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Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, Fried Chicken Joint, and American Restaurant
1514 N Gower St (at Sunset Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States
Hours:
Open until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 8:30 AM–Noon
  • Fri
    • 8:30 AM–4:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles: Where Fried Chicken is our specialty!!! No one knows chicken like we do. But that's only part of our story, we are also famous for our delicious greens, Mac and Cheese, hot water cornbread, and red beans and rice.

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    Cheyenne H.
    "Carol c special with a side of greens and a sunset, NOMNOMNOMNOM :D"(12 Tips)
    Robby S.
    "It's all about the chicken and waffles And don't forget the gravy!!!"(33 Tips)
    siva
    "Try the The Obama Special Three Wings And A Waffle"(7 Tips)
    Styles by Flo
    "Country boy is all you need, oh and a side of Mac"(6 Tips)
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  • chicken & waffles
  • carol c special
  • obama
  • scoes
  • mac & cheese
  • breakfast food
  • cornbread
  • good for a late night
  • good for groups
  • lively
  • authentic
  • casual
  • family-friendly
  • biscuits
  • trendy
  • grits
  • sunsets
  • sweet potato pie
  • collard greens
  • great value
  • Johnnie W.

    The chicken! And the waffles! The fried chicken is great on its own, and so are the waffles. (Maple syrup would be nice.) Get both!All you need to know is right there in he name.

    Johnnie Walker · July 29, 2015
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  • Danny M.

    Perfect visit. Waited no more than 10 min. to get in on Wed. nite, food came out VERY quick, fed fam of 6 for $70. Chicken n Sunset drink was Bombay, Mac n cheese melts in your mouth. WATCH YOUR STEP!

    Danny Mangilinan · July 19, 2013
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  • Jason 6.

    Chicken & Waffles is an urban spin on southern Soul Food, originating in Harlem. However, Roscoe's in LA is the most famous place for C&W, referenced in movies & songs. Use both syrup and hot sauce!

    Jason 64128 · June 12, 2012
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    Sundays see a whopping brunch crowd, so get there early. Even though they don’t take reservations, this is a great place to take large groups. The Long Beach location features a jazz bar. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · October 7, 2011
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  • Vu L.

    Roscoe's House truly serves the best fried chicken,but do we floss or brush our teeth properly to get rid of cavities & plaque.As small pieces of chicken left in between the teeth causes tooth ache.

    Vu Le · February 12, 2014
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  • Jon M.

    Roscoe's is THE place for chicken and waffles. Their amazingly delicious and juicy chicken pairs perfectly with their awesome waffles. Try it - you seriously won't regret it.

    Jon Menager · September 14, 2015
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  • The Weather Channel

    Roscoe's is an LA institution and a favorite of Al Roker’s, with seven LA locations. Remember to to dip the chicken into maple syrup for an especially delicious snack.

    The Weather Channel · March 24, 2015
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  • Mia S.

    When you go there, be prepared to fall in line and wait for a table, specially during dinner on weekends. Parking will be not easy, too. But it will be all worth it.

    Mia Suyat · April 16, 2013
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  • Miss Karma R.

    We were seated right before someone else behind us and their food was already out before our waiter CORBIN even came to our table! He sucks, no tip for him! I shouldn't have to complain to get service

    Miss Karma Renee · April 5, 2013
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  • Danyelle D.

    If visiting Hollywood or just passing through, Roscoe's is the way to go late at night, during the day, or whenever you please! Chicken and waffles is the best combo.

    Danyelle Dodd · November 18, 2013
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  • Cee . A.

    Join the horde of smartphone-using folks waiting for a table here! No matter what time, or what day, this place is so popular you can expect to wait. So be prepared! And enjoy a Country Boy!

    Cee . A · May 26, 2011
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  • meniscuszine.com

    No reservations, but worth the wait for - you guessed it - large portions of chicken and waffles. At the very least, the wait will help you build up an appetite.

    meniscuszine.com · September 25, 2011
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  • Charlie A.

    Herb special smothered with one each buttermilk and buckwheat waffles plus Mac n cheese, greens and grits/smothered potatoes. Make sure you get an Eclipse.

    Charlie Aispuro · August 15, 2014
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  • The Standard

    CA (Eat) - a LA Classic, Roscoe's fried chicken with waffles is the perfect after-club drunk food. Who knew fried chicken dipped in maple syrup could be so magical?!

    The Standard · October 3, 2011
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  • BET

    Roscoe’s has attracted the patronage of several African-American celebrities! In honor of Black History, see examples of African-Americans' noteworthy contributions to us all: http://bet.us/BHM

    BET · February 1, 2013
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  • Carl H.

    Main courses: good - make sure you try some chicken and waffles. Sides: avoid - they are small and cold. Service: OK - they try hard but a few mistakes with our order.

    Carl Hazeley · April 5, 2014
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  • Softub I.

    Sometimes, the most bizarre combinations, can be brilliant. Their batter is thick, sticky, and crispy. The right amount of sweet, with the right amount of salt.

    Softub Inc. · February 22, 2012
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  • Ryan B.

    THE chicken and waffles with the can't miss sides of grits and mac n' cheese. Everything is covered with BUTTER!

    Ryan Buenaventura · August 25, 2013
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  • Travel Channel

    Chicken and waffles, an unlikely sounding combination, but apparently they’ve been serving up this Southern curiosity since 1975. – Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations Read more

    Travel Channel · November 15, 2010
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  • Evan[Bu]

    The Carol C is a pretty choice selection for those who are first timers. Be sure to utilize the syrup for not only the waffles, but the chicken!

