Plucked: A Haven for Chicken Lovers in Walnut Creek

Nestled in the beautiful city of Walnut Creek, California, lies a hidden gem for foodies and craft beer enthusiasts alike.

If you’re craving something unique and satisfying, check out Plucked, a delightful restaurant specializing in mouthwatering chicken dishes and a wide selection of beers. Plucked is in the Encina Grande area of Walnut Creek, across from the new Whole Foods.

In this post, we’ll explore the world of delicious, tender chicken dishes and ice-cold brews at Plucked, giving you a culinary adventure you won’t forget.

Savoring the Chicken Sandwiches at Plucked

At Plucked, the focus is on delivering juicy, tender, and perfectly seasoned chicken dishes that will leave you craving more.

One standout dish is the Basic Chick sandwich, featuring jalapeno sweet heat slaw, pluck sauce, and dill pickles. This sandwich is simple yet incredibly satisfying, with the perfect balance of flavors and textures to leave you wanting more.

The Basic Chick

Other notable sandwiches on the menu include the Rooster, which boasts sharp cheddar, applewood bacon, a cage-free over-easy egg, and house pepper jelly; the Tweety Bird, offering a blend of honey mustard, jalapeno sweet heat slaw, and dill pickles; and the Naughty Nash, a fiery treat with Nashville hot pepper oil, jalapeno sweet heat slaw, pluck sauce, and pickles.

With so many tantalizing options, there’s a sandwich for everyone at Plucked.

Pairing Your Chicken with the Perfect Beer

If you like brews, you’ll want a refreshing beer to complement your chicken dish. With an extensive selection of craft beers on tap, you’re sure to find the perfect brew to suit your taste.

Plucked takes pride in supporting local breweries, so expect to find a rotating selection of the best beers from Walnut Creek and the surrounding areas.

For the Basic Chick sandwich, consider pairing your meal with a light lager or a crisp pilsner, as these beers provide a refreshing contrast to the jalapeno sweet heat slaw and pluck sauce.

If you’re indulging in the spicy Naughty Nash, an IPA with its hoppy bitterness can help cut through the heat and cleanse your palate. For something unique, try pairing the Rooster sandwich with a fruity wheat beer to complement the sweet and savory flavors from the house pepper jelly and applewood bacon.

A Vibrant Atmosphere and Friendly Service

At Plucked, the experience goes beyond the food and drink. The restaurant boasts a lively atmosphere that’s perfect for catching up with friends, watching the game, or just enjoying a relaxing night out. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, always ready to help you find the perfect beer to accompany your chicken dish or to offer recommendations.

Mysteriously, they’re also a pickup location for the Mr. Beast Burger.


If you’re in Walnut Creek and looking for a dining experience that’s equal parts delicious and memorable, Plucked should be at the top of your list.

With its irresistible chicken sandwiches, extensive beer selection, and welcoming atmosphere, this hidden gem promises a fantastic night out for foodies and craft beer lovers alike. So, gather your friends, and get ready to embark on a culinary journey through the world of chicken and beer at Plucked. Cheers!

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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