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The Banshee

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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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Potter Valley, CA
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being that I'm Irish, there always has to be a favorite Irish Pub. The food is great, beer cold, and they have some good Irish Whiskey for the brave! I overheard someone talking about the "best restaurant in Chico," so I had to ask. They said, Banshee, so I went there and I was NOT disappointed.

Thank Corkrunner
Chico, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Lively atmosphere combined with great pub food. The burgers are some of the best in town. Great selection of beers. Can be noisy but worth it!

Thank DebCan28
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We had read favourable reviews about the Banshee, and they were right on the spot. Great selection of quality brews, good drinks, and very tasty food. We had a chicken salad which would have served two, and the wings--a great meal in itself. Atmosphere is very relaxed, service very attentive and friendly. Can only recommend it.

Thank Alexander H
Bakersfield, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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
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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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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532 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
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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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?