Texas Tavern in Downtown Roanoke is a local icon and popular restaurant for locals and visitors to Virginia's Blue Ridge.

It's great food and classic setting is what earned the Tavern a spot on USA Today's list of "The Mid-Atlantic's Coolest Vintage Restaurants."

It's the latest in a collection of accolades the Texas Tavern has received over the years, including being featured on numerous lists of America's best burgers. Of course, it's also on our list of Best Burgers in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Here's an excerpt from the USA Today article:

"The Texas Tavern in Roanoke, Va., is a neon beacon for the hungry 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This sliver-sized restaurant is a local landmark, serving up its world-famous chili and classic short-order fare since 1930."

Click here to read the full article on the USA Today website.

For an authentic Texas Tavern experience, stop in for a late-night visit to order a "bowl with" (chili topped with onions) and a Cheesy Western - the signature burger topped with American cheese, egg, onion, mustard and relish. You'll also likely meet some lively characters, including the folks behind the counter with lots of stories to share.

Texas Tavern is a featured spot on the Roanoke Food Tours - a great way to experience the cuisine and history of Downtown Roanoke.

Related: Famous Foods & Restaurants in Virginia's Blue Ridge