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The Banshee

American, Bar, Pub
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132 W 2nd St, Chico, CA 95928-5304
(530) 895-9670
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Chico, California
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Banshee has great baked macaroni and cheese. It is really good bar food. Small business but good service.

Thank krista h
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Our 16 year old picked this place unhealthy and really good all at the same time. We ordered the Mac and cheese and so worth a taste, splitting for two was probably not enough, after 3 or 4 bites your mind and stomach tell you to move on. I would suggest as a group shared food with folks you love.... More 

Thank Ginger P
Oakland, California, United States
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399 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

My girls and I have a girls' weekend in Chico every year, and we always come to Banshees for the fish tacos. The service is always top notch, the fish tacos are amazing, and the cocktails are awesome. The brugers are also so good. Love love love this place!

Thank Dianah R
San Jose, California
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is a go to place when I come up to visit my son who goes to Chico State. The bar is huge, the bartenders/waitors are always friendly, and whoever the cook is is spot on ALL of the time. The menu is creative and delicious. At the bottom is even a healthy option: exercise I have to laugh everytime... More 

Thank Carrie012
Chico ca
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The fish tacos are pretty good, but the smell of disinfectant sort of makes one lose ones appetite. Ugh:(

Thank Llynny
Pacifica, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Came here with our family while visiting Chico State. We wanted good food and a place we could go with our kids to watch the Giants game. Fantastic burgers, good fries -- & best Reuben ever! Friendly bartenders, great beer selection, cocktails, etc. -- we would definitely come back here!

Thank Anita N
Chico, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The mac and cheese is the best I have ever had, and the sandwiches are all delish. The Pho bowls are also outstanding for bar food.

Thank zushkart
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my personal favorites in Chico. They have a great pastrami! The menu has a personal twist that makes the pub atmosphere truly fit. Expect to spend about 10 or 15 bucks for lunch but it is well worth it!

Thank Macy W
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

went on a saturday 2-ish(pm)self seating.not a lot of tables.TV's everywhere which my husband loved.We got there just in time before it started to fill up for the late lunchers.I had the BLTA,husband had the Pastrami Bomb.Good portion,but only got choice of kettle chips(not homemade like I thought)or coleslaw,it was extra for fries????!Only one waitress until we were close to... More 

Thank Toni B
Chico, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Had the baja fish tacos drizzled there house salsa verde and a little jalapenos and its hands down best fish tacos in town. Also had a bite of there phili cheesesteak and it was amazing. All in all, this place does not disappoint. Its worth a try also a great selection of beers on tap and in bottle.

Thank scubadiver132

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 W 2nd St, Chico, CA 95928-5304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: (530) 895-9670

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?