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Texas Tavern

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114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1906
+1 540-342-4825
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for lunch and ate in. The cook was friendly. The restaurant is a hole in the wall but worth trying. The prices were reasonable for the portion you get. There was some 1 hour curbside parking in front of the building.

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Thank Thornes348
Suffolk, Virginia
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Open 24 hours a day and in business since 1932. It is a local short order grill, absolutely nothing fancy but a fun place to go. Expect nice service and okay food at this Roanoke institution.

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Thank oldhokie702016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good chili and tiny burger. My boys liked the hot dogs. This is a serious dive, but was an interesting experience sitting at the metal counter talking with the nice server.

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Thank maskvg
Roanoke, VA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of a kind place that will leave a lasting and unforgettable impression on you. This is not the place for a large group traveling together.....the place only seats 10 at a time. It is known far and wide as THE place for a hotdog and conversation.

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Thank Nomad1955
Chester, Virginia
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

"Only In Virginia" led us here, best tiny restaurants in the state, that's an understatement! Unbelivable prices, character & characters are the cook-staff/servers! Rapid_fire! We think our entire diner experience (waiting for seats, order, service, eating, paying, next?) may have only been 13 minutes!! They do volume business, lots of traffic while we were there & have regulars.

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Thank HCrowder
Dallas, TX
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The history and background is great, be sure to read up on it. I had the burger with and chili dog with. add in a diet coke. It was actually my breakfast for the day as it is open 24/7. I would do it again.

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Thank LeeDogDallas_TX
danville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Small hole in the wall place to eat. The first time you walk in, you notice a sign on the wall -"we seat 1000 people, 10 at a time ".Good burgers, good hotdogs and good chili. Good food, cheap prices and an experience reminding you of your teen years in the 60'. Try it a least once, you'll be glad... More 

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Thank edward v
Houston, Texas
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The 1st time I had 2 mini burgers which I thought was good for the price. Was kind of tasty for the area. I went back again that same night for the same 2 burgers and a bowl of chili. The burgers was just bad not the same from earlier that day. And the chili taste so bad I threw... More 

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Thank Angel H
Hermitage, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I like hole-in-the-wall spots, and Texas Tavern may just top the charts for not misrepresenting itself. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, if you're hungry, you walk in, sit down, speak your order and receive it and some conversation for just a bit of cash. Burgers are good, perfectly cooked and topped well. They are not gourmet,... More 

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Thank Amy M
Binghamton, New York
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48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This tiny little place was interesting, the cooks were hilarious and in very good spirits. The egg sandwich was unique, simple, and quite good. I would definitely return here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5
Cuisine
American, Diner, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1906
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-342-4825
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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