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Babe's Chicken Dinner House

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant, Fried Chicken Joint, and American Restaurant$$$$
  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • The Southern food at Babe's Chicken Dinner House is a can't miss
  • Ashley T.
    "Chicken Fried Steak or Roasted Chicken is the way to go!"(16 Tips)
    Shane P.
    "cream corn on top"(7 Tips)
    Shannon R.
    "Love the smoked chicken but the fried chicken is awesome too."(9 Tips)
    Lovely G.
    "... perfectly and the unlimited sides are so tasty!"(2 Tips)
127 Tips and reviews
  • fried chicken
  • chicken fried steak
  • lively
  • good for groups
  • family-friendly
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  • @itsnova
    @itsnovaOctober 20
    Just an amazing place. The chicken is just regular fry chicken. The mashed potato and the gravy are the key things here. No wonder they don't allow take box only bag of chicken that you can take home.
  • Patti M.
    The best fun atmosphere
  • Curtis S.
    Curtis ShoungAugust 25
    Fried chicken >> chicken fried steak. Sides were pretty tasty but the dessert was grossly sweet
  • Joana C.
    They don't have a printed menu which I believe would be better to any non native English speakers to understand. The food is good!
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChMay 21
    Salty chicken, very sweet desserts..... be careful if you have hypertension or diabetes. The service was great from the owners.
  • Gloria M.
    Smoked chicken & green beans!
  • Jerry W.
    Jerry WilliamsonNovember 22, 2016
    Babes is always a great restaurant. I've had all of the entrees during different visits. This last visit I had the fried chicken. It is simply the best I've ever had, yes, even better than moms
  • Robert S.
    Robert SmithSeptember 15, 2016
    Chicken fried steak!
  • Stefano R.
    Stefano RelliAugust 19, 2016
    You get lots of food. If you like fried chicken, this is the place for you. The buisquets are wonderful.
  • Narendra Singh P.
    Narendra Singh PlahaAugust 9, 2016
    Kenan and I found a very good sit down family place to eat. Order what kind of meat you want and the rest is all you can eat taters, gravy, green beans and corn. Awesome.
  • Robert L.
    Robert LongoriaJuly 3, 2016
  • Amaya R.
    Amaya RobertsonJune 8, 2016
    EVERYTHING. Literally. Nothing I ate tasted bad. I even ate the green beans and I HATE green beans
  • Eric M.
    Eric ModenMay 14, 2016
    Chicken, pies, family style meal
  • Quin B.
    Fried Chicken and veggies are beyond good.LOVED the 'nana puddin' too!
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MccoyApril 29, 2016
    The, chicken(baked & fried) cornbread, the sides are great. Come with an appetite!
  • Amaya R.
    Amaya RobertsonMarch 25, 2016
    The cream corn is SO good and the fish is okay too. The lemonade is crap but then again it could have just been today
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMarch 13, 2016
    A la carte menu. Good fried chicken & southern fixins--corn, Mac 'n cheese. 🍗
  • Nina L.
    Nina LunaFebruary 19, 2016
    Everything is good! Love the family style southern food!
  • El'Thasheia E.
    El'Thasheia EcholsJanuary 5, 2016
    Great food, fell in love with the biscuits!!
  • Pauline S.
    Pauline SmithDecember 25, 2015
    Oh my gosh! Where to start?! Awesome chicken fried steak! Awesome sides! All you can eat on most of what you get. :-)
  • Huntur Y.
    Huntur YoungeSeptember 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect place to stuff your face! Great family style sides and delicious meats.
  • Charles M.
    Charles ManningAugust 28, 2015
    Biscuits and fried chicken, doesn't get any better!
  • Amanda N.
    Amanda NapoleonAugust 11, 2015
    Skip the salad--it's not that great and it just wastes room for the good stuff!
  • Liz Z.
    Liz ZaleAugust 1, 2015
    Best fried chicken in Dallas!!!
  • Russ U.
    Russ UNTJuly 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a kids meal to go. It's under $5 and you get 3 tenders, honey mustard, taters, gravy, green beans, corn, salad, a biscuit, honey and butter.
  • shaunie
    shaunieJuly 20, 2015
    Smoked chicken was good even for breakfast the next morning. lol just wish they had something to take the sides home instead of bags. I love the family style dinning.
