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8626 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
+1 301-650-0061
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8626 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 10 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 3 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
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Picked up some vegetarian take out (combo #1) for dinner and everything is just delicious! I am not often in Silver Spring and was impressed by the number of Ethiopian choices there, but stumbled upon Abol first, so they got my business. I sat at...More

3  Thank Decoamie
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent, and our server was fabulous in working with me as I'm not a person that eats spicy, where my husband was spicier the better! Never had Ethiopian food before but enjoyed everything!

Thank Chickie73
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I had the Ethiopian desert wine and fish lega and it was delicious. The Young Lady that welcomed me was very pleasant and patience. This was the 2nd time that I've had an Ethiopian dish and I was once again very pleased.

1  Thank Valencia P
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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