Abilene, Tx is located in West Texas approximately 150 miles west of the metroplex and …. miles east of Midland/Odessa and situated near the geographic center of the state and is a part of the 22 county area known as the Big Country.
The city has a population of 117,063 as of the 2010 census and is the county seat of Taylor County. It is also proudly the home to Dyess Air Force Base which is located on the west side of the city.
The city is looped by I-20 on the north, Loop 322 on the south of town and Hwy 83/84 on the west side of town. The city is divided by a railroad running between North 1st and South 1st Avenues and the historic downtown area is north of the railroad.
With revival comes progress and restaurants in the historic downtown area have become very popular in the recent few years.
Below are a few of the local favorite Abilene downtown restaurants:
Location: 959 N 2nd St, Abilene Texas 79601
Cuisine: New American, Traditional, Sandwiches and Burgers
Ambience: Low key and casual dressy
Abi-Haus is a unique and inviting atmosphere known for its eclectic food staples as well as the extensive list of pre-Prohibition cocktails, local Texas craft beers and local wine. A one of a kind dining experience you don’t want to miss.
Location: 241 Cypress St. Abilene, Texas 79601
Cuisine: Deli Sandwiches, Burgers, and Vegetarian Fare
Bogie’s plays off the creators love of Humphrey Bogart, and every menu item is appropriately named. With great deli fare, you can find something for your lunch fare that you can’t resist. Great soups, sandwiches and salads.
Location: 442 Cedar St. Abilene Texas 79601
Cuisine: Steaks, Seafood, Daily Specials, Salads
Ambience: Casual Dressy
The Beehive Restaurant is full of rich history. Begun by 2 immigrant brothers in the small town of Albany northeast of Abilene, TX, The Beehive expanded to downtown Abilene in 2007. Famous for their stories and their steaks, this is a restaurant not to be missed!
They offer a full bar and an upper room for private parties.
Cypress Street Station and Abilene Brewing Company
Location: 158 Cypress, Abilene Texas 79601
Cuisine: Steak & Seafood
Cypress Street Station is a place for fine dining in the downtown area of Abilene, and it does it with class and excellence. An Abilene landmark and the first brew pub they offer 5 kinds of beer brewed on site. Great service with a smile and fresh food with very high quality are staples at this excellent restaurant. Be sure to get reservations if you’re going on a busy weekend evening.
The Loft at Under One Roof
Location: 244 Pine, Abilene, Texas 79601
Cuisine: Tea Room
The Loft is located in the downtown Abilene store of Under One Roof on the mezzanine level. They are a classic and classy tea room offering wonderful sandwiches, salads, soups and luscious desserts. Only open for lunch it is a not to be missed restaurant!
Monks Coffee Shop
Location 233 Cypress St. Abilene Texas 79601
Cuisine: Coffee, Bakery
Ambience: Eclectic Casual
While Monks Coffee Shop is technically not a restaurant, it needs to be mentioned when talking about downtown Abilene fare. It is a wonderful little coffee shop that offers live entertainment throughout the year and a great atmosphere to relax and share a cup with friends.