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Middle East Restaurant

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4621 S. 14th Street, Abilene, TX 79605
325-691-9266
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Excellent food, decor needs work

We were immediately greeted by the owner, who is from the Middle East. He was friendly and made great recommendations on what to choose. The restaurant is in an unassuming strip mall and is easy to miss from the street. It is a fairly simple place inside, just some basic tables, in a relatively... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
ListoMan
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Texas
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Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We were immediately greeted by the owner, who is from the Middle East. He was friendly and made great recommendations on what to choose. The restaurant is in an unassuming strip mall and is easy to miss from the street. It is a fairly simple place inside, just some basic tables, in a relatively small room. Decorations are designed to... More 

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Dallas, TX
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I am certainly glad that I ventured to this nondescript restaurant! While the place may not be the table-linen-kind-of-place, do not let it stop you from having some of the tastiest fare you will find in Abilene. They serve some of the best lamb I have had in a long time. The food is prepared fresh and tastes like it.... More 

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Glen Rose, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great food prepared by a wonderful middle eastern owner. Ordinary setting, but overlook that and GO! He is a wonderful patriot!

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Lubbock, TX
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I've heard so many good things about this place that I decided to take my mother on a Sunday during a visit to abilene. Place was completely empty during lunch time on a sunday which i found a bit odd but we went ahead and sat down. The restaurant doest not have much in the way of atmosphere and our... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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460 reviews 460 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I'd agreed with previous reviewers that the environment of the restaurant is a turn-off. Add to that the lack of customer restrooms and having to use the employee restroom with its broken toilet and so-so passageway to it hurts the rating of this restaurant. I don't know how they get away with this. The food was well-prepared, but on the... More 

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Midland, TX
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife and I stopped by this restaurant for lunch during a weekend visit to Abilene. We had seen the good reviews online, and since we enjoy Middle Eastern food, we decided to check it out. The restaurant itself is nothing to look at, being positioned in a small plaza that doesn't face the street. Inside, there wasn't a ton... More 

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Woodward, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Everyone in Abilene should visit at least once a month just to hear his story. The food is amazing as well. One of our group is a picky eater, and he even said the words "amazing" He had the #19, which is like a chicken gyro, and used the "A" word. I had the #18 gyro, it was great. Not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

The Middle East Restaurant was a very good experience. The owner personally serves each customer in the restaurant that seats around 30 people at a time. Food options offered variations of Lebanese, Arabic, and Greek dishes with meats primarily of chicken and lamb. The dishes were healthy portions, deep flavor, and the complimentary lentil soup was great. #24 &#34 entrees... More 

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Lubbock
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149 reviews 149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

The restroom has a toilet with no handle.It has to be flushed from inside the tank. Overall, disgusting experience. I reported this to the Health Department.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I have seen this place for awhile, and finally got the chance to stop in. The owner is very entertaining and proud of his food and his story! I got the number 39, and it was some of the best tasting lamb I have ever had! Can not wait to go back and try the rest of the menu!

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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?