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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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  • 75
    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 Middle Eastern food in Abilene

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Abilene, Texas
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Abilene, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I drive by this restaurant quite often and always hesitated to try it everytime until recently and I have to say I am glad I stopped in two days ago. I wish I had come here a lot sooner; the food is terrific, the service is outstanding, and the price range is very reasonable and worth it! When I walked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The food was good ( i have had better elsewhere) but not worth the $50 for three poeple. customer service was extremely lacking, the beverages were a serious joke $1 for a cheap bottle water and $1.25 for a can of orange crush. ( with no "refills ") also one of our plates didn't half the items that were said... More 

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Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about Middle East Restaurant

Address: 4621 S. 14th Street, Abilene, TX 79605
Phone Number: 325-691-9266
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?