Babe’s Chicken Dinner House celebrated its 30-year anniversary in Roanoke on April 22.

The restaurant is located at 104 North Oak St., Roanoke. It is the first Babe’s Chicken Dinner House restaurant and one of 10 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

In recognition of the anniversary, Mayor Carl E. “Scooter” Gierisch, Jr. issued a proclamation at a regular City Council meeting on April 25 naming that day Babe’s Chicken Dinner House of Roanoke Day.

At the meeting, Gierisch read from the proclamation, which outlined various reasons why Babes was being honored. Those reasons included:
  • Located in what was a warehouse built in 1908, Babe's was one of the first restaurants to call Oak Street home.
  • Babe’s played an integral part of Roanoke being officially appointed by the Texas House of Representatives as “The Unique Dining Capital of Texas” in 2009.
  • Babe's continues to be a Roanoke staple, drawing people in from near and far.
As part of the proclamation ceremony, Gierisch also recognized another restaurant also celebrating its 30-year anniversary, The Classic Café.

“Babe’s and The Classic Café are Roanoke staples, paving the way for Roanoke to become the Unique Dining Capital of Texas,” City Manager Cody Petree said. “We look forward to 30 more years of enjoying these delicious Roanoke favorites.”