Where to Eat in Abilene: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Rosalyn Ihle

Abilene boasts a proud military history, having been home once to a U.S. Army base and later a U.S. Air Force base, which remains its primary employer. The city boasts numerous green spaces as well as an impressive zoo representing hundreds of species of animals. Look around and there is always something to do, with two annual rodeos, several outdoor festivals and conferences throughout the year.
Things to do in Abilene

1. Belle's Chicken Dinner House

2002 N Clack St, Abilene, TX 79603-3106 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner 325-677-7100
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 215 reviews

Belle's Chicken Dinner House

Reviewed By Badgelady - Cut and Shoot, Texas

We stop here often on our trek from Lubbock to Ft Worth. Today we had lunch portions of chicken fried steak and fried catfish. More than enough food along with family style bowls of green beans, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy. This was after the hot fluffy rolls and butter while we waited for the food. Always friendly service and a great meal no matter what we order.

2. Heff's Burgers

4138 Ridgemont Dr, Abilene, TX 79606-2734 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner +1 325-704-5254
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 323 reviews

Heff's Burgers

Reviewed By tinaandandrew - texas

Family of 4 ate here and spent $30 with the adults sharing a burger and getting an extra side of onion rings. Kids meals were a lot of food and probably could be split between the kids. The Heff’s sauce is made in house and was great. They serve Blue Bell ice cream and make shakes with them.

This is an order at the door restaurant. Self-service drink station with some bottled options. Staff was friendly and made recommendations for us which was awesome. All the food was good. We would go back if in the area again.

3. The Beehive

442 Cedar St, Abilene, TX 79601-5724 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner +1 325-675-0600
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

The Beehive

Reviewed By jasag00 - Abilene, Texas

Outstanding steakhouse- probably the best restaurant in town. The steak Oscar is outstanding. No reservations so be prepared for a wait

4. Abuelo's

4782 S 14th St, Abilene, TX 79605-4733 Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 325-692-4776
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 299 reviews

Abuelo's

Reviewed By Bobby L - Clyde Tx

Always love eating at Abuelo’s. Never have I had a bad experience. Great food. Service is always been good.Thanks for the great rating! We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Abuelo's Guest Satisfaction Team

5. Szechuan Chinese Restaurant

3425 S 1st St, Abilene, TX 79605-1708 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 325-673-9100
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 202 reviews

Szechuan Chinese Restaurant

Reviewed By CucaSean - Cibolo, Texas

The menu includes many specialties from Szechuan and Hunan from an award winning chef. The kitchen is open for all to see, just shielded with plexiglass. Scenes from China are etched in to the glass partitions around the dining areas. The staff was prompt and enthusiastic. The bird's nest with seafood was delicious and unique.

6. Lytle Land and Cattle Company

1150 E South 11th St, Abilene, TX 79602-4225 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 325-677-1925
Excellent
49%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 426 reviews

Lytle Land and Cattle Company

Reviewed By Kribbs1952 - Raleigh, North Carolina

We had the Sharon ribeye, the smaller one on the menu and it was still more than enough, perfectly cooked and delicious, and came with two great sides. We also had the jalapeño appetizer with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon - yummy and fun, and the half order was perfect for two. The wait staff were all friendly, quick, and kept checking on how things were and if we needed anything.

7. Copper Creek Restaurant

4401 Loop 322, Abilene, TX 79602-8056 Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout Steakhouse, American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 325-692-4424
Excellent
53%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 184 reviews

Copper Creek Restaurant

Reviewed By XaniC - Abilene, Texas

My husband took me for my birthday. We arrived for dinner and were told the cozy front room was unavailable, so were seated by the bathrooms. The calamari appetizer was good but I was disappointed that it only comes with marinara and lemon. The stuffed chicken breast I ordered sounded great, I love artichokes, but the sauce had broken so was alternately greasy and lumpy with each bite. When I mentioned this, nothing was done about it. The mashed potatoes were fine, using a piping bag to make them look pretty is a nice presentation touch but they were nothing special. The only positive was our waitress, when my husband couldn't find anything he was interested in on the dinner menu, she offered the lunch menu, which was less expensive. Sadly, the monte cristo sandwich he ordered was very oily and deteriorated quickly as it cooled. The restaurant is very nice, rustic chic ambience in spades, but we found it to be an overpriced, underwhelming experience.

8. Skeet's Texas Grill

4325 Southwest Dr, Abilene, TX 79606-8205 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 325-692-0505
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

Skeet's Texas Grill

http://www.yelp.com/biz/skeets-texas-grill-abilene

Reviewed By CDM49 - Texas

Not our best dinner by far. Although recommended by our hotel and some decent reviews. We were not impressed and most probably won’t go back. Our waitress was friendly and provided good helpful service. I had the coconut shrimp which had very small shrimp and way too sweet. My spouse had the pepper steak but had to send it back as it was not cooked as requested. This was corrected but still needed something else. As I said earlier the food was edible. But not something we would order again. Restaurant is small and has Avery basic atmosphere. Located in a strip mall there is plenty of free parking. Do not recommend.

9. Vagabond Pizza

1056 N 2nd St, Abilene, TX 79601-5813 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Wine Bar, Italian, Pizza, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 325-268-4321
Excellent
76%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Vagabond Pizza

Reviewed By Richard S - Abilene, Texas

Wood fired pizza is the greatest way to enjoy the mix of ingredients on the pizza. Vagabond uses quality cheese, meats, and veggies to make each pizza. The selection is limited, but the great taste in infinite. The wood fired oven allows the pizza to have just the right taste of oak. This is the place to also enjoy a wide selection of craft beers and wine. Pizza goes well with good drinks!! Try the meatballs and cheese and toast as a great starter to this pizza experience. The wait staff is well trained, prompt to meet your requires for a pleasurable dining experience.

10. Krua Thai

790 S Leggett Dr, Abilene, TX 79605-3830 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 325-701-9954
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Krua Thai

Reviewed By Mrs R - Elmhurst, Illinois

Went with 3 friends, from pad thai noodles with tofu and chicken to spicey thai noodles. All dishes were excellent. Liked the way they rate the spice level from 0-5. My friend got level 3 and it was quite spicy, so be careful. Small, quaint spot. Service was good. Server had a heavy accent but we all communicated ok. Will return.

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