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Middle East Restaurant

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4621 S. 14th Street, Abilene, TX 79605
325-691-9266
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best in town

Great restaurant with great service. The lamb is excellent and the owner is very nice. Definitely recomend a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Alan S
via mobile
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant with great service. The lamb is excellent and the owner is very nice. Definitely recomend a visit.

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Thank Alan S
Abilene, TX
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant. Small, but very nice. The food is quite good, and the owners are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Especially for someone who is not sure about this type of food, Middle East Restaurant would be the best place to try it for the first time.

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Thank dabsgram
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

GO HERE!! We're new to Abilene and it is great to see how many good restaurants there are. This is no exception. Get the Meat Platter. The beef is incredible, and the lamb and chicken are great too. Great price for a hearty lunch. I would highly recommend this to folks and will be back again.

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Thank Clarke S
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We travel to the Middle East several times a year for business and enjoy visiting here when in town for a taste from the other side of the globe. Authentic flavored and tastes - if a bit pricey - but much cheaper than a plane ticket. We love that Abilene has diverse international options like this available.

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Thank Jamie C
Cross Plains, Texas
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

My wife and I had driven by the restaurant several times on our trips to Abilene, so one day we decided to try it for lunch. We were delightfully surprised. The food was very good, and the owner and other employees were very attentive and interested in our feedback about the food. We will definitely be going back.

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Thank Kayelem
Midland, Texas
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

I ate lunch at Middle East Restaurant and returned with my husband for dinner. I had chicken schwarma sandwich accompanied by a light salad with oil and vinegar dressing. Soup is free, though I didn't try it. Our food was freshly prepared in ample portions and I thought fairly priced. The restaurant doesn't take American Express. Service is immediate and... More 

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Thank CherylTB
Abilene, Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This small, out-of-the-way place is a hidden gem, but worth a visit. Today I arrived about 12:30 pm and the place was empty, which is sad because the food is great! I visited with one of the owner's sons who said Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are usually their busiest days, when military folks pack the place. The owner makes the... More 

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Thank 925SHE
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

I adore the hummus! The people are very friendly and hospitable. I love that this is a small business and that the owner invests so much into it. Lentil soup and hummus are my favorite dishes. The price is high and the atmosphere is charming at most. But I dig it and think that you will too!

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Thank Duste M
Lubbock, Texas, United States
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I lived in the Middle East for several years, so I am always in search of quality Arabic food. I was passing tv through Abilene and was excited to see such a restaurant with such great reviews. The owner is from Iraq and is a nice guy. The food, however, left something to be desired. The falafel was mediocre and... More 

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Thank Linley J
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Abilenians, you don't know what you are missing if you haven't tried this gem. The hummus, baba ganoush (eggplant dip), lamb schwarma (meat in pita), and baklava with chilled whipped cream were all exceptionally good. The food here is on par with that of world capital cities (Paris, NYC, London, etc.). Hope to use them to cater a family gathering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4621 S. 14th Street, Abilene, TX 79605
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: 325-691-9266

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?