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The Banshee

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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132 W 2nd St, Chico, CA 95928-5304
+1 530-895-9670
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Bakersfield, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is your typical college bar setting but the quality of the food set The Banshee apart- they are excellent. This was our second trip and we all had different choices each time and everything was great- great selection and taste- served hot. The waitress went out of her way to make the birthday celebration special. The wings, grilled cheese... More 

Thank walto369
Mission Viejo, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We came for the tacos and french fries but saw some incredible grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup and fab salads go by us. Such a great place to eat and visit with friends.

Thank Andrea B
Northern California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great service, LARGE portions of great-tasting food and beer. We brought our hungry college student at orientation in July and this is where he requested to go back when we moved him up to school in August. I am sure we will be back on all of our visits to Chico!

Thank ptownmomma
Chico, California
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Banshee has great baked macaroni and cheese. It is really good bar food. Small business but good service.

Thank krista h
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Our 16 year old picked this place unhealthy and really good all at the same time. We ordered the Mac and cheese and so worth a taste, splitting for two was probably not enough, after 3 or 4 bites your mind and stomach tell you to move on. I would suggest as a group shared food with folks you love.... More 

Thank Ginger P
Oakland, California, United States
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444 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My girls and I have a girls' weekend in Chico every year, and we always come to Banshees for the fish tacos. The service is always top notch, the fish tacos are amazing, and the cocktails are awesome. The brugers are also so good. Love love love this place!

Thank Dianah R
San Jose, California
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is a go to place when I come up to visit my son who goes to Chico State. The bar is huge, the bartenders/waitors are always friendly, and whoever the cook is is spot on ALL of the time. The menu is creative and delicious. At the bottom is even a healthy option: exercise I have to laugh everytime... More 

Thank Carrie012
Chico ca
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The fish tacos are pretty good, but the smell of disinfectant sort of makes one lose ones appetite. Ugh:(

Thank Llynny
Pacifica, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Came here with our family while visiting Chico State. We wanted good food and a place we could go with our kids to watch the Giants game. Fantastic burgers, good fries -- & best Reuben ever! Friendly bartenders, great beer selection, cocktails, etc. -- we would definitely come back here!

Thank Anita N
Chico, California
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The mac and cheese is the best I have ever had, and the sandwiches are all delish. The Pho bowls are also outstanding for bar food.

Thank zushkart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 W 2nd St, Chico, CA 95928-5304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-895-9670

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