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Riverport Barbeque

201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2131
+1 903-665-2341
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (55 reviews)
“potato salad” (18 reviews)
“bbq beans” (11 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2131
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Order at the counter and food is promptly brought to your table. We went in thinking this was a tourist trap restaurant, but were quickly proved wrong! The brisket was juicy and falling-apart tender and had a very good smoked flavor. My wife wasn't very...More

Thank Danny H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a benefit in Jefferson that had pulled pork BBQ sandwiches smoked and prepared by Riverport. Oh. My. BBQ. God. It was easily the best pork BBQ I've ever had. And keep in mind this was a catered "sample"--I can't wait to try it fresh...More

Thank Bill O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a delicious chopped sand which, Ribs were Cooked perfect and turkey was juicy good!!! Not enough seats for those that came to taste the hype, so we sat next to a couple that welcomed to their table! Great atmosphere and great BBQ

Thank Br00ke-79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good BBQ and decent prices. If your feeding a bunch of grandkids they will give you as much bread as you need to make sandwiches out of the sliced brisket you order by the pound. Onion rings and fries are greasy but good.

Thank trextx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say I'm pretty picky on barbecue. I have my favorite places and it's hard to beat them. That being said, I think I found a new favorite barbecue place! Their ribs and brisket were amazing as well as their swamp fries! I...More

Thank sat9806
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved Riverport BBQ because of the large selection. I had pulled pork, but others had brisket, ribs, sausages, swamp fries! Yes, swamp fries! The food was great and the service was quick. Go to the counter and order and it comes to you table...More

Thank smeyers2014
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My wife nd I shared a 2 meat plate, with brisket and pulled pork. Our sides were fried okra and sweet potato fries. The brisket was the best. Juicy, smoky, and done right. I have had betterpork, but after all it is Texas! The fries...More

Thank russellp117
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took a weekend to travel around and see a few places. We started in Longview and decided to go antique shopping in Jefferson. We came across this little gem on our way into town and decided to eat. By far some...More

Thank E9777CMbrianr
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Good bbq, good service. Call before you go to make sure they're open! Great location close to everything.

Thank Katie Q
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Exceptional brisket and ribs! Pitmaster Stephen Joseph, in the neat old towne Jefferson, knows how to smoke the meats. Well deserving of the top 50 BBQ joints in Texas. Burnt ends were also very good, sausage was mild but tasty.

Thank Rorry P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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 75657-2131
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: +1 903-665-2341
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