Beaumont has always been diverse and in this time of progress, we’re proud to support and celebrate the local black-owned restaurants in our community. Full of heart and soul, these eclectic eateries dish up tasty bites from sunup to sundown. If you haven’t tried these standout spots, check them out!

Big John’s Grill

  • 1465 Gladys Street, Beaumont
  • (409) 838-1585
  • Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm

Locally owned and operated, Big John’s Grill is famous for delicious hand-battered fried chicken with the usual fixings. Note: cash only.

Charlie’s Bar-B-Que & Catering

  • 3125 College Street, Beaumont
  • (409) 767-7683
  • Monday, 10:30am – 5pm; Tuesday– Friday, 10:30am – 7pm; Saturday, 10:30am - 5pm

What grew out of a popular food truck, Charlie’s Bar-B-Que is now a busy restaurant selling flavorful smoked barbecue on College Street. His stellar smoked meats have even graced the pages of “Texas Monthly.” Hit up the drive-through or dine in and indulge in smoked meat platters and links.

A full plate is served at Crustaceans Boil House in Beaumont.

Crustacean’s Boil House

  • 10485 Eastex Freeway, Suite A, Beaumont
  • (409) 893-9060
  • Monday – Friday, 11am – 9pm; Saturday, 12-8pm

Once a food truck in Silsbee, Crustacean's Boil House has become one of Beaumont’s most popular seafood destinations. Look out for sensational 2 for Tuesday specials, which always have a line out the door for their finger-lickin’ boil bags. Come early because it does get busy.

Jones’ Old-Fashioned Sausage & Restaurant

  • 3930 Fannett Road, Beaumont
  • (409) 840-9772
  • Tuesday – Saturday, 11am - 3pm

Located off Fannett Road, Jones’ Old Fashion Sausage & Restaurant is a visit to traditional Southern-style cooking. The menu includes oxtails, beef tips peas, yams, and plenty of feast-worthy portions.

Mr. Burger & Seafood

  • 2605 East Lucas Drive, Beaumont
  • (409) 932-6521
  • Monday – Sunday, 11am - 9pm

A throwback to old school drive-in burger joints, Mr. Burger & Seafood still entices with nostalgic charm. Not only are the burgers and loaded fries divine, but boiled seafood is also available!

A picture of some of the bar seating at Plush Lounge in Beaumont.

Plush Lounge

  • 650 Orleans Street, Beaumont

A new downtown nightlife destination, expect a chic dress code and modern ambiance for those 21 and up at Plush Lounge.

Richard’s Café

  • 1087 Magnolia, Beaumont
  • (409) 835-7063
  • Monday – Friday, 11am - 7pm

For decades, the Richard family has served scrumptious meat and potato meals to diners across Southeast Texas. This place is a throwback to cafeteria-style dining. Even the mouth-watering brown gravy reminds you of your grandma’s home cooking.

An old-school Southern favorite with all the fixings at Rosie's Soul Food.

Rosie’s Soul Food

  • 2306 Hazel, Beaumont
  • (409) 832-7685
  • Monday – Friday, 11am – 7pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 6pm

Like Luby’s but a whole lot better, Rosie’s Soul Food on Hazel is in the heart of Old Town Beaumont. People come from miles to experience their old-school family vibe.

Sha Bebe Cajun Café

  • 4699 Magnolia, Beaumont
  • (409) 730-7888
  • Monday – Saturday, 11am - 6pm

Opened just four months ago, Sha Bebe Cajun Café on Magnolia offers lunch and dinner in the North End. The drive-through is always packed, so be prepared to wait for specialty items, including made-to-order roasted chicken wings and juicy stacked burgers.

A patron holds up their order of take-out chicken & waffles from Stir It Up Bistro.

Stir It Up Bistro & Catering

  • 672 Orleans Street, Beaumont
  • (409) 519-8040
  • Tuesday– Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm; Saturday, 9am - 2pm

Offering breakfast, lunch, and early dinner downtown, Stir It Up is a local eatery that packs flavor in every punch with a highly photogenic mural out front. The cornbread-stuffed smoked turkey leg is out of the world and a must-try Beaumont bite, as is their red velvet chicken and waffles.

Suga's specializes in the finer side of southern food with a gourmet atmosphere.

Suga’s Deep South

  • 461 Bowie Street, Beaumont
  • (409) 813-1808
  • Monday - Thursday, 11am – 8pm; Friday, 11am – 9pm; Saturday, 4-9pm, Sunday, 10am – 3pm

Get dressed up for a night on the town. Suga’s Deep South has impressed locals who like the finer things for quite some time with weekly live jazz. Enjoy your next special occasion admiring one of Chef Evan’s creations, but don’t forget to make a reservation.

Team Gilliam Snack & Food Shack

  • 1095 S. 11th Street, Beaumont
  • (409) 838-9867
  • Tues – Sat, 11am – 8pm

Enough food for the whole family, this local eatery knows big portions and good eats! Located off 11th Street, Team Gilliam Snack and Food Shack offers dynamite seasoned seafood, pasta, and more.

Uncle Henry’s Hot Tamales

  • 4358 East Lucas Drive, Beaumont
  • (409) 924-0302
  • Monday – Saturday, 10am - 8pm

Located off Lucas, Uncle Henry’s drive-thru tamale shack makes fulfilling your Tex-Mex craving quick and easy. Stop in six days a week.

Broussard’s Links & BBQ

  • 2930 S. 11th Street, Beaumont
  • (409) 225-5956
  • Tuesday – Saturday, 10:30am – 8pm

Homemade links are the signature item at Broussard’s. Locally owned and operated, this eatery recently underwent renovations due to a fire, but is back and better than ever.

Edith’s Place

  • 743 Procter St, Port Arthur
  • (409) 460-5256
  • Monday – Friday, 5am – 2pm

A go-to for breakfast or lunch in Port Arthur, Edith's soulful plates feature oxtails, chitterlings, and shrimp and grits.

A rack of ribs is served up with mashed potatoes and beans at Patillo's BBQ joint.

Patillo’s Bar-B-Q

  • 2775 Washington Blvd, Beaumont
  • (409) 833-3156
  • Monday, 10am – 4pm; Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 8pm; Saturday, 10am – 6pm

The oldest barbecue joint in Texas and the oldest black owned BBQ restaurant, Patillo’s is truly a Southeast Texas staple. A multi-generational venture since 1912, Patillo’s is known for their smoked ribs and hand stuffed links. 

RBJ’s Eatery

  • 3349 Gulfway Drive, Port Arthur
  • (409) 985-4007
  • Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 8pm

Soul food and Southern comfort take flavor at this Mid-County restaurant. Locally owned and operated, RBJ’s Eatery offers routine servings of seafood gumbo, smoked chicken, and more.

Sullivan’s BBQ Food Truck

  • (409) 350-9000

Specializing in brisket burgers and pork belly burnt ends, Sullivan’s BBQ & Catering Food Truck roams all over town with delicious smoked meats. Follow them on Facebook @sullivansbbq409 for updates as to where they’ll be next.