The wait for a table was only about an hour and a half. But it took us another hour after we placed our order to receive our food. According to an employee, the point of service ordering system had gone down, and most likely frazzled by the chaos, two employees quit during the shift.
Still, I’ve waited in line for over three hours to eat at the now defunct Uglesich’s in New Orleans, and the food justified every minute. That was not the case here. The waffles were tasty, but soggy and lacking any kind of golden exterior crunch. Eggs were overscrambled and our breast meat on one of the chicken pieces was dry.
The homemade biscuits might have been good, but they had dried to hard tack by the time they reached our table. The Tonya Joi, or a mixture of fruit punch and lemonade may have been fresh (we didn’t get a chance to ask), but it tasted like Crystal Light and Country-Time and was way overpriced at $2.80.
Our leg and our thigh pieces we’re juicy, and the spice profile, which has a bit of bite, though nothing like say Popeye’s spicy, was good. In fact, I’d take a plate of the chicken skin here anytime. The cheese grits were airy and lumpless, some of the best I’ve had locally. Also, the chicken livers, coated in the chicken spices were really good. Many places tend to overfry and dry them out, but these were spot on, and dipped in the waffle syrup, they were kind of like poor man’s foie gras.
Rosscoe’s is located at 3947 S. King Dr., 773-536-3300