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by Megan Payne

You’ve found a hidden gem for food enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of culinary delights from authentic Texas BBQ to elegant steaks! The town’s charming eateries provide unique twists on Southern comfort and Tex-Mex cuisine. With its rich cultural history and vibrant food scene, Kilgore is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to savor the true flavors of East Texas. Check out our “Things to Do,” “Where to Eat,” and “Where to Stay” pages to make your dream trip a reality!

• Get your morning started with an easy breakfast from Denny’s. Eggs, bacon and pancakes are the perfect way to start the day!

• Lunch time is always fun! Dine it up at Jack Ryan’s Steak and Chophouse is local spot for fine dining with hearty meals & makes any occasion a special one. Their Chicken Fried Steak is always good!

• Enjoy the nightlife? Go to Zen Kitchen for a variety of Pizza toppings and a full bar! From Expresso Martinis to Meat Lovers Pizza you can find something with any dietary restriction!

• Grab breakfast at The Burrito Shop. They have a wide variety of breakfast but their Kitchen Sink Omelette is a local favorite!

• Head to Brigitta’s Hungarian Restaurant, a cozy spot offering a taste of Hungarian cuisine with a Texan twist.

• Add some fusion dishes to the day with Lava Asian Kitchen. Try out some delicious Sushi including a dragon roll, the cowboy roll and the Kilgore roll!

• Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so enjoy your breakfast at The Circle Cafe. The classic southern breakfast is a great way to fuel up for the fun day ahead!

• After exploring town stop into a local staple. The Charburger Stockade is one of the oldest burger restaurants in East Texas. Bonus that the burgers are made each morning from Clowers Meat Market! Afterwards stop at Charlie’s SnoBalls for a delicious snow cone!

• After spending some time discovering all that Kilgore has to offer, keep the good times going at Kilgore Crawfish & Seafood Restaurant. Order for the family or individually, either way you’ll be eating good!

For more good eating check out the Food & Drink tab. Be sure to share on social media and use #Visitkilgore on all the yummy food you eat!

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