The Bottom Line
- Delicious down-home, Southern Cookin'
- Food like my Grandmother cooked
- Homemade Biscuits and honey
- They cater
- Kid-friendly and casual
- Most items are fried and very salty
- You can't take any leftover side dishes home with you--but you can take your chicken.
- Crowded (because it's good food)
- Website: http://www.babeschicken.com
- Locations: Arlington, Burleson, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Frisco, Garland, Granbury, Roanoke, Sanger
- Accepts: All major credit cards and checks.
Guide Review - Babe's Chicken Dinner Restaurant
Babe's makes everything from scratch--just the way my own Grandmother used to cook. It's a comfortable, casual restaurant--kind of like going to Grandma's for lunch.
Our party of three ordered the Fried Chicken and the Fried Chicken Tenders. The meal is served family-style with a green salad, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Grandma's Corn, Homemade Biscuits, Cream Gravy and honey (if you request it). You can have seconds on the sides too. The fried chicken is crispy and delicious. The side dishes are delicious--but consistently too salty. I think that's the biggest mistake restaurants in DFW make--over salting everything. Why not let the consumer assume a little control in their sodium intake. The food is otherwise excellent.
If you want to order something healthier (or no fried food), try the smoked chicken, pot roast or side dishes only.
Babe's prices are fair and simple. All meals are $10.99 (except for locations that serve Fried Catfish at $11.99 and Ribs for $12.99). A side-dish only meal is $6.99. A kid's meal is $3.99, which is very reasonable.
Homemade desserts include Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Chocolate Meringue Pie, Coconut Meringue Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, and Banana Pudding.
Don't be surprised if one of the waiters or waitresses bursts out in song. The next "American Idol" may be working there.
Babe's would get a 5-star rating if they lightened up on the salt shaker.
Editor's Note: I wish I had a hot biscuit and a little honey right now.