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Tyler Restaurant News & Headlines

Freebirds World Burrito opns on 5105 South Broadway

Freebirds opened on July 14, 2014 at its location in the building that formerly housed Casa Ole in the Times Square retail center.

Freebirds completely renovated the inside of the building, gave the exterior a whole new look and built two outdoor patios. It is a build-your-own-burrito chain with over 100 locations nationwide.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries in Tyler

Five Guys Burgers & Fries, a restaruant chain that began in Washington, D.C. in 1986, will soon be located at 4510 S. Broadway Ave., in the French Quarter Shopping Center where Dairy Queen previously was located, next to Ken's Pizza. Building renovation is underway, with an opening projected for mid-January 2015. The chain features about 1,200 stores.

Slim Chickens Coming to Tyler

Slim Chickens, a restaruant chain that began in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2003, is coming to Tyler. It will be located at 7925 S. Broadway Ave., in the Broadway Hills Plaza retail center across the street from Buffalo Wild Wings. Construction should start in late September of 2014, and open in February of 2015.

The restaurant has 14 locations in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The menu includes cooked-to-order grilled or fried chicken, salads, wraps and sandwiches, fried pickles, okra, and 15 flavors of dipping sauces.

Steak N Shake

Steak N Shake opened in late August of 2014 on University Boulevard along with Scooter's Coffee Shop and the Republic Icehouse. A second location is planned on South Broadway Avenue just south of Braum's, opening in the spring of 2015.

Taj Mahal Opens

The TaJ Mahal Indian restaurant opened in the fall of 2014 at 5221 S. Broadway Avenue.

Razzoo's Cajun Cafe

Razzoo's Cajun Cafe opened in Tyler in 2014 at 7011 South Broadway Avenue, in front of Target. It offers a wide variety of foods, like the Cajun Combo Skillet, Crawfish Etoufee, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans & Rice and grilled Andouille Sausage served in a cast iron skillet. Freshly shucked Gulf Coast oysters are also a Razzoo's favorite.

The restaurant chain began in the Dallas area, and has now expanded to over 18 locations.

Abuelo's ... the Flavor of Mexico

It has been announced that Abuelo's restaurant will be located in the new Village at Cumberland Park in Tyler. Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in an impressive Mexican courtyard-themed atmosphere. Every dish is made to order from scratch using only the freshest premium ingredients.

An opening date in 2015 is projected for Abuelo's in Tyler.

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches is now open at its new location at 5303 South Broadway, between Brookshires and Walgreens. Started as a small business in 1983 by 19-year old Jimmy John Liautaud, the restaurant chain has expanded to include locations nationwide.

Juls Opens on Old Jacksonville Highway

For more than 10 years, Julian’s has been one of Tyler’s favorite places for food and entertainment. In late 2013, Juls was opened, at 7212 Old Jacksonville Highway.

Juls’ features a spacious main dining room, two private rooms for meetings or large group functions, and a beautiful 5,000 sq. ft. patio open year round with heaters and misters.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Opens in Tyler

Chipotle Mexican Grill is now open on the east side of the Broadway Square Mall at 4751 South Broadway Avenue, Chipotle's first location in East Texas.

The original Chipotle was opened in 1993 in Denver, and has now been expanded to more than 900 locations nationwide.

Its idea is to demonstrate that food served fast doesn't have to be a "fast-food" experience.

Chuy's Mexican Restaurant

Chuy's opened in May, 2011, on 5935 South Broadway in the Fountains of Chimney Rock development, across from Lowe's.

Started in the Barton Springs area of Austin, Chuy's has expanded to become a major player in the Texas restaurant scene, as well as in other states such as Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. We've always enjoyed eating at Chuy's whether it be in Plano, Arlington, Austin or elsewhere ... and we're excited to have a Chuy's closer by, in Tyler! And we love the hubcaps on the ceiling!

Phone Chuy's in Tyler at 903.509.2489

Panera Bread Comes to Tyler

Now open in the Fountains of Chimney Rock development is Panera Bread bakery & cafe, located across the parking lot from Chuy's.

Panera Bread, 5755 South Broadway, phone 903.561.1303

It's crawfish season 2014! Click to learn more about local East Texas sources, online ordering, photos and more

Tyler Restaurants, Cafes, Grills, Delis & Dining

Restaurants and dining ... in Tyler Texas

Tyler offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, grills and other dining venues, from small local eateries to national chain restaurants.

Cuisine choices include traditional American fare, Mexican, Italian, Bar-B-Que, hamburgers, seafood, Asian, and more.

Enjoy our Tyler restaurant reviews, and information on new restaurants opening in the Tyler area including Freebirds World Burrito, Razzoo's Cajun Cafe, Juls, Raising Canes, Chuy's, Chipotle, Panera Bread, Corner Bakery and others.

