The Best Places to Eat in Beaumont, Texas

One of my favorite parts about visiting a destination is the food. Beaumont, Texas did not disappoint with options ranging from Tex Mex to Cajun fusions.

I’m sharing more about the best places to eat at in Beaumont, Texas along with a brewery. You’ll definitely wan to add all of these restaurants to your list!

outdoor dining at Katharine and Company

Katharine and Company

The Mildred Building, 1495 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX

Katharine and Company resides inside the historic Mildred Building.

The Mildred building was named in honor of the daughter of a wealthy oil tycoon, Miles Frank Yount.

Miles’s fortune was a result of the Second Spindletop Oil Boom in 1925. His daughter was once named by TIME magazine as the richest little girl to give you a perspective of his wealth.

The architectural style of the building is Mediterranean Revival that is now a mixed-use space of retail center, three-story apartment building, and garage.

dining at Katharine and Company

Serving lunch only, Katharine and Company uses fresh and seasonal ingredients in their salads, sandwiches, soups, and more.

grilled shrimp po boy and tomato soup at Katharine and Company

I would definitely recommend trying the Grilled shrimp PO Boy.

The sandwich is made with basil-jalapeno tartar sauce, tomatoes & lettuce on french bread. A cup of tomato basil soup is also a wonderful choice.

salad at Katharine and Company

For a great salad, try the pecan parmesan-crusted chicken made with tomatoes, green beans, new potatoes, mixed greens, goat cheese toast & honey mustard dressing.

Janis Joplin lemonade at Katharine and Company

A unique drink to try is the “Janis Joplin” iced tea made with Lemonade and hibiscus sweet tea.

J Wilson's Beaumont Texas

J. Wilson’s Restaurant and Bar

4190 Gladys Ave., Beaumont, Texas

With everything made from scratch, in-house, with the freshest ingredients, J. Wilson’s is self-described as “inappropriately good.”

After you try the “man candy” you’ll understand why.

man candy at J Wilson's Beaumont Texas

The “man candy” is made with slow-smoked pork belly tossed in habanero jelly and it is heavenly!

creamed spinach at J Wilson's Beaumont Texas

We tried the stuffed chicken breast with a side of creamed spinach. It’s made with artichoke and feta stuffed chicken breast topped with a roasted red pepper sauce.

shrimp and grits at J Wilson's Beaumont Texas

The shrimp & grits are another great option to try. The dish has seared gulf shrimp served over their homestead gristmill white grits, gumbo-style roux, and is topped with a farm-fresh egg.

chocolate raspberry bread pudding at J Wilson's

Save room for the white chocolate raspberry bread pudding. It’s definitely worth the extra calories!

King Cake from Rao's Bakery

Sweet stop at Rao’s Bakery

2596 Calder Ave., Beaumont, Texas

With multiple locations around the city, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a local Beaumont favorite that’s the oldest bakery in Southeast Texas. 

pastries at Rao's Bakery in Beaumont Texas

Rao’s Bakery is the King of King Cakes! They sell 8000-12,000 King Cakes each Mardi Gras season. (Beaumont, Texas is a FUN destination for Mardi Gras.)

They also ship around 1000 King Cakes each season in case you are craving one and can’t make it to the bakery. 

cakes at Rao's Bakery in Beaumont Texas

You’ll also find plenty of other pastries, cookies, and delicious cakes to choose from.

Tacos La Bamba

Tacos La Bamba

2005 Calder Ave., Beaumont, Texas

food at Tacos La Bamba

Tacos La Bamba is a wonderful restaurant for flavorful Mexican food surrounded by colorful art at every turn.

art on walls at Tacos La Bamba
Frida art on a table at Tacos La Bamba

During our visit, we got to spend time with super talented local artist, Ines Alvidres.

local artist, Ines Alvidres at Tacos La Bamba

Ines is pictured above behind her table artwork at the restaurant.

food at Tacos La Bamba (1)

I don’t think that you can go wrong with any of the tacos, tortas, or burritos. Don’t forget the guacamole!

Crown Pizza in Beaumont Texas

Crown Pizza

5535 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX

If you enjoy unique and creative pizza, you are in for a treat at Crown Pizza.

mozzarella appetizer at at Crown Pizza

Start your visit with the Golden triangle appetizer. It’s made with hand-cut mozzarella and served deep-fried with a side of their house-made marina.

The specialty pizzas at Crown Pizza were combinations that I wouldn’t have thought to dream up. And I loved every bite!

Crown Pizza Beaumont Texas

We tried the following speciality pizzas.

Mac daddy pizza at Crown Pizza
Mac Daddy

Mac Daddy – macaroni and cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, topped with Flamin’ hot Cheetos.

The Shangri La speciality  pizza at Crown Pizza
The Shangri La

The Shangri La– basil pesto, fresh chopped garlic, shredded mozzarella, fresh cows milk mozzarella, artichoke hearts, pine nuts, and fresh spinach.

Hawaiian Hottie– hand crushed San Marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, Canadian bacon, pineapple, and jalapeños.

Boogie on the Bayou speciality pizza at Crown Pizza
Boogie on the Bayou

Boogie on the Bayou– seasoned cream cheese, mozzarella, Cajun boudin, slivers of Serrano peppers, green onion. Served with a side of house-made jalapeno ranch dressing.

cheeseburger pizza at Crown Pizza
Cheeseburger Pizza

Cheeseburger Pizza -yellow mustard, American cheese, pepper jack cheese, fresh ground Angus beef, chopped onion, dill pickle slices, topped with an order of crispy french fries.

Eat pizza sign at Crown Pizza

Of course, you can go with a more traditional option but why would you want to???

