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Texas Tavern

114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1906
+1 540-342-4825
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chilli” (72 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (11 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Fast food, Diner
114 Church Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24011-1906
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by for breakfast on weekday morning and we were the only guests (at first). Randy, the waiter/cook was very friendly. He even posed for a photo with me. Eggs were delicious and while we ate, some locals came in for to-go orders. I...More

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I went to Texas Tavern and had a delightful lunch. It was so fun to take our grandkids there. We've been taking our children there fir over 25 years. Sitting up to the counter and ordering a hot dog "all the way"...More

Thank DZook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is tiny but the food is good. No frills basic menu but done well. The staff is friendly. Be prepared to pay cash or use the onsite atm.

Thank sdavis233
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historic star city gem - a throwback to the 40s or 50s if jot before. Great service too. Open 24 hours.

Thank Frank E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good spot for a fast and quick meal. They serve hot dogs and burgers and chilli mostly. the chilli lacked flavor. I had the Cheesy Wester and it was good. hot dogs are ready on demand. This food wont blow you away...More

Thank PhatPatW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So the tavern only seats 10, yes 10, turn over is pretty fast but you may wish to order to go. The Western Cheesy and their chili are the mainstays and are wonderful. Western cheesy is a cheeseburger with an egg. Also the prices cannot...More

Thank Jackalcall
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

This diner is awesome to visit at least once if your in town just because of the atmosphere. It's an old diner that hasn't changed its looks, or recipes, in 80 years or so. They have really awesome chilli and the burgers are good too....More

Thank Sue J
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This is a small hole in the wall type place that is awesome it’s definitely worth a stop I highly recommend the cheesy western!

Thank ShaneOney
Reviewed 12 March 2018

No one can pretend this is a gourmet experience, but if you want a classic taste of Roanoke on the cheap, you have to try Texas Tavern. The burgers and dogs are actually good, and the chili isn't bad either. This establishment only accepts cash!

Thank Jesserlaw13
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Finished an assignment and had never been to Roanoke before. So I asked around and this place came up. It's in downtown Roanoke and it's a small place attached to a strip mall type place. It was established in 1930 and is open late at...More

Thank Leo L
TexasTavern, Owner at Texas Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thanks for the nice review! Just to clarify, we are located in the heart of downtown Roanoke, no where near any strip malls. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, the taste of history & nostalgia included. By the way, the beans are cooked from dried...More

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Becky A
25 June 2015|
Response from TexasTavern | Property representative |
Yes it is! We have an ATM inside just in case you're short on cash.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking
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.
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