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Beaumont, Texas is an incredible destination, near the Louisiana border, packed with outdoor activities, a deep history in the oil industry, world-class museums and some of the best restaurants. These are some of the most popular restaurants in the area.
All of them are serving up good food and a good time. Most are located in or very near downtown Beaumont making it easy to visit while you’re in the area.
I’m sharing the restaurants I’ve personally tried and enjoyed. Next time I get back to Beaumont I hope to add Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp to this list.
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Places to Eat in Beaumont Texas
Katharine & Co
Katharine & Company, located in the historic Mildred Building in Beaumont, is a gourmet restaurant that serves some of the best food throughout the week.
The menu includes fresh salads, homemade soups, house-made sandwiches, and from-scratch desserts, as well as beer and wines.
New York Pizza & Pasta
Pizza and pasta barely begins to describe what you’ll find on the vast menu at New York Pizza & Pasta.
Have a hankering for fried calamari? Mediterranean salad? Ribeye steak? Salmon fillet? Shrimp Modo Mio?
They’ve got all the gourmet Italian eats to satisfy every palate. They pride themselves in their Old-World cooking style, making dinner here an unhurried, quality experience.
Rao’s Bakery brings the sweet taste of Italy to Beaumont, Texas. They are famous for their Mardi Gras King Cakes that they ship out all throughout the United States.
They were also the first in Texas to produce and sell Gelato, Italian ice cream. Rao’s is a great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and of course a delicious variety of pastries, cakes, and desserts of many kinds.
J. Wilson’s is known around Beaumont for its attention to detail. Fresh ingredients, carefully crafted in house, adorn every plate.
Fried shrimp, flank steak, stuffed chicken breast… everything is served like artwork on cast iron plates. J. Wilson’s has a great bar menu and offers brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Tacos La Bamba
Tacos La Bamba offers up typical Mexican food. Not the kind you might find up north in my neck of the woods, mind you.
But the authentic Mexican eats that take Taco Tuesday (and everyday) to a whole new level at a great price. They even offer breakfast tacos! Burritos, enchiladas, tostadas, and more can be found at this Tex-Mex restaurant.
Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant
Visit Carmela’s for traditional Mexican cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The menu includes all your favorite Mexican food options like flautas latinas, enchiladas, and classic tacos. Let me recommend Carmela’s famous fajitas!
For burgers the way they’re supposed to be made, visit Willy Burger.
Every day, the people at Willy’s take a large slab of angus beef and grind it, form it into patties, and grill up the perfect burger, all while you watch from your bar stool.
Even the onion rings are made from scratch to order. Wash all that delicious down with a malt or a shake. Your taste buds will thank you.
This is the perfect stop for lunch and if you’re in a hurry you can place your order online.
Floyd’s Cajun Seafood Company
Floyds fuses Texas and its Louisiana neighbor with its southern hospitality and cajun way of life. The Floyds of Floyds have perfected their passion: the Crawfish, committing their lives to finding just the right flavor combinations to wow even the harshest critic. If you enjoy oysters you absolutely must try their famous Oyster Nachos. Happy hour is offered Monday-Friday
Struggle Street Brewing Company
Crafting their own beer right in Beaumont, Texas, Struggle Street Brewing Company is proud to be Texan. Stop in to try out their beer on tap. Their creativity keeps the tap options exciting.
Check out their menu for a thorough list of the beer they offer from various breweries as well as what they make in house.