The Chicken is a classic roadhouse joint and cycling destination on the Great Western Trail!

Want Chicken? Pizza? Breakfast? Drinks? Patio? Bike Parking?

Located in the Des Moines metro just south of the Highway 5 Bypass in what was once Orilla, Iowa. Located right off the Great Western bike trail, it’s the perfect stop mid-ride. Our menu has something for everyone, serving southern chicken specialties like Broasted Chicken, the Hot Chicken Sundae and Nashville Hot Chicken, as well as more classic favorites including several burgers, salads and sandwiches. Don’t forget to check out our beer list, where you’ll find a great variety of both domestic and craft styles.

The Chicken is owned by Full Court Press. The same group that owns El Bait Shop, the Iowa Taproom and many more cool cycling hang-outs in the Des Moines metro’.

The Chicken opened in July 2018.

sponsoring BIKEIOWA since April 2018


The Chicken
4221 SE Orilla Rd.
West Des Moines, IA 50061 MAP

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