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Cox's Grill

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Diner, American, Cafe, Grill
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Front St, Tyler, TX
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Leesburg, Virginia
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

Great food with a real warmth from the local crowd. I had breakfast there, and lots of good conversation with the "regulars" even though I was from out of town.

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Thank Kathleen R
Tyler, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a place that those who live and work around town like to frequent. Kind of like "Cheers"...everyone knows your name. Run by a passel of sisters and their offspring, this is a good breakfast and lunch spot.

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Thank TylerTraveleer
Kyle, Texas
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248 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

If it wasn't for the staff the rating would be lower . They even have a prayer request list at the front which says a lot . The food and the furniture both need updating . I keep going for the hospitality.

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Thank stuart g
Tyler, Texas
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

My chicken fried steak was one of those prefrozen patties, and the fries were crinkle cut straight from the freezer as well. Their pie looks good, though I've never tried it. I won't be back to try it. It was very disappointing.

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2 Thank LauraDenae
Tyler, Texas
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Went for lunch. Geat hamburger and fries. Then got the homemade banana pudding!! Fabulous!! I highly recommend both. Not open at all hours......

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Thank Leeshults
McKinney, TX
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This place is what most would call a hole in the wall, or a dump. It's one of those places that I always see Robert Irvine on Restaurant Impossible fixing up because it looks like it has been stuck in the 1980s. Has a VERY LIMITED menu. Pretty much burgers, a few sandwiches, some chili, and a couple other things... More 

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2 Thank filmmakr
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Driving around the downtown/midtown area of Tyler, and decided to stop by... have seen the place as long as I can remember, and just never dropped in... Today we did, and we're warmly greeted by a very nice lady, now this is my kind of place..... small, mom and pop feel, old pictures on the wall, well we placed our... More 

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2 Thank Brandon M
Lindale
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

It is a small place...what some would call a hole in the wall...but the food is good and the wait staff is very friendly. Give it a shot at breakfast when the coffee is hot and the eggs are good and fresh. It has definitely become a Tyler staple.

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1 Thank George J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

Food was sooooo good!! We had a cheeseburger and a bowl of chili rice with cheese (which ive never heard of or had before) and then topped it off with one of their homemade slices of pie. We choose the chocolate and it was the best ive ever eaten. You order and pay at counter and do not take credit... More 

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Gonzales, Texas
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

The location and restaurant appearance will not draw you in but the burgers should. Order at the counter, no credit cards accepted. Prices were mostly reasonable. They have salads and sandwiches as well as a few more substantial items. We had a cheeseburger, hamburger and fries and they were delicious. When you need extra napkins to eat a cheeseburger, it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Diner, American, Cafe, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Front St, Tyler, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Tyler

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