The Best Restaurants in Abilene, Texas

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Rachel Nipper

Abilene, Texas, located in the heart of West Texas, is home to myriad colleges and a plethora of great dining locations. Read our guide below to discover where to find some of the most delicious food in Abilene.

Belle’s Chicken Dinner House

Belle’s Chicken Dinner House is a rustic, southern-inspired eatery in Abilene. It is a great place to dine when looking for a delicious family-style home-cooked meal. With its great outdoor seating and classic West Texas ambience, Belle’s atmosphere prepares one for the delectable, authentic southern meal to come. The delicious food coupled with an incredibly friendly staff makes Belle’s the perfect place to take out-of-town visitors for a great insight into southern food and hospitality.

Hickory Street Café

Hickory Street Café is a homey, vintage café that serves incredible food with a great atmosphere, including bright, floral decorations and teacups lining the walls. Hickory Street is famous for its delicious quiches, zucchini bread, salads, chicken salad and friendly, attentive service. Hickory Street’s quaint 1895 building provides a unique and welcoming atmosphere.

Cypress Street Station

Abilene’s only brew pub, Cypress Street Station, opened in 2009. Cypress serves a fantastic selection of champagne, craft beers and sparkling wines, as well as excellent food. From soups and salads to pizza, pastas, sandwiches and specialty plates, Cypress Street Station truly offers something for everyone.

Sharon Riley’s Lytle Land & Cattle Company

Sharon Riley’s Lytle Land & Cattle Company cuts its ‘heavy, aged corn-fed beef’ and steak at its own steakhouse and uses a special cooking rub to proffer the most delectable dining experience for its customers. Complete with classic Texan décor, Sharon Riley’s is a great place to meet with friends and family for a wonderful dining experience.

Sharky’s Burrito Company

Sharky’s Burrito Company, a popular place for Abilene’s college students to dine, is a delicious restaurant serving incredible burritos and fantastic corn chips. Many locals enjoy Sharky’s special spicy ranch sauce, which can be served with potatoes in Sharky’s huge burritos. At Sharky’s, one can choose flour, wheat or jalapeno tortillas and an array of burrito fillings.

Szechuan Chinese Restaurant

Szechuan Chinese Restaurant serves delicious Szechuan and Hunan cuisine, possesses a great atmosphere and location and has a friendly, responsible staff and service. With a new, upscale building, manicured grounds and a gorgeous creek, Szechuan Chinese Restaurant’s atmosphere prepares its customers for a terrific and authentic Asian meal.

Squares Bar-B-Que Pit & Grill

According to Squares Bar-B-Que Pit & Grill, barbecue in West Texas ‘is an art, not just an occupation’. At Squares, one can choose from a variety of delicious Mesquite-smoked meats, ranging from ham and turkey to brisket, sausage and bacon. Open since 1977, this family-owned and operated barbecue joint allows customers to either drop in for a delicious meal or order online for a quicker selection.

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