Mac… Odie’s Chicken House in Batangas City


Those who are fond of chicken and live in or close to Batangas City may wish to try Mac… Odie’s Chicken House along A. delas Alas Drive close to the coliseum in the province’s capital city.

Known in the neighborhood as the ‘isawan,’ this food joint offers just about anything that once had wings and feathers – as the joint’s name implies. One can order whole or half lechon manok served with rice and soup or iced tea.

Or, one may wish to simply order parts of the chicken served in platters: neck, chicken blood, thigh, wings, entrails and many more.


While customers come all day long for meals and snacks, the place really comes alive in the late afternoon and onwards, as workers turn to drinks and a videoke to unwind after a day in the office.
For variety, the joint also has pork based delicacies like barbecues, bopis, ears and chicharon. Naturally, the more or less ubiquitous tapsilog, a Filipino favorite, is also available for those who need a meal-in-one.

Those looking for something light will find the beef and chicken lugaw available. Ditto the goto.

Mac… Odie’s Chicken house is owned by Odie Macaraig and Mary Jones Abad. It opened sometime in 2006.

The place has no pretenses but that is probably its best selling point. It is homey to say the least and will be as welcoming to those who have money to spare as to those with tight budgets.

The place is tastefully decorated with a Filipino motif: sawalî walls, wooden tables, capiz lamps and banderitas here and there. Because this joint is by no means fine dining, there are monobloc chairs as well.


It counts among its loyal patrons students from schools in the vicinity as well as workers from government and private offices around the city.

The joint counts actor and Batangas City councilor Christopher de Leon among its more celebrated patrons. The actor once held a meeting at Mac… Odie’s Chicken House.

While customers come all day long for meals and snacks, the place really comes alive in the late afternoon and onwards, as workers turn to drinks and a videoke to unwind after a day in the office.

Mac… Odie’s operates from 8 o’clock in the morning until 10 at night. It also offers catering service.

Those interested may reach the diner at (043) 300-3907.

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