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The Roost

American, Diner
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1144 Park Ave, Chico, CA 95928-5735
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The hotel recommended The Roost when I asked for a locally owned diner nearby. We found it quite easily. It's very small but has an outside patio. Clearly it is where the locals go. The food was great, service wonderful and price was reasonable.

Thank Jeepl8r
Longview, Washington
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210 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Needed a place for breakfast within walking distance from the local VW dealership while the car was getting serviced. The Roost was highly recommend by the service guys and they were not wrong at all. Not much to look at, the building is ancient and has the look of a dive. But inside, the lunch counter atmosphere was neat and... More 

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Northern California
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

At first glance this place is not much to look at and would be easy to pass up, but my husband and I decided to try this place because of all the favorable reviews. Now, as far as the atmosphere & location, it's definitely an older hole in the wall dive & could use a good sprucing up, however, what... More 

Thank Kristina O
Escondido, California
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313 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2015

waitress gave me extra bacon withut me asking, watched as locals all greeted by name, some even behind the counter. waitress called me Sweetie, was older and good. cannot find service like this anymore, food was good too

Thank mike m
Santa Rosa
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268 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had been wanting to try this place, and we finally got around to it! We sat outside on a bright, sunny morning and enjoyed a lovely breakfast. I think this is our new favorite breakfast place in Chico. Good coffee. Good food, served quickly. Lots of choices. The waitress had "diner" attitude, which only added to the charm. We... More 

Thank Wildwoodatheart
Chico, California
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Roost has a wide variety of ethnic meals. Nicely prepared with a very friendly waitstaff. Plenty of parking on site.

Thank enkidog
Chico, CA
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

There aren't a lot of places you can go and eat alone and not feel weird. I love the Roost because if I don't have it in me to plan who and where to go to breakfast with- I can go to the Roost alone and really enjoy myself. the food is consistently delicious, breakfast favorites, the prices are fair,... More 

Thank hannahbannana
Chico, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Eggs Benedict are the best in Chico. Also recommend their omelets, biscuits and gravy and corned beef hash. Top quality food. The waitresses are friendly and efficient. Your coffee cup is never empty.

Thank Linda O
Ukiah, California, United States
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2014

Small, charming restaurant with food to DIE for! Try one of their amazing Benedicts. WORTH THE WAIT!

Thank KarlaVH1
Santa Rosa CA
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190 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2014

The corned beef hash in my omelet was top quality, home made. I really enjoy the treat of going out for breakfast and don't do it all that often. Very happy to have tried out this little place while in town. The menu is varied and really does have options for everyone. I tasted the pancakes and they were really... More 

Thank SantaRosaCAKim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1144 Park Ave, Chico, CA 95928-5735
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: 5308921281

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