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“Best Fried Chicken”

Babe's Chicken Dinner House
Ranked #1 of 68 Restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, 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.
Lithia, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Fried Chicken”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

I love Fried Chicken. This is absolutely the best anywhere. It is an unique experience with the seating, and you will have to wait. It is more than worth it.

  • Visited April 2012
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Clifton, Tx
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“MUST stop here! Required travel stop for our family!”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Still loving the food!
Favorite fried chicken place and love the home-style served veggies!
My wife and I share one entree and order a separate veggie plate. Just the right amount of food for two of us.

Visited August 2012
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Trophy Club, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Kitschy and classic Texas dining, worth a trip!”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Hey, it’s not five star dining. It doesn’t pretend to be. But, down home, family style Southern comfort food? YES. Incredible fried chicken, the biscuits melt in your mouth and the mashed potatoes were so good I nearly cried. Speaking as someone who has a pretty health conscious diet daily, I could literally feel my arteries slamming shut with every bite. A little pricey for what it is. But, honey-‚chile, it was worth every cholesterol laden bite. Mmmm-mmm GOOD!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Texas
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Classic Southern Food”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Babe's offers family style meals that are outstanding. While originally known for their fried chicken and chicken fried steak, they also offer other selections including pot roast and grilled fish. The sides are served in large bowls to be shared by the table. I recommend having a biscuit with butter and honey for dessert. Pricing is reasonable, and service is fast and attentive.

Visited February 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Chicken or Steak”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

You get to choose from two entrees here. Thing is, they've found what they do well and stick to those two. Both the fried chicken and the chicken fried steak are out of this world. Be prepared for a wait to get a table. Although, if you have to wait, walk around Roanoke. It is a delightful little town that seems to have had a great deal of investment in their main street recently. Pop into some of the antique stores, the Roanoke museum, or peak at the restored early 20th century fire truck - all within walking distance.

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