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“Hangover?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Texas Tavern

Texas Tavern
114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011
+1 540-342-4825
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Ranked #74 of 415 Restaurants in Roanoke
Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: American, Diner, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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.
Roanoke, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Hangover?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The perfect place to go for some Vitamin G (grease) to help offset a night of wretched excess, the TT has treated hung over Roanokers for years with cheesy westerns, burgers and chili. It's a dive to be sure, but exactly what you need at 2 in the morning when nothing else is open!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Roanoke, Virginia
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“It's not about the food, it's about the journey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Take a step back in time and experence what Americana is all about. This is one of the restraunts that if you have not been here you have not been to Roanoke. One of the oldest surviving restraunts around. This was/is fast food before there was fast food. With Signs like "We have facilities to serve 1,000 10 at a time" and "We don't cash checks or play with bumble bees" don't take this place to seriously. Just relax and speak to the people, you might be setting next to a Supreme Court Judge or the town's worst, they all eat here. Remember, its not about the food, it's about the journey.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good Place to Go If You Are Looking for Good Hot Dog or Hamburger”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My wife and I visited reference restaurant on our way back after celebrating her birthday the day before. The restaurant is tiny but the hot dogs we had were great! Service was prompt and friendly. If you like taverns this is the place to go. They do not serve alcohol.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Summerfield, North Carolina
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Glad we stopped and had a bite.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This small diner is a piece of Roanoke history. It's small (10 seats), quick and cheap. The food is not great by any means but for the price...$1.30 for a burger and $1.70 for a bowl of chili. You can't beat that.
They are open 24 hours a day and are only closed on Christmas day.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Central Florida
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10 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Super would go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

In roanoke this fall on business and found this when wandering downtown one evening. What a really cool place, our country was built on little burger joints like this.

Had a cheeseburger and a "bowl with". Food was great, the owners great grandaddy started the place in the 1930s, told me all about it when I asked.

Highly recommend a stop in to this great piece of Americana.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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