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Joe Allen's Pit Bar B Que

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)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1233 South Treadaway, Abilene, TX 79602
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the smallest size ribeye steak, cooked medium and it was really the BEST steak I've had in ages -- loved it. I also loved the summer squash -- best I've ever had. Loved the jalapeno cornbread -- delicious. The waitress was amazing. My...More

Thank DallasMomDadKids
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 23 May 2017

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 17 May 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 16 May 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 30 April 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 24 April 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 12 April 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 11 April 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 30 March 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

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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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1233 South Treadaway, Abilene, TX 79602
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: +1 325-672-6082
  • E-mail
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