Plus, don't miss the best of Tyler, like Stanley's Bar-B-Que Restaurant on Beckham Avenue.

Restaurants along Tyler's South Broadway Corridor

  • Panera Bread, 5755 S. Broadway, 903.561.1303
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill East parcel, Broadway Square Mall, 903.534.6266
  • Chuy's Mexican Restaurant 5935 South Broadway, 903.509.2489
  • Freebirds World Burrito 5105 South Broadway,
  • Mooyah Burgers, 4903 South Broadway
  • Olive Garden 5520 S. Broadway Ave., 903.509.3363
  • Outback Restaurant 5704 S. Broadway, 903.509.8193
  • Applebee's Restaurant, Broadway and Rieck Road
  • Ryan's, at Broadway Crossing Shopping Center
  • TGI Friday's Restaurant, South Broadway at Loop 323
  • Clear Springs Texas Seafood, South Broadway near Grande
  • Spring Creek Bar-B-Que, South Broadway, in front of Lowe's
  • On the Border Mexican Grill, South Broadway at Loop 323, next to Broadway Square Mall
  • Cheddar's Casual Cafe, 6701 South Broadway, in front of Wal-Mart
  • Traditions Restaurant & Catering, in the Grande Boulevard Plaza
  • Papacita's Mexican Restaurant, next to Country Inn & Suites
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Bernard Mediterranean Restaurant, 212 Grande Blvd just off Broadway
  • TCBY, next to Courtyard by Marriott, in the South Broadway Shopping Center
  • Jason's Deli, across from Barnes & Noble
  • Einstein Bros Bagels, South Broadway at Loop 323
  • Starbucks
  • The Diner, 7924 S. Broadway
  • Andy's Frozen Custard
  • Fish City Grill, near Macy's Department Store
  • SmashBurger, across the parking lot from Courtyard by Marriott (also at 3314 Troup Highway)
  • Dakota's Steak and Chop House
  • Shogun Japanese Steakhouse (two locations on Broadway)
  • Razzoo's Cajun Cafe, 7011 S. Broadway, in front of Target
  • Raising Canes, S. Broadway just north of Loop 323
Map of restaurants along Tyler's South Broadway Corridor

Restaurants along Tyler's Loop 323 Corridor

  • Jalapeno Tree Restaurant, on Loop 323 near Old Bullard Road, 903.509.0600
  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewery, north parcel of Broadway Square Mall
  • Chili's Grill & Bar, 531 WSW Loop 323, 903.581.7813
  • Razzoo's Cajun Cafe, on South Broadway in front of TargetRazzoo's Cajun Cafe, on South Broadway in front of Target (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)
    Red Lobster Restaurant
  • Mercado's Mexican Restaurant, 2214 WSW Loop 323, between Hwy 155 and Old Jacksonville Highway, 903.534.1754
  • McAlisters Deli, Old Bullard Road across from Broadway Square Mall, 903.939.3300
  • Newk's Express Cafe, Loop 323 SW at Old Jacksonville Hwy, 903.509.4646
  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Loop 323 SW at Old Jacksonville Hwy, 903.939.0510
  • Texas Roadhouse, 2101 E. Southeast Loop 323 near Highway 110, 903.509.0053
  • Cotton Patch Cafe', 322 E. S.E. Loop 323
  • Yamato Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar, 2210 WSW Loop 323
  • Dickie's Barbecue Pit, 1501 W Southwest Loop 323
  • Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q, 1410 SSW Loop 323

Downtown Tyler Restaurants

Other Favorite Tyler Restaurants

  • Corner Bakery Cafe - 3306 Troup Highway, near Loop 323, phone 903.592.0000
  • Coyote Sam's Bar & Grille, 5424 Old Jacksonville Highway, 903.509.4222
  • Villa Montez, 3324 Old Henderson Highway, 903.592.9696
  • The Egg and I, 150 E 9th St at South Broadway, 903.592.3447
  • Sonoma Grill, 5875 Old Bullard Road
  • Chez Bazan French Bakery & Cafe, 5930 Old Bullard Road, locally owned for over 20 years
  • Andy's Frozen Custard, a long-time popular stop on South BroadwayAndy's Frozen Custard, a long-time popular stop on South Broadway (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)
    Taco Bueno on Old Bullard Road near the Mall, and on Loop 323E
  • Salsarita's, 331 Troup Highway
  • Stanley's Bar-B-Cue Restaurant on Beckham Avenue
  • Legends Old-Time Burger Cafe in downtown Bullard
  • The Potpourri House, 3320 Troup Highway
  • Casa Ole, 3701 Troup Highway)
  • Breakers: A Seafood Joint, 5106 Old Bullard Road
  • Bruno's Pizza & Pasta, S. Vine and also on Old Jacksonville Highway
  • La Plazita Mexican Restaurant, 11980 Hwy 64 West
  • Orange Leaf Yogurt, corner of Old Jacksonville Hwy and Loop 323
  • Ganache Cupcakes & Gourmet Baked Goods, 5380 Old Bullard Road in Gateway Towers
  • Oliveto's Restaurant, Troup Square on Troup Highway
  • Genghis Grill, Troup Square on Troup Highway
  • Skyline Cafe at Tyler Pounds Airport
Juls Asian restaurant, Old Jacksonville Highway, near Swann's Furniture and FreshJuls restaurant, Old Jacksonville Highway, near Swann's Furniture and Fresh (TylerTexasOnline staff photo)

