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Thelma's Chicken & Waffles

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315 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-2101
(540) 343-8888
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always a first thing in the morning treat!! I never thought of having chicken and waffles for breakfast, but after that, I never need a menu -

Thank Steve K
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked the old spot on Orange for character but this is a step up and food hasn't changed. I'm not a ckn n waffles expert but I've had my share and this place is legit.

Thank David B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant located in the heart of Roanoke shopping district. Chicken and waffles were good and many other options on the menu. Great for families.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Roanoke, Virginia
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I enjoyed the chicken and waffles and coffee. The mimosa wasn't the best, orange juice was bitter and sparkling wine was too cheap. My boyfriend got pork and eggs and was happy. The fired apples were good but were from a can, so if you don't like that, don't get them.

Thank Caroline M
Roanoke, Virginia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

One of the best chicken and waffle places I have ever been too. Staff was friendly, but the food was excellent. Highly recommended!!

Thank Sandman103
Richmond, VA
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

During a recent business trip to Roanoke a coworker and I dropped into the restaurants new location in the downtown district for lunch as they came recommended by locals; however, we should have known by the fact we were the only customers in the place and the employees were no where to be found for a solid five minutes, that... More 

Thank PSI287
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I eat at Thelma's 5-6 times a year, and we LOVE the atmosphere, the service and the food here.. I NEVER need a menu, as I ONLY get the chicken and waffles for breakfast. What is the BEST part, is hearing the southern gospel music, and the kitchen staff singing with it from the kitchen - awesome..

Thank Scoopspk
Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The service was slow and we were there early for lunch. Only one other small party there as well. Took 40 minutes to get our food. I'm on a 1 hour lunch break. The waffle was great, potatoes were great but the chicken tenders were tiny and over cooked. Not sure what has changed but I'm really disappointed in the... More 

Thank RoanokeLady
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Loved the chicken and waffles. It is no wonder it is still thriving. The service was a bit slow but the food made up for it. Dessert menu was very limited, but overall a good place to eat.

Thank Afletchf
Roanoke, Virginia
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Is Fried Chicken and Waffles. It's serious good, down home food. Unfortunately, the front of the house may be dragging down the back of the house.

Thank frankcmartin3rd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 Market St SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: (540) 343-8888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?