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8626 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
+1 301-650-0061
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8626 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, indoor and outdoor seating...hands on owner with a lot of pride on her restaurant. Sample platter was generous portion; injera was perfect with texture unlike any other bread I’ve had before. Each of the samples was deliciously spicy so be aware of that;...More

Thank Gates O
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I found the food flavourful and well prepared. Good service and good selection. Its always interesting sampling the tastes of cultures we might not get to visit. I would come back.

Thank apond58
Reviewed 1 January 2018

...we were there for a movie and selected in on the base of its reputation on Trip Advisor: quiet restaurant on the main thoroughfare in SS (Colesville Rd.), it is a stark counterbalance to the crowds and confusion of downtown SS, with courteous and welcoming...More

1  Thank Giorgio G
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I’m a big fan of Ethiopian food going way back - so I was far beyond excited to learn that Silver Spring has a number of great Ethiopian locations! I have ordered takeout from Abel and found the food to be very, very good -...More

Thank pgoodnough
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We have visited Abol many many times over the last two years, and it has never disappointed. I highly recommend getting a combo platter with both meat and veggie options, especially if you're new to the restaurant, because it's a great way to sample everything....More

Thank lorrainee390
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Unbelievably tasty, best I've ever eaten and I have had a lot of Ethiopian food. Great service too which can be hard to find. Love this find!

Thank Katy S
Reviewed 28 April 2017 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

1  Thank Town P
Reviewed 11 April 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 6 April 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

1  Thank oldbrdrz
Reviewed 4 December 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 !!!

1  Thank Docwahoo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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