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Towne Crier Steakhouse - CLOSED

818 US Highway 80 E, Abilene, TX 79601-6114
+1 325-704-4290
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
5 Mar 2018
“Now Updated & Cleaned Up!”
28 Jan 2018
“First Visit Since the Renovations”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
$$ - $$$
818 US Highway 80 E, Abilene, TX 79601-6114
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Reviewed June 22, 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
Reviewed June 6, 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...More

Thank colleenmerkle
Reviewed March 23, 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
Reviewed March 23, 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
Reviewed March 12, 2016

Great variety on salad bar. Chicken fried steak was ok. My husband enjoyed the salad bar and soup. We enjoyed the variety on the salad bar.

Thank Isabel G
Reviewed February 20, 2016

I've eaten here several times over the years & the food is OK, but the restaurant on a whole is dark & dingy. I don't like to be in such a dark place that I can't see if it is clean or not. The food...More

Thank Weazy123
Rhonda M, Owner at Towne Crier Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2016

Hi Weazy, I hope you come try us again soon. We have been cleaning and painting and refreshing many parts of the restaurant. It's not a whole lot brighter, but we did lighten a couple places on paint and made sure we have all new...More

Reviewed February 16, 2016

Another reviewer said this place reminded him of the old Steak & Ale. I totally agree. But it took me back to a time when going out to eat was a big thing with the entire family. This place also had old-time service and respect...More

Thank Sumnertex
Reviewed February 13, 2016

We have friends in Abilene, and during our occasional visits there, we like to eat at the Towne Crier. The food is good, with a lot of variety. And we really enjoy the soup and salad bar. Service is very good. Will stop in again...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

The new owner is there to great you as you go to your able. She is very friendly and is genuinely glad to see you. The menu board has got a new coat of paint and the listed menu items are easy to see and...More

Thank Richard S
Rhonda M, Owner at Towne Crier Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2016

Thanks for the kind words Richard S. !

Reviewed January 27, 2016

Amazingly good steaks. They have fish, and it is very good, but you waste your time going to this place for anything but a steak. OK, I have eaten the fist more than once, but when you can't find a steak at Golden Corral, come...More

2  Thank Richard M
Rhonda M, Owner at Towne Crier Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2016

Thanks for the nice review! We have been repairing and fixing up the old order board so people can enjoy it for many years to come. We do want people to try the chicken fried chicken and other things though too :)

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 US Highway 80 E, Abilene, TX 79601-6114
  • 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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