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Babe's Chicken Dinner House

104 North Oak Street, Roanoke, TX 76262-6612
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Ranked #1 of 55 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Have you ever told your family what you’d do different if you opened a restaurant?  Well, that’s exactly why we opened Babe’s Chicken Dinner House. We wanted a sit-down restaurant where people really feel at home. Where your neighbors wait on you and your whole family.
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91% Recommend
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College Station
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We loved the chicken. You get more food than you can eat. People wait hours to get into the restaurant. We stopped in and ordered and got our food in five minutes! The atmosphere is nice, but not worth waiting that long.

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Southlake, Tx
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had family in town and they had been to Babe's before and wanted to go back to have that great family style dinner. The amount of food would feed a family of 6 and there were only 4 of us, which left us with plenty to take home. The mashed potatoes were the best I ever had and the... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had friends visiting from Arkansas and, after a few nights dining at high end bistros around DFW, we decided on a casual dinner at Babes. We had a standard 20 minute wait for a table but that gave us enough time to tour "The Unique Dining Capital of Texas" to get an update on the local eateries. Once inside... More

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McAllen, Texas, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Haven't been here in a couple of years. It was just like the first time. Great food served fast and smoking hot. They don't have many options. Only 2 to be exact but there is no need to worry. Chicken, homemade mash and gravy served with a veg and biscuit. They have found food nirvana.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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275 reviews 275 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I came here because of all the great reviews, and I had a chicken leg and salad. The chicken was so salty, even when I peeled off the skin just to eat the chicken it was tough, chewy, and also salty. The salad however, was good. I do not get the big draw to this place, unless I just visited... More

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Great Falls, Virginia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I don't know what I loved the most....the food or the atmosphere/decor! I had to find out why this place was so highly rated and why there was a 30 minute wait on a Tuesday nite. When the waitress comes to our table she is sweet as could be and states...."There are 2 things on our menu.....Chicken fried steak and... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I didn't mean to eat that much, but the food was delicious! We went on a weekend and walked through the local stores while waiting for a table, the town is adorable with many local craft shops. Airing for a table outside they have misters to help keep you cool. Once inside, our waitress was busy, but still managed to... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have eaten at Babe's in Roanoke quite a few times over the past twenty years. I decided today that I will not go back. The food was okay - obviously we knew what to expect. Three adults and one child for lunch and were told that we could not just order three meals. Okay although the child wasn't hungry... More

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Keller, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There is nothing on the menu to dislike! The wait can be long on weekends, so go early or late and BYOB. Oh, also make sure you are wearing your stretchy Thanksgiving pants!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I was not expecting much went I went in. Boy, was I wrong! Babe's fried chicken was some of the best I've ever tasted. The sides were also delicious from the salad with a unique vinaigrette to the gravy, corn, and mashed potatoes. The atmosphere is laid back. Highly recommend!

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