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Towne Crier Steakhouse

818 US Highway 80 E, Abilene, TX 79601
+1 325-704-4290
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse
$$ - $$$
818 US Highway 80 E, Abilene, TX 79601
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Town Crier is open for business once again after some significant renovations. The dining area has a clean and bright look. The walls are painted white. The great soup and salad bar remain and the lay out of the dining area was not changed....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This place was in Abilene icon for years, recently changed hands and although they have paint and done some updates, the real heart is the business is gone. Shrimp Mondays have been cut and they're not even open on Monday at all. I'll never be...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This Abilene landmark restaurant has been purchased and the new owners are remodeling the quaint tavern like building. They are promising to maintain most of the popular dishes. It doesn't look like reopening anytime soon Will keep you informed.

Thank 890nilsd
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
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...More

Thank Laurence M
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
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
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
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...More

Thank brad4226
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 US Highway 80 E, Abilene, TX 79601
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Abilene
  • Phone Number: +1 325-704-4290
Family owned steakhouse celebrating over 50 years! Well known for our chicken fried steak, hand cut steaks, 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. In 2017, Kyle Moore, an Abilene native, now manages and owns Towne Crier serving the same great favorites you love with some new additions that'll become new favorites too!
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