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Riverport Barbeque

201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2131
+1 903-665-2341
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (62 reviews)
“potato salad” (22 reviews)
“bbq beans” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657-2131
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The wait was about 10 minutes to order at around 1:20 on a Saturday. The good was outstanding and the BBQ sauce should be bottled and sold. The only thing that kept it from 5 stars is the lack of seating. There are plastic picnic...More

Thank wmcbryde21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing brisket and sausage! The sauce has just enough kick but isn’t too spicy and the folks are really friendly. Will be back!

Thank Mamataeangel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a native Texan and will tell you that this BBQ is the real deal! The decor is super basic and could use some help but the food was so good that it made up for it. Plan to get there early or you...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Drove over from Dallas one Saturday just because football season is over for my teams and we were looking for someplace to explore. Not much else in the little town of Jefferson but the BBQ was respectable. The ribs were meaty and large. The brisket...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch on our way to Hot Springs from Houston. My husband is trying to complete the BBQ passport from Texas Monthly and this was on the list. What a find! It's in downtown Jefferson which is absolutely charming and really has...More

Thank mollymac86
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Stopped by for lunch while walking around Jefferson this past weekend. Order the Swamp Fries - fresh cut fries covered with brisket, cheese, onions & jalapenos. Pretty damn good. The place was quite busy for a Saturday afternoon and a lot of people eating BBQ.

Thank chris s
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Ordered chopped beef sandwich and fries it was so delicious. The sandwich had a lot of meat and it was so good. My spouse had a 2 meat plate his food was delicious also.

Thank patys4
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We’ve eaten here many times. I can’t really recommend a variety of items. Once I discovered some of the best ribs EVER, I don’t try anything else. Awesome spicy BBQ sauce! Hint: don’t wait too late in the day or they’ll run out of ribs.

Thank rtkccarroll
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We visited this place on Saturday 11/25 and everything was great. The loaded fries (cant remember the name) are awesome! The brisket was juicy and the sausage was good too. Definitely worth a visit!

1  Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The hubby and I shared the 2 meat plate with brisket and sausage w/ a side of swamp fries, we were both full and it was delish! I prefer more dressing on cole slaw, potato salad was good. Seating is tight so don't be afraid...More

Thank Addie C
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25 September 2017|
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Response from E9777CMbrianr | Reviewed this property |
Like the others said you will have to call them to make sure. Great place to eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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