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C L.

08/03/2017

Overall
Food
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Fried chicken was great here. We also tried their fried fish, but better to stick with the chicken. Moist and there was a special seasoning to their batter.

azach902

03/02/2011

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Old School In The Best Way

Going here is like stepping back in time. I feel the decor may not have been changed in decades, but it's clean. The fried chicken is why you should come. Everything else is fine, but for a change of pace from the chain chicken places, it's Dinah's all the way.

onedesigner

11/04/2010

Overall
A Good Local Place for Fried Chicken

I like Dinah's chicken. It really doesn't seem greasy, and it tastes great. It's great when we don't have time to cook dinner and I can just stop by there real quick to pick up chicken to go. We never order any side dishes so I can't comment on those, but the chicken is delicious!

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Kevin O.

10/26/2010

Overall
Juicy with Mediocre Flavor

Heard some good things about this place so I thought I would bring home one of the family meals. Ten pieces of chicken and two pint size sides. We got mash potatoes with gravy and coleslaw. The chicken was juicy but the flavor was light. Not like KFC or Roscoe's, where there is more flavor in the batter. The coleslaw was good, it has pineapple that adds nice flavor, but there were too many pieces so the texture and tanginess became overwhelming. The mash potatoes were clearly potato flakes, so nothing special there. Gravy was the white kind and good. Overall, when in the mood for fried chicken, there's better places to go.

FoodExpert7

08/22/2009

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Dinah's is a great ""retro-style"" experience

It's kitschy and cute. They have mini-pies that are delicious.
Muuuch better than KFC!!!!

Leyvaman

03/20/2009

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Overall
Great Chicken n Shrimp

Dinah's is definitely a favorite place of mine. I'm a fried chicken lover, and this place ranks at the top of my list. Not too greasy and good flavor! I'm not a fan of their fried fish, or their gizzards, but their shrimp...wow, if you haven't tried them, you should- they won't dissapoint. Their sides are ok, but it's the other stuff that makes me come back, again and again.

RominHawk

01/24/2008

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Terrible First Experience

I've been living within 2 miles of this restaurant for the last 20 plus years; never tried them before -- the place never attracted me. End of 2007, Glendale News Press published Glendale?s best businesses, etc. and Dinah's were listed as one of the best. A week later I gave them a try; walked in, put in my order for about 5 people -- spent close to $29.00; took the food home very excited to eat the best. It was a burned, soggy, chicken parts, the fish sticks .. fishy and no great taste; the shrimps OK. One of the chicken boxes had a curly hair inside. It was a disgusting experience. I'll never go their, ever again.

Very very disappointed

nmtjg

01/28/2007

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Overall
Little Miss Sunshine loves it!!

If it's good enough for Little Miss Sunshine it's good enough for me. I saw the bucket on the dinner table in the Movie. The next time I'm in Southern Cal it will be the first on my must eat places! I have eaten more fried chicken than most people on the planet, and consider myself a fried chicken expert

flacasandra

12/22/2006

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Overall
Great chicken, tasy, simple and homey

Love this place. I lived in LA for several years before moving to Nor. Calif and I always try to eat here when I can. Its a wonderfully simple place to get something that tastes homemade and delicous. I love the location and the decor. We most often ordere the food for take out - for work or family get togethers. The coleslaw is great and the pineapple potato salad is a refreshing version. Check it out, you wont be disappointed.

msb1021

09/25/2006

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Overall
Great food; great service

This is some of the best fried chicken in LA. I don't eat in there too often - only due to time; the dining area seems very clean and bright. They have many to-go combos to choose from. For sides, I recommend the mac & cheese and the mashed potatoes. The staff are always friendly as well. There are other locations, but this one's mine!

nomo_fan

08/11/2006

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Overall
The chicken lived up to expectations.

Even though the two restaurants have different owners, the chicken recipe of the two Dinah's restaurants are the same, and it is good. This Dinah's has a very simple menu, and many of the patrons that I talked to said that they've been coming for years. The chicken is definitely some of the best I've tasted in Southern California. The apple butter for the rolls was delicious as well. I wasn't quite enamored with the pineapple cole slaw or other side dishes, but one cannot go wrong with such great chicken. I'll be coming back to this place for sure.

labradajose

03/06/2006

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Overall
FINGURE LICKING GOOD

THE CHICKEN IS THE BEST, I HAVE LIVED IN THE AREA FOR 20+ YEARS AND CAN'T LIVE WITOUT IT.

doezur

01/07/2006

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Overall
The Pineapple Coleslaw is Da Bomb!!

Dinahs Chicken has been around a thousand years, and it is one of those places where you just forget about, that is a huge mistake went there again and had one of the best chicken dinners in year. The chicken is flavorful, the service was fantastic and the prices are good. They just started serving corn on the cob as one of their sides and it was great, a must side though is the pineapple coleslaw wonderful flavor and not too sweet. It really is a must and even though busy tables do turn over fast. No ambience you eat and go. Remember it is a chicken joint you'll have to jog home at least 4 miles. Enjoy.

intlfoods

01/13/2005

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Overall
Real Southern Fried Chicken

Everybody I know can testify that Dinah's Chicken is a landmark. They've been around for decades and served not some of the best, but THE BEST fried chicken. You'll know it when you see it from the outside. The place is plain, simple and serious. They are more into the food than decore compared to other so called restaurants of its kind. Most and above all is their fried chicken of course, it's just the way they make it, so damn tasty, sort of like ""baked"" instead of fry! This place will never be duplicated or rivaled. I know alot of people (including myself) will travel far for this. Best of the best!!!

samelizabeth

05/11/2004

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Overall
Yummy

Dinah's has these huge oven pancakes that will fill the biggest of appetites! Good potatos, real fresh thick-sliced bacon and some salsa that has both heat and flavor. Food is always very fres. It is one of the best breakfast spots in town!

ixel morena

08/08/2002

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Overall
Oh, Dinah!

My mom recommended this place for lunch once, saying that it was really good15 years ago. So we tried it. The chicken was really tasty, with that said, it was probably grade B chicken. There wasnt a whole lot of meat on the bone, but what was there was really good. Im not sure if its in the chicken coating or what, but it was yummy. It was a bit greasy, but as far as greasy chicken goes, its not any worse than KFC. The fixins were really good. Mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw all of it was very yummy. Not for the health conscience.

Details

Phone: (818) 244-4188

Address: 4106 San Fernando Rd Ste A, Glendale, CA 91204

Website: http://dinahschicken.com

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General Info
Dinah's Chicken is owned and operated by the Pearson Family since 1967. Dinah's Fried Chicken has received critical acclaim over the years as a superior food product. Many years of research and experience in blending a variety of different flours, herbs & spices has made our "ORIGINAL RECIPE" the best kept secret in town. Our fresh (never frozen), plump young chickens are fried to a golden brown...and are FREE FROM COOKING OILS! Our specially developed process of cooking seals in all the succulent flavors. Dinah's Fried Chicken is so scrumptious, you can eat it either hot or cold!
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*Chicken *Dining Room *Take Home *Group Catering
Payment method
master card, visa, all major credit cards, amex
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Neighborhood
Tropico
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Good For Family: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, Take Out

Price Range : Below Average

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