There’s very few things in life that get me quite as excited as fried chicken.
I got the opportunity to FINALLY visit Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles after years of having it bookmarked as a place to try.
There is nothing super fancy about this eatery – just be prepared to come here and eat! I’ve eaten at both the Long Beach location and the newer location in Anaheim. Long Beach location, prepare to park in the lot across from Roscoe’s or on the side of the road. The Anaheim location, there is a lot where a traffic director will point you to a spot. At either place, you will be greeted warmly by the host.
THE CAROL B. SPECIAL: This comes with one waffle, a fluffy dollop of butter, fried chicken breast, and maple syrup. So, I’ve thought all this time that the fried chicken was what made Roscoe’s amazing. No my friends, surprisingly, it’s the waffles that absolutely steal the show! How do you eat this succulent, tasty hunk of waffle you ask? Spread that fluffy butter all over the top of the waffle, cut out a slice, dip it into that maple syrup, and you have yourself a mouthful of heaven. There is so much depth and satisfying flavor to the waffles. First, the maple syrup isn’t super thick, so you have a nice subtle sweetness that coats the waffles. Then, the saltiness of the butter really brings out those wonderful flavorful notes that are packed into the waffles. I could probably eat these waffles every morning for breakfast. The waffle also is not crispy like toast, which is just perfect for this combo of flavors because you really feel like the flavors melt into your mouth and taste buds.
CORNBREAD AND MAC AND CHEESE: The cornbread and Mac and cheese are sides that you can order with your dish. Perhaps I really should have tried these side items first before taking a bite of the waffle. After the first bite of the waffles, nothing else seemed to matter.
THE OBAMA SPECIAL: The Obama Special was the dish I ordered at the Anaheim location. This comes with one waffle and three fried chicken wings.
WHICH LOCATION REIGNS SUPREME?: You will leave feeling happy and full when eating at either Long Beach or Anaheim, but if I had to choose which location reigned supreme, I’d have to say that it would be the one in Long Beach. There is just more punch in flavor that goes into the waffles there and I can appreciate the love I feel that is being put into the food.
Like I said, you get a warm greeting at either location and the waiters and host makes you feel appreciated.
I’d definitely come back for those waffles. Whatever you do, do not leave Roscoe’s without trying their waffles!