, great selection of sides.

  39. bobby lewis says...

    Excellent roast chicken. Loved the food.

  40. aza says...

    best bbq chicken around. sides are just fair.

  41. sjj says...

    fresh rotisserie chickens perfectly seasoned and cooked,

  42. chewy says...

    i finally got a chance to try new boca location. very good chicken. horrendously bad location.

  43. Brian says...

    For those of you concerned about CR Chicks status in Boca Raton I would like to say thank you. We plan on being in Boca Raton for a long time. At some of our other locations we have heard the same comments regarding their shopping centers. While there is truth to this the fact, as noted by some of you above that 5 Guys is jamming speaks done volume for the center. I’m not sure if anyone has had a lunch experience at CR but it is quite a different volume. We pride ourselves on word of mouth advertising so thanks so much for all the support!

  44. DJ says...

    The chicken here is awesome. Make sure you try the mashed potatoes; they’re really flavorful seemingly without a ton of butter and/or cream.

  45. Jeff In Boca says...

    definitely some of the best roast chicken I’ve eaten in south Florida.

  46. donny says...

    best roast chicken going. runs circles around others in the area.

  47. EPW says...

    finally got over to the boca store. the roast chicken is delicious.
    if you like good and i do mean good roast chciken try this cr chicks.

  48. Sid Turner says...

    Love the chicken. A bit pricey.

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