Thanks to restaurants like Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, the idea of pairing fried chicken with waffles has become a well-loved delicacy. While many people think chicken and waffles has its origins in soul food, there is also a version that originated with the Pennsylvania Dutch. The soul food version of chicken and waffles uses fried chicken with the waffle being served much like it would at breakfast, while the Pennsylvania Dutch version uses a plain waffle with stewed chicken on top. If you’re looking for the best places for chicken and waffles in Sacramento, here are five spots to check out.
Mama Kim Eats
1616 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 515-9971, for reservations: (916) 333-5944

The seed of inspiration for Mama Kim Eats started from an early age with one of the proprietors’ grandmother instilling the value of good food and good ingredients. Several years later, Kim started her restaurant with a colleague to push forward her culinary career. A fixture on the brunch menu, Chicken and waffles by Mama Kim are a definite must-try. Golden brown waffles are served with butter and maple syrup, along with a refreshing salad made with honey mustard, apples, grapes, shaved celery, and pecans.

Cafeteria 15L
1116 15th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 492-1960

Cafeteria 15L continually receives accolades for its cuisine, and for good reason. A specialty item is this restaurant’s take on the traditional chicken and waffles, which many consider the best in the area. Found on the dinner menu, the chicken and waffles comes with flavorful juicy fried chicken, Belgian style waffle topped with pecan butter, a side of spicy Tabasco black pepper sauce, and maple syrup. It is sure to take your taste buds on a spicy ride.

New Moon River Inn
8201 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95832
(916) 665-2293

The New Moon Inn is known for its traditional American and soul food offerings. Its menu brings you the feeling of being deep in the French Quarter of Louisiana without leaving Sacramento. Found on the weekend Brunch menu, New Moon Inn’s chicken and waffles is one of the most popular items. The waffle is served with three large cuts of chicken, sure to satisfy your brunch munch.

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Saroms Southern Kitchen
1901 El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA
(916) 571-5355

Saroms Southern Kitchen is a new restaurant in Sacramento. The flavor is truly Southern style all around and the entrees are hearty. Even though the restaurant just recently opened, it has been receiving incredible reviews with guests raving about Saroms’ style and the authenticity of meals offered, especially their chicken and waffles.

Chicken N Waffles
296 Advantage Way
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 285-9039

Located in the Natomas area, Chicken N Waffles is a neighborhood favorite offering a great selection of comfort food. It’s is open from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and offers various combos of chicken and waffles. Be sure to try Sam’s Special, which includes three pieces of leg, thigh and chicken strips. The Bobby Jean’s features four pieces of chicken smothered in rich gravy served with two waffles. Whenever you’re in the mood for chicken and waffles, just head to Natomas where you’ll find something to satisfy your craving.

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Erin De Santiago is a freelance travel and food/wine writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. She has traveled to over 60 countries on five continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at