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Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles

1514 N Gower St, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6422 (Central L.A)
(323) 466-7453
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Ranked #123 of 8,580 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I had the chicken and waffles which were both very good! I don't like the menu though. They provide a variety of combos and you can't substitute anything. The Mac and cheese is $6 which is too much for a soul food restaurant. The sweet tea wasn't very good either. The service was good and the food came quick. You... More

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Los Angeles
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I loved the chicken and waffles of course. However, the venue itself is mediocre and service was horrible it took forever to get my order also, there was a bunch of goofy teenagers and ghetto people hanging out in front of the establishment.

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Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I stopped here with a friend who just had to have this as a California staple. The food wasn't bad but it wasn't awesome. As a LA "landmark" restaurant the food didn't meet expectations. Perhaps it's the over franchising or changing tastes. It will serve you well after a long night of carousing and spirits just fine.

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Soooooooooo, I've visited Rosco's chicken and waffles on several occasions, and this is only because everyone who comes to visit me in LA wants to try this place. Well, just like my first time there years ago, to me, it's just average chicken and waffles - no bells, no whistles, no party in your mouth... just plain ole chicken &... More

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Didn't even know they'd taste good together, but boy do they ever! Service is competent and quick. Depending on when you go be prepared to wait for a table. It can get very crowded. Good soul food and a must when you visit LA in my opinion.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Eating at Roscoe's was like stepping back in time, and that is what made it so special. The chicken with waffles was so delicious. I had the plump juicy chicken breast atop a delicious crisp waffle with great maple syrup. I can tell you that I never had better fried chicken. It was huge and very filling! Staff was extra... More

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columbus, in
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81 reviews 81 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I am ashamed to admit I was unfamiliar with the popularity of chicken & waffles until President Obama's visit. Thank you, Mr. President. I am happy to have experienced them now. I very much enjoyed Harry's Special, 1/2 a chicken on two waffles with maple syrup. Delicious! Following a line of people walking there and finding a packed restaurant when... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

To be honest you hear so much about this place that you just want to try it and I must say it wasn't all it was made out to be. $5 mac and cheese side to accompany chicken that was just ok. If you want chicken and waffles please visit Glady's Knight restaurant in Atlanta! Sorry Roscoes I really am:-(

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Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We decided to track this place down to see what all the hype was about. It was certainly packed out, and very dark. Like bar dark. Not quite sure why. But I was excited. It sounded like a typical fat American paradise. I got what you can imagine I got: Chicken and waffles. And also a side of mac and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great service, fast and quick, to top it off; food was delicious. I ordered chicken and waffle which is what they are mainly known for. I use to go to big boys for that meal till someone recommended this place. My new place to eat. Perfect on the crispiness and homemade waffle hit the spot. I recommend it as well.... More

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