5 Must-Try East Texas Restaurants

Two containers of takeout Chinese food

When you need a break from cooking but you’re tired of ordering pizza, it’s time to freshen up your dinner routine. How about tempting your whole family with some of the best takeout from popular East Texas restaurants? If you haven’t given these eateries a try, add them to your list of options. And next time you get asked the dreaded question: “What’s for dinner?” … consult this list first.

Queen St Grille

Located at 400 North Queen Street, inside the Redlands Hotel, Queen St Grille serves up a variety of tantalizing American dishes. Lighter appetites will be satisfied with the array of salads and sandwiches, while heartier menu items include pasta, steak, and seafood. You can place your order online for speedy pickup. One reviewer proclaims the food here “without a doubt, the best American cuisine in Palestine, Texas.”

Switch Brick Oven Pizzeria and Wine Bar

Open for curbside pickup and select delivery inside the loop, Switch is located at 1615 South Royall Street in Palestine. Diners rave over the authentic Italian menu selections like their signature Neopolitan-style pizza. Made with imported Italian flour and baked in a woodstone oven, this pie is a world away from your local delivery. They also offer a variety of pasta entrées as well as fresh, seasonal salads.

Little Mexico

When a craving for Mexican food strikes, you can’t go wrong with a call-in order at Little Mexico! This local gem is located at 2025 West Oak Street in Palestine, and it’s serving up all of your traditional favorites. Nachos, tacos, burritos, and dinner combinations will delight any appetite. Hot off the grill, juicy and flavorful chicken and carne asada stars in fajitas and quesadillas. Enchiladas and tamales round out the menu of fresh and tasty dishes.

Asian City

This Chinese and Japanese hibachi grill restaurant is located at 2018 Crockett Road. Popular for its consistent food quality and value, Asian City will fast become your favorite way to appease your taste for Far East cuisine. The sushi menu features fresh rolls and sashimi, while hibachi dinners give you a choice of chicken, steak, and shrimp plus rice, veggies, soup, and salad. The Chinese menu has popular dishes like sweet and sour chicken, beef with broccoli, and lo mein with your choice of protein or vegetables.

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Old Magnolia

Palestine’s favorite sandwich shop, Old Magnolia, is located at 120 West Oak Street in historic downtown Palestine. They serve more than just outstanding sandwiches – more than 20 different types of them. Old Magnolia’s to-go menu features fresh and hearty salads, wraps, soups of the day, and baked potatoes with deliciously different toppings. Old Magnolia prides itself on making every order fresh with only the highest-quality ingredients available. Takeout from this spot is always delicious for a satisfying lunch or light dinner.

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