Texarkana is a good place to eat great food at cheap prices. There are a ton of restaurant choices and some super deals waiting for hungry folks. From sandwiches to seafood, the following list is compiled with input from a few of the DJs at Townsquare Media and my personal experiences for the cheapest deals around to make your dollar stretch and your tummy happy.

Oyster Po-Boy

Hot Tails Crawfish

Seafood - Hot Tails Crawfish & Sam's Southern Eatery and Seafood: Of course you know I am going to start off with my favorite CRAWFISH! Hot Tails offers boiled crawfish by the pound with mushrooms, corn, potatoes, sausage and boudin. Look for them every Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the side of Highway 71 South in Texarkana. As I stood in line at Sam's Southern Eatery and Seafood, I watched others get their food and the plates were loaded. Every person I talked to said "they give you a lot of food" and "its really good food." They didn't lie. I ordered an oyster po-boy that was a two-meal deal for less than $8. My mouth still waters when I think of my sandwich.

Julie's Deli & Market

Family Dinners - Julie's Deli & Market: The chicken spaghetti casserole comes in various sizes. I suggest getting a medium. It has enough to serve 6 to 8 people for only $16.00. Have it for dinner one night and freeze the rest for a quick snack for the kids next week. Watch for daily specials and buy one, get one free deals.

Green Tomato

Southern Cooking - Green Tomato: A Western omelet is only $5.99 and is enough for two people or two days. There are daily specials too! Kids eat free on Tuesdays, buy one get one free deals and all you can eat catfish on Thursdays, just to name a few. My personal favorite is the eclair cake for only $20. Its lasts all week! Follow them on Facebook and sign up in the Text Club for more discounts.

Papa Murphy's

Pizza & Italian - Papa Murphy's & Joe's Pizza and Pasta: $20 to feed the whole family dinner and dessert is an amazing deal at Papa Murphy's. I seized the deal so I only paid $10! One pizza doesn't usually do it for my group of eaters but the difference is Papa Murphy's stuffed pizza. It fills the crew up and there is usually leftovers for me to take to work for lunch.Try Joe's Pizza and Pasta for spaghetti, meat balls, Italian sausage, chicken parmigiana, lasagna, manicotti, cannelloni, baked ziti or cheese ravioli with salad and bread for $7.45.

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Taco Bell

Mexican - Taco Bell & TaMolly's: A quick bean burrito and nachos for lunch at Taco Bell any day of the week is around $2.  Taco Tuesdays and Enchilada Wednesdays at TaMolly's for only $5.00 is hard to beat, includes chips and salsa.

Sandwiches - Subway: Eat healthy at a great value with their $5 footlongs.

Chicken - Chicken Express & Wingstop: You can get a chicken tender meal at Chicken Express starting at $4.89 and there is enough to feed 2 people unless you are one of those that likes to over-stuff yourself. A family can dine at Wingstop for just $25.99 and get it your way. I like flats only and my husband is a boneless wing fan.

Golden Palace Buffet

Chinese - Golden Palace & China Inn: Golden Palace has a great mix of traditional Chinese food on the buffet and the salad bar is loaded. There is even a chocolate fountain and ice cream too. Lunch buffet is only $6.95. China Inn has a great plate-lunch for around $4.25 which includes soup too.


Burgers - Sonic  Sonic & TLC: Check out the dollar value menu at Sonic.  Junior deluxe burger or a burrito for only a buck! A small tots or fries for only a buck! TLC has fabulous homemade burgers and fries starting around $5.00.

Big Jake's BBQ

BBQ - Big Jake's: Great BBQ at a great value. For just $2.99 you can get a great sloppy joe sandwich. They also have some of the best sweet tea in Texarkana. Seize the Deal and save even more!

The key to getting the cheapest deal at any restaurant is to skip the beverage. This works great for to-go orders but if you are eating in go for a glass of water instead of a high-priced soda or tea. You can also get in on the best discounts by watching Facebook pages, signing up for discount clubs, calling ahead for daily specials and seizing the deal.

This list is by no means a complete list of the lowest prices in town. Do you know of a great deal? Where do you get good food at a cheap price in Texarkana?

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