1514 N Gower St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
I didn't know what I was in for when I stepped foot into this dimly lit establishment of Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles (@roscoesofficial). With no windows, and barely any light coming in from the cracks of the doors, this almost felt like a secret underground society for fried chicken of some sort. Perhaps it was just this location of Roscoe's chain of restaurants, but at some point I couldn't help but ponder: why did most people recommend this as a "must eat" for a visit to Los Angeles?
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles
Rob and I would soon find out when we came here for a quick pre-dinner snack. We decided to share one meal, and seeing as this was a house of chicken and waffles, it would've been pretty silly ordering anything else. So one order of the Herb's Special ($16.30), consisting of 1/2 a fried chicken (or Chix as it's called on the menu), and 2 waffles.
Chix smothered with Gravy and Onions
All the fried chicken at Roscoe's is served either southern style (a dry rub) or with Roscoes onion gravy. We went with the latter, everything is just better with gravy! The portions here are HUGE. And to think this is for one person.
The meal comes with two huge waffles
probably absolutely larger than my head. The buckwheat waffles are thin and have a delicious hint of cinnamon, I loved these! They are actually quite soft, so if you like your waffles crispy like myself, you can ask to have them double toasted. Then load on those two icecream-sized scoops of butter and thick syrup to complete your oh-so satisfying breakfast indulgence.
Mac and cheese ($4.90)
As if there wasn't already have enough food for this "snack meal", we ordered a side of the Mac and Cheese which is highly regarded as the best in the city. It was creamy and cheesy but surprisingly not at all heavy.
While I enjoyed every part of this meal, it was a painstaking attempt to finish off all the food. There's just too much! Ladies and gentlemen, this place is by no means a place to show off your dining etiquette. But if you're ready to kick back in a casual diner with some comfort food, then this is your place. Oh, and make sure you don't come here looking for just a snack.