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“Mediocre” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Beehive

The Beehive
442 Cedar St, Abilene, TX 79601
(325) 675-0600
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Ranked #2 of 225 Restaurants in Abilene
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

My husband and I drove 3 hours last night to join our son, who had a one day stop at Dyess AFB, for dinner at this favorably rated restaurant. We arrived earlier than he and we requested to be seated while we waited. This request was denied by the hostess, who stated that it was the policy of the owners to not seat a party until it was complete. The restaurant was nearly empty and this decision seemed rigid. We then went to the bar to wait and when I mentioned the situation to the bartender, he tossed the napkin on the table and walked away.
I requested to speak to a manager, who agreed to seat us and to speak to the bartender.
The food was sub par given the price. The steaks were not properly trimmed and contained sinew. but the green chile soup was very good.
The high point of the meal was our waiter, Rosario, who was very pleasant and attentive.
We do not understand the favorable reviews this restaurant has received.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Glad We Had Dinner There”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Previous reviews are mixed so we hesitated. So glad we went. The Beehive salad is excellent with lots of ingredients. With dinner you are offered three salad choices or soup. Entrees come with a baked potato or fries. I had the small filet and my husband had the rib eye. Both were cooked to perfection and very tender. Service was great.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“AUWFUL!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

How this restaurant ranks #1 I'll never know, bread was cold & hard, salad was just some lettuce spread on plate with 2 slices of tomato, blue cheese dressing was watered down, rib eye steak was way over priced & under cooked because steaks have been frozen. Will not be back!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Ft Worth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Unexpected Excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We just happened through Abilene, TX while on a trip. Actually, we were lost in the middle of Abilene. We spotted the restaurant, not all that impressive from the outside with a few cars parked at the curb. We took a chance and entered.........we were met with the most amazing restaurant I have been to in a long time. Every single person we encountered had that "Hi, yall" attitude. The restaurant was immaculately clean, very nice, Five Star quality. Our ages were varied, from 14 to 71 years, and all six of us had the same praise for the food. A couple had chicken fried steak, not the frozen kind you usually get at restaurants, this was the real deal, one granddaughter had a burgere, she said was the best ever. We also had prime rib, and pork wellington..............same raves from everyone. Meals were served with soup or salad, those who had the soup actually wanted to cancel their order and just have more soup, we found that it is made fresh daily, I had the house salad and it was perfect. The servings are enormous, three of us had to get a to-go box. We were all sorry that we didn't have room to look at the desert menu, but we will be back!! We live approximately 3 hours from this restaurant, but will be making the drive just for dinner........it was that good. The prices were very reasonable. For the six of us, the charge was 111.00 and we did order several sides.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Angelo, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“GREAT FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Best white tablecloth type establishment in West Texas. Great steaks with all the trimmings and the Best Prime Rib on the weekends. You will not go wrong here!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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