The 10 Best Restaurants In Texarkana, Arkansas Charm

The 10 Best Restaurants In Texarkana, Arkansas Charm
Named after Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana, Texarkana is located in both Texas and Arkansas. The culinary scene is varied with many tasty options, ranging from classic American cuisine to comforting Southern classics to flavorful Mexican dishes. We’ve put together a list of some of the delicious finds on the Arkansas side of Texarkana.
Texarkana, Texas and Arkansas sign © Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

The Breakfast Table

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.

The Breakfast Table, 2122 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, AR, USA, +1 903 306 1012

Fat Jack's Oyster & Sports Bar

Bar, Wine, Beer, American, $$$
A friendly, laid back environment makes Fat Jack’s Oyster and Sports Bar a great place to unwind after a long day. Founded in 1985 by Jack Mills, the eponymous, vibrant venue features dancing and other live entertainment alongside many tasty edibles from meat options to seafood dishes. For seafood entrées, guests can choose between oysters on the half shell, peel and eat shrimp, and seafood gumbo to name but a few. For those diners who prefer something meaty, the rib eye steak and the classic cheeseburger are two highlights.
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Hopkins Icehouse

Bar, American, Wine, Beer, $$$
Tucked inside an historic building from the early 1900s is a neighborhood bar known as Hopkins Icehouse. The brainchild of George Dodson and David Jones, this gathering place not only serves up ice-cold brews and cocktails but also a selection of American dishes that will appeal to a wide range of tastes. Choices to note include the Sicilian burger with a choice of a hamburger patty or chicken breast topped with fresh mozzarella, tomato, seasonings, basil, and dijonnaise and the basil cashew chicken sandwich on wheatberry bread with a choice of chips or fresh fruit. Open every day, the joint also hosts many events plus Sunday brunch.
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Joe’s Pizza & Pasta

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

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

Park Place Restaurant

Restaurant, Seafood, French, Dessert
A staple on Texarkana’s culinary scene Park Place Restaurant is a fine-dining treat specializing in mouthwatering steaks and succulent seafood prepared with a French influence. Within a lovely interior perfect for an intimate outing or celebration with family and friends, guests can feast upon everything from appetizers to USDA Prime steaks and seafood to pasta. Excellent choices include the steak au poivre, which is an 8 oz. prime filet mignon with a sauce of black peppercorn, cognac, wine, cream, plus herbs and spices, and the blackened redfish. Tantalizing desserts are available as well, including the favored bananas foster.
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Sue & Carol's Restaurant

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian
A family-owned and operated establishment, Sue and Carol’s Restaurant is a charming restaurant specializing in home-style cuisine. Open for breakfast and lunch, this casual place features a welcoming atmosphere perfect for enjoying a host of comforting dishes. From egg dishes to hot cakes to sandwiches and more, the menu will suit many tastes. Highlights include biscuits and gravy; hamburger steak with grilled onions and brown gravy served with choice of sides, including macaroni and cheese and green beans; and the club sandwich. An array of tasty pies, including chocolate, and other sweet edibles, such as cakes in various flavors, can also be found at Sue and Carol’s.
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Three Chicks Cafe

Cafe, Sandwich Shop, American, Fast Food
Owned and operated by three friends, Three Chicks Café is part of the larger Three Chicks Feed, Seed and Café establishment. A place where customers can pick up feed for their animals or hardware equipment, they can also visit the rustic, charming cafe to sample delicious home-style cooking. Open Monday through Saturday, the menu features breakfast and lunch items that will satisfy any craving. The western omelette with ham, peppers, cheese, and onions and the French toast are two great morning time options, while the lunch crowd can enjoy a variety of burgers made with certified Angus beef, salads, sandwiches, and more. Three Chicks also offers specials plus sweet treats.
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TLC Burgers & Fries

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

Zapata Mexican Grill & Cantina

Restaurant, Mexican, Vegetarian, $$$
Zapata Mexican Grill and Cantina is a lively venue serving flavorful Mexican cuisine. Located downtown, this restaurant is open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, which will appeal to both meat-eaters and vegetarians. Procuring the freshest ingredients available, guests can savor everything from enchiladas to tacos to steaks plus much more. Must-try dishes include the fresh mesquite grilled fish served with Mexican rice, tortilla soup, and guacamole and pico de gallo salad and the marinated skirt steak fajitas. Several desserts, including flan and fried cheesecake, plus many tempting libations, such as the strawberry margarita, are available as well.
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