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Marlene's at the Big Chill

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518 Oak St, Graham, TX 76450-3039
+1 940-549-4772
07:00 - 14:00
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Graham, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They serve a great plate lunch during the week, and an awesome breakfast on the weekends. If you're touring the square, drop in.

Thank Stacy L
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at a nearby ranch and wanted to experience an American diner. This was perfect. We had a baked potato and half Reuben which both hit the spot. Atmosphere was very friendly.

Thank Alisam50
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Marlene serves the best breakfast in town. Lunch offerings are varied. The Cajun catfish is wonderful. Sandwiches and soups are terrific. This is a great place to eat in Graham.

Thank revawesome
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We found this little treasure for breakfast. The service was great or breakfast was very good and a great price. I would love to be able to stay in town for lunch. Located in the historic square is a plus.

Thank Larry H
Georgetown, Texas
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The ambiance is fantastic. Takes you back to days gone by. Breakfast was fantastic and good prices! You must eat here if you are in town.

Thank brettlevy
Wichita Falls, Texas
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156 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We enjoyed our lunch at Marlene's very much. The service was outstanding and so personable. We had the tomato cheese jalapeño soup, Philly cheese steak sandwich and a Reuben sandwich. The sandwiches were done to perfection and the soup hit the spot...a little spicy, but the perfect heat index. Save room for dessert...so good and only $1.95 for a piece... More 

Thank Carol S
Glossop, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The food at Marlene's was amazing and you just have to try her desserts. The lady herself was extremely welcoming and friendly and the ladies who work there are all lovely. Thus place is a must.

Thank Lizzie D
Galveston County Texas
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We (two couples) had breakfast on Monday morning. Typical of a small town, everyone seemed to know everyone else. The breakfast menu was full of choices, and promptly fixed fresh and delivered to the table hot. The four of us all ordered different choices and no one was disappointed. Yes, it does not look like much from the street, and... More 

Thank GulfTX
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We were looking for an alternative to the typical fast food restaurants and Trip Advisor recommended this charming, local restaurant on the square. Restaurant was clean, clean, clean! Service attentive, helpful and friendly. Both my hubby and I tried the pulled pork sandwich w/ homemade bread and slaw. Portions were generous and tasty--and reasonably priced! We usually drive straight through... More 

Thank J T
Graham, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Marlene's is a great place for a plate lunch or a sandwich made to order. Great selection and quick service add to that great food and what more could you ask for. Well they have homemade deserts too. You won't leave hungry.

Thank Bernie O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 13
Cajun & Creole, American
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 518 Oak St, Graham, TX 76450-3039
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Graham
  • Phone Number: +1 940-549-4772
Marlene's at The Big Chill has served the city of Graham, TX since Oct. 1999. We are a family operated, family oriented establishment serving American, Southwestern and Cajun cuisines. Breakfast and lunch are served in quick fashion. Bread, soups, meals and desserts are homemade from scratch. We have seating for approximately 70 persons and ask that large groups would make a reservation. Marlene's has a courteous and friendly wait staff and wonderful homemade food. We are open weekdays, closed weekends and some holidays and are located on the square nest to the National Theater.

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