    Evan[Bu] · October 25, 2011
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  • Mars

    Always amazing. I've seen so many famous people here it's crazy. There's always a wait but it's worth it.

    Mars · December 10, 2014
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  • Anastasia G.

    I got the Carol C... Fried juicy chicken breast (get it w/ hot sauce), & a fluffy, cinnamon-y, vanilla waffle & syrup. Yum!

    Anastasia Giorgiova · August 12, 2015
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  • Mel C.

    If you can fit it, order the scrambled eggs with cheese and onions. It is so silky smooth and tastes unlike any egg dish I've ever had.

    Mel Caylo · January 3, 2011
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  • Jany

    avoid. 40 min wait to get an overfried cardboard tasting chicken, burnt batter and flavorless gravy. waffle is good. chicken burger and salads avoid at all cost.

    Jany · March 16, 2014
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  • Mia S.

    Try their Scoe's #2. And ask for extra gravy coz it's to die for! Also try Obama's special!

    Mia Suyat · April 16, 2013
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  • gabkash

    Took a bit long to get someone's attention to order, but the chicken and waffles were on point.

    gabkash · August 25, 2015
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  • Kisha

    Food was great, service is okay. Nothing fancy, just good ole Roscoes. I wonder why they don't have souvenir magnet though? Just my thoughts

    Kisha · April 9, 2013
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  • Andrew d.

    Waffles and Breast is all you need. If you order a dish that doesn't have chicken AND waffles, I don't know what you're doing at this restaurant.

    Andrew del Mundo · April 1, 2011
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  • Nej K.

    Hungry? Do 2 thighs, 1 waffle, and Mac n Cheese. You'll be good. If you are thinking you can handle more then add a biscuit and gravy on top of that.

    Nej Kutcharian · April 20, 2014
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  • Franz S.

    Local institution that is worth the wait if you see a line outside. Come hungry and don't mind if the place is a bit noisy.

    Franz Strasser · July 3, 2012
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  • Robby S.

    What's again it's all about the chicken and waffles and gravy don't forget the chili fries!

    Robby Schellenberg · March 25
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  • Ayman S.

    The Chilli Cheese fries are great. Try No. 3 or 4 on the menu for an all out meal - 4 pieces of chicken, 2 waffles!

    Ayman Siraj · 2 weeks ago
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  • Kyle O.

    BEST FRIED CHICKEN in town! They are (of course) also known for their waffles, too...but I'm not the biggest fan.

    Kyle Olson · September 16, 2011
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  • Achille K.

    Def order the chicken n waffles. Wait can be long on a weekend night.

    Achille Kolla · July 11, 2015
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  • Sofia U.

    Great place for late night fried chicken! A bit dark and dirty, but chicken is juicy! Prepare to wait

    Sofia Uz · March 9, 2015
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  • cynthia w.

    unnnnnnggghhhhh. no need for mac/cheese, or biscuits/gravy. stick with chix and waffles. they'll do you sooo right!

    cynthia wang · May 21, 2013
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  • Nate T.

    #5! the omelet is just OK, but the waffle is to DIE for. HUGE. next time I'll stick to just two waffles though.

    Nate Tinner · October 5, 2010
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  • Jennifer H.

    Food was good, and the special was a great deal, but the manager had a serious attitude! I probably won't be back...

    Jennifer Harper · May 20, 2013
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  • CC B.

    Carol C special and the corn bread! The rice and the mac n cheese is too soggy for me. Greens are aight.

    CC Bursell · November 2, 2011
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  • Sarah O.

    Carol C with lemonade. Put some hot sauce on the side. Once you've finished..... you'll want another waffle.

    Sarah O · August 7, 2014
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  • James C.

    Was really fast service. Great food. Either get the Sir Michael or the Carol C both are fantastic.

    James C · July 30, 2013
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  • Eric C.

    All over LA. Order a combo. Either the chicken & waffles or the breast, mac n cheese, greens & cornbread.

    Eric Chevalier · March 26, 2009
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  • Aram N.

    Thier restrooms are pretty clean for a place thats always packed and open past 2am in Hollywood.

    Aram Nishanian · April 28, 2013
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  • Peter P.

    If you have to ask you'll never know. Get the chicken and waffles, cover it in syrup and get yer fatness on.

    Peter Pepper · August 15, 2011
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  • Jennifer G.

    Try the 1/2 Chicken And Waffles - Well I've had just as good in the deep south...that is Miami!

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  • 오미헤

    the chicken legz are my favorite & the rice & gravy alwayz a must with the biscuitz !!

    오미헤 · November 23, 2011
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  • Morgan D.

    Order your waffles well-done so they're still a little crispy after you drown them in syrup!

    Morgan Davis · March 9, 2010
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  • MrMuNoZ 7o7

    Get Tha sunrise drink and the Scoes meal. You can't go wrong!

    MrMuNoZ 7o7 · April 19, 2013
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  • SHEIK

    The Fried Chicken Breast with Mac and Cheese, collard greens and corn bread was amazing!!!!

    SHEIK · December 5, 2010
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  • John F.

    Do not attempt to eat there alone, not even during lunch. You will be ignored and your order will be wrong.

    John Fonseca · January 6, 2012
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