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The Roost

American, Diner
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1144 Park Ave, Chico, CA 95928-5735
+1 530-892-1281
06:00 - 13:30
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San Diego, California
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219 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Very small place, we sat at the counter, I hear there is a back room, but we did not see it. Older building, but clean enough. Food was fantastic, huge portions and so many good benneys, we had a couple of them, I had traditional and my daughter had one with tomotoes, avocado, bacon, etc. Both were fantastic and huge.

Thank lost_bobcat
Chico, California
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290 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have had people tell me over and over to go here and finally I did. Why was I so slow to get on the BUS? I had the corned beef potato pancakes served in a bowl with eggs on top tasty. Gal at the table next to me said what did you get, it looks so good. Portion so... More 

Thank ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w
Chico, CA
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155 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Growing up in Chico, I have visited this location so many time with other names. As a child it was simply a donut and coffee shop. Now it's full diner style breakfast and lunch. And oh the breakfast is so yummy. Having had both omelets and eggs benedict ~ I have no complaints. It's on of those places where you... More 

Thank ccinchico
Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The hotel recommended The Roost when I asked for a locally owned diner nearby. We found it quite easily. It's very small but has an outside patio. Clearly it is where the locals go. The food was great, service wonderful and price was reasonable.

Thank Jeepl8r
Longview, Washington
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211 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Needed a place for breakfast within walking distance from the local VW dealership while the car was getting serviced. The Roost was highly recommend by the service guys and they were not wrong at all. Not much to look at, the building is ancient and has the look of a dive. But inside, the lunch counter atmosphere was neat and... More 

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Northern California
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

At first glance this place is not much to look at and would be easy to pass up, but my husband and I decided to try this place because of all the favorable reviews. Now, as far as the atmosphere & location, it's definitely an older hole in the wall dive & could use a good sprucing up, however, what... More 

Thank Kristina O
Escondido, California
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366 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

waitress gave me extra bacon withut me asking, watched as locals all greeted by name, some even behind the counter. waitress called me Sweetie, was older and good. cannot find service like this anymore, food was good too

Thank mike m
Santa Rosa
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300 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We had been wanting to try this place, and we finally got around to it! We sat outside on a bright, sunny morning and enjoyed a lovely breakfast. I think this is our new favorite breakfast place in Chico. Good coffee. Good food, served quickly. Lots of choices. The waitress had "diner" attitude, which only added to the charm. We... More 

Thank Wildwoodatheart
Chico, California
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

The Roost has a wide variety of ethnic meals. Nicely prepared with a very friendly waitstaff. Plenty of parking on site.

Thank enkidog
Chico, CA
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

There aren't a lot of places you can go and eat alone and not feel weird. I love the Roost because if I don't have it in me to plan who and where to go to breakfast with- I can go to the Roost alone and really enjoy myself. the food is consistently delicious, breakfast favorites, the prices are fair,... More 

Thank hannahbannana

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
06:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1144 Park Ave, Chico, CA 95928-5735
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-892-1281

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?