Our friend Billy Mag Fhloinn sent a great review of Chicken Hut in Limerick:
The Chicken Hut, 31 O Connell St., Limerick is renowned around Munster and beyond. It is, at the core, a very basic take away, but the food is top class, and the value is great. As you might expect, its main fare consists of Fried Chicken, of the Kentucky variety, but is a superior product to the American chain. Their chicken fillet burgers are almost magical, especially when consumed on a weekend at, say, 3am. All the meat is Irish, with Cappoquin being the main suppliers of chicken, and the beef from local producers.
They offer daily meal deals, and Sunday Specials are excellent value. In particular, the gravy is the highlight of any visit. Less gravy, and more a type of thick sauce with herbs and spices, it is fantastic on chips. In fact, I have known Dubliners buy tubs of it on visits to Limerick, and bring it home and freeze it for future use. Their beef quarter pounders are very tasty too, with a perfect balance of ketchup, secret sauce and salad.
This place is cheap, functional, and the food is great. Just don’t go there on a romantic date. The decor is fairly clinical (think the Industrial Zone from the Crystal Maze), but no one goes to take-aways for the ambiance. No one I know anyway. But if cheap, tasty fast food is what you’re after, look to the Chicken Hut. It is very popular amongst Limericians. How many other take-aways in Ireland have their own Bebo appreciation society?