Places You Have to Eat in Tyler, TX

Once you’re at Woodland Creek RV Park, it’s hard to leave – but consider taking an afternoon or evening to check out some local places to eat. Since we’re located in Tyler, Texas, we are close to some unique restaurants that let you experience a taste of local life.


Here is a listing of the places you must visit for a cup of coffee, a meal, or to sample some local live music during your stay:


Bella Italian Cafe


Who doesn’t love a cooked-to-order Italian meal served al fresco? Bella’s offers this option with fine Italian cuisine from a locally-owned restaurant. You can even bring your favorite bottle of wine, as Bella’s is BYOB.


Bella’s is the place to fill your craving for pizza. In addition to their Italian dishes, the menu includes hand-tossed New York-style pizza. Then, finish off your meal with some cannoli or tiramisu for dessert!




Fresh Grill & Patio


The Fresh Grill & Patio offers a cool outdoor dining experience with live music. It’s a foodie’s favorite for gourmet salads, burgers, sandwiches, and even steaks. Their fish tacos are a must-try!


The Fresh Grill has a great atmosphere with a variety of beers, wines, and cocktails. They also offer a kids’ menu, so don’t hesitate to bring the whole family.






For Mexican food with Texas appeal, check out Javis. Chef Saul Amaro used his 20 years of restaurant experience to create a mouth-watering menu. Javis is proud to offer meals prepared with the best in-season and local ingredients.


Be sure to try the Peruvian Shrimp Fajitas with a Jalapeno Margarita on the side. Javis offers great service and an outdoor area with heaters for cooler evenings. Javis is an ideal place to unwind while you enjoy some authentic Tex-Mex food and great service!




Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ


When you’re in the mood for some live music and a hearty meal, head to Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ. Stanley’s has been serving up their special recipe BBQ for over 50 years and is family-owned.


Stanley’s was recently voted the best live music venue in East Texas! They host a variety of national touring acts. The large patio area has two bars with a full list of Texas craft beers, whiskeys, and ryes.


The menu includes tacos, specialty sandwiches, and vegetarian options. Their freshly-made sides occasionally sell out, so you may want to call ahead to check on your favorites. And if you want to experience some of the best BBQ in Texas, Stanley’s is the place for you!




The Foundry Coffeehouse


The Foundry Coffeehouse is your go-to for delicious coffee and local flavor. Foundry features small-batch coffee that is roasted locally. They also offer coffee selections from across the globe.


While you’re enjoying a cup of steaming coffee, take in some of the local art displayed here! The Foundry features new art installations on a rotating basis.