When you think East Texas (or Texas for that matter), you may immediately think BBQ, or a mom and pop's local favorite. Those options are seemingly fail-proof. But have you thought about branching out of your three routine stops for lunch and dinner? Tyler can be a foodie town if you just let yourself explore!

Check out this list from TripAdvisor. They've taken their users' recommendations and compiled the top 10 restaurants in Tyler.

10. Aspen Creek Grill

9. Happy's Fish House

8. Roast Social Kitchen

7. Bernard Mediterranean Restaurant

6. Mercado's

5. Chuy's

4. Clear Springs Cafe

And now for the top 3....

3. Villa Montez

2. FD's Grill House

1. The Restaurant at Kiepersol

This one sits on top of the list with a TripAdvisor 5-star rating! These are just a few of the reviews for The Restaurant at Kiepersol:

"We came on a Saturday evening and sat at the bar, Jenna was absolutely phenomenal. Great service, great wine, can’t complain!! "


"My office staff and I visit every year around Christmas for our annual Christmas luncheon. We drive nearly an hour to dine at this charming little vineyard. The food is delicious and the drinks are exceptional, especially the snowflake martini. We are looking forward to our annual outing yet again this year"


"Absolutely Fabulous Experience. My husband & I stayed the weekend at the B&B and ate at the restaurant a few times. Each time was truly wonderful. The food was exceptional. The wait staff were incredibly service oriented & it was a peaceful setting. We had dinner there, as well as breakfast. If you go for breakfast, you have to get the Kiepersol Eggs Benedict, which was a recommendation by the wait staff. Definitely one of the best breakfasts I've ever had. You won't be disappointed. You'll want to make reservations."

I really hope this list helped you think of new places to try around our little hometown. Keep in mind, this is just the top 10. Below this list there are still dozens of GREAT places to try...so don't take this to heart.

Tyler really can be a foodie's paradise!

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