  • Fausto C.
    Fausto ChavezJuly 5, 2015
    Pineapple upside down cake is just awesome.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RomanofskiJune 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • Priscilla K.
    Priscilla KelleyMay 25, 2015
    Everything is sooo delicious. If you want to take leftovers home, they give you plastic bags, or you can bring your own containers.
  • Priscilla K.
    Priscilla KelleyMay 25, 2015
    I've had everything. I love it!
  • William S.
    William SpierMay 12, 2015
    Chicken and chicken. Try one once, and the other next time!
  • Fuzz .
    Fuzz 🐺May 1, 2015
    Great for large groups
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DoyleApril 20, 2015
    Love the family meal concept. Food is excellent and service even better.
  • Edward G.
    Edward GowensMarch 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best fried chicken place in the metroplex. Bring your appetite because you can hurt yourself at this place. Generally always booked so be ready for a wait.
  • Rodrigo C.
    Rodrigo CamposFebruary 6, 2015
    Amazing fried chicken and creamy corn. Cozy ambience and friendly service.
  • Lovely G.
    Lovely G.January 25, 2015
    The fried chicken and catfish was cooked perfectly and the unlimited sides are so tasty!
  • K N.
    K NDecember 26, 2014
    Chicken fried steak is amazing! Service is excellent.
  • Doreen
    DoreenNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    It's worth traveling out of your way and waiting an hour for a table just to have their chicken fried steak.
  • Clyde Kelly J.
    Clyde Kelly J.September 22, 2014
    Go on your birthday! It Is a Real Treat!
  • E M.
    E MartSeptember 13, 2014
    Best fried chicken ever. Crispy but not greasy. Be aware. It's hot from the fryer so be careful
  • Tim L.
    Tim LamSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't stop eating the creamed corn!
  • Phillip N.
    Phillip NguyenSeptember 11, 2014
    try to eat in if you can... you can fill up faster just on the side items
  • Matt H.
    Matt HicksSeptember 1, 2014
    Try the smoked chicken
  • Lindsey W.
    Lindsey WiesenfeldAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good food but they really need restaurant pagers for people waiting to be seated, rather than shouting in our ears when a table is ready.
  • Kelly K.
    Kelly KleinAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome is the only way to describe.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverAugust 4, 2014
    The small menu here reflects the predominantly fried All-Stars of Texan and Southern cuisine. Read more
  • Travis C.
    Travis ChristmanJuly 12, 2014
    The chicken is amazing!
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas PembertonJune 29, 2014
    Finger licking great tasting chicken
  • Mustafa D.
    Mustafa DinçJune 10, 2014
    I dont like so much
  • Derrick N.
    Derrick NealMay 12, 2014
    Me and my wife go to the one on beltline in garland
  • Neeli D.
    Neeli D'souzaApril 16, 2014
    Luv the food here ♥
  • Hans-Henrik T O.
    Never asked the waitress if the sweet corn is non-GMO. Turned out my girlfriend was thinking the same thing. It's the kind of thing you'd really like to know about their food.
  • Celica J.
    Celica JonesMarch 16, 2014
    Order the chicken-fried steak. You won't be sorry.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CarltonMarch 8, 2014
    The take out boxes are actually bags. Pretty different! Not my favorite.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CarltonMarch 8, 2014
    If there is a healthy bone in your body you may not enjoy it. The salad is tossed with a dressing, and the veggies are greasy and buttery. The meat is good. Everything was much too rich for me!
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AlvarezFebruary 17, 2014
  • Dannie M.
    Dannie MorrisFebruary 15, 2014
    One meal is enough for two adults, so share. Also, it's all very very salty.
  • Mike J.
    Mike JonesJanuary 26, 2014
  • Qedrin
    QedrinJanuary 14, 2014
    This was my first time and I will quickly become a regular! Best Chicken ever!!
  • Jordan S.
    Jordan SmithJanuary 3, 2014
    Try everything. You won't be disappointed.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 5, 2013
    All fried chicken, all the time. Get there early on Sunday to beat the church crowd, the place gets absolutely hectic.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverOctober 30, 2013
    You can't go wrong with Babe's. Their chicken-fried steak is vision inducing.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkSeptember 30, 2013
    The best place in town for a summer night out with the family. Fried chicken and all the works.
