Where To Eat

where to eat in palestine tx
All restaurants listed in alphabetical order by section, not by order of recommendation–I recommend all of them, that’s why they’re listed here! 🙂


Bird’s Egg Cafe – 1605 W Palestine Ave   (903) 729-6891 – Local favorite serving classic American breakfast 6am-10:30am. Located in front of the Best Western. Also Brunch on Sundays!
Denny’s – West Oak Street, Palestine, TX


Old Magnolia Sandwich Shop – 120 W Oak St – (903) 729-4410 – Sandwiches, Soups, Baked Potatoes, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Homemade Desserts. Shop the antique booths after lunch.
Oxbow Bakery & Antiques – 215 E. Crawford Street –  903-723-5100 – Possibly the best pie you’ve ever had! Enjoy a slice of homemade pie with a cup of fresh coffee and the Chef’s special lunch in Old Town Palestine, Then Shop the antique mall filled with antiques & collectibles. Closed Monday. Delicious pies include: Strawberry, coconut Meringue, Chocolate Meringue, Pineapple Meringue, Buttermilk, Buttermilk Pecan, “Old Town” Buttermilk, Chocolate Pecan, Cherry, Banana Blueberry, Lemon IceBox, Cheesecake. Will occasionally have specialty cake flavors and brownies.
Taqueria San Luis – 700 W Oak St – Started out as a food truck and has now expanded with an inside dining room. The chicken tacos are incredible, cheap and fast! Another office favorite is bean & cheese gorditas. Mmm!
Taco Casa- W Oak St – quick, fresh and cheap bite for lunch!
Chip’s Burger Village – Palestine Ave. – Burgers, fries, chicken, shakes and chip’s chips! What’s not to love!


Applebee’s –  2225 Texas 256 Loop – (903) 729-8888 – Offering Late night Specials, traditional American-style variety of food and a full bar. Open 10:30am-2am.
El Toro Tex-Mex – 2111 Texas 256 Loop  – Serving up the best in classic Tex-Mex dishes for more than 50 years, El Toro has created a loyal fan following within the community. Great margaritas, cold beer, fresh tortillas and more! A Saturday night staple in Palestine.
Giovannis Restorante Italiano -2027 W Oak St – Italian Restaurant with all the Italian Classics. BYOB for a nice evening with your significant other.
Pint and Barrel Drafthouse – 302 E Crawford – An awesome place to hang out, have excellent food (must try the fried green tomatoes!) and a large selection of craft beer on draft.
Red Fire Grille  (in the Redlands) – 400 North Queen  -A Seafood & Steakhouse from Executive Chef Christian Mailloux, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York. With the chef’s extensive knowledge of wine and food pairing, Red Fire Grille is committed to sourcing the region’s finest ingredients,
preparing an evolving menu and offering the perfect wine complement. Now serving lunch on select days, check their website for hours.
Sabor A Pasion – 110 An County Road 406 – (903) 729-9500 – Chef Simon Webster will create a treat for you! A typical menu includes an assortment of starters, entrees, sides and desserts that are market fresh and change regularly. Garden-Fresh Salads, Handmade Pasta, Lamb Chops, Rib Eye Steaks, Fresh Fish. The Pavlova is a must have! Reservation only. Call to plan your perfect evening!
Switch Brick Oven Pizza – 1615 S Royall St – (903) 729-7700 -“Fancy pizza” and wine bar. A fun change from the typical pizza and Italian food! Amazing pasta. Cheescake Factory Cheescake, too!

OTHER – desserts, drinks & more

Cream n Coffee   – 126 Crockett Rd – Palestine’s gourmet coffee drive-thru, an incredibly friendly experience, along with an exceptional cup of coffee, made by expert barista’s. Offering a full line of coffee and espresso drinks, as well as, smoothies, chai teas, hot tea’s, hot chocolate’s, creamsicles, and Italian sodas.
located at 126 Crockett Rd, diagonal across from Kroger’s. Open Sat 7am-6pm
Oxbow Bakery & Antiques – 215 E. Crawford Street –  903-723-5100 – Possibly the best pie you’ve ever had! Enjoy a slice of homemade pie with a cup of fresh coffee in Olde Town Palestine.
Peace of Ice –  207 Village St. –  (903) 948-0856 – Drive-thru Shaved Ice, Ice Blended Coffee and Smoothies made quickly and conveniently while you wait comfortably in your vehicle. Boasting classic flavors as well as interesting mix of new flavors such as pickle juice, carmel corn, spicy apple and campfire marshmellow. Open 12pm-8pm