I was recently invited by the Nacogdoches Tourism Bureau to experience their town. All opinions and photos are my own.
Places to Eat in Nacogdoches Square
While staying in Nacogdoches they have plenty of places to go out to eat, even though it’s a small town. You have a diner for breakfast and a restaurant for dinner. They even have a quaint little bakery for desserts and lunch!
The Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell is a restaurant and bar in town that offers live music at night. Bands ranging in all styles from blue grass, to country, or soul can be found playing here. While eating there I had the Bell Backed Mac N’ Cheese. Which consists of crab, bacon, a creamy cheese blend, peppers and tomatoes that are baked in penne pasta topped with a crumb crust, broiled until crisp.
For my mom’s lunch she got the Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado. Which I think is so unique and it was served beautifully.
How did the Liberty Bell get its name?
The inscription on the Liberty Bell “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof” is a portion of Leviticus 25:10. There are ties to the Philadelphia Liberty Bell right here in Nacogdoches. The Old University Building, known as “the mother of education in Texas,” also has a bell tower and bell. Located just a couple of blocks from The Liberty Bell, in historic downtown Nacogdoches, the bell at the Old University Building was from the same foundry as Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell.
Blue Horse Bakery
The bakery in town is fairly new and a welcome to everyone. They even sell gluten-free cupcakes so my mom was able to enjoy a sweet treat!
They offer not only sweet treats but a variety of lunch options including soups, salads, and sandwiches.
While I was there I tried the Strawberry N Cream cupcake and I have to say it was the best cupcake I’ve ever had.
Dolli’s Diner is a great spot to have a cup of coffee and nice breakfast. Owned by Dolli herself, all recipes have been passed down through the generations. They also serve some of the best blueberry pancakes I’ve had in a long while.
When you travel do you try to eat local cuisine or find restaurants that serve your favorites?