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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: Late Night

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Good beer, good food and nice ambiance

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Bernadette W
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Victoria, Australia
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Victoria, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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47 reviews 47 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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Paradise, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Looking from the outside the Banshee, looks a bit careworn and you could be mistaken for think it may be just another dive bar. Far from it, when you go inside the decor is a bit rustic, but the staff (and customers) were very friendly and the staff efficient. There is a superb selection of beers to sample while waiting... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The food was fantastic, could only stop in for a bit but enjoyed every second of it. Went in with a couple of friends and we were treated as if we'd been there a hundred times before.

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Chico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Fish Taco at Banchee is one of my favorite foods in Chico. Creamy dressing with kick of spice highlight the fish taco. Draft beer selections are awesome.

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Lodi, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Our group of four ate lunch here on Saturday. Cool local's bar, good food, nice beer selection too. We had a Tuna Melt, Burger, and two Pastrami Bombs. The burger was pretty red in the center, so be warned. My wife needs to order her burgers "well done" but always forgets. The tuna melt was good. The Pastrami Bomb was... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?