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“Exceptional service!”

Belle's Chicken Dinner House
Ranked #4 of 266 Restaurants in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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30 restaurant reviews
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“Exceptional service!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

The staff was SO warm and friendly and they frequently visited our table to ensure that we enjoyed the meal. We had a variety of foods - fried catfish, fried chicken, chicken fried rib eye and they were all delicious!The excellent service was just the icing on the cake!

  • Visited May 2014
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Abilene, Texas
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“Chicken Dance Place”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We have been coming here quite often since Belle's opened several years ago. The menu and opening days/hours have gone through quite a few changes. The food is still very good with entree offerings of chicken fried steak, fried chicken, roasted chicken, chicken tenders, and chicken & dumplings. This served with refillable family style rolls and corn, green beans, mashed potatoes & gravy. They have done away with the salad which had a fantastic house dressing. They also have wonderful fresh baked pies if you can make it to dessert. Usually the service is excellent but this visit it was quite lacking.Our waitress kept passing us by, not refilling our food in a timely manner, trying to take food we were still eating when she did show up. Our children love to come here because sometime during the the manager will put on the "chicken dance" music and the wait staff will invite the patrons to come dance with them.

  • Visited May 2014
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“Why did we wait so long?”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We've lived here for a long time. Belle's has been here for five years. Today was the first time we ate there. I googled "best chicken-fried steak in Abilene, TX" and Belle's was one of the results.

Kerith was a fantastic waitress! She checked on us just enough without it being too much.

The chicken fried steak was the best my husband and I have ever had. The sides are served family style and are endlessly refilled so you can't take them with you unfortunately. Every part of the meal was wonderful. I even liked the cream style corn and I HATE cream style corn usually.

We will definitely be back again. Hopefully this time with room for dessert. Their pies are made from scratch in the restaurant but we simply didn't have room for any this trip.

  • Visited May 2014
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Midland, Texas
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff and management. Food was wonderful. Nice atmosphere. Loved it all! Can't wait to go back!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Sugar Land, Texas
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“Best chicken anywhere!”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

I've been to the family chicken dinner places in Frankenmuth, MI - the ones that sell a million dinners per year. They were good, but I wondered what the fuss was all about. Belle's is worth the fuss!! This is by far and away the best chicken I've had anywhere. Crispy, juicy, flavorful - it is outstanding! The sides are delicious - tasty, fresh corn and bacon-flavored green beans, fluffy mashed potatoes. I hate white gravy - and this was quite good! Rolls come with butter and honey. Coconut cream pie has top-hat spikes of meringue. It's not fancy - it's just good, down-home friendly service and delicious food. Don't miss it!

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