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Texas Tavern

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American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Pub, Diner
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114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011
+1 540-342-4825
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Description: On Feb. 13Th, 1930 during the height of the great depression, I.N. "Nick...
On Feb. 13Th, 1930 during the height of the great depression, I.N. "Nick" Bullington opened the 10 stool Texas Tavern and began serving its famous bowls of chile, hamburgers, hotdogs, and cheesy westerns. With a no frills atmosphere and the motto "Give the customer a fair shake" the Texas Tavern has become a landmark and a rite of passage for many locals and visitors alike. Known as "Roanoke's Millionaires Club", it is still run by the same family, now in its 4th generation of ownership.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome greasy spoon!

There are very few places like this left in america. It's more about the ambiance than the food. I had a breakfast sandwich and if was good. I heard the burger is really good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Thomas D
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New York City, New York
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are very few places like this left in america. It's more about the ambiance than the food. I had a breakfast sandwich and if was good. I heard the burger is really good.

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Henrico County, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the small burger, very small, therefore cheap price. Also enjoyed the Chili. This small establishment has great service and a very local feel in the middle of a medium sized city. I would recommend to anyone who likes to try burgers and chili. Open 24/7. It has a small bar to eat, however no "sitting" otherwise. No side... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

There is seating for 10 at a time. It is similar to a Waffle House like place in which they cook the food in front of you. The staff there were friendly, and their hours are long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

One of the best greasy spoons ever. Be it for lunch or a late night craving this place has been a favorite for decades.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I love having a late night dinner at TT. I always get a cheesy western and a bowl with. They are my favorites. My wife always gets three burgers and never asks for ketchup. She does get a sissy stick for her drink, but also never asks for fries to go with her burgers. This place is... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I ordered two burgers and the guy stuck his hand in the mustard and then touched my burger then I asked if he could wash his hands and get me a fresh burger because I don't like mustard and he said I am too good to wash my hands and you pay for every burger I through away

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

After reading the reviews, my husband and I decided to give this place a try. Our expectations were not high. It is not a bad place to eat. The food is average. I did enjoy my 'cheesy with', which is a small cheeseburger with a fried egg on top. The chili was bland, but nothing onions, crackers, and salt can't... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Anyone that visits needs to go to the Texas Tavern,A tiny local joint that has been in business since the 1930,s seats ten at a time on stools,Have the chili and a cheesy western,thats what Harry Connick Jr had on his recent visit

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I'm used to eating at the Texas Inn in Lynchburg, so I knew what to expect going into the Texas Tavern. Only surprise was that the cheesy westerns here have pickles on them. Other than that, everything was what I've come to expect: small diner, cheap food, good service, and open 24 hours. The grease is bound to chop a... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you go with a sense of humor, you will have a better time. As a restaurant, this place delivers low quality at low prices, in a very small and uninviting space. But, as an institution, this place should be on the "you haven't experienced Roanoke unless you have eaten here" list. Really, where else can you eat some history... More 

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Additional Information about Texas Tavern

Address: 114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone Number: +1 540-342-4825
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
Average Prices: USD 5
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Pub, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-342-4825

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Pub, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

Description

On Feb. 13Th, 1930 during the height of the great depression, I.N. "Nick" Bullington opened the 10 stool Texas Tavern and began serving its famous bowls of chile, hamburgers, hotdogs, and cheesy westerns. With a no frills atmosphere and the motto "Give the customer a fair shake" the Texas Tavern has become a landmark and a rite of passage for many locals and visitors alike. Known as "Roanoke's Millionaires Club", it is still run by the same family, now in its 4th generation of ownership.

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