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Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles

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$$ - $$$
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830 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104-4560
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Ontario, California
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151 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prefect Chicken and Waffles... chicken comes out HOT and JUICY with great size to the breasts... waffles are warm, thin, with lots of butter and just plain out of this world. If your into old school Mac and Cheese... this is the place for you.. nothing fancy just perfect. Always watch what others get and everything looks great... just can't... More 

Thank markj4golf
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

When visiting the LA area, you've got to hit this long time local favorite (several locations to choose from). The chicken breast is done to perfection and the biscuits are outstanding. The staff knows all and do a great job, ask them for recommendations. Choose off hours and it is less crowded with easy parking in back.

Thank Biztraveler11
London, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This gives you exactly what it says on the box. Chicken and waffles is their thing. There are a few slight deviations from this on the menu but not many as this really is their specialty. Service is friendly and attentive, the old style diner is a little tired if I am being honest but this doesn't deter any of... More 

Thank 1879fulham
United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

If the food were overwhelming, the interior seating would not matter, but along with the food, I felt ripped off. Very little meat on the chicken and the cardboard waffle. Wow on the collard greens, but cold and clammy. Expensive for a lot of hoopla advertising and little more.

Thank TheLionSleepsTonight
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We came here just to see if there was a difference in the food in locations. The food was awesome we enjoyed the food a lot better than the one in Hollywood.

Thank KatKie07
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't come here again. Grits were plain no flavor, yams overly sweet and seemed loaded with sugar, eggs under cooked, waffles were good with hint of cinnamon. Didn't try the chicken.

Thank T H
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Obama Special! Just what I needed to kick start the day. Chicken fried to perfection and the waffle is always on point. Three wings and a waffle. No complaints! Fair prices and great service. Jaime is was very attentive. We'll be back! No lines, no waits...today was a good day.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Dallas Tx
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

As a traveler, we try to find where the locals go. We just happened to find this gem! Had to wait about 20 mins, but it was well worth it! The staff and customers were friendly. The food was excellent. I would have eaten more waffles if I could have, but I was stuffed! They keep the place clean and... More 

Thank ang126
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278 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Interior and exterior not very inviting but the hostess was exceptional. Friendly, helpful, even offered us water while we waited, offered us seating, and checked our order. She thought some pieces were small so got us a couple of extra pieces of wings. Delicious fried chicken. She is the reason I'd go back. I felt like my mom was taking... More 

Thank Priscilla G
Galloway, United States
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

We walked from the Westin, they said it would be a 20 minute wait when we Roscoe's was very busy, 20 people were also waiting outside, we put our name in., it only took about 10 minutes. That fried chicken was the bomb !!! we even purchased a Roscoe's T-Shirt would definitely recommend.

Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104-4560
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-791-4890

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