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Joe Allen's Pit Bar B Que

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$$ - $$$
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1233 South Treadaway, Abilene, TX 79602
+1 325-672-6082
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rochester, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been two Joe Allen's 3 times in the last year as I was traveling through Abilene, and it never disappoints. Their rib-eye steak is so fresh, it melts in your mouth. We always go when in town.

Thank cbrissette
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice down home atmosphere, delicious food, interesting pics and nick knacks on the walls to look at. Glad we stopped on our way through Abilene!

Thank Diane C
Homer, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for some BBQ and we weren't disappointed. My wife had the two meat plate with brisket and ribs and I had their mini catfish plate. Don't let the word mini fool you there was plenty of catfish on that plate. We had plenty of food to share and sample and we left very satisfied.

Thank 756rickc
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch and was seated rather quickly only to wait 10 minutes to order drinks. Waitress messed up my Dad's drink order and his food. The brisket is mediocre bordering on not good. Not much flavor and kind of tough. I had the sliced brisket sandwich and it looked like they pushed down on my bun and flattened... More 

Thank Jonboy316
Crane, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Abilene and found the Joe Allen's. Not sure if it still existed. Each of us had the sandwich plate with different meats; sliced and chopped brisket and turkey. Meats were very good. Also came with two sides. Cole slaw, beans, sweet potatoes were also good.

Thank Tim L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is like going to your old Aunt's house to get her good homemade food. It is very down to earth and comforting, nothing fancy. The service is friendly and you literally feel like you are sharing good eats with all your friends that have just come from church. I always order fried catfish and hubby orders chicken friend steak.... More 

Thank Maggie N
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by in route to San Angelo because of a recommendation of a family member. I ordered the 3/4" Ribeye, which was cooked exactly the way I ordered it. It had a great flavor and no steak sauce was needed. My wife ordered the BBQ Sandwich plate, which had a great taste. They made my daughter Fajita Tacos, instead of... More 

Thank Tony T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The brisket was tender & smoky, the order was very large. The french fries and sweet potato fries were hand cut, but a little soggy. the cole slaw was very good. A friendly place to eat.

Thank Rhonda T
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bbq was good and moist. Surprise was oysters on half shell and fried. Great jalapeño corn bread. Very fast service.

Thank busterthebeagle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great bar-b-que and steaks we love their homemade bread and peach cobbler. Great lunch menu at noon.

Thank Naomi M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?