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“Not bad fried chicken”

Babe's Chicken Dinner House
Ranked #1 of 72 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Have you ever told your family what you’d do different if you opened a restaurant? Well, that’s exactly why we opened Babe’s Chicken Dinner House. We wanted a sit-down restaurant where people really feel at home. Where your neighbors wait on you and your whole family.
Reviewed August 26, 2012

I must tell you up front that I am not a fan of fried chicken but went here with friends who said it was awesome and a local institution. It was ok. The chicken sat in puddles of grease. The taste was ok. The mashed potatoes tasted like they came out of a box. Creamed corn was good. Plenty of food for everyone. Portions are huge.

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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Another one of the "home cooking" places that seems to rely more on quantity than quality. The fried chicken is their "signature" dish but I understand that they've recently started offering other menu items that are not "family style".

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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Nobody does fried chicken as good as Babe's but they offer real country pan fried chicken fried steak as well. Both come with sides of mashed potatoes & gravy, creamed corn, salad and buttermilk biscuits. In an old building, the atmosphere alone makes this casual eatery fun but the service is also great.
Be sure to check out all the other restaurants on Oak St. as well.

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Not being a local, we have to drive to this restaurant and it was worth the drive. The family style is fun and plenty of food for what you order. The salad was a little "simple' but refreshing. My only issue is the take home policy. If you don't ask for refills, you should be able to take home what you paid for (besides the chicken). Babes was worth the drive !

1  Thank BRcircle
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

If you like homeade fried chicken, country-style mashed potatoes, and cream corn....you'll love this place!!! This place has mismatched tables and chairs scattered throughout the large establishment, a juke box and girls dancing to the hokey pokey. My 3 year-old son loves this place because they do the hokey pokey and he plays along. The food is what this place is known for and they've perfected their southern style. The cream of corn is perfect, the salad has their homeade dressing which tastes kind of like they put honey in it and crack, mashed potatoes have crack as well, and the chicken is friend to perfection sprinkled with yes more crack. It's addicting and that's okay because you can just keep having the waitress grab more and more for you. Fun place for everyone and to-die-for food, so I highly recommend this place. Make sure to check their times on the website b/c we've made a trip out to find that they're closed early afternoons sometimes.

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1  Thank Evan L
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