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The Classic Cafe at Roanoke

4.7
1268 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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The Classic Cafe at Roanoke serves a world-class menu in a casual, relaxed cottage setting. Fare is not limited by continent or region, and Chef Charles Youts’ weekly features are as likely to hail from the Pacific Rim as they are from his childhood home in West Texas. Chef Charles finds garden-to-table inspiration in the Chef’s Pantry garden, maintained on The Classic grounds since 2009, and his features regularly highlight the seasonal fruits and vegetables grown there. New American menu includes steaks, seafood, pasta, small plates.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(817) 430-8185
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charles Youts
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Catering
Onsite banquets and offsite catering ranging from buffet lunches to plated dinners.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Denton
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Parking details
Street parking and designated lot.
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Entertainment
The Classic Cafe at Roanoke offers live music, Thursday through Saturday.
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Special events & promotions
Wine tastings, cooking classes, wine dinners
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Gift Card
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1268 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Attentive service, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, excellent service, fair price.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing lunch but with a dinner price tag for Mother’s Day. The food is absolutely superb so we decided to splurge.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great Mother's Day brunch. Nice to be able to make reservations for a party of two and have them honored by the restrauant. Staff were all pleasant and happy to be serving. Food was good (although the Ahi Tuna was slightly over cooked for my tastes). Nice quiet atmosphere as well.
The Classic has been excellent for more than 20 years!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day Dinner! FABULOUS!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. We always enjoy it here. It is our special occasion goto spot.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

It was wonderful. We were all very happy with everything. The Entrees were very tasty and a good start. We had the baked Brie and pork belly. We all had fish and we were very happy.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Went there for our anniversary. Ambiance was very good. Much less noisy than most chain restaurants. Service was excellent. Menu is diverse with a bit of foodie flair. Prices are appropriate for what they offer. As for taste, both our meals were very good but my beef tenderloin was a bit overdone for my taste(medium rare), but the optional vinaigrette sauce saved it. The risotto was very tasty but I would have expected two cakes instead of just one. Overall, a very nice place for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went for dinner before prom. it was really good dinner and food was worth the value. it was lovely and staff was all friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

What a great experience! Celebrated a birthday and was treated royally! Francis brought us a great bottle of wine! The food was excellent! The service was spot on - attentive, accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food , service wasn’t wonderful, very non intrusive.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our go-to place for a nice dinner with friends and family.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The mixed grill (duck, sausage, and lamb chop with onion marmalade) and trout were fantastic! The olive oil with spices with the fresh baked bread was very good as well.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Once again my friends and I had a great meal and wonderful service. Added ambiance with guitarist playing in the background

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always a charming and caring experience! Love trying out the featured cocktails and seem to find a new favorite every time!

Duck with huckleberry sauce was perfection...the way duck should always be served, in my humble opinion.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The food and service are always outstanding! They make you feel very special.

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1.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Very disappointed for a special occasion evening (noted on reservation)
Initially, our table is forgotten altogether. Then, I note to waitress that we would like to order (beyond appetizer) as we have plans after dinner.
We will then sit for another long gap without appetizer or bread and my husbands drink will actually never show at all.
Finally, bread and then appetizers come along with two meals for children, as planned.
Next, another very long gap putting us late for our plans. Food finally arrives when we need to be somewhere else. Waitress has walked by many times but rarely stopped at the table but instead, the manager has dropped off items.
Altogether, we’ve been dined very well over an hour. No mention of the special occasion and reservation was never marked as arrived.
Not ideal as a birthday dinner as it was incredibly rushed to eat main course and get out the door.

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2.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Felt ignored and I asked that the red cabbage be left off the plate and it wasn’t. I was never asked if I need another cocktail given the celebration. Dessert was nice!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Worth the drive from Dallas to Roanoke to enjoy Classic Café. Food choices were varied and excellent presentation and taste. Comfortable environment and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Service, food and atmosphere were outstanding. Wine was a little pricey but other than that everything was superb. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We were excited to eat here because of all of the good reviews, but it really disappointed us :(
When we walked in, it smelled "old". Kind of like an old church or nursing home. The decor was confusing. A lot of it was, well, old, but then there were modern paintings throughout, so the ambiance was lacking. Ordered the fried calamari for appetizer, the aioli that it came with was very lemon flavored, almost too much. I ordered the steak and balsamic glaze sauce which was $48, and I don't think Ive ever been as disappointed in a steak. It was lacking in flavor and the glaze just wasn't very good. They serve the entree with a side of cooked red cabbage (REALLY bad, does anyone really eat this?) and a polenta cake thing. The polenta cake thing was good actually.

