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“Very Good!”

Babe's Chicken Dinner House
Ranked #2 of 131 Restaurants in Burleson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
“Very Good!”
Reviewed November 10, 2008

Went there today for lunch at noon...there was no line to wait in, got right in...the decor was so cute, although it was very dark in there..the waitress's dance when the Hokey Pokey comes on the jukebox..the food was very good...you pay a little more but you get plenty of food and you can get a bag to take home any left over meats...

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English first
Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Not Bad, but Not Like Grandma's”
Reviewed September 27, 2008

My wife and I decided to try out Babes today. The restaurant is in a renovated old area of downtown Burleson. When you walk in you will noticed that it is very dark inside and the decor is kind of flea marketing/garage saleish. All the tables and chairs are mismatches that look like they were all purchased from various thrift shops. I felt that the lighting was way to dark inside and this was in the middle of the afternoon.

We were seated promptly and our order was taken quickly. This location offers fried chicken, chicken friend steak, catfish and a couple of other items. Everything is served family style and they only offer 3 types of vegetables, creamed corn, mashed potatoes and green beans which are all you can eat.

We both order the chicken fried steak which came with the vegetables, biscuits, cream gravy and a salad.

Salad: I was not impressed. This was just a bowl of lettuce covered in a sweet vinaigrette which over powering. There was nothing else in the bowl except iceberg lettuce.

Biscuits: The biscuits were not bad but I imagine they were from a mix

Green Beans: They had good flavor but I believe they are from a can

Mashed Potatoes: The potatoes tasted like they were made from instant potato flakes. They were way too smooth to be homemade.

Creamed Corn: This was my favorite vegetable. It was very good.

Cream Gravy: Tasty but is was a little thick, like it had been sitting in a steam table all day.

Chicken Fried Steak: I was a little disappointed. One of our steaks was very tender while the other was tough. Also the coating coming off the steak and not sticking like it should have. As far as the taste, it was not bad but was lacking some flavor.

Overall I would just say that Babes is ok. We did not try their fried chicken but I would not order the chicken fried steak again. I was disappointed to see that it looks like most of their vegetables are not homemade. If a restaurant is going to offer such a limited menu and serve family style then I would expect everything to be made from scratch.

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Graham, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“YUMMMMMY”
Reviewed September 5, 2008

Greatest place to go if you are in the mood to be placed in a food coma!!!!!!!!! Everything is good, I MEAN EVERYTHING. EVEN THE SWEET TEA!

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“The best chicken...THE BEST! Love the family style service, but it can be super noisy during dinner.”
Reviewed July 13, 2008

The best chicken...THE BEST! Love the family style service, but it can be super noisy during dinner.

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crowley, tx
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great food and a fun atmosphere”
Reviewed June 15, 2008

you might have to wait a while to get a seat but the chicken is excellent and the atmosphere is fun and creative. prices are a bit on the high side but the portions are generous.

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