Calico Meadows

An East Texas Retirement Home

We would like to share with you some of our favorite places.

Deb's Downtown Cafe

103 West Tyler Street

Longview, Texas 75601


Monday - Friday

11:00AM to 2:00 PM

In downtown Longview, there's a cafe that gets a lot of Noon day lunch business. With the Gregg County Courthouse, law offices, banks, and other downtown business within walking distance, Deb's Downtown Cafe has establish themselves as the hot spot to eat lunch. They specialize in soups, salads, sandwiches, specialty sandwiches, and a lunch special of the day. If you don't have time to eat in, you can call in your order and carry out. Deb will also cater your office luncheon or party. All the deserts are homemade - handmade by Deb herself. Be sure to step back into the kitchen and tell Deb you read about Deb's Downtown Cafe on the internet.

Bodacious Bar-B-Q

Interstate 20 @ Texas State Highway 42

Kilgore, TX 75662


At the Texas State Highway 42 exit of I-20 - North of the interstate one block, Bodacious host a lot of local folks as well as regular travelers to and from Dallas, Shreveport, and Bosser City. If you find yourself in the Kilgore area and your stomach is starting to rub your back bone, then pull off for some good ol' East Texas Bar-B-Q. At this point of your travel, you are 115 miles East of Dallas and 70 miles West of Shreveport, LA.

Visit their web site:  www.bodaciousbarbq.com

The Butcher Shop

102 Lehigh Street

Longview, Texas


Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Hours: Friday-Saturday 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM

If you find yourself in Longview, Texas and want to go somewhere for a good meal, then The Butcher Shop is where you want to go. They offer steaks, sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken fried steaks, salad bar, baked potato bar, all kinds of deserts, and breakfast. They will allow you to pick your steak from the meat counter and cook it the way you like it. If you like a little beer with your meal, buy it by the bottle or by the bucket.  If you're only interested in getting some fresh baked pastries or breads, they have their own bakery.  The buns used at The Butcher Shop are made in house.

Check out their web site:  www.butchershopbakery.com

El Sombrero Mexican Restaurante

1442 McCann Road

Longview, Texas


Located in the Brookwood Village Shopping Center (McCann Road and Fairmont), El Sombrero Mexican Restaurante opened its doors September 2000. Having survived the first 6 months with outstanding success, using word of mouth as their main form of advertising, their lunch runs are now standing room only with evening dinners commanding a crowd as well.

The lunch menu offers a large selection of dishes ranging from $5.50 to $7.00. The dinner menu will take a while to read. They offer an extensive selection of dishes that will satisfy the hunger of all who enter their door.

If you're in Kilgore, they have a restaurante across the street from Kilgore College.

Moe's Pizza & More

5578 Old Highway 135 North

Liberty City Community

Kilgore, Texas 75662


Sunday - Saturday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Moe's is a family own pizza and Italian food restaurant owned by 2 bothers.  One brother at the Liberty City location and the other brother at the White Oak location.

If you are traveling east and west on Interstate 20 and you need to stop for some good Italian food, take the Liberty City / Overton exit #582, and go north about 6 blocks.  There on the left, couple of door down from the grocery store, is Moe's.

Should you find yourself traveling east and west on US Hwy 80 through White Oak, Moe's is located in a strip shopping center on the northwest corner of US 80 and N. White Oak Road.

Both locations offer take out and deliveries.

With their $5.00 lunch menu, that includes drink and tax, you won't leave hungry.  If you arrive during dinner hours, they have a large menu selection of pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads.  Check them out.

Moe's Pizza & More

109 W. US Hwy 80

White Oak, Texas


Sunday - Saturday

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM