Jefferson is a city in Marion County in northeastern Texas, United States. The population was 2,024 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Marion County, Texas, and is situated in East Texas. The city is a tourism center, with popular attractions including: Jay Gould's Railroad car, the Sterne Fountain, Jefferson Carnegie Library, Excelsior House, the House of the Four Seasons, and the bayous formed by Big Cypress Bayou located in and around the city.
Things to do in Jefferson
4.5 based on 261 reviews
Stopped by for lunch while walking around Jefferson this past weekend. Order the Swamp Fries - fresh cut fries covered with brisket, cheese, onions & jalapenos. Pretty damn good. The place was quite busy for a Saturday afternoon and a lot of people eating BBQ.
4 based on 285 reviews
When I was 8 I invented what I called a "Kornbread Sandwich". Many years later my Mom and I opened up a pie shop and restaurant and we slowly introduced my creation after tweaking the recipe for our cornbread. It's become an addictive addition to our historic small town and we love to see the faces of our guests eating it for the first time. Come on in and try it. It's not your Mama's cornbread!
Let me say I have never had a cornbread sandwich before but I will definitely stop here again.
I had the Pastrami & Provolone cheese sandwich which topped with mayo, onion and tomato served between two slices of jalapeño cornbread. The cornbread had great texture and flavor. The sandwich served warm was evenly heated with chips on the side.
Service was fast and the wait staff friendly.
4.5 based on 125 reviews
Located in a 1890's home. White tablecloths and silverplate flatware. Menu changes seasonally with daily specials. Chef owned, since 1984. Casual attire. Men asked to remove their hats before being seated.Fresh seafood, rack of lamb, venison and veal dishes occasionally. Please see out Facebook page for nightly specials.
Easy going casual southern atmosphere with French-inspired cuisine.... at reasonable prices. A real find. Great for a romantic/special occasion or just a top-notch weekday meal. Fancy dress not required.
Extensive wine list if that’s your thing.
I had the escargot with puff pastry as an appetizer and the shrimp and lump crab with risotto as an entree. Both were sizzling hot and as good or better than you’ll anywhere.
The restaurant is in a historic home with wood floors and high ceilings.
4.5 based on 32 reviews
Home cooking with an assortments of gifts, lotions, soaps, candy, homemade fudge and cinnamon glazed nuts! We have kitchen gadgets that can't be found anywhere else and entire wall of jellies, jams and preserves. We also carry Kerusso t-shirts for the entire family. Come take a trip back in time through our 97% refurbished barn wood interior and our welcoming demeanor!
After a weekend spent in Jefferson eating some pretty mediocre food, I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The staff was friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was fantastic, and the food was delicious and incredibly well priced. Four of us ate breakfast here and everyone got something different, from bacon and eggs to biscuits and gravy to pancakes, and we were all happy with our meals. Definitely the best breakfast spot in town.
3.5 based on 19 reviews
The facility was newer and clean. The service was average. We had chicken strips and they were obviously prepared when we ordered them. They were hot, fresh and good. The iced tea was very good and seemed freshly made. It was a typical Dairy Queen but overall we left very satisfied.
4.5 based on 248 reviews
In Texas, quantity often gets higher priority than quality. But the Austin Street Bistro knocked my socks off with its quality ! Homemade, original recipes using the freshest local ingredients. Every bite was a treasure. On top of that, the atmosphere was peaceful and romantic, and the service was friendly. Great find, and by far the best meal I had in Jefferson.
4 based on 331 reviews
Looks like a dive, and I guess it is: but a lovable, quirky one with decent food, great beer, and kind friendly service.
4.5 based on 103 reviews
Smoke Free in an Olde World Setting. Wines and Craft Beer from around the world accompanied with great steaks and fine food. Live entertainment and Mixed Drinks.
Had a great dinner here ! Reviewed on TA and made the decision to stop in for dinner. Within walking distance of our B&B. Great choice! No live band as advertised but the service was great and the food delicious. Highly recommend.
4.5 based on 83 reviews
If you are ever in Jefferson...
Stop in at Bulldogs for some very well seasoned delicious food ...
The owner is VERY friendly ....He welcomes you in tells you to help yourself to beverages..which is set up on the left as you walk in ....
Menus and silverware already set up on the table ....A wide selection of pizza ,pasta and a variety of other food ....
So far we have tried the spaghetti w/meat sauce,vegetable lasagna ,the calzone made the way YOU like it ....The calzone My husband had onions , mushrooms and beef ...It was all so good that night we went the second night ....He had another calzone ...This time with chicken, mushrooms and peppers ....
Everything we had was seasoned PERFECT
Bulldogs Pizza is a must try ......
Plus they stay open later than a lot of the other places in Jefferson....
Awesome Food !!!!!!
4 based on 102 reviews
We ended up in Jefferson while camping at Caddo Lake State Park. The cafe has a good breakfast menu with lots of choices but we went simple with the senior breakfast. Great deal. Real eggs with nice whole wheat bread and bacon. Coffee was hot n fresh. Service was fast and pleasant.
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