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lafoo
lafoo

07/23/2006

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forget the hype

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

sdjcc
sdjcc

06/16/2006

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Can't beat the waffles!!

Roscoe's waffles are the best I've had. Add the fried chicken for a meal you can't beat. If you're in LA, Roscoe's is a must visit.

kvhuff
kvhuff

05/27/2006

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Amazing!!

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...

sanfrangrrl
sanfrangrrl

09/28/2005

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Scoe's!

Love the greasy chicken soaked in gravy. Loved the waffles. Loved it. Too bad it's only in LA.

huskyduck
huskyduck

08/28/2005

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An LA Institution

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.

chad_castorina
chad_castorina

02/22/2004

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Good, quality food...

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marcusman
marcusman

02/20/2004

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Awesome Waffles

The waffles are awesome, but the chicken is even better. The staff is great and the price is right

mmontgomery
mmontgomery

07/06/2003

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Profound

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.

issiepooh
issiepooh

06/25/2003

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try it once and never again

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.

chrisnrich
chrisnrich

05/07/2003

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Interesting concept

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.

scillachan
scillachan

04/30/2003

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I LOVE ROSCOES!

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!

truetoform
truetoform

04/15/2003

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Well worth the price

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.

berryman
berryman

02/27/2003

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Best food on the planet

The title says it all. This place makes the best waffles you will ever eat I promise.

uscbum
uscbum

02/26/2003

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Chicken & Waffles?! Hell yes!

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.

CUBO99
CUBO99

02/21/2003

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No Way!!!

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!!!!

strade
strade

02/12/2003

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Good, not great.

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.

ckfaith
ckfaith

02/09/2003

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good but not the best

the food was good but i've had better chicken and better waffles. probably the waffles were the better of the 2 tho. the chicken was a little dry.

chinadoll53
chinadoll53

02/08/2003

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Serious Comfort Food

The juiciest, most tender cuts of chicken I've ever tasted! The waffles are golden and huge. My friend drives down from Santa Barbara every weekend to eat at Roscoe's!

it_james
it_james

02/05/2003

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so-so food... RIDICULOUS prices

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?!

bckm
bckm

01/10/2003

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forget the title...enjoy the food!

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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BBB Rating
A+
BBB Rating and Accreditation information may be delayed up to a week.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
Extra Phones

Phone: 323-466-1771

Payment method
visa, all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Central LA, Hollywood Studio District
AKA

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles

Roscoe's Chicken

Categories
American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Chicken Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Pizza, Restaurants, Soul Food Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Valet

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

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

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