There are so many different types of foods you can enjoy in San Diego, whether you live in the city, visit regularly, or are just enjoying the landscape as a one-off vacation. One of the food options that diners will soon be able to find is a Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles franchise.

There's a lot of history as to the soon-to-come San Diego location, but the company is hard at work to offer the iconic food that so many celebrities have come to enjoy.

What's the History Behind Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles San Diego?

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles first opened in 1975 in Hollywood, California. It's best known for serving waffles and chicken --- its namesake --- both separately and together. Herb Hudson founded the restaurant and is a native of Harlem, where the dish of chicken and waffles was said to originate in the 1930s. He brought his version of the dish to the Golden State.

The restaurant gained notoriety when famous celebrities such as Natalie Cole and Stevie Wonder visited and spread the word to other famous people. It's a timeless attraction in California and celebrities still visit it today. If you want to see a celebrity, your best bet is to visit the original location.

Additionally, don't be surprised if you see it show up on the TV screen. It's been a fixture in television shows and movies. 

Will Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles San Diego Open Anytime Soon?

The saga behind the opening of Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles San Diego has been ongoing since 2016. The company behind the eatery had to pay out millions to a former employee and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That put the restaurant on hold. sp;

Then, there were numerous updates over the following years, with the company finally reaching the approval stages … then COVID hit. Construction on the expected Barrio Logan location broke ground in 2021, but then it got delayed again … and again. It was slated for opening in 2016, then again in 2022, then again in 2023, which has led many to wonder if it will ever be opening.

The answer, according to the restaurant chain, is yes. It's slated to open in 2024, though it's not exactly clear when. When it finally does open, it'll be the eighth location of the famous eatery.

Where Are the Other Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles Locations?

The other Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles locations are spread out. Visitors looking to enjoy the unique combo of food offerings will find it in Hollywood, South Los Angeles, Pasadena, Long Beach, Anaheim, La Brea, and Inglewood-LAX.

What Kind of Food Can You Find on the Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles San Diego Menu?

When it does finally open, Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles San Diego will offer the same kind of soul food that you find in the other locations. That, of course, means chicken and waffles, as well as tons of other Southern soul food options.

There are plenty of breakfast options from biscuits and gravy, to grits, scrambled eggs, and waffles for morning diners. Then, there are various dishes to go with your fried chicken, including candied yams, mac and cheese, giblets, red beans and rice, and greens.

What Are the Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles Hours?

The eatery opens up at 8 a.m. at every single location, but the closing hours vary depending on the region. Some close at 8 p.m., while others close at 10 p.m. Still there are a few locations with extended

The one that's open the latest is the Hollywood location, where it closes at midnight from Sundays through Thursdays and then at 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The La Brea restaurant is open until midnight on Sundays through Thursdays and until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Those two locations are ideal for people looking to grab a late-night snack after spending the evening out.

Does Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles Offer Catering?

Yes. The chain has a few different catering options, but they are not available for same-day orders. Those looking to order the food for a special occasion or work meeting can choose from several different packages, or even work with an associate to build their own package. They include several pieces of chicken, and either a half pan or full pan of specialty sides. Diners can also order eight ounces of dressing, red rooster hot sauce, or Roscoe's signature hot sauce.