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“Great Aggie Tradition”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Dixie Chicken

Dixie Chicken
Ranked #24 of 267 Restaurants in College Station
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Bryan, Texas
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231 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great Aggie Tradition”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

A beer joint with hamburgers and tradition. Food is exceptionally good for the situation and Northgate area. Legendary Aggie watering hole. If the crowds at Northgate are too much, go to their sister location the Chicken Oil Company in Bryan on College Avenue with easier parking.

Visited July 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
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199 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“An Institution for College Station!”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

A meal at Dixie Chicken, AKA The Bird, is a must when in College Station! It is an institution! I was immediately propelled back to my college days upon entering it's sacred halls. The music is loud and the lighting is dim; there are "dead animals" mounted on the walls and the bathrooms are small and graffiti-filled. They have a good, basic menu with something for everybody. We ordered the "bottle caps" or fried jalapenos. Everybody in our group was happy with their meals, be it chicken fingers or burgers. The beer is cold. We went on a Friday afternoon during the summer, so it wasn't very crowded, but I can imagine how packed it is during a football weekend or evenings. The staff was nice and it is a place we will frequent when visiting our college student.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank arienne410
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Sugar Land, Texas
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303 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“College Station landmarkj”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

This place has gained its reputation for being a hang-out for college students. The front faces University, but the parking is in the back (metered an 75 cents an hour - pay by credit card).The wooden picnic tables have years worth of carvings - hearts with initials, quippy sayings, etc. We were there for lunch in a Thursday and although there was a steady flow of people, it was not too crowded. The menu choices are limited to mostly sandwiches and burgers, with some appetizer choices. We had the chicken fried chicken sandwich basket which came with fries and a drink, It was reasonably priced and tasted very good. The counter staff took for granted that we knew what to do, but after we ordered and paid and stood there for 5 minutes, they informed us that they would call our name. There was country and western music blasting, some of which was not dining music such as "Copenhagen" about chewing and spitting tobacco. I have no desire to return.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank realst8ace
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Carthage, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not as Great as We Expected”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

We've heard a lot of buzz about Dixie Chicken in Northgate. One person taking orders with a long line while several "workers" stood behind her talking and laughing with each other. Fajita chicken tacos were good, but the Dixie chicken strips weren't great. Dixie Chicken Northgate looks like a fun place to hang out if you're a college student.

Visited July 2013
Thank Teresa B
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Monticello, Illinois
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A Classic.....”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is one of the must stops when in College Station, Texas. After checking out to make sure the live rattlesnake ( yes you heard me correctly) was still in the display case by the billiard tables, I ordered the "DeathBurger". Heaven on a bun, but not for the faint of stomach. It was awesome!! Cold beer, good company, and a good burger if this ain't heaven it must be Aggieland! It make me sad to be a yankee.

  • Visited May 2013
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