Sunday, April 10, 2011

Texas Tavern - Roanoke Virginia

While on our trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway, we passed through Roanoke, Virginia.  We stopped at the Roanoke Harley Davidson and chewed the fat with some of the local people working and shopping in the store.  We asked if there were any local interesting places that we could have lunch. They told us that we shouldn't leave Roanoke without a stop at the historic Texas Tavern.  This tavern opened in 1930 and is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day except for Christmas.  This is a friendly little establishment and we do mean little.  There are 10 seats lined up at the counter and that's it.  There is a sign that says "We seat 1000 people-10 seats at a time".  The tavern is known for its chili and burgers.  Famous customers have included the "3 Stooges" and the old band leader Glenn Miller.  The tavern is also reported to be the most photographed building in Roanoke. 

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