Local Favorites

Palates vary but visitors and locals alike have their favorite eateries and dishes. From the burger at Butcher Boys to Auntie Pasta’s Chicken Capone, from pancakes and migas at Dolli’s Diner to the onion ring tower at Clear Springs or brunch at the Liberty Bell, any visit to Nacogdoches will have you playing favorites before you leave.

Top 5 Desserts in Nacogdoches


Having a sweet craving? Here are our picks for the top 5 to-die-for sweet treats in the oldest town in Texas:

  • Southern Pecan Pie Cupcake - Appleby Sand Mercantile
    Drizzled in caramel and topped with a pecan praline sauce, this new spin on a Southern favorite will have you asking for another.
  • Coconut Cream Pie - Thrall's Cafe
    With a meringue that could rival your grandmother's and a crust that melts in your mouth, this is by far the best coconut cream pie in East Texas.
  • Godiva Double Chocolate Cheesecake - The Liberty Bell 
    Need we say more?
  • Anything chocolate - Kyra's Peanut Shack
    From homemade turtles and old-fashioned fudge to Oreo cake balls and chocolate strawberry cheesecake balls, this place has anything and everything to satisfy that serious chocolate craving. 
Top Places to Get a Cheeseburger


Check out some of our favorite places to savor one of America's staple dishes:

Butcher Boys

CC's Smokehouse

Dolli's Diner

Frog's Nac


The Liberty Bell