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Texas Traditions

234 E Main St, Port Lavaca, TX 77979-4441
+1 361-553-5555
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pies” (8 reviews)
“fried pickles” (6 reviews)
“meatloaf” (5 reviews)
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234 E Main St, Port Lavaca, TX 77979-4441
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a really good meal here. My chicken fried steak was tasty, my wife’s shrimp were fresh and crisp, but the pies were special. Their chocolate meringue pie was off the chart. If you are in Port Lavaca eat here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

Friendly place; we were greeted and seated by the owner. Good basic food, well prepared. Save room for dessert, or take some home! There must have been about a dozen kinds of pie, cheesecake, cake and "ding dongs" (ya gotta ask about these!)

Thank Linda A
texastraditions, Owner at Texas Traditions, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

thank you so much for your kind words, please come again

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband was working in Port Lavaca for a few months so we visited Texas’s Traditions a few times! I ordered the Chicken fried Steak most of the times we went. Best I’ve ever had!

Thank Robin H
texastraditions, Owner at Texas Traditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you so much for your kind words, hope to see again when you back in town.

Reviewed 22 December 2017

Staff listened to you and answered questions about food to ensure you had no surprises when food arrived. We have eaten here numerous times without any issues. Food actually has flavor.

Thank 451altone
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I'm usually disappointed unless I've decided beforehand to splurge and have a steak. The desserts are great and I'd recommend just having that.

Thank peggy d
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch after transporting a RV for someone. I saw the reviews, and we decided to try it. Great staff, wonderful salad bar, and the food was hot and fresh when it arrived to our table. The pie is...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Prices were a bit high, but that's to be expected for good food. The fried pickles were absolutely amazing!!! It was the perfect amount for two people to split. I had the jalapeño bread (TOTALLY worth the extra dollar) chicken salad sandwich. My biggest regret...More

Thank Happy-To-Hike
texastraditions, Owner at Texas Traditions, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

thank you so much for the nice review. we appreciate your feedback. vic ,marty and crew

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Congenial host, pleasant waitstaff make for a leisurely lunch on Main Street. Good food - but surprisingly small salad bar plates. In spite of that we would stop again.

Thank GinaWst
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The place definitely has a charm to it, from the open, wooden dining room to the oldies music playing. The manager and our server were both so friendly, laid back and eager to please. The salad bar is small (the plates even smaller) but clean...More

Thank djz032070
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Not many choices in Port Lavaca, but this had a lot of charm. We stopped for lunch and had the rib platter and Texas burger. Good choices and very filling. We wished we had room for pie which looked amazing. Friendly service.

Thank Dansker58
texastraditions, Owner at Texas Traditions, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

thank you for the kind words and happy you were so pleased, thanks again,vic,marty, and crew

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 E Main St, Port Lavaca, TX 77979-4441
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Port Lavaca
  • Phone Number: +1 361-553-5555
home style cooking, bakery that offers homemade pies and ding dongs, and cheesecake factory cakes, voted best steaks in Calhoun county 2 years in row, hungry yet!
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