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Middle East Restaurant

4621 S. 14th Street, Abilene, TX 79605
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Ranked #2 of 219 Restaurants in Abilene
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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English first
Lubbock, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I don't think the food is middle eastern at all(I have tasted the best middle eastern a ton of times). First of all we had to wait an hour for the food and later when we tasted, the rice was stale and the chicken was smelling bad. The salad was so salty and yukkk. This is the first time I... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Food here is average for Middle Eastern food. Owner is a bit pushy and a bit too boastful. The one thing that bothers me most about this restaurant is the stark atmosphere. White, white, white with fluorescent lights everywhere. Not warm at all, makes you want to leave the minute you get there. Warm up atmosphere and stop bragging and... More

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Abilene, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The food was pretty good, not the best we have ever had. We have got to sample plenty of middle eastern food in D.C., and I would say this was average to above average. I was a little concerned about the cleanliness of the facility. Very friendly service.

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San Angelo, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We read the reviews before we went,cause we just roll that way.We've never had lamb before and was amazed on what we had.So tender and tasty.I'm not a beef eater and my husband is,well we now love lamb.I've had hummus before but my husband hasn't this was awesome and the pita bread light and fluffy.Yes you do have to wait... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have visited here a few times while in Abilene. My husband had to drag me here the first time, have never been into middle eastern food, but the food is great. The owner runs this place all alone, so be patient it may take awhile but it is well worth the wait. The Kabobs are excellent! !!

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47 reviews 47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Don't judge a book by the cover. Very unattractive appearance, but very good food. I will eat here again for sure on my next trip thru Abilene.

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Abilene, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Wow, I cannot believe I live in Abilene and have never eaten at the Middle East Retaurant before now. I have read other's reviews, but I am not really familiar with this type of cuisine so I was afraid I would not like it. Well, I love it. The beef kabob is some of the best beef I have had.... More

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Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

On a whim, I decided to stop for lunch in Abilene during my trip across Texas. I was extremely pleased with my lunch at the Middle East Restaurant. If you consider yourself a foodie, I strongly suggest you add Abilene's best kept secret to your food map. Upon arrival, the restaurant is modest and humble, yet there is noticeably strong... More

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Abilene, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We originally went to this restaurant because we knew it served veg food, but know we know we will be regulars there. The food was outstanding and the owner was extremely friendly. He was more than happy to explain what was on the menu.

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I just happened to find a coupon on the back of a receipt and decided to have another first with my husband of 10 years. It doesn't look like much, with the mismatched tables and chairs, crooked posters of the Mediterranean on the wall and tiny footprint in a converted office, the draw is definitely the food. We tried a... More

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