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132 W. Second St., Chico, CA 95926
(530) 895-9670
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11:00 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, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Really Good Food! Don't Be Fooled By Looks

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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chico
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There's really only one thing to say about the burgers here... Omg!! Super fresh, perfectly cooked. You can get just about anything under the sun put on your burger. I tried a cheddar skirt on mine, Omg, delish!!! Will be back, everyday if I could!!

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Chico, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I called to order dinner to go and was told I had to come into the restaurant and order and wait for my food to be cooked. That's ridiculous! I like to order from my office on my way home from work. Boo, hiss, Banshee.

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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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