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Rock'n Rollz

PicksIn a word: "Hello, McFarland!"

The specs: #01035  
5208 Farwell St., McFarland 53558
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JM ate the 7" BBQ chicken pizza.
Nichole ate the #13, chicken salad on a garlic herb wrap.
The bill was $14, or $7/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Rock 'n Rollz a B (see our grading rubric).

We visited Rock'n Rollz on one of those interminably snowy December nights. As a result, the custom here was pretty low.  We saw a couple of take-out orders come and go, but otherwise we were eating alone with Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor in a concert video of them in all their 70s glory. See, Rock'n Rollz is a theme restaurant and theme is rock and roll. Several guitars are showcased, each signed and displayed with paraphernalia from rock and roll boot camps.


Rock'n Rollz is an order-at-the counter place. We searched the menu for a signature item, but nothing jumped out at us. JM got a pizza and Nichole opted for a chicken salad wrap. These were squarely in the "you can get it better elsewhere, but McFarland's is close for someone" camp. Each of the items was above average, but not enough above average to make it a place we'd seek out. (And this is recalling that JM is about as committed to popular music knowledge as he is to eating alphabetically. Seriously, try him sometime; he named the four members of Queen in the first paragraph without having to look it up.)


But the rock theme isn't present in the food. There's no cutesy rock/pop star names for the dishes, and a slightly better-than-average BBQ chicken pizza isn't gonna top the Roman Candle or Glass Nickel version we can order at home.

That said, if you are looking for a place in McFarland that is very clean (super sharp on the night we went) or you are looking for about the most darling Christmas tree during the holiday season, well, you can do a lot worse than Rock'n Rollz.


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