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Joe Allen's Pit Bar B Que

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1233 South Treadaway, Abilene, TX 79602
+1 325-672-6082
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“cornbread” (19 reviews)
“ribeye” (14 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1233 South Treadaway, Abilene, TX 79602
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Joe Allen's has been in business for many, many years in Abilene. The Bar B Que is good, but their ribeye steak is totally awesome! Mesquite fire, cooked to perfection! Cant go wrong with a bone in ribeye from Joe Allen's!!

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joe Allen's is probably the best BBQ in Abilene. Best to go in for lunch. I don't like how the main cook chops the beef out there on the line so dang loud.

Thank 647maryjr
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

I had the chicken fried steak, coleslaw, and red potatoes. It was average tasting but good. They serve cornbread and white bread with dinner and it was nothing special. It was good portions but no one raved about it.

Thank Melody G
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This is a tough one. The sliced brisket is some of the best I've had. Melts in your mouth...fork tender. But the BBQ sauce didn't do it for me. Maybe it's because I'm used to the sweeter sauces in Oklahoma, but this ruined the experience....More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed April 29, 2017

This is some of the best bbq we've had in TX. The staff is always friendly and the food never disappoints.

Thank McKinze K
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Simple exterior with huge parking lot. Interior has huge heads of animals stuffed and mounted on the walls. Menu is straightforward. Pick your meat, choose the thickness of the cut and how you want it done. I chose the thickest cut of ribeye (2 inches)...More

1  Thank A Z
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Brisket chopped or sliced very nice. Ribs are also very good. If they have it. The Jalapeno Corn is a must and the Jalapeno and cheese sausage is very good.

1  Thank Bill H
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We came here for lunch as newbies in Abilene. Saw good reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp, so we gave it a shot. Feels like a low-key, friendly, family-owned place that's been here for a while. We saw three rooms and chose the middle room where...More

Thank Warren B
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Off the Interstate but easy to find in downtown Abilene is a BBQ restaurant that has been around for years. It is a sit down place with an over-abundance of local kitsch but also lots of local photos of days gone by. We were there...More

Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch based on reviews on TA. Really good choice as we had some of the best brisket BBQ I have eaten...and I have eaten bbq from Memphis to Lubbock. Tasty, moist and flavorful...good beans, potato salad, and a variety of cornbread. Abby,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1233 South Treadaway, Abilene, TX 79602
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: +1 325-672-6082
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