The Heart of Inglewood Review: Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

By Daphne Piña

As you drive down the well-known street of Manchester in Inglewood, you come across many different businesses ranging from small donut shops to hour-long wait lines coming out from restaurants. Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is one of those restaurants, always filled with people especially on weekends early in the morning from the moment it opens with families who want to go somewhere to eat from church.

“Pecking Around Since 1975”, Roscoe's opened their doors to the residents of Inglewood. As said in its name, it is known for serving two different things together and separately, chicken and waffles. Although now it may not seem like chicken and waffles are a weird combination, this restaurant has some credit as to why it's seen as something normal to eat together.

Walking into the restaurant you're immediately hit with a sense of welcome as your greeted by an employee with a big smile on their face. You will most likely have to wait from a range of 15-45min to be seated because of how full the restaurant always is. Once the table was available your given a menu to look through, which has a variety of different mouth-watering options starting from breakfast to lunch. The Carol C. Special is a go-to dish in which consisted of crispy chicken legs, and one big round waffle.

As your food is being brought to your table, you can feel your stomach begins to growl, making you feel as if you had not eaten for years. The smell of the freshly made chicken begins to make its way to your table and as its placed in front of you, it's as if you have laid your eyes on something that came down from heaven. YES!

The chicken was a golden brownish color with mini burn marks at the tips of the crisps making the chicken extra crunchy. As you take that first bite out of the chicken crums begin to make their way down your face. The perfectly crisped chicken gave an extra kick to it; creating texture making the taste of the tender chicken more powerful. The waffle itself is as fluffy as a cloud but still crispy throughout the edges. Its cooked to perfection not leaving them undercooked or overcooked. The sweet rich syrup slowly began to drizzle into all the mini squares bringing the whole dish together.

Roscoes House of Chicken and Waffles is not only a place for people to come eat but a place for families to come together and enjoy a variety of different meals that brings both lunch and dinner together. If you’re ever in the Inglewood area, Roscoe's is the place for you to go eat at.

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. 621 West Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301. (310) 981-4141.

Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 8am-11pm

Friday - Saturday: 8am-2pm

Soul Food, Breakfast, Brunch & Waffles.


Parking: free parking lot.


Created with an image by Brian Chan - "Fried Chicken"