Chicken Kitchen in Stockton

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Chicken Kitchen in Stockton

Postby Dustyman73 » Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:53 pm

Just north of Stockton along Hwy 99 is a neat little roadside deal called Pollardville. At the Chicken Kitchen, you can eat in an old jail cell or a covered wagon. The food is pretty good, too. Behind the Chicken Kitchen, there is a little remake of an old west town. Some of the buildings are authentic and have been hauled down from little gold rush towns. It's worth stopping in. Here are some pics:

Pollardville sign:
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Chicken Kitchen:
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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:16 pm

I adore it. Thanks for the heads up.

Is that chicken wearing a hat or am I imagining it?

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Postby Dustyman73 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:44 pm

I'm pretty sure the chicken is sporting a hat.

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Postby SpudGirl » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:25 am

their site has some pretty cool pics :-)

http://www.pollardville.com/

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Postby nichols » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:16 am

I accidentally wandered into a country and western line dance there a coupla years ago -- Didn't fall down or nuthin!

Was visiting the windmill museum and Frank Medina, the oldest man with the most teeth (HE CHARGED ME $20 TO LOOK!)
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http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attract/CASTOwind.html

Anyway, this place reminds me of the Armet & Davis-designed Tonga Pup. Wonder what the ancestry of the "Islander restaurant" is??

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Postby Modern Motoring » Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:07 am

I just read from the pollardville website that they are closing for good in 2007 ! :cry: :cry: :cry: I have introduced many people to this place and they all love it. If you haven't gone, DO SO NOW !

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Chicken Kitchen

Postby Deco Lover » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:16 pm

As a former Stockton resident, now back temporarily, I remember
going to Pollardville for my 10th birthday, with a group of friends.
We celebrated and took turns being locked up in the jail cell. Was
quite fun checking out the western town and watching a 'gunfight'.
I still have the pictures.

Years ago, I went with my family to Pollardville's Chicken Kitchen
for dinner, and to the old vaudeville show, which encouraged
audience participation. Sort of corny, sort of adult, but fun.

The building that currently houses the Chicken Kitchen was once
the famous Islander restaurant, a Polynesian-style place with
all the tiki decor, which served "exotic" drinks.

The future of Pollardville is demolition, with a planned gated housing
tract and a shopping center. :(

The list of lost local landmarks is growing quite fast, with the closure
of its famed Golfland (the last miniature golf course- to become a
Walgreen's Drugstore), Hammer Skate (the last roller skating rink-
to become yet another Walgreen's), Speedway 99 (an infamous
car race track- to become a housing development), the Ye Olde
Hoosier Inn (a local diner favorite with an antique interior- to become
a gas station), the Grohman House (a 99 yr. old Victorian- now
demolished for a car wash), and finally the Manteca Water Park
(the last waterpark with slides- now demolished). :evil:

The City Council and developers have opened up their arms, and
created a whole new East Oakland/San Jose sprawl for commuter
homeowners, at the expense of all the local community who now
have a lack of family entertainment. :evil:

I plan on attending Pollardville for one last chicken dinner, and
relive some memories, before the planned closure April 2007.

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Postby Lynxwiler » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:04 am

With your encouragement I went to Pollardville to explore this place for myself. My apologies to the vegetarians out there, but the restaurant is not for you. They did serve the best deep fried onion rings and deep fried okra that I had in quite a while, but (surprise!) both dishes came with a bit deep fried chicken in there too.

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There's poultry in the details:
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And one lone tiki still standing from its Islander days:
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The silent auction for the two jail cell walls has already reached $2K. The tiki itself will be sold seperately on ebay.
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Looks like the pan for gold used to be one heck of a walk through attraction. I could see a large building behind this minimountain with a display of mining tools and techniques. Anyone remember that attraction?
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Postby Lynxwiler » Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:48 pm

They haven't closed yet, but are taking offers on just about anything. Give them a call or drop in for a bite.

As for the tiki, no sign of it on ebay as of yet.


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