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8626 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
+1 301-650-0061
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8626 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying in Silver Spring, and saw this restaurant on the list. I was a bit concerned about going to the most popular place, as I generally avoid trendy spots. This was not trendy, but it was spot on as far as the quality...More

Thank Town P
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Our usual Ethiopian spot doesn't deliver so we tried Abol. The food was cooked well, but it was twice as spicy as every other Ethiopian restaurant we've ever been to. I was disappointed to only tolerate two bites of the dishes - aside from peas,...More

Thank JNetteDC
Reviewed April 6, 2017

My wife and I shared a vegetable combination and a meat combination platter. Our helpful waitress told us we would get more variety in vegetables by ordering the two separate platters than by ordering one larger vegetable-meat combination platter. Both of our platters were satisfying,...More

Thank oldbrdrz
Reviewed December 3, 2016

Spicy meat dishes were OUT OF THIS WORLD and the yhoung woman who waited on me was the BEST....I asked her for tips (because you can substitute on the Combo Plates) and she picked everything perfectly....What a great meal! Go There !!!

Thank Docwahoo
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Picked up some vegetarian take out (combo #1) for dinner and everything is just delicious! I am not often in Silver Spring and was impressed by the number of Ethiopian choices there, but stumbled upon Abol first, so they got my business. I sat at...More

1  Thank Decoamie
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent, and our server was fabulous in working with me as I'm not a person that eats spicy, where my husband was spicier the better! Never had Ethiopian food before but enjoyed everything!

Thank Chickie73
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

I had the Ethiopian desert wine and fish lega and it was delicious. The Young Lady that welcomed me was very pleasant and patience. This was the 2nd time that I've had an Ethiopian dish and I was once again very pleased.

Thank Valencia P
Reviewed June 5, 2016

The restaurant was less than a block from my hotel (Homewood Suites), so I decided to give it a try. Wow! I ordered a sampler platter of three meats and I believe two vegetable dishes. The spicy beef was definitely my favorite! While the decor...More

Thank MelHes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Everything on the menu is delicious. The server was very helpful to my dining partner, who'd never had Ethiopian food before. I try to get back here every time I can.

Thank wendy c
Reviewed May 1, 2016

Having eaten in Ethiopia, I think I can offer an opinion. The vegetarian platter is by far the best here. Either of the two on the menu will give you a taste of authentic ethnic dining. So what if the waitress barely speaks English, it's...More

Thank David M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8626 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-650-0061
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