The holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends, but you don’t always want to cook a big meal or clean up a big mess. From a fun girls night or a gathering with the in-laws, switch up the traditional holiday meal by checking out the best that Beaumont has to offer!  From brand new to tried and true, here are our top picks for where to take your out of town guests to impress them with Southeast Texas cuisine!

J Wilson's

1) J. Wilson's

4190 Gladys
Beaumont, Tx 77706
(409) 899-8686

J. Wilson’s is a restaurant on the corner of Gladys Street and W Lucas. It features made from scratch meals and a full bar stocked with seasonal beer. The neighborhood restaurant is known for delicious cocktails and exceptional food. Think Cajun, Southern, and Mexican cuisine all wrapped into one. 

They also have a popular brunch menu including mimosas and featuring items like home made biscuits, breakfast sausage, topped with local egg and Andouille cream gravy. Also, the bar area has big screen TV’s if you need to catch a football game. 

JW's Patio

2) JW's Patio

6436 Phelan Boulevard 
Beaumont, Tx 77706
(409) 225-5958

Located in the heart of the West End of Beaumont, JW's Patio offers the atmosphere and the food. With a large covered patio, weekend brunch, and live music, JW's Patio is a place you want to be. 

Much like the J. Wilson's, there is a fusion of sorts that is found at the restaurant from Mediterranean to Italian. Sip on a spicy margarita as you have the crispiest calamari dipped in a garlic aioli or loaded steak fries. Try out the lamb gyro or juicy steak for your entree and end with a delicious tiramisu. 

KO Korean Grill

3) KO Korean Grill

6165 Meula Creek Drive Suite B
Beaumont, Tx 77708
(409) 299-9758

Locally owned and operated, KO Korean Grill is serving authentic Korean dishes for the Southeast Texas community with a bright and unique atmosphere. Enjoy the traditional style of Korean BBQ where guests can choose to cook their own meal or get staff to help with the process. Choose from beef, pork, chicken, and seafood, accompanied by delicious sides. 

If you want to extend the night, head to Pour09 next door for drinks at the rooftop bar. 

Seafood dish from Floyds Seafood in Beaumont

4) Floyd's Cajun Seafood

2290 I-10 South
Beaumont, Tx 77707
(409) 842-0686

Floyd's Cajun Seafood leaves an impression on your palette with seventy-plus years of combined Cajun Seafood expertise. The Gulf Coast heavily influences Floyds, from décor, ambiance, cuisine, and attitude. 

carmela's taco

5) Carmela's Mexican Restaurant

3925 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, Tx 77706
(409) 898-4745

You’ve got to admit, anytime someone comes home for the holidays they want hometown Mexican food at least once. Carmelas will do it for you! Besides amazing salsa and queso, they often has 50 cent margarita specials. On Mondays, Fajitas for two is $15.99. The Tacos Al Pastor is one of the most popular menu items and is served on crispy or soft tacos! 

Of course, there are many more restaurant options in the Beaumont area. And if your guests are up for some shopping, check here for a list of locally owned shops around town!