Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

2110 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802
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  • Open Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $$
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles is a Southern restaurant in Anaheim. Roscoe’s first OC restaurant serves the same fried chicken and waffles as the others. The waffle, which is as round as an Eggo but with twice as many dimples, comes with a huge ice-cream-sized scoop of butter and isn’t so much crisp as it is soft and bread-like—a sponge, really, for the syrup. But there’s the slightest hint of cinnamon in it, which, as counterintuitive as it may sound, makes it even work better with the chicken. While you may have had better fried chicken from Disneyland’s Plaza Inn, the OC Fair and the countless Korean purveyors who have since shown us how multifaceted fried chicken can be, there’s something artisanal and stubbornly Southern in how Roscoe’s still insists on frying its chickens in small batches, half-submerged in cast-iron pans. The method can be temperamental and slow, occasionally resulting in a piece of chicken dripping with grease. Yet, you won’t encounter any meat that’s less than perfectly cooked, with the skin halfway rendered and covered in a thin veneer of its seasoned crust.

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