Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles | Bronzeville | American, Southern/Soul Food | Restaurant
Bronzeville location of the minichain devoted to—you guessed it—chicken and waffles.

Our Review

Early reports of bad service and long waits may not be a result of the tremendous amount of attention this place received when it tried to exploit the good name of LA's esteemed Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles by calling itself Rosscoe's. One swift lawsuit and the motto on the menu—"A totally new concept in dining"—might be the only remaining bit of exterior dishonesty about it. Management seems to be making a valiant effort to keep up with demand, providing bulky security guys with earpieces for crowd control, a roving team of carpet cleaners with brooms and dustpans, and a sympathetic hostess who told us we'd wait 45 minutes for a table on an early Tuesday evening, then seated us in ten. Decent enough fried chicken and waffles with syrup couldn't be simpler, though a myriad of combinations—legs and waffles, thighs and waffles, quarter chicken or half, and on and on—fill one side of the menu, adding pointless confusion. On the other side there's a relatively small lineup of typical soul sides—mac 'n' cheese was very good, greens were undercooked—and a long list of pretty nonalcoholic concoctions (a "sunset" is lemonade topped with iced tea). The fact that the lines haven’t diminished doesn’t mean there’s no such thing as bad publicity so much as that this neighborhood is still starved for a sit-down place where you can take your mom, your kids, or a date.

Mike Sula

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