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Chicken Lou's

Fenway / Kenmore
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50 Forsyth St, Boston, MA 02115-5025
+1 617-859-7017
06:30 - 09:00
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Mon - Thu 06:30 - 09:00
Fri 06:30 - 07:00
Sat 09:00 - 04:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I frequently pop into chicken Lou's for lunch during the week as my office is thankfully right across the street. While I almost always have to wait in line for quite some time, it is definitely always worth the wait! The food is served in magnificent portions and always tastes fresh. The menu is extensive and although all of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

After working on Northeastern's campus for almost 2 years, my friends and I decided it was time to adventure to this place. We are so glad we did and have gone back every few weeks. Hot of the grill scrumptious pieces of chicken in quality bread. Mmmm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Delicious. TKO sandwich is mouthwatering. Perfect size for a hungry traveler. Fast service for the number of customers. Get an extra sauce on the side for sandwiches and don't forget extra napkins if you're going to grab and go.

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Bangor, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I was recently at Northeastern University for a week long event, and was advised by a former school student that this was a must-have part of the NEU experience. I was not disappointed!! I had the TKO, which was AMAZING!! This has now become a must on future visits. The hours can be erratic, depending on whether you are in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

I liked the place and the business idea behind the place. I think that it's just the perfect breakfast/lunch spot to stop by when you are spending the day at the NEU. Nevertheless, my Southwestern sandwich was far too filled with chicken, such as it resulted quite uncomfortable to eat and not really enjoyable. So, less chicken! And, eventually, it... More 

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Great place to eat. The chicken Lou with extra sauce is a must. The spicy fries are legendary. The breakfast is decent for a quick bite. Any platter you will be fine with here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

We stopped in to grab a quick lunch while visiting local colleges with my HS Junior. We decided to go local and avoid the ubiquitous fast food/quick serve brands and I'm so glad we did. We enjoyed our generous and creative sandwiches and fries, sitting in the sunshine chatting with several young engineers destined for success at Northeastern with whom... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2008

Old School

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2008

Sooo bad, but soooo good... greasy, artery-clogging diner goodness.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2006

Lou is the chicken king of Boston. The suculant and sophisticated flavors will dance on your palet like sugarplum fairies. The wide assortment of healthy cusine such as the "cholesterol" on a bagel will astonish your appetite. The price fits even the most frugal pockets. The "Louca Blast" will fill your sugar and caffine needs at once. The nuggets are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:30 - 09:00
06:30 - 09:00
06:30 - 09:00
06:30 - 09:00
06:30 - 07:00
09:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Forsyth St, Boston, MA 02115-5025
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 617-859-7017
Lou started Chicken Lou's as a canteen truck over 30 years ago. Chicken Lou's permanent location was established in 1990. We are second and third generation serving Northeastern University and the city of Boston, our extended family! Come in for traditional fare or a more creative take. We serve good food cheap and look forward to serving you!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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