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The argument begins with a simple question: "what do you want to eat?" Why is it when we decide to go out to eat, it often morphs from a simple question to a minor heated argument? Today I have a remedy, and at the same time, you'll be supporting local businesses in Abilene.

In downtown Abilene, Texas, by golly America, there is a whole new world sprouting up. These additions are breathing new life into downtown Abilene, bringing in gift shops, clothing stores, breweries, bars and restaurants. Allow me to add that these restaurants are incredible.

LOOK: These Awesome Restaurants are all in the Downtown Are of Abilene

Abilene's downtown area has grown like crazy and restaurants are popping up everywhere. The best part about all of this is that they're not franchises but locally-owned, mom-and-pop shops. So when one dines in downtown Abilene you are indeed supporting Abilene and our local economy.

Here's a rundown of the restaurants in downtown Abilene that are in the photo gallery above. If I missed one please let me know and comment below.

These are some of Abilene's downtown restaurants (click the name for their website).

So next time you're hungry and in the mood for a burger, Mexican food, Italian food, a sandwich, something vegan, or whatever your heart desires, look no further than downtown Abilene.

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