Chicken Coop

Chicken Coop, "Home of Northern Fried Chicken"

Crispy fried chicken restaurant

Chicken Coop has been offering quality chicken and fish for over 40 years! This website will keep you informed about our weekly specials, a complete menu, all our locations, call in and catering large orders. Bookmark us for printable money saving coupons! We hope to see you soon!

 - Thank you,Tom & Janie Vander Horst

Original Chicken Coop restaurant on Portage Road

The Chicken Coop story

The son of devout church-going Dutch immigrant Christians, Jim Vander Horst grew up on the east side of Kalamazoo, Michigan during the great depression. His first after-school job was at Hoekstra's Meat Market stocking shelves and cutting meat. His energetic work habits and integrity from his strict religious upbringing allowed Jim to quickly rise from butcher to managing the meat departments at A&P and Meijer Thrifty Acres. Read more...

“Only One Life 'Twil Soon be Past
Only what's done for Christ will last.”


109 West Centre Street
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 327-1521

2120 Sprinkle Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 349-5400

206 Fadel Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6136

712 South Main
Watervliet, MI 49098
(269) 463-4848

Store Hours:
Sunday 12-8pm

Individual locations may have additional hours

Friday all you can eat fish $8.49