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Dec 18, 2013 05:55 PM

NEW Cluck-UChicken to Open in Toms River NJ

Sign is up and opening soon in the old BUCCIOS BISTRO

552 Lakehurst Rd, Toms River, NJ......
right across the parking lot of the Miracle Pub...

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  1. Oh my, no more trips to Wall or Eatontown. The one in Brick was crap. I love the Roman sandwich. Extra garlic butter please. Wings extra wet.

    When I first moved down here, there used to be one on Rt 37 but it closed.

    My family is going to flip out!

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    1. re: Jerseygirl111

      I went to the now defunct Cluck U on RT-88 in Brick about five years ago.
      It's still in my bottom three meals of all time.

        1. re: rickster71

          Passed by last night they are now Open for business!!

        2. re: Jerseygirl111

          Jerseygirl if you're in Eatontown for wings please make a trip to Jack's in Long Branch! Best wings in the area hands down. Apparently you like garlic - try their garlic buffalo (with blue cheese) and garlic teriyaki (with ranch). Fantastic stuff.

          5$ for 10 wings during happy hour and football games.

            1. re: Jerseygirl111

              Yes...but you should eat them while they're hot and crispy!

              1. re: joonjoon

                I have already mentioned this place to my husband. We will absolutely try it. Thanks for the rec!

            2. re: joonjoon

              Still haven't been up there to try the wings but have not forgotten Joon!

          1. I don't know the area that well, but I do know where you are talking about...are there a lot of chicken places nearby?

            Supply and demand...I've found that with some of these types of places, some are very good and some are very not good, LOL.

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            1. re: ELA

              only other places for Chix & wings etc, is the Miracle Pub next door, the Chinese take outs....Full House, Golden Dragon, BJ's rottiserie, etc, etc, on rt 9 in TR.

              1. re: Tapas52

                Did you see ChikFilA is opening by the Costco in Brick?

                1. re: Jerseygirl111

                  Where in the Costco mall is C-F-A opening? Where the old Qdoba used to be (next to Tommy's)?

                  1. re: sbier

                    Across the street from the Costco in the Lowe's parking lot.

            2. I've been to the on in Red Bank maybe a half dozen times over the's not bad for what it is. Their wings are good, the fried chicken is good and the chicken riding his bike around Red Bank is always a sight to see!

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              1. re: jrvedivici

                Whats the difference between "thermo nuclear" wings &
                "must sign waiver" ?

                1. re: Tapas52

                  I once made the mistake of buying the thermonuclear wings. When my eyes started burning and tearing in the car on the way home should have tipped me off. I've been a Chilehead for decades, but after 1 wing I gave it up and tossed them.

                  These wings are made using a chile pepper extract sauce, which use solvents to concentrate the capsaicin to the point where the heat obliterates any possibility of detecting any actual flavor. Another attribute of extract sauces is that prior to having the ability to taste wiped out, the main flavor that can be noted seems most like what I believe singed cat hair would taste like...

                  1. re: equal_Mark

                    "to the point where the heat obliterates any possibility of detecting any actual flavor"

                    I never understood that. I like spicy food, something with a kick or a bite sometimes, but I never understood wanting something so hot, spicy, etc. -- that you can't enjoy the flavor, taste, etc.

                    When I hear stories about this kind of thing, you sometimes just have to laugh. LOL.

                    1. re: ELA

                      It has a lot to do with the ability to develop a tolerance for spicy food. For folks that have such a tolerance they simply are not as affected by the heat, and thereby are able to taste the flavors in very spicy cuisines like Thai or Indian. Folks with no tolerance have a hard time appreciating the flavors due to the heat.

                      Those with a strong tolerance to the heat enjoy the flavors in good food, but find the "pissing contest" or "they can't make it hot enough for me" competitive attitude to be juvenile & distasteful.

                      I like it hot & spicy but Flavor is still the key!

                      1. re: equal_Mark

                        Agreed...I like certain Thai and Indian food, and I like spicy food as well...sometimes very spicy. I don't know that I have a strong tolerance per se, but the tolerance aspect -- if you have to "tolerate" it and it "burns" or causes those types of reaction, I would hope someone could still even taste yet alone enjoy the flavors, tastes, etc.

                        I agree completely -- hot and spicy is very good, but flavor is certainly key.

                    2. re: equal_Mark

                      Mark I agree, I Love it spicy as you know as long as it "Enhances the taste of the Food"..........but when these kids are Drunk and start to challenge each other to a
                      Thermo Nuke contest all bets anything goes regardless of taste...lollol

                      1. re: Tapas52

                        What do you think the best level of heat is at CluckU? (I trust answers from people who did the Jichuan thing a few weeks ago. :-) )

                        1. re: eleeper

                          We just tried the Cluck-U in Aberdeen. They have five levels of heat (with meaningless temperatures attached to them!). We got the traditional (level 2) and nuclear BBQ (level 3). Neither were very hot, though I thought the flavor for traditional was fine. Next time we'll probably try "Traditional Death" (level 4) and see how that is.

                          1. re: eleeper

                            Where is the Cluck-U in Aberdeen?

                            1. re: jrvedivici

                              It's in the free-standing building in the Strathmore shopping center on Route 34 (next to where Blockbuster used to be).

                    3. re: Tapas52

                      This may be my anal side coming out(thankfully not literally), but I noticed the 50 bucket of wings is 39.99 while their best value tray of 100 is 79.99. 2 buckets of 50 would be 79.98 and a slightly better value.

                      1. re: hcentro

                        I haven't been and haven't looked at their menu...however, aside from a "tray" vs. "two buckets" and all that...slightly better value is a penny?

                        I've seen this before and know people who opt for the tray, for convenience, preparation, ease, etc. But, who knows.

                  2. There's also a new one on Route 34 in Aberdeen a bit south of West Lake on the opposite side of the road.

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                    1. re: eleeper

                      We've bought chicken tender platters from that location. My son and his buddies enjoy their tenders.

                      1. re: HillJ

                        I will confess to have eaten there multiple nights in a row. Their honey dipped fried chicken is pretty decent also.

                    2. Interesting...I didn't know Cluck-U was still around. The original store in New Brunswick that had been on Easton Avenue for 30 or so years seems to have closed recently.

                      Then again, unlike when they fiorst opened, there's a LOT more competition on that street now aimed directly at the Rutger's crowd.

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                      1. re: The Professor

                        I was in NB about two months ago and didn't realize they closed. Having gone to school nearby there and spending a lot of my high school and younger years there I remember Cluck-U well.

                        Sorry to hear they closed.