Thursday, September 03, 2009

Roscoe's Famous Deli

Roscoe's Famous Deli
14700 Pipeline Ave
Chino Hills

No this isn't Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. I believe Roscoe's Famous Deli is owned by the same owners as Heroes in Fullerton and Heroes in Claremont. I love deli food and was excited to learn that a deli opened in Chino Hills. But sadly this deli is lacking in quality sanwiches.

I got the SoCo sandwich, hot pastrami and hot corned beef with swiss cheese, $9.95 and curly fries. The SoCo sandwich should tell you that Roscoe's isn't a kosher deli, since no kosher deli would serve a sandwich with meat and cheese. The sandwich was among the saltiest sandwiches I ever had. I must have finished a liter of water, trying to down this sandwich.

The corned beef and pastrami were luke warm, sliced thin and stacked high. But both meats were so salty. Not sure why? They use a good quality Vienna meat. It shouldn't be this salty.

Service was pretty good. Like Hero's, a different server may take your order and deliver your food. The young lady who took our order was nice and friendly but she didn't know the menu too well. I saw they had a bunch of bottled sodas and asked what kind of root beer the had, she had to go to the cooler, where the bottles were stored, to tell me what type of root beer. It's not a big deal but they should know what they carry. But she was lacking in refilling drinks. Now the drinks, both water and fountain soda, come in 64oz mugs!! So servers don't need to always come by but they should keep an eye out for it. The young guy who brought us our food, was nice and helpful. He got us water and napkins.

I wouldn't go back to Roscoe's again. The prices are good. The portions are huge. But the quality of meat is below average and just way too salty.