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Babe's Chicken Dinner House

104 North Oak Street, Roanoke, TX 76262-6612
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Ranked #1 of 54 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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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

Went once to say we did it. The chicken was greasy. Would liked to have been offered healthy side options. Not a place to eat healthy. Everything is served family style, but it seems like they only put one scoop of potatoes in the serving bowl....for a family of 5! The tables are crushed together. Really nothing special. Can't figure... More

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Trophy Club, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Loved the chicken at Babe's. I really enjoyed the food being served family style. Everything tasted very good. The tables were a little close together, but aside from that I loved it.

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Babe's original location is really popular with locals. Prepare for a wait in the evening unless you choose to come for an early dinner. The limited menu is consistently good. We usually order the Chicken Fried Steak. The mashed potatoes and gravy are perfectly seasoned just like my grandmother used to make. The corn is actually better than my grandma's.... More

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Houston, Texas
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201 reviews 201 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Ever since googling "best fried chicken in the state of Texas" and finding Babe's, I've wanted to visit here. Of course, it also didn't hurt that they were voted #1 by Texas Counter Reporter in their recent poll. So on a trip to West Texas, we made a slight detour through Roanoke so that we could visit the original Babe's.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love this place. Delicious food. Generous portions. Fun atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and lively.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You just cant come to the Dallas Ft. Worth area without a trip to Babes. The chicken is great as is the service. I would recommend going on a week day or at lunch time ,the wait can be long. You have to make a trip to the restrooms also but I'm not going to tell you why.

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Warren, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great fried chicken or chicken fried steak dinners served family style. Fun, friendly, great food, great service, nice atmosphere....everything I want in a family restaurant. Loved it!

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Fort Worth, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a festive, cozy and friendly atmosphere. Excellent service every time I have visited. The staff is always ready to please. Loved the delicious fried chicken. Cannot vouch for chicken fried steak since I am not a fan of it anywhere. Mashed potatoes were fresh, not instant, as another reviewer claimed. It's a terrific experience for the whole family. Yes,... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our last night in the Dallas Texas area, and our daughter and family took us out to Babe's. Had I known Babe's was there, I would have gone 5 of the 10 days we were there. There was a little wait on a Friday night, but well worth it. Atmosphere galore! The staff could not have been nicer or more... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I really don't get what people like so much about this place. The chicken is good, but the chicken fried steak is mediocre. The sides are sad. What's so great about canned cream style corn, instant potatoes, and so-called "salad" made of iceburg lettuce slathered with an oily dressing? I cannot believe people will wait for an hour outside... in... More

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