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Abele's Family Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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*Serving Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner *Breakfast Bar Daily Soup Salad & Fruit & Veggie Bar Daily *Full Breakfast Menu *Full Lunch & Dinner Menu *Burgers, Sandwiches, Seafood, Steaks, Chicken, Ribs & Much More *Homemade Desserts & Delicious Ice Cream Creations *Good Old Country Cooking *An Eclectic Decor With Nostalgia From The Last 50 Years *Banquet Room With Seating Up To 40 for Private Parties *Diner Counter with 8 Stools *Ice Cream Shop *Candy Store *Outdoor Patio
$4 - $14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was very good. Good service with comfy retro atmsphere. Family friendly restaurant with nice variety on buffet or cooked to order menu.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank bernardw174
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I will not only stop here when I'm in the area I will also sometimes take a small road trip just for dinner!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DBear67
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a hipster place or a tea and crumpets affair. Go here for a hearty gut busting meal. Large selection can cover most groups needs. Place where real people eat.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mickey B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think my husband could and would eat here every day of the week!!! The food is amazing and prices cant be beat. Atmosphere is wonderful as are the staff. We're eat here quite a bit. I tend to order off the menu whereas my...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AmandaRLeonard
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Food is good, you have to ask for any discount and will not get it with the buffet. The big concern is staff and probably the management of the staff. They are impatient with each other, not focused on greeting or getting the customer seated....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 504rodl
Reviewed January 15, 2019

If you like home cooking you'll love Abele's. The food is great and you can pick from the bar what you want and go back for what you liked the most! It's dining area is big enough that you don't feel crowded and you are...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kathy B
Reviewed January 15, 2019

best breakfast buffet in town full fruit and breakfast items and will cook eggs and waffles to order if requested. great folks highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RawkinRob
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Love Abele’s! I was raised nearby and always visit when I’m in town visiting family. The buffet has anything from salad, fruit, soup, and hot vegetables. The menu has many choices to satisfy even the picky eater.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pamela F
Reviewed December 14, 2018

I've eaten at Abele's many times. Recently, eating in the large room has turned me off from eating there at all. The chairs and tables scratch on the floors when they are being moved and it is difficult to hear others speaking. I don't eat...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank trueblue145
Reviewed December 11, 2018

If you enjoy buffet bars for breakfast this is a real treat. The items are fresh and lots of options. I miss Shoney's breakfast bar and theirs is very similar. Friendly staff and bacon is crisp just the way I like it.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank faithwalknc
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Response from Ann B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know for sure about Gift Certificates. However, the people who work there are so nice. I bet they could make that happen
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