Lincoln, Nebraska: Rooster Statue, Piano RequestsA large crowing rooster statue atop a pole outside of a fried chicken restaurant that features a live piano player.
- 1940 W. Van Dorn, Lincoln, NE
- Lee's Restaurant. I-80 exit 397. Drive south on US Hwy 77/Homestead Expy for around 2.5 miles. Exit at Van Dorn St. and drive west for one mile. On the right, at the corner of Coddington Ave.
- T-Th 11 am - 9:30 p , F-Sa 11 am -10:30 pm. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Rooster Statue, Piano Requests
Very small. Not giant. At best it's 8-ft -- but the chicken is good.[Dan Honovich, 07/03/2010]
Agreed -- not "giant" -- a standard fiberglass chicken. But what about that live piano player entertaining diners?
Here's a picture of the Lee's Restaurant Chicken that I took on 3/22/2009 ... now released into the wild.[Jack Cornelison, ChFC, CLU, FLMI, ACS, AIAA, 03/31/2009]
It's a statue of a large chicken...I'm assuming a rooster...crowing on a platform on a large pole. He presides over the parking lot of Lee's Chicken, a Lincoln fried chicken institution. It's been there since I can remember, and Lee's has been in Lincoln forever so I assume the chicken has been there as long as the restaurant. The restaurant decor needs some serious updating, but the food is good...that is if you don't mind eating a week's worth of calories in a single sitting. Also, there is an old lady that has worked there for years that plays piano...she'll accommodate almost any request.[Lindsay O'Brien, 05/18/2008]