  • Shannon R.
    Shannon RyanSeptember 21, 2013
    Love the smoked chicken but the fried chicken is awesome too. You can't go wrong with anything you get.
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverSeptember 17, 2013
    Vinyard’s West Texas recipe—developed by his mother, Jo—calls for deep-frying the chicken so it is cooked fast to prevent oiliness.
  • Christy T.
    Christy TorresAugust 10, 2013
    It's BYOB!!
  • Bobbi H.
    Bobbi HensonAugust 10, 2013
    You can order the kids chicken tenders and you still get all the sides. For me there are way too many tenders in the adult meal.
  • J S.
    J SJuly 29, 2013
    Yum yum! Chicken is great! Sides are all you can eat!!
  • Lynn D.
    Lynn DorsaJuly 20, 2013
    Great food!
  • Will B.
    Will BurrrJuly 15, 2013
    All that was left we the dirty plates enough said I love this place when I come visit DFW!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McCarthyJuly 9, 2013
    Try the Cat Fish, Chicken Wing, Mashed Potato, Creamed Corn, Southern Green Beans -
  • Harshit T.
    Harshit ThakkarJune 30, 2013
    Smoked Chicken > Fried chicken
  • Ali O.
    Ali OJune 22, 2013
    Awesomely!! The coconut pie is off the chain!!
  • Dallas Observer
    Dallas ObserverJune 21, 2013
    While the wait for a table can be long, it's worth it!
  • Bert T.
    Bert TrevinoJune 11, 2013
    Hours: 11am to 2pm & 5pm to 9pm
  • Tracey D.
    Tracey DavisMay 26, 2013
    One of the best places to get fried chicken!
  • William S.
    William SpierMay 9, 2013
    Pick whatever u like from the main menu, but make sure u leave room, because when ur done, ur gonna wanna order the chocolate merengue pie. I didn't know humans could machinate anything so delicious!!
  • Alexander S.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SwanApril 22, 2013
    The catfish is the bomb!
  • El David T.
    El David ThomasApril 21, 2013
    This reminds me of my momma's Sunday lunches....good food
  • Mari M.
    Mari MorenoApril 8, 2013
    The most delicious southern comfort food ever!!! Had the chicken fried steak, fried chicken and smoked chicken all delicious!!! Sides Awesome mash potatoes, cream corn, green beans, Biscuits& gravy!!
  • Ted W.
    Ted WornerMarch 30, 2013
    Chicken fried steak is awesome !!!
  • Cathy D.
    Cathy DempseyMarch 16, 2013
    Love that fried chicken! And the biscuits.
  • Terry P.
    Terry PorterFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have special parking spaces for foursquare check ins!
  • Sara C.
    Sara CalderonDecember 17, 2012
    Need to start a petition to make them get sweet tea in the restaurant! Either way, best chicken fried steak around!
  • Kandice M.
    Kandice MillerDecember 15, 2012
    Best mashed potatoes ever!!
  • Devin P.
    Devin PikeNovember 21, 2012
    Fun staff? Check. Tasty sides? Double check. Sorghum for your rolls? Check, check, check.
  • Ashley T.
    Ashley ToliverOctober 27, 2012
    Chicken Fried Steak or Roasted Chicken is the way to go!
  • Erica P.
    Erica PasqualeOctober 14, 2012
    My first time here and it was AMAZING! I ordered the pot roast - best pot roast EVAR. This place does home cookin' right! Two enthusiastic thumbs up.
  • Gary O.
    Gary O'BergAugust 22, 2012
    Great tasting chicken. Southern style sides with large portions. Go hungry.
  • Fred J.
    Fred JahnsAugust 17, 2012
    You can't go wrong- DELICIOUS!
  • Siam I.
    Siam IamJuly 16, 2012
    Order your chocolate pie before the end. If u wait they might run out before u can
  • Allison
    AllisonJune 28, 2012
    Make sure you go on a empty stomach! You get unlimited sides with your choice of chicken/fish!
  • Trina M.
    Trina MarieJune 13, 2012
    Everything is amazing!
  • Zach K.
    Zach KleinApril 15, 2012
    Lively atmosphere.