Favorite Tyler Restaurants along Old Jacksonvile Highway

  • Coyote Sam's Bar & Grille, 5424 Old Jacksonville Highway, 903.509.4222
  • Bruno's Pizza & Pasta, Old Jacksonville Highway, just north of Loop 49
  • Chicken Express, near Grande Boulevard
  • Juls Restaurant & Cafe, 7212 Old Jacksonville Highway, near Swann's Furniture
  • Jucy's Hamburgers, near Grande Blvd.
  • Gus's Mexican Restaurant ... in Gresham
  • The Stand Hot Dogs & Sausages, in Gresham at 16700 FM 2493 (Old Jacksonville), Suite 1600 ... phone 903.504.3292 or visit them on the web at www.TheStandHotDogs.com

Favorite Tyler Restaurants near Trinity Mother Frances & ETMC

  • Stanley's Bar-B-Que Restaurant on Beckham Avenue
  • Corner Bakery Cafe - south near Troup and Loop 323
  • Salsarita's, south near Troup and Loop 323
  • Catfish King (one block south on Beckham)
  • PaPa John's Pizza (one block south on Beckham)
  • The Potpourri House, south near Troup and Loop 323
  • Oliveto's Restaurant, south near Troup and Loop 323
  • Genghis Grill, south, near Troup and Loop 323
  • The Egg and I, 150 E 9th St at South Broadway
  • Villa Montez, 3324 Old Henderson Highway, 903.592.969

Favorite Tyler Restaurants for Business Lunches & Meetings

Restaurants and dining ... in Tyler Texas

We've consulted with a number of Tyler business people who regularly conduct business meetings during lunch, and prepared the following list of their favorites for atmosphere and facilities.

  • Sonoma Grille
  • Genghis Grille
  • Oliveto's
  • Dakota’s
  • The Egg & I
  • Coyote Sam's
  • Jason’s Deli
  • McAllisters Deli
  • Newk's Express Cafe
  • BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery
  • TGI Friday's

Other Classic Tyler Food Traditions

An East Texas family tradition that spans four generations, Greenberg Smoked Turkeys are well known in Tyler, Texas, and now nationwide for their premier turkeys. They still smoke turkeys the way it has always been done, seasoned with a family spice recipe and slow-cooked over a hickory fire. Over 200,000 customers make a Greenberg Turkey a part of their holiday season each year.

Crawfish season in Tyler Texas ... local East Texas sources, crawfish photographs, online crawfish ordering outlets, links ... click to learn more!It's crawfish season in Tyler and East Texas!

Now with a modern website that features online ordering, Greenberg has reached out to an ever-growing customer base. Greenberg is located at 221 McMurrey Drive in Tyler, and can be reached at phone (903) 595-0725.

Another Tyler family-run business that everyone knows is Janie's Cakes, located 308 East Front Street, phone 903-592-6150, or toll- free 866-4-JANIES (toll free). All cakes are made from scratch, and include Janie's Specialty Pound Cakes, Homemade Pound Cakes, Chocolate Pound Cakes, Butter, Lemon, Cinnamon, Berries, Pecans, Chocolate Chips, English Curd Pound Cakes and Unique Cakes. Highly recommended by the TylerTexas.info staff!

Check back soon as we expand this site during 2014, and provide additional dining information!

In the Spring in Tyler ... It's Time for Crawfish!

Some folks call 'em crayfish, crawdads, or mudbugs, but here in Texas they are simply CRAWFISH, whether they are swamp crawfish, spillway crawfish, or pond crawfish.

We've been catching crawfish all our life, and love the tradition of a long, leisurely crawfish boil in spring!

Crawfish are healthy food. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein, low in calories, fat and saturated fat, and a good source of vitamins.

Several restaurants and supermarkets such as Brookshires offer boiled crawfish by the pound in season. Also, a number of seafood markets and outlets offer live crawfish for sale in Tyler and East Texas during the crawfish season in the spring.

Learn more about crawfish, local outlets, ordering online, crawfish boil photographs, and more!

Map of Tyler showing South Broadway at Loop 323 Area (courtesy of Google Maps)



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