We were figuring out where to eat not too far from the Griffith Observatory that was also kid friendly. Roscoe's popped up and it was a no-brainer.
We had plenty of company, but it was a nice night to wait a half hour or so for a table. Once inside, the service got cranking, and the chicken started coming. As for the star attraction, most of what I ate was perfectly moist, the skin had just enough crunchy goodness with enough spice to make it distinctive without overwhelming the meat. Part of one piece of white meat was a little overdone, but the other parts I sampled were spot on.
Be careful about not over-ordering. First, the prices aren't cheap. Fair might be a better way to put it, especially in Hollywood. But the half chicken was enormous. Combined with two ample and delicious waffles for $18 and you'll leave more than full. At the same time there was a special of a thigh and leg for just $6, an excellent value.
What didn't fall into that category were the sides. Disappointing, especially for a restaurant that boasts it was voted to have the best mac 'n' cheese in L.A. It was decent, but at $5 for basically an ice cream scoop's worth, you want and deserve more. And that's the only way to order the mac; you can't order it as an entrée and it's not offered as a side with chicken platters. The same for the addictive greens.
Still, this is a go-to place for good reason. If you don't need a scene or need to be seen, but just want a very good, honest meal, then Roscoe's is ready to welcome.
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