Exclusively Abilene Eateries
Abilene has plenty of award-winning restaurants and a Texas-sized selection of cuisine to choose from. These local flavors are must-try dining while visiting Abilene!
3362 Rebecca Ln. | 325-698-8000
2588 E. Lake Rd. | 325-672-3500
Hearty meat by the pound, sandwiches, catfish, homemade banana pudding and many more.
849 E. Hwy 80 | 325-672-330
2050 Antilley Rd. | 325-704-4352
Full-service restaurant offering brisket, pork ribs, turkey, sausage and a variety of sides.
3365 S. 14th St. | 325-518-5071
Offering a wide variety of BBQ meat by the pound. Named one of Texas Monthly's Top 25 New and Improved BBQ Joints in Texas.
6382 Buffalo Gap Rd. | 325-694-7433
Serving Texas-style smoked barbeque from 11 am until sell-out.
Rise & Shine
1401 Butternut St. | 325-673-3292
Dixie pig is one of Abilene's oldest restaurants. Offering old-school American breakfast & lunch.
4138 Ridgemont Dr | 325-232-7840
Known for its wide breakfast selections: pancakes, omelets, eggs benedict, waffles and muffins. Lunch includes sandwiches, wraps, chicken fried steak and more.
Organic Options & Lighter Fare
6410 Buffalo Gap Road | 325-455-1524
Gourmet food store, bistro and coffee shop. Offering new specials every day. Daily lunch menu Tuesdays to Fridays and a brunch menu on Saturdays.
241 Cypress St. | 325-672-3296
Offering a wide variety of deli and specialty sandwiches, soups and salads. Offers breakfast and brunch options on weekdays.
644 Hickory St. | 325-675-0465
Located in a historic landmark home, Hickory Street’s menu includes their house specialty of chicken salad with grapes and cashews, quiche, sandwiches, zucchini bread and more. An upstairs gift shop offers a variety of charming items.
244 Pine Street | 325-260-6510
Located on the second floor of Under One Roof, a collection of unique retailers.
Homemade sandwiches, soups, snacks and salads.
1246 N. 6th St. | 325-268-4004
Located in a historic downtown home, Sweet Thyme Kitchen is a bakery, bistro and coffee bar. 10% discount for all teachers, servicemen and first responders.
442 Cedar St. | 325-675-0600
Texas Monthly names it as the “best country steakhouse in Texas.” Their signature Long Island iced tea is everyone’s favorite!
301 S. 11th St. | 325-672-6082
Offering mesquite-smoked BBQ, seafood, hamburgers and brisket.
1150 E.S. 11th St. | 325-677-1952
Full-service Texas restaurant offering Texas classics steak, fried chicken and a wide selection of seafood options. Lunch specials from Monday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm.
3002 FM 89- Buffalo Gap, TX | 325-572-3339
An award-winning steak house offering true cowboy cuisine and chuckwagon style food. The menu includes Certified Angus Beef © brand steaks, catfish, hominy and bread pudding. Reservations Recommended.
South of the Border
4109 Ridgemont Dr. | 325-692-7065
Serving fajitas, enchiladas, margaritas & other Mexican classics in a casual setting.
3421 S. 1st St. | 325-677-3996
Authentic, rustic Mexican dishes. Try tacos, enchiladas and tamales.
1902 Ambler Ave. | 325-670-9801
Real Tex-Mex, spinach enchiladas, fresh salsa.
3001 S. Danville Dr. | 325-698-8100
Offering Tex-Mex style dishes with gluten-free options.
209 Cottonwood St | 325-672-0002
Abilene’s first Tex-Mex restaurant is a longtime favorite.
4401 Loop 322 | 325-692-4424
Fine dining in a rustic atmosphere. Great appetizers, steak and seafood options. Selection of wines and a full-service bar.
158 Cypress St. | 325-676-3463
Cypress St. Station serves a varied menu including pasta, seafood, steak and desserts. Happy hour 2 pm to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Dog-friendly!
2642 E. Lake Rd. | 325-437-3006
1902 Antilley Rd. | 325-691-1930
4138 Ridgemont Dr. | 325-704-5254
Homestyle burgers and sandwiches served with original Heff's sauce and freshly cut fries. Kids’ menu is available.
