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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 - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Great Tasting Food and a Friendly Owner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
sgtpppr84
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Midland, TX
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Lubbock, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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455 reviews 455 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
324 helpful votes 324 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is one of the best Mediterranean food I've had. The service was great! The house made baklava was great not to sweet

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Arrived on a Sunday at lunch. Needed to wash up from our drive in to Abilene, but there was no customer rest room and the employees bathroom we were offered was dirty, handle on commode was broken off and we did not feel we wanted to stay any longer for a meal. Very disappointed , we love Mediterranean food

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The Woodlands
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144 reviews 144 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Enjoyed the experience of trying middle eastern food-such delicious flavors and great presentation. Meeting the owner and hearing his story added to the experience. It was the highlight for Valentines' day for our college son and his friends.

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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?