In a city that's known for its large amount of restaurants, there's not a day that goes by that someone doesn't say "I wish we had _____ to eat here in Abilene".

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It seems that the restaurants we use in that sentence are always the same, so I thought I'd compile a list of restaurants that we wish we had here in Abilene. I also posted this question on Facebook and got quite a few responses. So, if I missed yours, please shoot me an email so I can get it added to this list.

Who knows, maybe if we get enough people talking about these places, then we can stir up enough interest in getting one built in our area.

If I had to pick just one, that would be a tough call between Waffle House and Dave & Busters. However, since we're playing make-believe, I'll take both. Waffle House for the hash browns and Dave & Busters for all the beer and games.

Restaurants We Wish We Had in the Abilene Area

While all of these big-chain restaurants are great to dream about, don't forget about all of the amazing locally-owned restaurants we have here in the Abilene area. Supporting local is more important than ever.

Also, a couple of the restaurants on this list have been in Abilene before but just couldn't last for one reason or another. As a matter of fact, there are quite a few Abilene area businesses we'd love to see revived, including Harold's BBQ and Mrs. Bairds Bread.

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