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“Too expensive for our taste!”

Belle's Chicken Dinner House
Ranked #1 of 290 Restaurants in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

The chicken strips and chicken fried steak were delicious! The rolls are kind of different, but were really good. The mashed potatoes that they say are "real" potatoes are not great, they tasted instant to me, the green beans and corn are really good too.

The price is pretty high. My husband and I typically share a meal, to save money and calories, they charge about half price for the vegetables if you share the meat. They let you take home the leftover meat and rolls that are on your table, and they'll give you a to go bowl of gravy, but you aren't allowed to take home the vegetables even what's left on your plate.

The music is a little loud, but the atmosphere is pretty homey.

1  Thank Bonnie M
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

They have it all. Do not come with a lousy attitude, because it will not survive in this place. From the caliche parking lot to the green beans cooked with bacon and the chicken coops everywhere, this place is authentic West Texas. That includes the sweet & friendly waitress who also gave excellent service. This is one evening to abandon my customary salad to enjoy the wonderfully welcoming atmosphere & excellent comfort food. The simple tables that are a lesson in "basic" along with a mishmash of chairs manage to be very functional & charming too. The meals are served family style. They have fried chicken, chicken strips, chicken fried steak, fried catfish, & roasted chicken. Rolls, bowls of corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, & cream gravy finish filling the table.

There were 5 adults & 4 boys under 9 at our table. All children under 10 are free & can eat from the adults order. We ordered 2 strips, 1 fried, 1 roasted, & 1 chicken fry. We took home several pieces of meat & rolls. There are bags to take extra food home but no boxes, so you can't take home extra sides.

Expect to leave with a tummy full of excellent food & a heart filled with West Texas hospitality.

Just don't tell your cardiologist you were here. :)

Thank Rita C
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Quaint restaurant with emphasis on family style meals and fun sing alongs for the kids. The staff is friendly and the chicken is good! The portions are huge and the deserts are yummy so don't fill up too soon so you can take advantage.

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Thank Anita P
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

What wonderful fried chicken. Crispy and flaky yet soft and moist inside. Vegetable so fresh you might have to slap them. The rolls are incredible. I bet you can’t just eat one. The meringue pie‘s are out of this world. I think if you try it you’ll like it better still I think you’ll love it. And remember you can’t just eat one roll

Thank tcwkeen
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Lubbock! What a great find. Everything was wonderful. It’s great home cooking with VERY generous portions. We were in and out in 30 minutes! Very nice waitstaff too.

Thank LGill29
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