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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Great dining experience

My wife and I were just passing through Abiline, and we happened upon this place. We were greeted at the door by two school-aged girls (probably the owner's granddaughters) who cheerfully seated us and took our drink orders. The food was very good and the owner was friendly and personable. Overall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Isaac D
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I were just passing through Abiline, and we happened upon this place. We were greeted at the door by two school-aged girls (probably the owner's granddaughters) who cheerfully seated us and took our drink orders. The food was very good and the owner was friendly and personable. Overall, it was just a fun, interesting, and tasty dining... More 

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Woodville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were hesitant to visit a 'Middle East' Restaurant having only experienced Mediterranean fare. But the food was great, tasty and very fresh!. We had two of the 'Samplers' on the menu and they gave us a good taste of everything. There was also complimentary lentil soup and plenty of pita bread. The owner greeted us and wanted to answer... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

First of all I want to say the owner was very friendly and spoke to everyone in the restaurant, which I thought was great. I ordered the chicken schwarma sandwich, my husband got the lamb schwarma sandwich, and we ordered an appetizer of hummus. All of these things were very good! The hummus came with the pita style bread which... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Checked this place out based on reviews and happy to say it still surpassed my expectations! Authentic food and the owner was so friendly and funny. The falafel was great and the baklava was even better!! I will be.back for sure.

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This is a small restaurant run by a family from Iraq. The lamb dishes are superior, while falafel, hummus, and other offerings are excellent. The free lentil soup is a plus. At least half the time, the owner throws in a small appetizer gratis. If you are looking for places a bit different from standard Abilene fare, Middle East should... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We ate here back in May on our way to my daughter's graduation in Lubbock. The food (especially the salad) was delicious. What we enjoyed even more was the owner. He has an interesting story to tell, and is happy to share it.

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Awesome Baklava!! Very kind folks and great food! The food is tasty and the service is genuine. Nice to support local friends who are a long way from home.

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Houston, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is the best food in Abilene in any category! I had the mixed skewers - lamb, beef, and chicken. All juicy and full of flavor.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great food the lamb was Delicious mix grill ymmm and the baklva is really good !!!! And the serves was friendly , love it 👌

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food was delicious! Never have I enjoyed a meal so much! The hospitality of the owner, makes you feel so comfortable! He is very friendly and helpful! When you go in, definitely ask about his story!

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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: Middle Eastern
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?