The Classic Café will celebrate its 30-year anniversary in Roanoke on May 5. The restaurant is located at 504 N. Oak St., Ste. 4.

In recognition of the anniversary, Mayor Carl E. “Scooter” Gierisch Jr. issued a proclamation at council’s regular meeting April 25 declaring May 5 as The Classic Café at Roanoke Day.

The proclamation reads in part as follows:

"WHEREAS, on May 5, 1993, brothers Christopher and Curtis Wells opened The Classic Café at Roanoke on Oak Street after seeing the growth potential Roanoke presented; and

"WHEREAS, the Wells brothers, originally from Irving, always knew they wanted to have a business together, so they took their individual areas of expertise and created The Classic Café at Roanoke, offering dishes classified as 'New American' cuisine; and

"WHEREAS, the Classic Café has been a staple of Roanoke dining since 1993, when the town had fewer than 2,000 people and the area was mainly farm and ranch land; and

"WHEREAS, they have continued to provide exceptional food and service in the same cottage they started in so many years ago; and

"WHEREAS, they were an essential part of Roanoke being officially appointed by the Texas House of Representatives as 'The Unique Dining Capital of Texas' in 2009; and

"WHEREAS, the Classic Café continues to be well known in Roanoke as a high-end dining option for residents and visitors alike; and

"WHEREAS, we congratulate The Classic at Roanoke on 30 years of business in the City of Roanoke.

"NOW THEREFORE, I, Carl E. 'Scooter' Gierisch, Jr., Mayor of the city of Roanoke, Texas do hereby proclaim May 5, 2023 as: The Classic Café at Roanoke Day.”

As part of the proclamation ceremony, Gierisch also recognized another restaurant that was also celebrating their 30-year anniversary this year, Babe’s Chicken Dinner House.

“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.”