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The Roost

1144 Park Avenue, Chico, CA
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Ranked #51 of 274 restaurants in Chico
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 29, 2013
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English first
Chico, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

but nothing hugely special about the food to me. I found it very meh...I felt like I might as well cook. When I went with my hubby, the tables weren't clean, they were slow in serving and never checked on us. Food was not very flavorful.

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Chico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

It's fun to read through the extensive (quirky) menu. The portions are large, the food is good, and they know how to cook eggs to perfection. We often meet friends here for weekend breakfasts.

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Chico, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I go to the Roost if I am looking for a good breakfast, a lot like old school home made. Not fancy but good.

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Chico, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Nice big breakfast. The corn beef hash is made there, not from a can. Everything good from the menu.

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Chico, California
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

You don't come across authentic diners much anymore. The Roost has both a U shaped seating area with stools to accommodate maybe 15 diners in one room, while offering sit down dining in an adjacent room. An exhaustive breakfast and lunch menu with moderate prices. You won't leave hungry as portions are generous. Oh, and the coffee is excellent with... More

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great breakfast. A little small but they have inside and outside seating. Great service and cute atmosphere in an old brick building. Order the blueberry pancake.

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Sacramento, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Just discovered this little hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Chico. Wow! The breakfast was wonderful. Huge omelets with home-made corned beef hash cooked to perfection. Went back another time to try the Ruben which was out of this world. Very crowded so get to lunch early or late or plan on waiting a long time for a table.

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Chico, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

The gravy, benedicts, and coffee are king here. Worth the wait on busy weekend mornings.

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Chico, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

We LOVE the Roost! Don't expect a fancy restaurant, a scenic location, or even cutesy waiter-persons! This place is like Mels Diner for real, but great food for the price and a owner/waitstaff that you can 'tell em like it is'. Seating is very crowded on the weekends but it's worth the wait!

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Chico, CA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

We have been working our way through brunch houses in Chico and this is the one! We had eggs benedict and corned beef hash. Both were served hot. The eggs were full sized and cooked perfectly. The hash--my touchstone of brunch excellence--was clearly house-made and excellent.

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