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Food! (a few of our favorites)

Stanleys Famous Barbecue (check their site for events and live music)

“One of the Best BBQ Joints in the World!” by Texas Monthly Magazine

Ranked #2 in top 50 barbecue restaurants in US by Business Insider Magazine

Don Juan on the Square

Classic Mexican food and breakfast tacos

Culture ETX

As seen on Chopped.  Truly homemade, Texas inspired global cuisine.  yes.  Read that again.  We love this place.  May need a reservation on weekends

Finer Dining


One of our Favorites!  A fun, chic and upbeat environment that is beautifully landscaped in the middle of Tyler.  Focused on creating a warm and memorable atmosphere. The Grove is a culmination of experiences brought together by a shared passion for quality ingredients

Prime 102

A top rated steakhouse.  A great place for dry aged steaks and lobster.  Fancy Schmancy in Jeans

Bernard's Mediterranean Restaurant (For those special date nights or fine dining)

Upscale choice for steak, pasta, veal and chicken with a Mediterranean twist

Dakotas  (For those special date nights or fine dining)

Top-Ranked as one of the best steakhouses.  Dakotas ranked one of America's best steak and seafood restaurants, and for good reason.  Their steaks are USDA prime, portions are big and drinks stiff.  Their servers are experienced and professional.  The wine list is carefully designed and drinks are well prepared

The Hole in the Wall

BBQ Hernandez (The ULTIMATE hole in the wall for street tacos and smoked chicken)

The worst part of Wednesdays for my family is the fact that BBQ Hernandez not open on Wednesdays. They are open every other day but only 10am to 5pm.  This is a family favorite to take home.  Warning!  It is definitely a hole in the wall, but one that is super popular with locals

501 S Glenwood blvd Tyler, TX 75702

Taco Bell (This place is magical)

What other place can take the same 7 ingredients and keep rotating in hundreds of different types of meals with them.  We may not have survived college without them

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