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Riverport Barbeque

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
+1 903-665-2341
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
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Port Isabel, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I pass several BBQ joints to get to this place in Jefferson, Texas. The ribs, the ribs, the ribs. Joseph does a great job with everything (chicken, too) but the ribs are what I love.

Thank CW I
New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I last reviewed this place in 2014. This used to be our favorite BBQ place but no longer. The quality has gone down somewhat. The food just isn't as good as it once was. The last time we went a few weeks ago, I had to keep adding hot sauce to my chopped beef sandwich to get some flavor going... More 

Thank Frankie19612014
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far the best BBQ! The only down fall is the hours! I cant make it to Jefferson before it closes during the week!

Thank beckynmorrison
Cornell, Michigan
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128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I was so pleased to get back here and very pleased to find it just as awesome as it was 2-1/2 years ago! Great BBQ and Sides,Fresh Tea with fast and friendly service. A must stop for the BBQ lover!

Thank Chuck B
Denton, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The BBQ was excellent; the servings generous. My wife had a half order of the "Dirty French Fries" and could not finish the amount served--good quality and great for hearty appetites.

Thank Mario A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We weren't intending on eating here, but in looking at the reviews we decided to split a plate. EXCELLENT! Cooks achieved nice smoke rings in the ribs, brisket and turkey. Fried hot water cornbread is an atypical and was tasty. BBQ beans contained shredded pork as an enhancer. The rub on the brisket and ribs was solid and achieved nice... More 

Thank cch1
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

When ever I came to Jefferson to visit, my Aunt & Uncle always wanted to go eat at Riverport Barbeque. It was their favorite place to eat in town. I have been eating here for almost 30 years. My Aunt & Uncle usually got the ribs, but I love the brisket. All Texas BBQ restaurants are pricey compared to a... More 

Thank James H
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Not much open Thanksgiving week. So glad this place was. Great food all around! The sat a bottle of sauce on the table, we used 2/3 of the bottle it was so good.

Thank Jennifer M
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We set out from the Marshall area on Saturday after Thanksgiving and were happy to see that Riverport was very busy when we arrived, around 2PM. Several tables inside, but can get cramped at peak times. Stay awhile or get your food to-go. The location is convenient and easy to find, right in the middle of town on a corner.... More 

Thank LWM3575
Sachse, Texas
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Fantastic tasty smoked brisket and turkey. I had the two meat dinner - very reasonably priced and generous portions. Great tasting potato salad and coleslaw. I will definitely visit again when I'm in Jefferson.

Thank Hugh C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 903-665-2341

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