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“We tried it again, cause it sounds great!”

Babe's Chicken Dinner House
Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Decatur, Texas
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“We tried it again, cause it sounds great!”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravey... sounds great, huh?? We gave it another try after coming away totally dissatisfied the previous time we tried it and swearing we would not go back. Both the chicken and steak were literally dripping grease or oil. The steak is so full of gristle that you can hardly chew it. The highlight of the meal is the iceburg lettuce (only) salad and the biscuits. They do provide quantity, if you are really hungry and can tolerate the chicken or steak. The corn has good flavor, the mashed potatoes and gravy are not bad. We did have the sweetest little waitress... she was a gem. This place packs them in, so it does hold a certain fascination for some folks, just is not our cup of tea. We will not be returning.

  • Visited February 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“I don't get it.”
Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

The food is bland. Tried it twice and it doesn't get any better. Chicken fried steak was tough and nothing special. Side dishes aren't great. It's not that good. Don't know what the hype is about.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Chicken Fried Steak ever!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

You get your choice...fried chicken or chicken fried steak. Both are AWESOME! Served with family style salad, mashed potatoes, gravy, cream corn, and biscuits. Take-out is just as good!

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Roanoke, Texas
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“Babe's Original Location”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The Babe's in Roanoke TX is the original location of the restaurant. The menu is simple: fried chicken or chicken fried steak. You choose one and then your choice, as well as the simple sides, are served family style. The sides consist of salad, mashed potatoes, and creamed corn. Your bread is homemade biscuits. It's usually crowded so be prepared to wait, but it's usually not a long wait. Service is fast and friendly. The decor is early ranch house....(none of the chairs and tables match). Funny signs are written on the walls and the rafters. Eating at Babe's is a MUST on your itinerary! Good food and reasonable prices and friendly servers.

  • Visited September 2012
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not diet Food! But Delicious”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Delicious food but don't go if you are on a diet! The Chicken and chicken fried steak are the best around. The sides are very good too. It is great that you can BYOB too, if you have room in your tummy after all of the food.

Visited December 2012
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