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The Back Porch

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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904 Broadway Blvd, Kilgore, TX 75662-2633
+1 903-984-8141
00:00 - 23:59
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Mineola, Texas
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the burgers here! And the fries are the thin kind and are delicious. Free beans are great too. These are good old-fashioned burgers with lots of trimmings on them. We will be back.

Thank Wagadu
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Go a little early for lunch to beat the crowd. The locals love it! Really good hamburgers, buffalo-burgers are very good (also, huge!). The French fries are kind of soggy, so opt for the onion rings instead. The salads are huge, and they offer a complimentary pinto bean/hush puppy bar for anyone interested (Not for me, but hubby liked it).... More 

Thank Nancy I
Sulphur Springs, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I was in Kilgore, Texas on business and stopped at The Back Porch for take out. I had the Chef Salad, Loaded Baked Potato Soup, and Fried Pickles. The service was fast and all were very friendly! The food was absolutely amazing! Thanks!

Thank jgreer2016
Kilgore, Texas
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84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A family favorite for lunch or dinner. A very friendly and reasonable menu with burgers the specialty . Nighttime on weekends can get a bit noisy ( not a problem for most patrons) due to live bands in the bar section. Definitely a must stop in Kilgore.

Thank Fufys
Artesia, New Mexico
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is one of my favorite hamburger restaurants in East Texas. It has great cheese burgers, hamburgers and onion rings. They also have free hush puppies and very good brown beans for the diners to enjoy with their meal. This restaurant serves beer, so it is popular with many locals for lunch and even has entertainment on some nights.

Thank grog426
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Typical Texas BBQ, but with all the hush puppies and beans you can eat. Nice outside, but sheltered area, if you wish to eat there.

Thank Ralphie02
Lincoln, Nebraska
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105 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a real "down home" kind of place and if you're visiting east Texas from out of state, it's not to be missed. The Back Porch has added on considerably and also features wait service now - something it didn't have when I first came here 5 years ago. The food is basic beef (vegetarians would not be well-accommodated... More 

Thank Jim H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go here often on the weekends to listen to live music ($5 cover) and watch College Football on Saturday nights! They have a good variety of bands perform and a full bar!!! Free beans & hushpuppies are always a great plus!! I am sad that they don't have burritos anymore, but other than that they have... More 

Thank Shaunda P
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had take out burgers and they were huge and yummy. Ready when told and very good. Not comfortable with eating at the restaurant. Will go in for a drink and the great fried pickles.

Thank Vicki G
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The Back Porch used to have some of the BEST burgers in East Texas, but not anymore! Ate there for lunch, and the service was poor and our food was cold. The only thing that saved our meal, was the beans. While I like the newly expanded building, it seems sine things were compromised. We will not be going back!

Thank Hazleyes1969

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 904 Broadway Blvd, Kilgore, TX 75662-2633
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Kilgore
  • Phone Number: +1 903-984-8141
Serving our community for over 25 years.
Jackie and Vicki have built a legend at The Back Porch. The Clayton's have owned the Back Porch since 1990 but the history goes back to the 1960"s when the business was a pool hall owned by the infamous Harry Crow.
Starting off with burgers being their specialty they use only fresh unfrozen meat, and the menu was originally very simple; big and little burgers and large homemade fries. Now the menu has a large variety of delicious entrees to choose from. GREAT FOOD NOT FAST FOOD
Complimentary beans and hush puppies while you wait for your meal.
The Clayton's were born and raised in Kilgore...just good down-home people serving the community they love.

Winner of 2015 EAST TEXAS MUSIC Awards
with live music every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

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