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“Good food, great service, fun atmosphere, but way overpriced for the type of food.”

Belle's Chicken Dinner House
Ranked #4 of 268 Restaurants in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Abilene, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good food, great service, fun atmosphere, but way overpriced for the type of food.”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

I really liked this place but for the amount they charge you could eat at Red Lobster. The food is just good ole home cooking; chicken Fried steak, mashed potatoes, cream corn, green beans and rolls. They only have one price and that is $12.99 per person large or small. There are a lot of places you can get a good homestyle meal for under $10 in Abilene, so Belle's is 3 to 4 dollars overpriced for this area and market. That said, the food is good and the atmosphere is fun if you are into old cowboy style humor mixed in with Elvis music. As much as I enjoyed the food and atmosphere, I will not be going back. It cost me, my wife and two kids $60 to eat there for my birthday and I can eat at much nicer restaurants for that amount.

  • Visited September 2013
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Edmond
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Better Than Home Cookin???”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Sorry Mom! Belles chicken fried steak and fried chicken are at least as good as what mom used to make. They even have the gravy down pat. I really like the family style way of serving. It’s perfect for a family restaurant. It’s like going home. I like to save the big yeast rolls and honey for desert. You will leave happy and full of some of the best down home country cookin on the planet. Who could ask for anything more?

  • Visited April 2013
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place!”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Not just a place to eat it's an experience. The food is delicious. Some of the best yeast rolls ever.

  • Visited September 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Doesn't Get Much Better!”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a family style restaurant. You get to choose between fried chicken, chicken fried steak, baked chicken and chicken and dumplings for your entrees. Vegetables are served in a bowl and are all you can eat. All of the food is excellent. The rolls! Oh the rolls! Probably the best rolls I have had in my life. (Yes, there is butter and honey right there for you to use.). This is probably the best place in Abilene and would compete for best in Texas. Yes, it is quirky looking, but hey, this is Abilene!

  • Visited September 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“So much chicken but Very overrated.”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Everyone knows Babes, and Belles chicken dinner house is about the same. Really there is nothing too special other than the fact that every person gets enough food to sustain a small African country.
I will take my chicken in smaller portions.

  • Visited October 2012
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