Where to Eat in Canton: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Brain Ambrose

Canton is the home of First Monday Trade Days, which claims to be the oldest and largest flea market in the United States. The event draws up to 500,000 people and is actually held each month on the Thursday through Sunday preceding the first Monday of the month.
Things to do in Canton

1. Dairy Palace

2301 N Trade Days Blvd, Canton, TX 75103-9633 Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 903-567-6551
Excellent
47%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 271 reviews

Dairy Palace

Since 1984, Dairy Palace has been a casual, family-friendly, family-owned restaurant in Canton, Texas, home of the world-famous First Monday Trade Days. We're open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and over 32 flavors of Blue Bell ice cream all day long. Come visit us before work, on a road trip, after the game, or for a midnight snack!

Reviewed By 860SusanB860 - Rockwall, Texas

Dairy Palace is located in a perfect location for shoppers going to First Monday in Canton. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with a walk-up counter and fast service. Their menu is varied and one can get just about any fast food at a reasonable price. My most recent stop was for a late breakfast and the Sausage Grilled Cheese, Breakfast Burritos and Tater Tots were all served hot, delicious and in nice portions. Nothing fancy here - just good food, free drink refills, and friendly service.

2. Ole' West Bean and Burger

1350 S Buffalo St, Canton, TX 75103-2702 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 903-567-0111
Excellent
84%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 378 reviews

Ole' West Bean and Burger

Reviewed By dbyates1 - White Oak, Texas

Had an Ultimate Cheeseburger today. Very good burger with cheddar and Swiss, mushrooms, grilled onions, and jalapeños. Great bean bar. Pintos were delicious. Nice atmosphere and great service.

3. The Donut Corner

365 E Dallas St, Canton, TX 75103-1463 +1 903-567-2045
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

The Donut Corner

Reviewed By RonEcho - Missouri City, Texas

Conveniently located at the corner of "First Monday" and yumsville in Canton, Texas, these donuts are the best! Hot, fresh and sweet - man-oh-man - that's a great place for donuts! Judging from the collection of locals and travelers waiting...you will not be disappointed. And...you won't have to wait long as they are very attentive.

The staff was very helpful even though they were very busy. They have a great selection of donuts and kolaches and with the traffic - they are hot and fresh. No better way to charge your system for a heavy shopping experience at "First Monday" than with a sweet, cream-filled donut from The Donut Corner.

4. Dairy Queen

17249 I-20, Canton, TX 75103 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 903-567-4153
Excellent
33%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By Tony9876 - Huntsville, Texas

Compared to another review, it's pointless to complain that one restaurant of a chain does not do the same specials and judge them harshly based on that, because that's just the way the system works--and they tell us 'at participating restaurants.' But for my stop through to the Canton Dairy Queen, I found a Country Basket Chicken Strip combo for $4.99 that was delivered to my window hot, fresh and fast, with courteous service. Happy tummy, happy wallet, happy customer.

5. Buttermilk's

100 W Dallas St, Canton, TX 75103-1320 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 903-567-3287
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

Buttermilk's

Reviewed By Maucieri1127 - Canton, Texas

If you love Southern style cooking this is the place for you. All the classics and nice dessert selection. I've seen burger reviews at Buttermilk's but I recommend the chicken with dipping gravy. Best side selection would be the fried green beans. Give them a try.

6. Val's Italian Restaurant

116 S Capitol St, Canton, TX 75103-1428 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 903-567-3388
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Val's Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By Shuttrrbug - Sugar Land, Texas

Arrived on Wednesday night for First Monday and walked right in to Val's. Service is excellent, timely and always filling glasses. Food is really good. The spaghetti is great, really large serving. Salad was superb with Italian dressing. others in party had spinach ravioli, did not have to clean the plate. Atmosphere is nothing special, yet in this small town, is charming.
Located across from the courthouse on the square, easy to locate. Enjoy!

7. The Bunker Restaurant at VZCC

17960 Interstate 20, Canton, TX 75103-3564 Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood, Pub Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 16 +1 903-567-0454
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

The Bunker Restaurant at VZCC

The Bunker is located in the Van Zandt Country Club. We have a menu with all fresh food items. From the juicy burgers and hand battered chicken strips to the fresh tossed salads and scrumptious homemade desserts; there's sure to be something everyone will love! The Bunker is open to the public so EVERYONE is WELCOME! You only have to get a temporary or full membership if you'd like to buy alcohol. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed By MDNied

Clean facilities and a helpful staff help to make this an acceptable dining establishment. They were out of steaks so we had to make an alternate selection. Chose the mahi-mahi blackened. It had good flavor and was cooked to my satisfaction. Others had the burger and noted it was tasty. A number of desserts to choose from. The service was great and provided by Megan. A great choice for a small town.

8. DownHome Cafe

400 W Hwy 243, Canton, TX (Formerly Downhome Restaurant) Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 903-567-7601
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

DownHome Cafe

Reviewed By TrojanSkyCop1 - Baghdad Province, Iraq

I stopped here for a quick meal after some official business in Canton, as the "Almost World Famous" slogan on the sign caught my eye (it reminded me a bit of Hooters' "Soon To Be Relatively World Famous" blurb). Bacon, eggs, and home fries hit the spot, and Felicia was a warm-hearted table server.

9. Ochoa's Mexican Restaurant

305 E Dallas St, Canton, TX 75103-1463 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 903-567-3373
Excellent
38%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
9%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 111 reviews

Ochoa's Mexican Restaurant

903-567-3373

Reviewed By Ed B - Eagle Mountain, Utah

We met a customer here, and enjoyed lunch. I had the lunch special and it was pretty good. The chips were fresh. Decent salsa, not spicy at all.

10. Easley Cattle Company

610 W Statehighway 243, Canton, TX 75103-2116 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner +1 903-567-0320
Excellent
46%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

Easley Cattle Company

TEL# 903-567-0320

Reviewed By arkypeep - Danville, Arkansas

Room to have a business type dinner, family dinner, or just dining alone. The service is excellent. The restaurant is clean and has a real down home feel to it.

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