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Riverport Barbeque

201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2131
+1 903-665-2341
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (69 reviews)
“potato salad” (24 reviews)
“bbq beans” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2131
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Riverport BBQ this past weekend and can not say enough about how amazing the swamp fries are. You will not leave hungry. I can not wait to go back again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank StangChik72
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

If you want great bar b que, you have to try Riverport. It's always delicious food. Friendly staff. Be sure to go early in the day because they sometimes run out of food (because it's so good)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mayla H
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were wanting lunch and couldn’t decide where. I finally choose bbq. This was the best lunch we had in Jefferson. I won’t forget about this place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Harold S
Reviewed 25 October 2018

I am not even a huge BBQ fan but this stuff is GREAT!! Small town atmosphere and great BBQ to beat. Will go again every time we are in town.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The most awesome BBQ ever. Try the swamp fries! But don't think like we did that they're an appetizer - a meal in itself. Love the community style seating, and in our experience the local customers are just as nice as the employees.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jill S
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

My friend Larry and I did a 100 mile loop around Lake O the Pines from Atlanta then down to Jefferson and of course we ate here as usual... it's just a great place... the atmosphere is always upbeat fun and friendly but the most...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank NeTexasDude
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Found this little jewel of a barbecue joint on a short weekend vacation through Jefferson. Got a sampler and all the red meat was stellar, but the birds were simply ok - adding some bbq sauce helped out the white meat, but really, the brisket...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PaulTheRunner
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Been to Jefferson TX many times in past 50 years but the first time to Riverport BBQ. It’s the best bbq we have had in years and the baked potato was the very best. Brisket was super and the sides superior. A great meals and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SDC73
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had the brisket and ribs - both were very good but the ribs were exceptional. The cole slaw was also very good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank X8568DEsteveb
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Riverport Barbeque always has great ribs, and on Wednesday they have Chicken Quarters, but you better get there early because they will run out. When in Jefferson, it is a must go.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Michael G
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2 November 2018|
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Response from jetsly | Reviewed this property |
You order and pay at the counter, and they bring your food to the table.
25 September 2017|
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Response from E9777CMbrianr | Reviewed this property |
Like the others said you will have to call them to make sure. Great place to eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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