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Eat & Drink

Food and drinks so good you’ll come back for seconds. 

Learn about the variety of restaurants located throughout Jefferson ranging from fine-dining options to casual cuisine. Enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences at any of our restaurants with well-chosen wines, impeccable service, and lively atmospheres. Treat your taste buds to a delicious trip through Jefferson. Try Cajun-style seafood, melt in your mouth BBQ, or savory farm-to-table recipes used throughout several restaurants. Thirsty? Drink an old-fashioned Root Beer Float, 5 cent Coffee, or various Soda fountain drinks.


• Restaurants • 


Auntie Skinner’s Riverboat Club Restaurant & Bar

Celebrate the Old West with prime seasoned steaks, juicy hamburgers, succulent seafood and a custom shrimp jammers. Set in a living museum of frontier artifacts such as Three Double Doors, beautiful fan windows,  and Jefferson’s Calling Card the “King of Spades” above the back wall.

Open For: Lunch, Dinner

Attire: Casual

Reservations: Not required

Dates of Operation: Sunday – Thursday  11am – 11pm; Friday – Saturday  11am- 2am   Live entertainment on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights

Phone: 903-665-7121

Address: 107 W. Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657

Website: www.facebook.com/AuntieSkinners

Austin Street Bistro

Hip, lively restaurant turning out Italian classics in rustic yet elegant surrounds. A high-end service restaurant featuring Italian cuisine & a long wine list in a patio-like space.

Open For: Lunch, Dinner

Attire: Casual

Reservations: Not required

Dates of Operation: Tuesday – Thursday  11am – 8pm; Friday – Saturday  11am- 9pm

Phone: 903-665-9700

Address: 117 E. Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657

Website:  www.austinstreetbistro.com

Bayou Bakery and Cafe

Since our first day the Bayou Bakery & Deli set out to be the best bakery in Jefferson and surrounding areas. Offering an unmatched level of product day in and day out the Bayou Bakery & Deli continues to be the locals favorite, and local restaurants chosen baker.

Phone: 903-665-2253

Facebook: @BayouBakeryandCafe

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Thursday  6am – 2pm; Friday & Saturday 6am – 3pm; Sunday  6am – 2pm

Open year round

Big Ellis BBQ

Phone: 903-665-8883

Address: 302 Saint John St. Jefferson, TX 75657

Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 11am – 6pm. Friday – Saturday – 11am – 7pm.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/bigellisbbq/?ref=nf

Bulldog Pizza

Bulldog Pizza serves an extensive menu, featuring its signature eggplant pizza, and a variety of appetizers, salads, subs and hot Italian entrees.

Open For: Lunch, Dinner

Attire: Casual

Reservations: Not required

Hours: Monday – Saturday  11am – 9pm; Sunday  5pm- 8:30pm

Phone: 903-665-9499

Address: 603 E. Broadway, Jefferson, TX 75657

Website:  www.facebook.com/BulldogPizza

Diamond "B" - The Franchise

Cajun and Creole Restaurant. Weekends – “Live” Entertainment!

Hours: Wednesday – Thursday 11 AM – 9 PM, Friday – Sunday 11 AM – 2 AM

Phone: 903.665.9200

Address: 124 E. Austin, Jefferson, TX 75657

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diamond-B-the-Franchise/457727057643699 


Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant

Serving lunch, happy hour and dinner. Mexican specialties, nachos, seafood, burgers, salads and kids menu. Full bar open from 11 a.m. until late.

Open For: Lunch, Dinner

Attire: Casual

Reservations: Not required

Dates of Operation: Sunday – Thursday  11am – 9pm; Friday – Saturday  11am- 10pm

Phone: 903-665-6407

Address: 400 S. Walcott, Jefferson, TX 75657

Website:  www.donjuansmex.com

Java Dave's

Dates of Operation: Sunday – Thursday 7am – 6pm; Friday & Saturday 7am – 11pm.

Phone: 903-601-4434

Address: 123 W. Austin St., Jefferson, TX 75657

Website:  javadavescoffee.com


Jefferson’s Old Fashion Hamburger Store 

Modern, casual joint serving freshly ground craft burgers, the “Jeffersonuletta” muffaletta, and even the Famous “Markos” Ham Sandwich.

Open For: Lunch, Dinner

Attire: Casual

Reservations: Not required

Dates of Operation: Monday – Sunday  10:30am – 8:15pm

Phone: 903-665-8302

Address: 101 S Market St, Jefferson, TX 75657

Website:  www.facebook.com/Jeffersons-Old-Fashioned-Hamburger-Store

Joseph’s Riverport Barbecue

Old fashioned BBQ joint featuring Texas Style smoked meats. Joseph’s Riverport BBQ is named one of the “Top 50 Best BBQ Joints” in Texas Monthly. 

Open For: Lunch, Dinner

Attire: Casual

Reservations: Not required

Dates of Operation: Tuesday – Thursday  11am – 6pm; Friday – Saturday  11am- 7pm; Sunday 11am – 2pm

Phone: 903-665-2341

Address: 201 N. Polk Street, Jefferson, TX 75657

Website:  www.facebook.com/RiverportBBQ

Kitt's Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar 

From the moment you place an order your foot won’t stop tapping until a server brings your tray of food. Why? Because you’re so anxious to get those warm, crisp-edged kornbread sandwiches. Kitt’s should get an award for its sweet, zesty jalapeño kornbread. Hand-cut into squares, it’s slightly browned on the bottom, not a bit crumbly, and a little bit sweet—no added butter needed.

