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Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles

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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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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Dallas Tx
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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269 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

The food here is definitely good. But maybe because I am from the South, I have had better fried chicken. The waffle was amazing though. This is probably the best soul food in the area.

Thank catherinelS9237IB
San Gabriel, California
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

the food was good and plentiful but very pricey. The place was packed with customers who knew what to order. Since it was our 1st time, we didn't know one plate could feed 4.

Thank FussySusie
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

It took a while to get waited on once we got seated (near the kitchen) but once we got our waiter everything went ok after. Food was very good and hot when it arrived. tea was not that great. Food is pretty pricey for the portion size considering this isn't fine dinning. Overall I was satisfied.

Thank shakeNbake702
Bozeman, Montana
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant, tucked away on N. Lake Ave and decided to try it. We walked into the place and were immediately greeted by several staff, and it felt homey yet a little funky too. We both ordered fried chicken and waffles, along with big glasses of iced tea - can't say enough about each item! The chicken... More 

Thank Bashley2013
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

One of our favorite places to eat. Staff is always accommodating and friendly. Food is always great and reasonable priced. I always get the Herb's special which is southern style half chicken and two waffles. Of course, we'll be coming back again.

Thank Eric M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?