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Towne Crier Steakhouse

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818 US Highway 80 E, Abilene, TX 79601-6114
+1 325-673-4551
11:00 - 09:00
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Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 09:00
Thu - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great salad bar! Can't go wrong with the chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes. Love the fact that it wasn't too busy and didn't feel "rushed"

Thank Cheyenne_3
Frisco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Ordered breakfast was great. The buffet looked like it had been sitting for several hours - did not look as good as most breakfasts that come with a hotel room. Biscuits were great with the gravy. Eggs were cooked right and sausage was good. Orange juice tasted like it came out of a can. Restaurant was not busy.

Thank Laurence M
Abilene, Texas
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Came here for the sons Birthday. Hot dinner rolls are very good. Reagan was our server she was great. Dinner was good. Steaks, Shrimp, Hamburgers, Fries, Baked potatoes quite a variety for a reasonable price.

Thank redant07
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Come with customers to lunch... My plate was a rare T-Bone. I wait too much and the meal comes cold and well done! If you want to eat better... I recommends McDonalds!

Thank Luis Felipe R
Abilene, Texas
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122 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The décor and menu have basically stayed the same since the 1960's! This place is a hoot! Good food, friendly staff, just like it was when it opened.

Thank Teri B
Cleburne, Texas
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Every time we come to Abilene, we always eat at Towne Crier. Started eating here in 1978 while in school. The food is great, and quality is top notch. The salad bar is excellent. If you can't decide what to eat, get the chicken fried steak. You won't be sorry.

Thank brad4226
abilene, TX
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Salad bar still good as are the rolls. Rest of food no better than you can get elsewhere. Service was excellant - busy waitresses. Clean place,

Thank haliabilene_TX
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

took my daughter there never had been in there old but quant looking not bad prices but the food was horrible. we got the steak kabobs they were so tough and all fat i ordered mine med rare and i couldnt even cut them with knife. descent salad bar best part was the waitress with purple hair she told us... More 

Thank colleenmerkle
Abilene, Texas
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Old Abilene staple restaurant for just good food and service. Starts out like a cafeteria but each item is cooked to order and the service is good. Great salad bar and bread. Good entrees, local favorite.

Thank Darrell C
Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Is an older restaurant, but clean and friendly service. I was rather surprised at the salad bar and expected more variety, etc. Overall good food for the price.

Thank Lynn O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Steakhouse
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 09:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 US Highway 80 E, Abilene, TX 79601-6114
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: +1 325-673-4551
Family owned steakhouse that just celebrated our 50th Anniversary! Well known for our chicken fried steak, hot fresh rolls with butter, and soup and salad bar. Yes a salad bar still exists in town! Towne Crier Steakhouse opened for business on February 18, 1966. The highest priced steak dinner was priced at $1.39! Neil Fry opened the restaurant and long time owner Dwight Aston started here in 1977. Rhonda Williams bought the restaurant in 2015. We are also known for our Chop't Steak, Chicken Fried Chicken, Chicken Strips, Kids Meals, made from scratch desserts and much more !

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