Open For: Lunch

Attire: Casual

Reservations: Not required

Dates of Operation: Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm; Saturday  11am- 5pm; Sunday 12pm – 3pm

Phone: 903-665-0505

Address: 125 N. Polk Street, Jefferson, TX 75657

Website:  http://www.kittskornbread.com/

Lamache’s Italian Restaurant

Nestled inside the Historic Jefferson Hotel, in the heart of downtown. The cuisine is stylish and contemporary, the flavor authentically Italian.

Open For: Lunch, Dinner

Specials: Thursdays all-you-can-eat spaghetti for $8.99 per person

Attire: Casual

Reservations: Not required but recommended

Dates of Operation: Thursday  5pm – 8pm; Friday – Saturday  11am- 9pm

Phone: 903-665-6177

Address: 124 W. Austin Street, Jefferson, TX 75657

Website:  www.facebook.com/Lamaches

Lil Mama's Kitchen

Daily Specials • Grill • “Soup of the Day”, “Chili” Homemade Pies & Cakes. Call ahead for our order to go! 

Dates of Operation:  Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM.

Phone: 903-655-8099

Address: 403 W. Broadway, Jefferson, TX 75657

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lil-Mamas-Kitchen/186186624816602 

McGarity Saloon Restaurant & Bar

208 W. Dallas St.

Jefferson, TX 75657


Happy Hour–Thursday – Friday 4 – 6 PM

Thursday 4 – 10 PM

Friday & Saturday — 4 PM – 12 AM

Sunday Brunch 11 AM – 3PM

Port Jefferson Outpost LLC

Come experience the nostalgia and charm of Port Jefferson Outpost LLC. Old Fashion Candy, Ice Cream, Fudge, Coffee and so much more! We’re waiting for you!

Trying to satisfy a sweet tooth?  Melt-in-your-mouth is the only way to describe these luxurious almonds bursting with flavor complemented by a heavy coating of rich milk chocolate.

Phone: 903-665-8881

Facebook: @jeffersonfudge

Hours of Operation: Monday  7am – 5pm

Patio Pizza & Subs

Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches, Salads & Desserts. Will Deliver!

Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday 10AM -10PM

Address: 101 N Polk St., Jefferson, TX 75657

Phone: 903-601-5075

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pizzalovers3/ 

Stillwater Inn

Address: 203 E. Broadway Jefferson, TX 75657

Phone: 903-665-8415

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Since 1984, the Stillwater Inn has been offering East Texans and visitors to Jefferson an ambitious fare, not previously seen in area restaurants. Grilled breast of duck, Colorado lamb rack, fresh seafood options such as Alaskan halibut, salmon and Dover sole have distinguished the seasonally changing menu. In addition, center cut steaks and filets have always been a mainstay.

Fine dining. Reservations Recommended

The Black Swan

Address: 210 W. Austin, Jefferson, TX 75657

Phone: 903-665-7023

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Cafe & Wine Bar is open for to the public on special event weekends (and available for private events).

Wine, Beer, Specialty drinks & Exceptional Food.  Located in the downtown Riverfront District, this 1904 home is open to enjoy the quaint bar, parlor, porch & back deck.  Also available for private events and dinners.

The Franchise Cajun Restaurant & Sports Bar

Address: 124 E Austin St., Jefferson, Texas

Phone: (903) 665-9200

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Wed: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Thu: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 2:00 am

Sun: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Jefferson’s only cajun spot with Great Food, Music and people!! Enjoy any broadcasted Sporting Event, Live Music, Entertainment and Dancing!!

Our contemporary dining room, modern facilities and welcoming atmosphere offer an exceptional dining experience. On our menu you will find a unique mix of classic dishes and seasonal specialties that are guaranteed to please even the most discerning palate.

The KnightLight Tavern

Address: 202 N. Walnut, Jefferson, TX 75657

Phone: 903-665-8546

Hours: Closed Sunday & Monday.  Open Wednesday- Friday 5 – 10 PM, Saturday 11:30 AM – 11:30PM

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“Olde World Restaurant”  “Smoke Free”  A unique dining experience with entertainment on select nights.  We offer Steaks, Seafood, Burgers, Salads, Appetizers, Gumbo, Stone Baked Pizza.  Craft Beers and Wines from around the world.  Wine tasting and cocktails.  Setting is a recently renovated building with brick and natural wood ceilings.  It has a wine bar with side seating and tables and the main dining hall features the “Lionheart Stage” for entertainment, movies, music comedy and plays.  

The Whistle Stop

Casual Dining, Seafood, Steaks, Hamburgers. 

Address: 121 W. Austin St. Jefferson, TX 75657

Hours: Thursday 11 – 7pm; Friday – Saturday 11 – 8pm; Sunday 11 – 3pm.

Phone: 903-601-4456

Website: https://www.facebook.com/whistlestopjefferson/?ref=nf

• Fast Foods •

Brookshire’s Bakery & Deli

404 E. Broadway. (State Hwy 49)

Take out deli. Open daily.


Dairy Queen

403 S. Walcott. (US Hwy. 59).

Open daily. 8 AM – 10 PM.



109 S. Walcott.(US Hwy 59)

Open daily.



203 S. Walcott (US Hwy 59)

Open daily.


Star Donuts

106 N. Walcott. (US Hwy 59) Donuts,

croissants, kolaches, etc.

Monday – Sunday 5 AM – Noon. 903.665.8941


201 S. Walcott (US Hwy 59)

Monday – Friday 7 AM – 10:30 PM. Saturday & Sunday 8 AM – 10 PM.