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“Check Another One Off My Bucket List!!”

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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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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.
Houston, Texas
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368 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Check Another One Off My Bucket List!!”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Ever since googling "best fried chicken in the state of Texas" and finding Babe's, I've wanted to visit here. Of course, it also didn't hurt that they were voted #1 by Texas Counter Reporter in their recent poll. So on a trip to West Texas, we made a slight detour through Roanoke so that we could visit the original Babe's. They didn't dissapoint at all....why would anyone go through the time, trouble and messiness of frying their own chicken when there is Babe's? Service was great and the only complaint that I have is that there aren't more Babe's located throughout Texas....especially in the Houston area.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank texaswinesnob
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English first
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love this place. Delicious food. Generous portions. Fun atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and lively.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Happyholly-days1976
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NEPONSET
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always a must stop”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

You just cant come to the Dallas Ft. Worth area without a trip to Babes. The chicken is great as is the service. I would recommend going on a week day or at lunch time ,the wait can be long. You have to make a trip to the restrooms also but I'm not going to tell you why.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank CLIF S
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Warren, Michigan
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Compares to Stroud's in Kansasn City or Zehnder's In Frankenmuth, MI”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great fried chicken or chicken fried steak dinners served family style. Fun, friendly, great food, great service, nice atmosphere....everything I want in a family restaurant. Loved it!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Walt K
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Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Family Style”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

What a festive, cozy and friendly atmosphere. Excellent service every time I have visited. The staff is always ready to please. Loved the delicious fried chicken. Cannot vouch for chicken fried steak since I am not a fan of it anywhere. Mashed potatoes were fresh, not instant, as another reviewer claimed. It's a terrific experience for the whole family. Yes, since it is SO popular, you will likely have to wait to get a table. So, grab a cocktail across the street while you wait. Oak street is filled with a restaurant row of choices to occupy your time.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank David K
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