Open since 1975, Roscoe’s is a flat-out LA institution. They deep-fry their chicken in the same batter as they make their waffles and it’s as wonderfully tear-inducing as you might think. Maybe you were already crying because you saw your ex looking happy on Instagram a few hours ago, but these will be tears of joy. Their original flagship location on Pico has closed, but you’ll find their new spot at the corner of La Brea and Washington.

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