Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles


730 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 437-8355

I know everyone always says this when they talk about Roscoe’s. But seriously. Who wouldv’e thought chicken and waffles would make a good combo?? After a day of playing at the beach one three-day weekend, my friends and I decided to finish it off with a good meal. Originally we were going to go to the one in LA, but laziness took over and we decided to try the closer Long Beach location.


First thing you’ll notice (besides the crowd) is… the long line! For our group of 6 people, the wait was about 45 minutes. By the time we were finally seated, we were STARVING. That being said, forgive me if this review seems biased; I shall try to keep it as candid as possible.

This experience at Roscoe’s was a first time for most of us, so we all tried a variation of Herb’s Special. My hungry stomach was telling me to choose the #4 Herb Special with gravy on top. We were given a choice of either white meat, dark meat, or a combination of both. Since this was my first time, I decided to sample both types of meat offered.


Our server was extremely friendly and came to check up on us frequently to make sure we were enjoying our meal. The waffles came out first-nice and fluffy with a huge glob of butter on top and plenty of maple syrup on the side. Already, everyone at the table was thinking “I am so working out tomorrow.” As hungry as we were, we didn’t gobble all the waffles down just yet. A Roscoe’s experience just isn’t right if you didn’t eat the chicken and waffles together. Luckily for us, we didn’t have to wait too long before the rest of our orders came. This was when we ate like a bunch of starving animals that hadn’t eaten for days lol.

This doesn’t mean all was perfect, in my humble opinion though. The dark meat, hands down, wins over the white meat. It was juicy, while the white meat was rather dry. However, if you really are watching your weight, then by all means go for the white meat…although I’m sure the fried batter and the syrupy waffles will probably negate your efforts haha. Final analysis? Roscoe was right in his combination of chicken and waffles. The meal is full of all the right kinds of flavor and will, without a doubt, fill your hungry stomach. Beware though, be prepared to have a major food coma afterwards.

P.S. Don’t forget the rooster sauce for those of you that like things spicy. =]
P.P.S. There’s a jazz bar right next door that seemed pretty cool, I was sad we didn’t go try it.


~ by thankgoditsfood on July 29, 2009.

2 Responses to “Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles”

  1. Yea, Roscoes! I gotta go there again next time I’m back in town.

  2. Yeah, I went to the Long Beach Roscoe’s the wait was an hour for 3 people. It was good though!

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