By Sean Bess


Welcome to Dyess AFB located in Taylor County, Texas, about 7 miles southwest of Abilene. Dyess AFB first opened in 1942 and today has a population of approximately 13,132 personnel. This includes 4,420 members, 635 civilian employees, 4,863 dependents, and 3,214 retirees. Below you will find a list of popular restaurants on base and in the surrounding area of Abilene, TX where you can spend some time sharing a meal and getting to know some new friends and coworkers at Dyess AFB. Maybe you already know what kind of food you’re in the mood for. If so, click any of the links below to go straight to the information. Because of coronavirus restrictions, it is best to call ahead to confirm restaurant hours before you go. (1) Mexican Restaurants on Dyess AFB (2) Pizza on Dyess AFB (3-4) Fast Food on Dyess AFB (5-6) Barbecue Near Dyess AFB (7-8) Mexican Cuisine Near Dyess AFB (9-13) Steak and Seafood Restaurants near Dyess AFB (14-17) Asian Cuisine near Dyess AFB (18-19) Burgers near Dyess AFB (20-22) Italian Cuisine near Dyess AFB

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Dyess Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center

Dyess AFB Restaurants

Mexican Cuisine

1. Piquin Mexican Restaurant

100 Louisiana Rd. Dyess AFB, TX 79607


: 1 (325) 232-8256 Piquin Mexican Restaurant is the perfect on-base option for those craving some delicious Mexican food. They offer burritos, tacos, salads, loaded fries, and more.

Pizza Joints

2. New York Pizzeria

260 Commissary Rd. Dyess AFB, TX 79607


: 1 (325) 400-2482 New York Pizzeria boasts pasta dishes, calzones, strombolis, specialty pizzas, and wings.

Fast Food

3. Subway

260 Commissary Road Bldg. 7339 Dyess AFB, TX 79607


: 1 (325) 692-8996

4. Charley's Cheesesteaks

260 Commissary Rd Bldg 7339 Dyess AFB, TX 79607


: 1 (325) 698-1171 Charley’s Cheesesteaks offers a selection of Philly-style cheesesteaks, loaded fries, and lemonades.

Restaurants in Abilene TX

Barbecue Places Near Dyess AFB

Barbecue Places

5. Betty Rose's Little Brisket

3934 Catclaw Dr. Abilene, TX 79606


: 1 (325) 698-8000 Betty Rose's Little Brisket was voted one of the top 50 best barbecue spots in all of Texas, so if you’re looking for some delicious local barbecue make sure to stop by.

6. Texas Cowboy BBQ

1881 N Treadaway Blvd. Abilene, TX 79601


: 1 (325) 268-4243 Texas Cowboy BBQ offers guests burgers, barbecue sandwiches, barbecue plates, loaded barbecue baked potatoes, kids plates, and several mouth-watering sides to pick from.

Mexican Restaurants in Abilene, TX

7. Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant

4782 S 14th St. Abilene, TX 79605


: 1 (325) 692-4776 Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant offers reasonably priced Tex-Mex, handcrafted margaritas and cocktails, and traditional desserts.

8. Armando's Mexican Food

2549 S. 1st St. Abilene, TX 79605


: 1 (325) 670-0977 Armando's Mexican Food boasts traditional Mexican dishes, such as menudo, street tacos, elote, and more. Steak and Seafood Near Dyess AFB

Steak and Seafood

9. Lytle Land & Cattle Company

1150 E South 11th St. Abilene, TX 79602


: 1 (325) 677-1925 Lytle Land & Cattle Company offers guests mesquite-fired steaks and seafood, as well as a full bar and live music.

10. Texas Roadhouse

1381 S Danville Dr Abilene, TX 79605


: 1 (325) 690-0145 You can’t go wrong with one of Texas Roadhouse's famous steaks, mouth watering ribs, large sides, or any of their other signature menu options.

11. Outback Steakhouse

4142 Ridgemont Dr Abilene, TX 79606


: 1 (325) 692-7177 Get the taste of the outback right here in Abilene. Locals keep coming back for their prompt and courteous wait staff.

12. The Taylor County Taphouse

4002 Catclaw Dr. Abilene, TX 79606


: 1 (325) 704-2500 The Taylor County Taphouse boasts a made-from-scratch menu and specializes in what they refer to as “Texas comfort food.”

13. Copper Creek Restaurant

4401 Loop 322 Abilene, TX 79602


: 1 (325) 692-4424 Copper Creek Restaurant is a fine dining restaurant. Guests’ favorites include the crab cakes, the calamari and cactus, and the 30-day-aged ribeye. Asian Cuisine Near Dyess AFB

Asian Cuisine

14. Tokyo Asia Fusion

1441 S Danville Dr Abilene, TX 79605


: 1 (325) 691-1123 Tokyo Asia Fusion offers diners sushi options and hibachi entrees.

15. Buffet Asia

3366 John Knox Dr. Abilene, TX 79606


: 1 (325) 698-8888 Buffet Asia is sure to have all of your favorites: egg rolls, spring rolls, fried wontons, Kung Pao Chicken, Szechuan Beef, and a whole lot more.

16. Krua Thai Restaurant

790 S. Leggett Dr. Abilene, TX 79605


: 1 (325) 701-9954 Krua Thai Restaurant boasts a large menu. Whatever your favorite Thai dishes are, Krua Thai Restaurant is sure to have what you’re looking for.

17. Szechuan

3425 S. 1st St. Abilene, TX 79605


: 1 (325) 673-9100 Szechuan has won “Best Oriental Food” and “Best All Around Restaurant,” so if you are craving unique Chinese cuisine make sure to give Szechuan a try. Burger Shops Near Dyess AFB

Burger Shops

18. Heff's Burgers

1902 Antilley Rd. Abilene, TX 79606


: 1 (325) 691-1930 Heff's Burgers was voted “Best Burger” 8 years in a row. Drop by and try their signature burger, “The Heff’s Burger,” or one of their other creative burger concoctions.

19. Lucy's Big Burgers

3110 S. 27th St. Abilene, TX 79605


: 1 (325) 677-5829 Lucy's Big Burgers offers guests USDA certified burgers, as well as loaded fries and tots.  Italian Cuisine Near Dyess AFB

Italian Cuisine

20. Luigi's Little Italy

1417 S Danville Dr. Abilene, TX 79605


: 1 (325) 692-8117 Luigi's Little Italy first opened in 2006 and continues to dish out class Italian cuisine to locals. Make sure to try their lobster ravioli or their baked sampler platter.

21. Joe's Pasta & Pizza

1102 S Treadaway Blvd. Abilene, TX 79602


: 1 (325) 673-9956 Joe's Pasta & Pizza offers specialty pizzas and pastas, as well as “pizza bowls” for those looking for a low carb option.

22. Brick Oven Pizza Co. of Abilene

4714 S. 14th St. Abilene, TX 79605


: 1 (325) 691-5303 Brick Oven Pizza Co. of Abilene prepares all of their pizzas fresh and in stone hearth ovens.


We hope that you and your family enjoy some of these restaurants that made our list. These restaurants represent local favorites, but they are just a few of the many food options around Dyess AFB, so make sure to do some exploring of your own and see what kind of great, local food spots you can find.




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