Pasadena >Food & Dining > Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n' Waffles
830 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA | Directions 9110434.160187 -118.132070
Neighborhoods: East Central
Amazingly good!!! – I was visiting LA for a few days and wanted to try the place. I drove by the locations in LA and the neighborhoods looked scary, so we opted to take a trip to Pasadena to check it out. It was a 15 minute ride out of the city and was located in a quaint neighborhood. We were seated promptly and our fantastic waitress recommended a couple specialty drinks, mixtures of lemonade/ice tea and fruitpunch/lemonde. So good. The waffles were the best I ever tasted. Almost like funnelcakes with syrup. Scrambled eggs with onions rocked. So did the mac and cheese and cornbread. Both so good. Chicken was nice too, but I loved the sides and waffles best. Nice atmosphere, but got a bit loud with groups as it got later. Bathroom was clean. I will come back next time in LA. Soul food at it's best!
Homestyle waffles – This was the first time I ever had fresh homestyle waffles. The waffles were succulant. Definetaly putting Eggo's to shame! The mixture of Chicken, gravy, and syrup formed a trifecta of titilating taste! What a mixture! It was a manaje trois for the senses! I suggest going here on an empty tank, as you will leave as stuffed as a moose through taxidermy. The service is top notch and really made me feel at home. The only gripe was that seating was limited. The dozen people in my party had to cuddle together at a medium sized table. Thankfully the service more than made up for it!
Where's my chicken? – I'm not sure how they got waffle, syrup and fried chicken mixed up on a plate, but the chicken tasted pretty good. One problem, they should call it "Syrup Fried Chicken" instead. I can't figure out who can enjoy such good fried chicken swimming in syrup. The biggest minus is the smallest pieces chicken you get for about...$9 bucks? Well, I should travel far and stick to my usual favorite..."Dinah's Chicken" in Los Feliz/Glendale.
Classic – I go to the Roscoes in Pasadena when I'm in L.A...
I'm living in Philly right now - last time I came to visit, eating Roscoes was like eating health food - seriously..
A lot of people are not Roscoe's fans.. but the chicken is the closest I've had to my grandmothers from a restaurant..
Since I also love sweets, the waffles with the vanilla, cinnamon, whatever they put in them, drenched in syrup, are a must-have guilty pleasure..
My friends love the sides, but I'll go to my grandmother's for those.. they're not a "Con", but they're sufficient and nothing more..
Good Eatin' – When you first tell people about Roscoe's who have never eaten there, they think you're crazy. "Fried Chicken and Waffles??". Ooohhh yeah, it's good. This place is a wonderful indulgence. Other than the fried chicken and waffles, I recommend the smothered potatoes or the red beans and rice.
Hard to believe....... – that this place is so well known and that most people actually like the food. First of all, I won't eat at a place that I can't change something in the order. Their potatoes come with gravy (mixed in), you can't order potatoes without the gravy. The waffles are far from good to me. They're thick and doughy, I prefer them thin and crisp.
Well, lucky for them there is only one of me and that lots of people I know love this place. As for me, I won't be going back.
Waffles + Chicken = Darn Good Lunch – I didn't think waffles and fried chicken would mix. But I was sadly mistaken, my friend. I believe I ate the waffles first, heavily buttered and lightly syruped, and then dug into the fried chicken. Something about all those flavors just works.
Roscoe's is the BOMB – Have u ever had chicken with waffles? If not U MUST!!! The taste is unbelievable... a marriage put 2gether with precision by ROSCOE's i love this place
Bird, Beans, and yes, Waffles, just one – I don't like waffles, and I still don't, even after scarfing down one of Roscoe's big, thick, round ones, no extra butter, no syrup. I used it to sop up the juice from my rice and beans, after I'd eaten the half-chicken. The service was fine, though they couldn't fill my glass of iced tea fast enough.
I don't get it – I know this chain is an LA landmark, but why do people think fried chicken and waffles are best if served together? The side dishes are good Southern offerings, but frankly I prefer Popeyes fried chicken. Either way expect an artery clogging meal.
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