07/23/2006Provided by Citysearch
What an incredible disappointment.
The service was decent, while the restaurant itself was a bit small. I didn't mind that it was cramped and poorly lit because that gave it a bit of atmosphere, almost.
He got the chicken(southern style) and waffles, and I got the red beans, rice, corn bread and fried chicken (thigh). We also shared a salad between the two of us.
The side salad was small for its price. Pretty standard lettuce, tomato, carrot, with some slices of celery and radishes.
The fried chicken was boring and borderline dry. There was absolutely nothing spectacular about this chicken. The waffles were soggy and somewhat small.
My red beans and rice tasted like boiled red beans with uncle ben's rice from a box. I also did not like the cornbread because it was dry and not sweet at all ( I like it a tiny bit sweet).
I can't understand what all the commotion is about this place. If you are going to make some novel combination like waffles and chicken, at least try to make it taste good
05/27/2006Provided by Citysearch
This place is amazing! I've never had fried chicken that tastes so good. The waffles are also incredible but the biggest surprise for me was the grits! I never expected to find home-style Southern cooking in Cali but I'm glad I did! Can't wait to try the rest of the menu...
08/28/2005Provided by Citysearch
Food trends come and go in LA but you can always count on Roscoe's when simple, down home food made from the heart is what you desire. Sure the fried chicken is as good as anything east of the Mississippi and the waffles are the kind you just can't make at home, but the real gems on the menu are dishes like chicken livers with rice and gravy, house made chicken sausage and eggs, biscuits and gravy... and contrary to what they may think in the South, you can find good grits west of the Mississippi, get them smothered with cheese at Roscoe's.
Long live Roscoe's.
07/06/2003Provided by Citysearch
Roscoe's is more than just the sum of it's parts - namely chicken and waffles. It's all those side dishes, and the green (which I love) and the waiting. Waiting is defintely part of the Roscoe's experience. But if that bothers you just go to the one in Pasadena then.
06/25/2003Provided by Citysearch
i think chicken n waffles together is magical. but if you eat the 2 things individually, they are not the best waffles and the chicken is like KFC. the only thing that made the chicken bearable was the gravy covering up the dryness and lack of flavor. this place is way overpriced for skimpy portions and on weekends the wait is like an hour long outside in a bad area. i'm only recommending it because everyone should go out and try chicken and waffles if they are too lazy to make it themselvesm but i'm sure anyone could make it better themselves.
05/07/2003Provided by Citysearch
We've been meaning to try Roscoe's for awhile now, but our experienced was mixed. Service was generally friendly, and you certainly don't go here for the atmosphere. Rich really loved the combination of fried chicken and waffles drenched in butter and syrup. Chris was not so impressed, and thought that the chicken was ordinary. Our sides of hot water corn bread and greens were also just OK.
However, we both agreed that the prices seemed extremely high for what we got. Waffles and fried chicken do not involve expensive ingredients. A can of soda for $1.60? Two small pieces of corn bread for $1.25? A small portion of greens for over $3? We won't be there anytime soon again.
04/30/2003Provided by Citysearch
I haven't been there in a while, but when I do go, I have the best time ever! The waitresses are so funny and nice, and give me a new nickname everytime I go. Best place for a cholesterol fest!
04/15/2003Provided by Citysearch
If youre looking for some phenomenal place with great service and food thats going to dance in your mouth, keep on looking. On the other hand, Roscoes never presented that kind of image. If you look at the price range, you see only one $. And for the price, its a great place. Their chicken and grits are great. Im so-so about their waffles, but Im not a big waffle fan.
02/26/2003Provided by Citysearch
The Cap definitely knows what he's doing! Met the Cap at a club in Beverly Hills and he told me to try his place out. Now I'm a regular about once a week after I close the bar! I never thought that chicken and waffles would be a good choice but they are! LA institution so be prepared for a wait unless Cap considers you close.
02/21/2003Provided by Citysearch
I happened to be invited for a friends gathering, and heard that it was like the best place ever. Needless to say, the waiting out in the cold for over 45 minutes was not worth the wait. When we got in, it wasn't really my type of scene on top of that there wasn't much that caught my attention on the menu. After contemplating for a while, my friends suggested that I try the ""Chicken and waffles"" as a first timmer. In any case, when the food arrived I couldn't help, but stare at my plate questioning as to wether or not I was given the right plate. For $9.00 I was served a chicken breast and a thin like tortilla waffle. That it!! In any case, i decided to try it, after all the price isn't so much of an issue if the taste was great, but IT WASN'T!!!!
02/12/2003Provided by Citysearch
While I admit, the fried chicken is great, it is about the only thing that was so. The red beans and rice left a LOT to be desired (imagine kidney beans straight from the can onto plain white rice). It's also a little pricier than you'd expect for fried chicken. But, yes, the fried chicken tastes just like Grandma used to make.
02/05/2003Provided by Citysearch
It is absolutely mind-boggling that Roscoe's Chicken n Waffles is able to bring in repeat customers. I tried it just the other day because of all the publicity it gets, and I must say that I am utterly disappointed. Please don't get me wrong, the waffles are great! But the fried chicken honestly doesn't taste much better than KFC, etc. However, here's the most shocking part: 1 leg, 1 thigh, 2 waffles, and 1 drink, plus tax and tip (approx. 10% tip due to bad service) will run you at least $14 at any Roscoe's location! And it's not that I can't afford to spend $15-$20 on lunch, (I often take clients out to upper-scale Steak Houses or Sushi Bars) but to spend that amount of money on chicken (foster's farms at any supermarket will cost no more than 99 cents per POUND of chicken), waffles (flour, sugar...), and lemonade?!
01/10/2003Provided by Citysearch
Great food, even for someone (like me) who shouldn't eat that type of food (fried, high-cholesterol). Friendly, thoroughly professional staff, doorman had a great personality, service was quick. Parking is main downside (but isn't it better to have the downside OUTSIDE the restaurant?) :)
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- Central LA, Hollywood Studio District
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles
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Parking: Street, Valet
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Southern, Soul, Chicken, Family Style, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Pizza
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes