Abilene restaurants

Southern US in Abilene

Belle's Chicken Dinner House

Part shack, part steakhouse, this locally loved institution spares you choices. It offers chicken in various forms or chicken-fried steaks. Unlimited sides of mashed potatoes, dumplings, cream corn, greens beans and…
Burgers in Abilene

Lucy’s Big Burgers

Specially baked buns and plenty of fixings make these burgers standouts. The decor is old-time West cafe, the tables have checked plastic covers. Definitely save room for dessert: homemade ice cream in several flavo…
Tex-Mex in Abilene

El Pulgarcito de America

The kind of unassuming but excellent Mexican restaurant that pops up like treasure in west Texas. Just try to decide between the green enchiladas and the fajitas.
Steak in Abilene


This is the place for a traditional beefy lunch or dinner after the sights downtown. The menu takes supper-house standards such as shrimp cocktail and steaks and does them up just right (the lunchtime burgers are al…
Barbecue in Abilene

Al's Mesquite Grill

Order up some barbecue or a burger, chicken sandwich or even a ribeye steak, then stroll down the cafeteria line and sample the sides on offer, including cheesy broccoli and some very good squash. The peach cobbler …
Mexican in Abilene

La Popular & Cafe

North of downtown, look for the vibrant yellow building with a mural of fighting cocks. The breakfast burritos are reason enough to bounce out of bed. The bakery is vast and La Popular also makes its own tortillas a…
Burgers in Abilene

Larry's Better Burger Drive-in

The turquoise neon sign could use a spruce up, as could metal siding and the view (a tombstone dealer and a busy road), but there's nothing tired about the food which is top-notch, from the drippy cheeseburger to th…