In the rolling hills of East Texas lies the town of Jacksonville. It started out as Gum Creek in 1847 and then changed its name to honor one of the first home-builders who came to town. Jacksonville is known as the ‘Tomato Capital of the World,’ because of the amount of tomatoes that are packed there. It is located in Cherokee County and has a population of around 14,000.
This is the hometown of Lee Ann Womack, country singing diva, and a host of pro-athletes. It is also where about fifteen highways intersect. Perhaps for all this traffic coming through town and all the readily available fresh tomatoes, Jacksonville has some very popular barbeque restaurants in the area. None of them have websites that I can find, so you will just have to call them up. Here are the most popular barbeque joints in Jacksonville, Texas.
This restaurant is located in nearby Rusk and the address is 10935 US Highway 84W, Rusk, TX 75785. The telephone number is 903-683-5065.
This restaurant is located in Jacksonville and the address is 1217 South Jackson Street, Jacksonville, TX 75766. The telephone number is 903-586-1951.
Texas Best BBQ
The address for this restaurant is 3018 North Jackson Street, Jacksonville, Texas 75766. You can reach them by telephone at 903-586-7700.
This restaurant is located in Jacksonville at 401 West Larissa Street, Jacksonville, TX 75766. The telephone number for D.J.’s is 903-541-0802.
Kee’s Wings N BBQ
Located in Jacksonville, the address for Kee’s is 415 North Jackson Street, Jacksonville, TX 75766 and the telephone number is 903-589-1061.
This restaurant is located in nearby Rusk. The address is 267 Dickinson Drive, Rusk, TX 75785. The telephone number is 903-683-2611.
All the barbeque restaurants in the Jacksonville, Texas area have their specialties. This town also has a red iron ore rock Tomato Bowl, which was built by the WPA during the Great Depression. Any place that has a tomato for an athletic area has to have great barbeque-I’m just saying.