File this one under 'guilty pleasures'. It sounds strange to combine chicken and waffles on the same plate, but you've got to try the fare at Roscoe's ... More
Roscoe's House of Chicken
File this one under 'guilty pleasures'. It sounds strange to combine chicken and waffles on the same plate, but you've got to try the fare at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. It's out of this world good. Sure, it's high in cholesterol but sometimes you just have to live. This down-home Southern stop also offers grits and all the soul-food accoutrements, including black-eyed peas, mac and cheese, cornbread, all kinds of greens and more. Thank heaven for wet-naps. The manager says "Come once and you'll be back for more."
The chicken and waffles are outstanding and well worth the wait if there is a line. The Hollywood location is a great place to people watch. The Pico location is great also. I have eaten at both locations many times and have never had a bad experience. The service if friendly and home like.
The collards greens and smothered potatoes should not be passed up!
Roscoe's is the business espeacially when you are leaving the club late nite, or after the concert or whatever party you are comming from, its the west coast answer to the Waffle House, but I've been to the waffle house and although I like it, it does not come close, Roscoe's..I here they are about to open one up in Chicago..Chi-town get ready,..now it has been in my experience when patroning the Roscoes in Hollywood, on crowded nights the customer service can take a bit of a hit, but once you sit down & eat, that sort makes up for some of the rude doorman/waiter/waitress or whoever is working there. Its a lil whole in the wall but more often than not you will run into some celebs who often frequent the restraunt...The following is a review from frommers web site and I just wanted to share with you because I thought it was very accurate...
It sounds like a bad joke -- fried chicken and waffles on the same plate. But Roscoe's is one of those places that you have to visit at least once to see how it works (and judging by the wait, it definitely works). This Hollywood institution's proximity to CBS Television City has turned this Harlem-inspired restaurant into a kind of de facto commissary for the network. A chicken-and-cheese omelet isn't everyone's ideal way to begin the day, but it's de rigueur at Roscoe's. At lunch, few calorie-unconscious diners (and they come in all colors here) can resist the juicy fried chicken smothered in gravy and onions, a house specialty that's served with waffles or grits and biscuits. Large chicken-salad bowls and chicken sandwiches also provide plenty of cluck for the buck. Homemade corn bread, sweet-potato pie, homemade potato salad, and corn on the cob are available as side orders. Granted, the waffles are of Eggo quality and come with enough whipped butter to stop your heart, but the Southern-fried chicken is addictive. Tip: The waffles tend to come a bit undercooked, so ask for them crispy.
The best fried chicken and their grits and greens are to die for! The service is excellent and friendl. Quick service and the emploees seem to love working there, which passes on to the customers. A family environment.
If you haven't been to Roscoe's , then you haven't been NO WHERE. The combination with chicken and waffles is such an amazing idea. Both items are DELICIOUS together. I go to the the roscoe's in L.A. off of Sunset Blvd, but they do have one now in Oakland, CA. I get the #13-Carol C specical. That is One big breast and One flaky golden waffle. That's all you really need unless you haven't ate in days, then go for the other specicals with 3 wings and 2 waffles. The waffles are HUGE, and amazingly tasty. They put 2 scoops of butter on it, so take caution! lol...the chicken is the best in town. Consistently juicy and flavorful, their chicken is the kind you savor and eat to the bone. It's not overly breaded, and I suspect a pressure cooker at work here, only because the chicken seems to hold an intense flavor and it's so dang juicy!
This is truely one of the best chick 'N Waffles joints in the nation. You heard about it from alot of celebs but it's nothing like goin there and eating it for yourself! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!
This place is great if you want to try some soul food. Everything there is great, but the classic combination to get here is some fried chicken and waffles. The food is authentic and right now I attend Georgia Tech. I have tried some soul food places here, and they are really the same. This place is great.
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