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!

Stillwater BBQ

Pitmaster Pick

Betty Rose’s Little Brisket

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. 

Joe Allen’s Pit Bar-B-Que

301 S. 11th St. | 325-672-6082
Offering mesquite-smoked BBQ, seafood, hamburgers and brisket. 

Sharon's Barbeque

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.

The Shed Market

6382 Buffalo Gap Rd. | 325-694-7433
Serving Texas-style smoked barbeque from 11 am until sell-out. 

 

 


Rise & Shine

The Dixie Pig

1401 Butternut St. | 325-673-3292
Dixie pig is one of Abilene's oldest restaurants. Offering old-school American breakfast & lunch.
 

The Flipping Egg

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

Cordell's

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. 

Bogie's Downtown Deli

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. 

Hickory Street Cafe

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. 

Sweet Thyme Kitchen

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. 


Mesquite Grilled

Beehive Restaurant & Saloon

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! 

Lytle Land & Cattle Co. 

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. 

Perini Ranch Steakhouse

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

Mi Ranchito Burrito & Tortilla Factory

6442 Buffalo Gap Rd. | 325-232-6177
102 Ambler Ave. | 325-670-9400

The food is prepared fresh everyday using their late grandmother's recipes to create authentic and delicious dishes. 

Casa Herrera

4109 Ridgemont Dr. | 325-692-7065
Serving fajitas, enchiladas, margaritas & other Mexican classics in a casual setting.

El Fenix Cafe

3421 S. 1st St. | 325-677-3996
Authentic, rustic Mexican dishes. Try tacos, enchiladas and tamales.

The Local

250 Cypress St 
Uniquely flavored gourmet tacos and cocktail bar in a historic setting. 

Los Arcos

1902 Ambler Ave. | 325-670-9801
Real Tex-Mex, spinach enchiladas, fresh salsa. 

Miguel's Mex Tex

3001 S. Danville Dr. | 325-698-8100
Offering Tex-Mex style dishes with gluten-free options. 

Farolito Mexican Restaurant

209 Cottonwood St | 325-672-0002
Abilene’s first Tex-Mex restaurant is a longtime favorite. 


White Tablecloth

Copper Creek

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. 

Cypress St. Station

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! 

 


Patty Perfection

Heff’s Burgers

2642 E. Lake Rd. | 325-437-3006
1902 Antilley Rd. | 325-691-1930
Inside Mall of Abilene – location 53 | 325-660-5071

Homestyle burgers and sandwiches served with original Heff's sauce and freshly cut fries. Kids’ menu is available. 

Lucy’s Burgers

3110 S. 11th St. | 325-677-5859
Family-owned burger place with homemade ice cream. 

Rockin Rollerz Craft Burger Co. 

1055 N. Judge Ely Blvd. | 325-704-5020
Craft burgers made with fresh, local Akashi beef from Texas ranches and house-made sauces. 


Cultural Craves

Hashi Teppan Grill

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. 

Tokyo Asia Fusion

1441 S. Danville Dr. | 325-691-1123
Serving a variety of sushi items as well as many traditional Japanese dishes.

Little Ninja 

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. 

Szechuan Chinese Restaurant

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. 

Sunrise Chinese Restaurant

2701 S 1st St. | 325- 437-7771
Serving traditional Chinese dishes along with Asian fusion options. 

Ann's Thai Kitchen

3309 S 1st St  | 325-673-997
Traditional Thai dishes such as egg rolls, curries, pineapple fried rice, and noodles. Offering specials every Friday. 


Krua Thai 

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!

Vagabond Pizza

1056 N. 2nd St. | 325-268-4321
Wood-fired pizza in the heart of downtown Abilene. 

Little Italy

1417 S. Danville Dr. | 325-692-8117
Classic Italian with a modern touch. Their dishes are adapted from family recipes many generations in the making. 



Good Ol' Grub

Belle’s Chicken Dinner House

2002 N. Clack St. | 325-677-7100
Hearty family-style, BYOB Southern meals starring fried chicken, served in a rustic barn setting. 

Lone Star Diner 

829 N. Judge Ely | 325-672-2002
Texas-style comfort classics like burgers, crispy catfish and fries. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Taylor County Taphouse

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!

Catfish Corner 

780 S Treadaway Blvd | 325-672-3620
Serving hand-breaded chicken fried steak, homemade-style hamburgers, catfish and more. 
 


Sweet Treats

Roll Shack Abilene

2526 Buffalo Gap Road | 325-232-6090
Handcrafted rolled ice cream. 

2 Profs Gourmet Ice Cream

1989 HWY 351 | 325-267-1123
Gourmet ice cream, milkshakes and ice cream floats. 

Nikki's

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. 

Candies by Vletas

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!

Life of Pie

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.


Food Trucks

Bo Thai

325-232-5257
Serving savory traditional Thai cuisine and drinks: eggrolls, curry, Thai ice tea and coffee. 

Classic Sliders

207-423-7126
Sliders, burgers, quesadillas and more.

The Crabb Shack

325-370-6596
Homemade desserts made from scratch.

The Sweet and Savory Side

325-267-7471
The Sweet & Savory Side food trailer offers a variety of home-style foods from breakfast to desserts.

 


Coffeehouse Culture

Front Porch Coffee Co. & Bakery 

702 North 2nd St. | 325-400-0288
Gourmet coffee located in downtown and opposite Frontier Texas!. Also serving breakfast and lunch options. 

Monks Coffee

233 Cypress St. | 325-437-2984
Coffee shop located in the heart of downtown. Offering specialty coffee, tea and pastries.

The Hallows Coffee Bar

258 Pine Street
A coffee shop by day and a cocktail bar by night. 

Mezamiz Coffee House

3909 S 7th Street | 325-692-3831
Cozy café and live music. 

1708' Coffee Lounge 

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.

 

 

 


Food Tours

Abilene Food Tours

tasteabilene@abilenefoodtour.com | 325-725-7702
From savory to sweet, experience this unique culinary adventure that combines food with history, architecture, and culture. You'll spend around two and a half hours walking, learning, and chatting while filling your belly with some delicious food.