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Riverport Barbeque

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$$ - $$$
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201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2131
+1 903-665-2341
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Garland, Texas
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in on Sunday at lunch and it was very busy. Service was quick and price was typical for BBQ. The sausage was good and the brisket was tender and had a good flavor, but it was very dry. I had to soak it in sauce to eat it. Tried the swamp fries because they sounded good. They were just... More 

Thank matts905
Karnack, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is only average although the serving portions are large. No table service. The price seems high for the amount and the service.

Thank Judyroo61
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a sandwich prior to the Mardi Gras children's parade. This is a good but not great place for barbeque with sort of a standard card table and folding chair atmosphere. They have most of the standard meats and side dishes with good mid-range prices. While this is not a place I would stand in line for... More 

Thank hcarnaby
Port Isabel, Texas
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I pass several BBQ joints to get to this place in Jefferson, Texas. The ribs, the ribs, the ribs. Joseph does a great job with everything (chicken, too) but the ribs are what I love.

Thank CW I
New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

I last reviewed this place in 2014. This used to be our favorite BBQ place but no longer. The quality has gone down somewhat. The food just isn't as good as it once was. The last time we went a few weeks ago, I had to keep adding hot sauce to my chopped beef sandwich to get some flavor going... More 

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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is by far the best BBQ! The only down fall is the hours! I cant make it to Jefferson before it closes during the week!

Thank beckynmorrison
Cornell, Michigan
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128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I was so pleased to get back here and very pleased to find it just as awesome as it was 2-1/2 years ago! Great BBQ and Sides,Fresh Tea with fast and friendly service. A must stop for the BBQ lover!

Thank Chuck B
Denton, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The BBQ was excellent; the servings generous. My wife had a half order of the "Dirty French Fries" and could not finish the amount served--good quality and great for hearty appetites.

Thank Mario A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We weren't intending on eating here, but in looking at the reviews we decided to split a plate. EXCELLENT! Cooks achieved nice smoke rings in the ribs, brisket and turkey. Fried hot water cornbread is an atypical and was tasty. BBQ beans contained shredded pork as an enhancer. The rub on the brisket and ribs was solid and achieved nice... More 

Thank cch1
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

When ever I came to Jefferson to visit, my Aunt & Uncle always wanted to go eat at Riverport Barbeque. It was their favorite place to eat in town. I have been eating here for almost 30 years. My Aunt & Uncle usually got the ribs, but I love the brisket. All Texas BBQ restaurants are pricey compared to a... More 

Thank James H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 903-665-2341

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?