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Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles

830 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104-4560
626-791-4890
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Ranked #98 of 585 restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Visited Roscoe's with a friend who lives in Pasadena following a recommendation. As a European I did not understand how chicken and waffles can work, but it does work and it was great. I had the chicken wings and waffles with a side order of gravy (the Obama special). The restaurant is pretty much like a diner and this is... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

yes the waffles were great with the gobbs of butter and the chickend with the gravy sauce as well. Service was fast and friendly. We got there at a good time because if wasn't too crowded. About 10am. Worth the trip and the food hit the spot.

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Vancouver, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Restaurant located on Lake Blvd. It was crowded. The food was good. I had chicken and waffles. It was as advertised. Portions were good sized. The food was tasty.

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Glendora, California, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The decor is something you might find in any local cafe along a rural highway. Nothing fancy. But the food and staff make up for it. At first I thought chicken and waffles was a strange combination,but they make it work and they do it well. A very satisfying experience and reasonably priced.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I both ordered my favorite, wings and waffles. The biggest problem was finding it on the menu. It is very disorganized and cumbersome. They could certainly benefit from a marketing viewpoint to streamline their menu. But even if it was a struggle to find my favorite combo, it was worth it. The chicken was moist and tender,... More

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Pasadena, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The place is highly over-rated. I have gone by twice because of the lines that I have seen waiting outside. However, the service was poor (too long of a wait to both order and receive my food, as well as an unprofessional staff) and the food was "less than ordinary". This is from someone who knows what real southern food... More

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Pasadena, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The food was great! I wound up ordering a number of things and took leftovers home. The dirty potatoes, fried chicken livers, grits and more...the menu...from now on, .every time i am in rhe area this will be on my must list.

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Pasadena, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have friends who love this place, so we come often. I find it to be inconsistent and expensive. Good southern fried chicken, but sometimes very dry. Typical soul food sides which are usually excellent. I like the chicken and waffles and gravy.

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Pasadena, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love this place! It is casual and the Chix is delicious. However, the sides make it even more mouthwatering! It is down home comfort food. Pairing the crispy fried chicken with sweet maple covered waffles is a big plus. The cornbread, greens, beans, mashed potatoes, yams, and mac and cheese just take it over the top!

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Saw on the food channel as labeled a Los Angeles institution. Went with a large group of co-workers and ordered almost everything they had to offer. It was complete gluttony, but it was a blast. The fries chicken was good and crispy, but was a bit over fries for my taste. The combination of chicken and waffle was really good.... More

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