Comfort food massages the esophagus, consoles the stomach, and talks on the phone for hours with your grumpy colon. Let spongy waffles dry your tearful tracts with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of comfort fare at Thelma's Chicken & Waffles. A warmly welcoming establishment, Thelma’s serves homestyle takes on a variety of menu items, such as chicken, burgers, fried fish, and all-day breakfast. Enjoy the signature savor of signature entrees, which include the chicken tenders ($6.99) and boneless breast ($8.49) served with fried potatoes and a belgian waffle amid the background hum of gospel and soul tunes. Sample one of Thelma's homemade sides ($1.99 each), such as mac 'n' cheese, corn pudding, and green beans, or have combination platters and flapjacks jockey for position in front of hungry eyes alongside a bevy of breakfast sandwiches ($1.39–$4.79) and omelettes such as the meat-intensive Big Joby ($8.99). Each meal will leave diners content, rejuvenated, and ready to take on tedious tasks such as teeth brushing or notifying a best friend that his car is currently on fire.
- But I liked how the "feel" of the interior reminded me of good Southern diners I frequented while living in North Carolina -- you knew the reason to go there was the food. Since Thelma's had been open less than a week when I was there, it would be unfair to judge the emptiness of the place during a weekday lunch. Eating at Thelma's was like being in on a secret. – Wade Anderson, Roanoke Times
- Then, the meal arrived, and after the first bite I realized this would be a special treat. – Steve, Noke News
315 Market St.
Roanoke, Virginia 24011Get Directions