The best scenario is going with a group of people so that you have an excuse to sample a little bit of everything.

I should note that the seating area is pretty small so you may need to take your order to go if you have a large group.

sign for Willy Burger

Willy Burger

5535 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX

Conveniently located next to Crown Pizza, Willy Burger is a great option if you are craving a great burger and other American classics.

Willy Burger

At Willie Burger, they grind their meat every day using USDA Certified Angus Beef in their open concept kitchen. There is a viewing window for guests to see.

They also grill their onions & jalapenos in the bacon grease, which is pretty amazing.

seating area at Willie Burger

The inside of Willy Burger is a modern take on a classic diner.

seating at Willy Burger

There is seating at the counter or at one of the booths.

Airstream at Willy Burger

The most unique seating area at Willy Burger is located inside the Airstream connected to the restaurant.

inside Airstream at Willy Burger

This is a great spot if you have a larger group.

fries at Willy Burger

You will want to add a shake and an order of Parmesan fries to share with your order. Willy’s parmesan fries are made with seasoned thin-cut fries, topped with grated Parmesan and garlic.

burger and fries at Willy Burger

We ordered two unique types of burgers and then split them.

Kung Fu Burger– Burger topped with Asian slaw, 3 strips of crispy bacon, fresh chopped onions, sliced jalapeno peppers, 2 slices of pepper jack cheese and their house made sriracha mayo.

burgers at Willy Burger

Hee Haw Burger – Burger topped with homemade pimento cheese, a fried green tomato, fresh lettuce, 3 strips of crispy bacon, and red pepper jelly.

I’ll also note that Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp is on the other side of Willy’s Burgers. Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp is known for their Mexican and Cajun creole seafood. We ran out of time or we would have tried their grilled boudin quesadillas which were highly recommended.

Amelia Farm and Market

Amelia Farm and Market

8600 Dishman Rd., Beaumont, Texas

Amelia Farm and Market is a wonderful brunch stop with seating options inside and out. They pride themselves on offering pasture-raised and finished meats that are fed a diet free of hormones and antibiotics.

brisket hash at Amelia Farm and Market

The Brisket Hash is a MUST in my opinion. It’s made with an egg prepared to your preference, house smoked brisket, potatoes, bell peppers, onion and a side salad.

chicken and biscuit at Amelia Farm and Market

I also tried the chicken and biscuit. The chicken reminded me of pork tenderloin and it was served with jalapeno gravy which was a nice twist on traditional gravy.

 Amelia Farm and Market

There is a market if you decide that you want to bring some of the delicious jellies and jams home with you.

Carmela's Mexican Restaurant

Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant

3925 Calder Ave., Beaumont, Texas 77706

Mexican food for breakfast? Yes, please! Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant is known for its breakfast tacos and famous queso.

colorful tables at Carmela's Mexican Restaurant

The tables and booths have colorful artwork with scenes inspired by various parts of Mexico.

chips and salsa at Carmela's Mexican Restaurant

We started our breakfast with chips and salsa.

…And I’m totally ok with that!

breakfast at Carmela's Mexican Restaurant
breakfast at Carmela's Mexican Restaurant

You really can’t go wrong with any combination that offers eggs, refried beans, and cheese on top.

Floyd’s Seafood and Steakhouse Seafood and Steakhouse

Floyd’s Seafood and Steakhouse

2290 I-10 S Beaumont, Texas

Floyd’s is a popular restaurant offering Cajun seafood menu options along with steak options too.

appetizer at Floyd’s Seafood and Steakhouse

For appetizers, start with “Floyd’s Bar Trash” made with blackened shrimp and lump crab meat. It’s served with garlic bread and lemon butter.

oysters at Floyd’s Seafood and Steakhouse
oysters at Floyd’s Seafood and Steakhouse

If you are a fan of oysters, you can enjoy them charbroiled or raw.

boudin balls at Floyd’s Seafood and Steakhouse

They also have boudin balls which I first learned about during a visit to Lake Charles, LA who has a Boudin Trail.

What are boudin balls?

Boudin balls are made with pork sausage, rice, and seasoning rolled into balls then deep-fried.

vintage photo at Floyd’s Seafood and Steakhouse
Bub’s Shrimp Platter

We tried the crab crusted Mahi Mahi and Bub’s Shrimp Platter with 4 fried shrimp, 4 grilled shrimp, 2 shrimp en brochette, and 2 crab stuffed shrimp.

Struggle Street Brewing Company

Struggle Street Brewing Company

2140 Calder Ave., Beaumont, Texas

In addition to so many great restaurants, Beaumont has a few breweries worth checking out.

flight at Struggle Street Brewing Company

Full disclosure: I’m not a typical beer drinker but I did find that Struggle Street offered some fun flavors that I would drink again.

Struggle Street Brewing Company

I tried a flight of beer that included Berry Cream, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Hurricane Tart, and Blueberry Slushie.

Struggle Street Brewing Company

I was immediately drawn to the colorful hop shaped light fixtures located throughout the room.

Struggle Street Brewing Company

The brewery is cozy with seating at the bar and a few tables inside. There is also an outside patio.

The hardest part is narrowing down all of your options!

mural at Tacos La Bamba

Which Beaumont Restaurant do you want to visit first?

The hardest part is narrowing down which restaurant that you want to visit first.

Looking for additional things to do in the area during your visit?

Check out all of the family-friendly things to do in Beaumont.

The Best Places to Eat in  Beaumont, Texas

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Beaumont, Texas is only 1 hour from Lake Charles, Louisiana if you want to continue your culinary adventures.

Thanks again to Visit Beaumont for hosting my visit.

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