The only reason I'm giving this place 2 stars instead of one, is because the service was really good. But if you are expecting a dining experience similar to Eddie V's or Ruths Chris, you'll be disappointed. Especially because the prices are about equal to a restaurant of that caliber.

EDIT: One of the owners of The Classic called me personally, and he sincerely apologized for our experience. He sent us a gift certificate to more than cover our meal, so we gave it another chance. This time, MUCH better experience. The food was much tastier, service was excellent (as it was the first time). Chase was our server and he was outstanding. I appreciated the opportunity to try the Classic once more, and I was much more pleased with the food!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Wonderful food, great services
Always love going there.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We tried out The Classic Cafe at Roanoke, TX this evening for our 13th Wedding Anniversary. Our experience was very amazing and absolutely 5 stars on the food quality, and the service. This turned our evening into an amazing experience to remember. We were looking for a favorite place we could continue our date nights and special occasions. I believe we found that place at The Classic Cafe. Thank you to Christine our waitress, she made us feel as if we reserved the entire restaurant for ourselves. It was just an overall amazing place to experience.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We visited for Easter lunch and enjoyed their prix fix menu. This may be Roanoke’s only white tablecloth restaurant.

Service was excellent! This is a great venue for a date or business lunch or dinner.

While the main entree protein item was hot, sides on the plate were not, and had clearly been plated on a cool plate before the protein. Disappointing for the price point.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Saturday evening is a busy night, consequently the dining area was crowded and very noisy......difficult to carry on a conversation with someone seated next to you. The ribeye was listed as marbled but was just plane "fatty".

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

My client recommended this place and it is adorable! The staff was excellent- friendly, engaging, attentive, fun - everything you would want out of a nice place.

The food was great. We shared the Brie and Pork Belly to start and then I had the miso glazed salmon and my client had the steak. The salmon was cooked perfectly. The sauce on the side was a little too soy saucy for me and I wished I hadn’t put any on my salmon because it would have been perfect otherwise. My client raved about the steak.

We finished off with a Jalapeño Apple Crumble. Very delicious.

I highly recommend this place and I’d come back again!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was our first time to go to the Classic and we were very impressed. We had appetizer of Shrimp with puffed bread(excellent) followed by Bean soup(also excellent). The main course was Crab Stuffed Trout and Roasted Duck breast, both wonderfully done. For dessert, we had Texas sheet cake and Creme Brulee. The sheet cake was so very good and the Creme Brulee was my only slightly negative thing of the night. Flavor was great but it was thin and soupy for the actual custard.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent meal in a really comfortable environment! Will return soon.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Only regret I have is not eating here sooner, having lived here for so long. Wonderful menu, delicious food, fantastic service and great classical guitar to add to the ambiance the night we were there. We’ll be back.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent local dining experience, no rush. Great cocktail list, food is very good, nice atmosphere in an old house. Wait staff is very nice and have attention to detail, there is no rush, so be patient and enjoy your cocktail. If you are in some type of hurry you will be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Always an outstanding dining experience at The Classic. We celebrated our anniversary and it was a great evening. Thank you to all the staff for everything you do.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

25th anniversary, starter and appetizer were top notch. Entrees lacked enough seasoning and flavor

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The food was very good and the service was great! The facility (an old home) could use some updating though. It's got a bit of a strange layout and we were seated at a table in a corner that was cramped. With all the new restaurants going in on the street, they'll need to update soon to keep diners coming for the great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

As usual, food was great with attentive service. A long time favorite.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and I selected to take her to The Classic in Roanoke. We both had a great time. The food was excellent and the staff were outstanding. They were very appreciative that we had select to have our anniversary celebration with them and the service we received proved it.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very enjoyable...nice music and tasty selection of food. My wife enjoyed a very reasonably priced lobster tail that was prepared to perfection. The salmon was very good, to the point of wanted a bit more. We will return!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I was very impressed with the food. The food is always good! My only complaint is that when I made the reservation on Open Table, I had asked for a quiet table so my friend and I could talk. We were seated near a very noisy party and we had trouble hearing each other unless we raised our voices.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful experience. The restaurant had everything from romantic diners to energetic celebrations, at times a little loud (which was totally different from every other time I've been there) but the restaurant can't predict who will be this way. Took care of my wife for her birthday and the wait staff took care of all of our needs. Food was top notch as always!

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