Wanting to give the people of Texarkana a special breakfast eatery, Micah and Heather McBay opened The Breakfast Table in 2014. Offering guests a tasty array of home-style Southern dishes made from scratch, this café will suit a variety of tastes from meat lovers to vegetarians to those with a sweet craving. Within a warm and inviting space, diners can feast upon enticing options such as biscuits topped with homemade sausage gravy, waffles in classic, chocolate chips, pecans, and cinnamon sugar varieties, and grits topped with bacon, cheddar, seasonings, chives, and a fried egg. Mouthwatering baked goods, including sourdough cinnamon rolls and muffins, are also available.
Joe’s Pizza and Pasta is a must-try for anyone who’s looking for delicious Italian cuisine. Located downtown in the Arts and Historic District, Joe’s delights customers with its varied menu that is sure to please many tastes from carnivores to vegetarians. Within a warm and inviting environment, diners can savor items such as the shrimp tortellini with shrimp, butter, garlic, and sherry wine in a pink sauce and the classic spaghetti with choice of sauce. The menu also includes a variety of subs and pizzas with one highlight being the lasagna pizza topped with ricotta, mozzarella, ground beef, plus marinara sauce. A children’s menu is also available for the littlest diners.
Joe’s Pizza & Pasta, 422 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, AR, USA, +1 870 773 1992
Old Tyme Burger Shoppe serves up a host of American dishes sure to sate the greatest of appetites. Open every day (hours vary), this burger joint offers guests not only a variety of juicy burgers but also a great selection of breakfast items, including savory and sweet options, sandwiches, entrées, and complementary side dishes, such as spicy fries and onion rings. Notable options include the double cheeseburger; the Randy burger with grilled bell peppers and onions; and the hearty chicken fried steak. This friendly haunt also features daily lunch specials along with delicious sweet treats, including cream pies.
Old Tyme Burger Shoppe, 1205 Arkansas Blvd., Texarkana, AR, USA, +1 870 772 5775
A local favorite, TLC Burgers and Fries is a beloved downtown burger joint that should be on anyone’s must-try list. A fast-casual joint that only accepts cash, this lunchtime establishment, open Monday through Saturday, serves some of the tastiest and juiciest burgers around. One favored option is the chili burger topped with jalapeños and pepper jack cheese. Complementary sides, such as fresh cut fries topped with Red River Sand (a special seasoning), beverages, and sweet edibles are also available.
TLC Burgers & Fries, 201 E. Broad St., Texarkana, AR, USA, +1 870 773 9316