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132 W. Second St., Chico, CA 95926
(530) 895-9670
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Small place with good food.

It's a hole in the wall with very good food for a good price, and happy hour cheep pints of beer too. Siting is tight as its a small place with fun people watching too. The Philly Cheese steak is a wonderful eat and won't disappoint ya, it's what I go in for.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Tim T
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Chico, California, United States
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Chico, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's a hole in the wall with very good food for a good price, and happy hour cheep pints of beer too. Siting is tight as its a small place with fun people watching too. The Philly Cheese steak is a wonderful eat and won't disappoint ya, it's what I go in for.

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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Friendly place, wide range of age groups. Nice beer selection and the food has always been good (7 or 8 times for dinner and a drink). It can get very busy but worth pushing your way in.

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Sacramento, California
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I checked out the reviews for this restaurant on Yelp and they really raved about it. Looks like Tripadvisor folks are slow to catch on. But that’s okay. I’m here to tell you, don’t let the looks of this place fool you. It’s a shabby-looking bar scene for sure, but they have some excellent food! Their famous Mac and Cheese... More 

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Oakland, California
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

First visit to this restaurant; arrived at 1p for lunch. It wasn't too busy or loud at this time of day. I ordered the Black and Bleu burger and it was honestly the most flavorful burger I have ever had. I will definitely go back. Later in the day I was talking to someone else about the burgers at Banshee... More 

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Chico, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Very good burgers and nice selection of beer, but we could not talk to each other without shouting. Perhaps at other times of the day (we were there in the evening) the noise might not be so bad. It's a small place and is frequented by the college crowd, who tend to not only be loud but inconsiderate of others.... More 

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Chico, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Even though this is downtown and attached to a very loud bar, we never hesitate to visit this place. Seating could be better but the food makes up for it! Husband is obsessed with pastrami. I love the fish tacos, burgers, Mac and cheese, fish and chips.

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Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We went there twice during our time in Chico. Both times it was interesting and the food was great - the portions are huge though so you might want to keep that in mind when ordering. I can highly recommend the fish tacos and the mac and cheese. The Ruben sandwich is delicious as well. As other reviewers have noted... More 

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Chico, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Inside and out, the Banshee has appeal. It draws in a steady crowd. The food is yummy and the drink options are aplenty. I have had many visits there but it is not my first choice when meeting friends because the music is far too loud, beyond the loudness level at other bars. There is no reason for it. Please... More 

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Paradise, Ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Although a bar, loud and packed with drunken revelers, the banshee has excellent food. They make the best 'Moscow Mule', I have ever had. The pork tacos are delicious. Their chicken wings are great. The macaroni and cheese fabulous as well. This is a great place if you like loud bars with lots of televisions playing sports and excellent food.... More 

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San Diego
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Cute little pub in downtown and had a nice beer the White Shark and Pale Ale. Service was good but there was a table of kids playing a dice game behind us that was unusual

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Additional Information about The Banshee

Address: 132 W. Second St., Chico, CA 95926
Phone Number: (530) 895-9670
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 7 - 12

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 W. Second St., Chico, CA 95926
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: (530) 895-9670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 12
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?