3110 S. 11th St. | 325-677-5859
Family-owned burger place with homemade ice cream.
1055 N. Judge Ely Blvd. | 325-704-5020
Craft burgers made with fresh, local Akashi beef from Texas ranches and house-made sauces.
3388 Rebecca Ln. | 325-704-5388
1158 E.N. 10th St. | 325-704-4229
Japanese fusion cuisine. Poke bowl only available on the north side of town. Check Hashi's Facebook page for weekly specials.
1441 S. Danville Dr. | 325-691-1123
Serving a variety of sushi items as well as many traditional Japanese dishes.
4102 Buffalo Gap Road | 325-695-0113 / 325-695-0115
Offering a variety of hot and cold Japanese fusion options such as hibachi, sushi, ramen, and boba tea.
3425 S. 1st St. | 325-673-9100
An ideal stop for Chinese comfort food. Choose from the likes of chop suey, lo mein and fried rice.
2701 S 1st St. | 325- 437-7771
Serving traditional Chinese dishes along with Asian fusion options.
790 S Leggett Dr | 325-701-9954
Savory Thai dishes like tom yam, pad thai and yum woon sen. Let the chef know how spicy you want your food to be!
1056 N. 2nd St. | 325-268-4321
Wood-fired pizza in the heart of downtown Abilene.
Good Ol' Grub
250 Cypress St
Uniquely flavored gourmet tacos and cocktail bar in a historic setting.
2002 N. Clack St. | 325-677-7100
Hearty family-style, BYOB Southern meals starring fried chicken, served in a rustic barn setting.
4325 Southwest Dr. | 325-692-0505
2134 S. 27th St. | 325-704-4273
Texas comfort food: spuds, homemade hamburgers, seafood platter, chicken fried steak and more.
3533 North 1st Street | 325-232-6753
Medium-well burgers and served with mustard, lettuce, tomato, pickle & onion. Customize your burger with extra add-ons.
829 N. Judge Ely | 325-672-2002
Texas-style comfort classics like burgers, crispy catfish and fries. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
4002 Catclaw Drive | 325-704-2500
Made-from-scratch menu with a huge selection of craft beer, craft cocktails, and a curated wine list. Pair your food with locally brewed beers!
780 S Treadaway Blvd | 325-672-3620
Serving hand-breaded chicken fried steak, homemade-style hamburgers, catfish and more.
2526 Buffalo Gap Road | 325-232-6090
Handcrafted rolled ice cream.
1989 HWY 351 | 325-267-1123
Gourmet ice cream, milkshakes and ice cream floats.
3470 Catclaw Dr | 325-437-7202
1101 N Judge Ely Blvd | 325-437-7194
6350-6382 Buffalo Gap Rd | 325-704-4331
Offering a wide selection of frozen yogurt flavors and toppings.
1201 N 1st St. | 325-673-2005
Handmade taffy, chocolate and candies made without preservatives. Their famous pralines were selected to be served at George W. Bush’s inaugural dinner!
3386 Rebecca Ln | 325-232-8042
Serving a rotation of 50 different pies, including sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and Keto-friendly. You can also enjoy quiche, chicken pot pie, shepherd’s pie and Frito pie at lunch Wednesday through Friday.
Serving savory traditional Thai cuisine and drinks: eggrolls, curry, Thai ice tea and coffee.
Sliders, burgers, quesadillas and more.
Homemade desserts made from scratch.
The Sweet & Savory Side food trailer offers a variety of home-style foods from breakfast to desserts.
702 North 2nd St. | 325-400-0288
Gourmet coffee located in downtown and opposite Frontier Texas!. Also serving breakfast and lunch options.
233 Cypress St. | 325-437-2984
Coffee shop located in the heart of downtown. Offering specialty coffee, tea and pastries.
258 Pine Street
A coffee shop by day and a cocktail bar by night.
3909 S 7th Street | 325-692-3831
Cozy café and live music.
500 Chestnut St #101| 325-268-4255
Located on the first floor of the Enterprise Building. Offering a wide array of sweet treats and lunch options.