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Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles

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830 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104-4560
626-791-4890
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A classic

Everything you would expect from a chicken and waffles restaurant. Great service, friendly patrons and of course great comfort food. Plenty of free parking. Stop by and enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
4EIEIO
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Pasadena, California
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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been wanting to visit Roscoe's ever since I first moved down to SoCal. I've had Roscoe's in Hollywood bookmarked just as long but never really had the opportunity to drop by. That is until we started taking dance lessons at Fred Astaire. After yelping for a place to eat dinner nearby, we came across Roscoe's and had to drop... More 

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Thank Toa B
Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the signature Chicken & Waffles, The waffle was soggy, chicken legs were small and both items had little had little flavor. It may be a coincidence but we both experienced gastrointestinal distress shortly after our morning visit. Nobody has time for that.

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Thank William B
Pasadena, California
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything you would expect from a chicken and waffles restaurant. Great service, friendly patrons and of course great comfort food. Plenty of free parking. Stop by and enjoy.

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Thank 4EIEIO
Prosper, Texas
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love chicken and waffles...this was the best I've ever had! Chicken is fried to perfection with fabulous crunchy outside - tender and juicy inside. Syrup is addictive! Best maple flavor syrup I've ever had. There was quite a wait to get in at lunch but I would happily wait to eat here.

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Thank WDWfan81
Elon College, North Carolina
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Roscoes lived up to its rep! Great meal! Service was just average but it was packed and busy. Tables turning constantly. A lot of good food for what you pay. I'll definitely return!

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1 Thank J2JAX
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I was told Roscoe's was the place to go to to try chicken and waffles (which I hadn't had before). The staff was very nice and the restaurant clean. The food was ok but I didn't understand the obsession/fuss. Pretty basic average food. Decent but not mind blowing.

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Thank Dyonisusdaughter
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I have visited this location many times simply because of the location and it never quite lives up to its sister locations across town. Ordered the Scoe's 1/4 Chix and Waffles. I will rate the 3 items separately. The waffles were excellent, as always. Spongey and perfectly spiced. The fried chicken breast was dry and over cooked (needed syrup and... More 

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1 Thank Geoffrey v
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

They lived up to every good thing I heard about them. I had the Obama special with grits and couldn't have been happier. The waitress was very helpful and attentive. Great Family place to go.

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Thank B S
Olympia, Washington
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436 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I saw this Obama guy in there and he said it was good so I tried it.....about 4 hours later. Yes it is quite a strange name but hey, I like breakfast all through the day.

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Thank Robert L
KALAMAZOO
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I've been visiting California/Pasadena for more the 30 years. Each time I visit it's tradition to get lunch or dinner from Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles. Not anymore. I'm told that Roscoe's has undergone an owner/management change. A change was evident during my recent visit. My entire meal was overcooked and my cheese grits had more cheese than grits.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 830 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104-4560
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-791-4890

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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