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica ShimApril 6, 2012
    Fried Chicken was on The Best Thing I Ever Ate
  • Jon D.
    Jon DanielMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Skip the salad. Just iceberg lettuce and super sweet dressing.
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WMarch 17, 2012
    YUM! Family style all you can eat sides. Pick your meat. Great value!
  • Stephany M.
    Stephany M.March 11, 2012
    BYOB. Chicken fried steak.... And save room for banana pudding.
  • Richard H.
    Richard HohnholtFebruary 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food, you can't go wrong. Be sure to check out the great stores on the square. Particularly the candy store and the vintage clothing store.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KyleFebruary 16, 2012
    They do not serve Chicken fried Chicken. Don't fall victim to your friends' evil plans like I did. Chicken fingers however are rival to the best I've ever had. Pot roast, not so much.
  • Shawn R.
    Shawn RasberryJanuary 7, 2012
    Check out Rick. Make sure to shake his hand. Very personable and funny.
  • BigMike I.
    BigMike InAustinDecember 30, 2011
    BYOB so bring beer & light snacks while u wait for table on open porch
  • Jerry L.
    Jerry LDecember 28, 2011
    Perfect Place. If it had Mac and Cheese it would be the perfect place
  • Josef M.
    Josef MartinezDecember 24, 2011
    Will not go back! Went with senior citizens for a pre-Xmas dinner. Wait was an hour. Even tried to heavily tip in order to get a table bit to no avail... But some blonde girls got bumped!!! BS!!!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HylandNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't beat Babes Chicken. We eat there weekly :-)
  • Valerie V.
    Valerie VSeptember 17, 2011
    Everything from the salad, to the bread and entrees was amazing. Definitely recommend the fried chicken!
  • Jacob H.
    Jacob HananSeptember 12, 2011
    Smoked chicken is the best
  • Shannon
    ShannonAugust 31, 2011
    Love a good place that serves family-style & Babe's doesn't disappoint. Make sure to save room for some creamed corn and biscuits. Southern food that would get my Georgia grandma's approval.
  • John S.
    John ScottAugust 27, 2011
    Get the chicken fried steak! The end
  • Danny L.
    Danny LeeAugust 17, 2011
    The chicken is the best I've ever had. Also the chicken fried steak is excellent.
  • Nicole W.
    Nicole WinnAugust 7, 2011
    Awesome chicken! Don't forget to check out the candy store down the street too!
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LimAugust 5, 2011
    Prepare for an afternoon of no productivity after a weekday lunch.
  • Unni K.
    Unni KrishnanJuly 12, 2011
    If you like Indian/Thai food go with smoke chicken.
  • Julie B.
    Julie BallardJune 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't listen to Lilly. Ive been here several times and I've NEVER gotten burnt food. Smoked chicken is fantastic.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SteinApril 8, 2011
    Unbelievable chicken fried steak
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 18, 2010
    Try the Chicken Fried Steak With All The Fixins
  • Aaron F.
    Aaron FNovember 18, 2010
    Try the Chicken Fried Steak With All The Fixins
  • Shane P.
    Shane PNovember 3, 2010
    Chicken fried steak with their mashed potatoes, gravy, and cream corn on top = amazing!
  • John W.
    John WitterAugust 14, 2010
    Good spot for big families. We had 8 and no waiting.
  • Philip B.
    Philip BaderAugust 6, 2010
    RC Cola on tap. Awesome.
  • Dean T.
    Dean Toland ♛ (SU3)July 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Nothing's better than a pile of chicken tenders with unlimited mashed potatoes & gravy and creamed corn.
  • Lily P.
    Lily PruittJuly 4, 2010
    The concept is great but they always serve burnt food.
  • Tajana M.
    Tajana MesicMarch 21, 2010
    Good for chicken-eating lovers. Family style food and you can do a chicken dance, if you want to.
  • Elysa E.
    Elysa EllisFebruary 28, 2010
    save room for the apple cobbler ... you'll thank me!
  • Khoa L.
    Khoa LeNovember 18, 2009
    Gotta try what's been called the best fried chicken in the D.
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KeeleyOctober 19, 2009
    Order the Fried Chicken. It comes with an unlimited supply of fixins. Down home cookin' done right!
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