We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Texas Tavern

114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1906
+1 540-342-4825
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chilli” (63 reviews)
“hot dog” (32 reviews)
“hamburger” (14 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Fast food, Diner
114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1906
Write a Review
Reviews (157)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't know who is posting all these 5 star reviews but they must not eat out much! The so called famous chili is disgusting! All it had was a cup of watery beans with hardly any flavor. I can teach them how to make...More

Thank paralegal4444
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was in Roanoke for one night only. I have a co-worker who grew up in the area, and he told me the one place we absolutely HAD to go to was the Texas Tavern. He even coached me on how to order. This is...More

Thank Gregg W
Reviewed 5 days ago

After "eating" at the Texas Tavern I have to wonder if all of the four- and five- star ratings aren't some kind of "in joke" that I'm not getting. I've eaten in many burger dives with amazing greasy burgers throughout the US, but this is...More

Thank Velocilex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a late night must, this place never closes and prices are cheap and food is greasy and great, don't expect fancy, just expect great food at cheap prices. If you are downtown drinking and want some great food afterwards you have to go...More

Thank michael R
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Needed something light to eat. Got two of the $1.40 burgers to hold me over. Always enjoy a quick meal. Just a great place to stop in and then move on to the next stop.

Thank jhais28374
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Where else can you get lunch for 4 people for less than $9.00 (including tax)? Danny was fast and efficient, cooking each order under the watchful eye of the patron. We entered a full restaurant, but left in 15 minutes having completed our lunch seated...More

Thank richk1668
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We discovered this restaurant a while back and it has been on our radar to visit. We made an overnight trip from home specifically to check this place out. Even if you ignore all of the other cool things about Roanoke (the pinball museum, farmers...More

1  Thank Mike C
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The food here is okay for a burger slinging joint, but the experience of Texas Tavern is all about feeling as though you've stepped back 87 years into the past. The two guys working there were amusing and exergetic and the building itself is right...More

1  Thank eluper
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This is a regular lunch stop for me. Open 24/7 every day but Christmas. Fast, historic, fun. I recommend the Cheesy Western with a glass of buttermilk. Their hot dogs with homemade relish are extraordinary. You'll enjoy.

Thank roahokie
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Have been going here since I was a kid. Always get a bowl with add a slab and a cheesy with. Always great! Every time I'm in town I make a point to go. My favorite place to eat in town and always enjoy the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Nearby Restaurants
196 reviews
.14 km away
Bread Craft
137 reviews
.11 km away
169 reviews
.26 km away
Blue 5
214 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby Attractions
Virginia Museum of Transportation
484 reviews
.39 km away
O. Winston Link Museum
207 reviews
.53 km away
Taubman Museum of Art
292 reviews
.50 km away
Center in the Square
156 reviews
.31 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Becky A
Is it cash only
25 June 2015|
Response from TexasTavern | Property representative |
Yes it is! We have an ATM inside just in case you're short on cash.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1906
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-342-4825
  • E-mail
On Feb. 13Th, 1930 during the height of the great depression, I.N. "Nick" Bullington opened the 10 stool Texas Tavern and began serving its famous bowls of chile, hamburgers, hotdogs, and cheesy westerns. With a no frills atmosphere and the motto "Give the customer a fair shake" the Texas Tavern has become a landmark and a rite of passage for many locals and visitors alike. Known as "Roanoke's Millionaires Club",
it is still run by the same family, now in its 4th generation of ownership.