Where to Eat in Henderson: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Chanda Heide

Henderson is a city in Rusk County, northeast Texas, United States. The population was 13,712 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Rusk County. Henderson is named for James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor of Texas.

1. Sal's Pizza Cafe

214 US Highway 79 N, Henderson, TX 75652-2646 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 903-657-8000
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Sal's Pizza Cafe

Reviewed By Fran A

This is one the most consistently good Italian food restaurants where I have eaten. Service is attentive and friendly! Owners are always there making sure everyone is pleased and happy! Great for small groups to large groups! Highly recommend!!!

2. Mojoe's Coffee Cafe

106 W Main St, Henderson, TX 75652-3157 Seating, Takeout Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 903-392-8200
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Mojoe's Coffee Cafe

Reviewed By Kimberly R - Savannah, Georgia

My husband and I were in town visiting family and decided to grab a coffee after a long day of traveling. We were pleasantly surprised by how delicious the coffee was and that a place like this even existed in Henderson. We decided to go back a second time. On that visit, I asked about the pumpkin spiced flavored latte hoping for some insight to the flavor as in is it overly sweet, pumpkin-y, more spicey, etc., because I've never ordered one from a coffee shop and it tasted just like every other PSL in the world. Some are good and some are not. Instead, from the gentleman at the counter, I got a very loud, sarcastic response of, "Well, it depends on if you like pumpkin spice!" Gee, thank you for that insightful response. I would have raved and told all of our family and friends about this place had our second visit gone a little differently. Someone once told me, "It only takes 30 seconds to lose a customer." Perhaps this would be some helpful information for employees/owners to keep in mind.

3. Dairy Queen

1215 US Highway 79 N, Henderson, TX 75652-6011 +1 903-657-6532
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By Denise B - The Woodlands, Texas

We stopped here on our drive through Henderson Texas and I must say it's been a long time since I've been to DQ. I think this is the nicest location I've ever been to. The staff is wonderful, the restaurant is clean, friendly, and we even had our food delivered to our table. The walls are covered with photos and original DQ ads. There is a sign saying it's the oldest DQ in Texas and I can see why - excellent southern hospitality.

4. Donut Palace

700 US Highway 79 N, Henderson, TX 75652-6108 +1 903-657-0284
Excellent
0%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
50%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Cindy P

Yummy treats! Fresh kolachis and giant fritters.. We went in daily during a family vacation and they staff was kind enough to throw in extra pastries! Not a chain store ..but they did a great job!

5. Hushpuppies

721 Fair Park Dr, Henderson, TX 75654-3207 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner +1 903-655-7933
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 88 reviews

Hushpuppies

Reviewed By texasrepublichistory - Dallas, TX

Judging from recent reviews, I guess my dinner visit to Hushpuppies was just a bad night. The decor was rustic East Texas, with hunting trophies and metal signs, farm house collectables, etc. on the walls. Crowded, with a wait on a Friday evening at 7:30 before the Heritage Festival, but plenty of seating in booths and tables. I was disappointed in my meal of fried fish and shrimp. The catfish were over-breaded and over-cooked and I had to cut it with a knife. The hushpuppies were very spicy and the coleslaw was watery. The spicy ranch beans were the only thing I really enjoyed. Best part was the staff, who were friendly and attentive. Maybe just a bad night with lots of people and orders.

6. Cotton Patch Cafe

420 US Highway 79 N, Henderson, TX 75652-2650 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner +1 903-657-1414
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Cotton Patch Cafe

Reviewed By LGenes - New London, Texas

We had dinner at Cotton Patch Café in Henderson, Texas recently with some dear friends. Even though the café was busy, it was on Friday night, we were greeted and seated quickly. We ordered water then placed our food order. I was surprised at how quickly the food arrived. It was hot and fresh, and everyone enjoyed the dinner. We had fried chicken strips, French fries, strawberry salad, baked potatoes, grilled pork chops and hot rolls.

7. Bodacious Bar-B-Q

1005 US Highway 79 N, Henderson, TX 75652-6007 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 903-657-9999
Excellent
40%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Bodacious Bar-B-Q

Reviewed By DFeni - Somerset, Kentucky

Love Texas Bar-B-Q and this was definitely a great place to find it. Plenty of choices at a great price. Super food Good service. Great place!

8. Bob's Bar-B-Que

1205 Pope St, Henderson, TX 75652-6135 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 903-657-8301
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Bob's Bar-B-Que

Reviewed By texasrepublichistory - Dallas, TX

Nothing fancy here. Bob's has been serving great meals for many years. Plenty of seating, friendly folks, and great BBQ. I had the chopped beef sandwich with 2 sides and it was all very tasty. Talking to diners while I was there, I heard recommendations for the brisket, ribs, sausage, and cobbler. I look forward to my next visit.

9. Francisco's

505 US Highway 79 N, Henderson, TX 75652-2651 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 903-392-8262
Excellent
50%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Francisco's

Reviewed By Ward H - Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

We recently ate here with family and the food was extremely good. Everyone in the party liked the food. I have only had Chili Relleno a couple times at various restaurants and it was so so. I ordered here and it came with two stuffed rellenos, along with the side fix'uns. I have to say it was the best I've ever had bar none. Next time I'm in Henderson rest assured I will be having chili Relleno at Francisco's.

10. The Rusty Star Cafe

102 Hwy. US 79 E, The Carthage hwy, Henderson, TX 75652-5659 Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 4 - SGD 29 +1 903-655-6440
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

The Rusty Star Cafe

Home style cooking buffet Steaks and breakfast served all day newly remodeled inside and out this is where the locals are

Reviewed By texasrepublichistory - Dallas, TX

I visited the Rusty Star Cafe twice while in Henderson for the Heritage Festival. The decor is clean, plain and open, with lots of tables and booths and signs advertising local businesses high on the walls. My first stop was a late lunch where I...MoreThanks for the feedback I read and listen to every one so that we can improve where we need to , Hope to see you soon! Rusty

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