I don't know how you feel about top 10 lists, after all, they are subjective. This is not my Top 10 list, the credit for this one goes to Yelp.com. If you put in a search for "Family Friendly Restaurants" in Texarkana, this is what you get. The good, the bad, the ugly, agree or disagree, these are the results. Believe it or not, there are some on this list that I have never been to.

1. Benchmark American Brasserie

Benchmark American Brasserie - Google Maps
Benchmark American Brasserie - Google Maps
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Located: 4115 N Kings Hwy Ste 111

How big a family place can it be when I have never eaten there? That's just a fluke actually, for whatever reason my wife and I haven't gotten around to trying this place yet. It's located on I-30 at the Nash Exit right down from Dixie Diner, just haven't been there. Since it comes in at #1 on the Yelp.com list, maybe we should give it a try.

2. Ironwood Grill

Ironwood Grill - Google Maps
Ironwood Grill - Google Maps
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Location: 4371 Galleria Oaks Dr

I do like this one, been there several times in the last few years, always good food and friendly service.

3. 67 Landing (formerly Scottie's Grill)

67 Landing - Google Maps
67 Landing - Google Maps
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Location: 8400 W 7th St

It's a little confusing since Yelp still has this listing as Scotties, but we know it's 67 Landing.

4. Lunch Box

Lunch Box - Google Maps
Lunch Box - Google Maps
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Location: 503 S. Robison Rd

Delicious mass quantities, good home cooking, and great deserts.

5. Three Chicks Feed, Seed and Cafe

Three Chicks - Google Maps
Three Chicks - Google Maps
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Location: 4045 Genoa Rd

Sadly, I haven't been out there since they replaced "Trey the Turkey", I hear they have done some great remodeling too. The food has always been good.

6. McAlister's Deli

McAlisters Deli - Google Maps
McAlisters Deli - Google Maps
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Location: 5001 Cowhorn Creek Rd

Interestingly enough, the only national chain restaurant to make it into this Yelp search. Can't argue with it, good food, pretty reasonable prices.

7. Dixie Diner

Dixie Diner - Google Maps
Dixie Diner - Google Maps
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Location: 4115 N Kings Hwy #120

The radio station Lunch Bunch goes to "The Diner" as we lovingly call it, about once a week. A Texarkana favorite for many years and still going strong.

8. Colima's Mexican Food

Colimas Mexican Food - Google Maps
Colimas Mexican Food - Google Maps
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Located: 3505 Summerhill Suite 1

I have only been there once or twice, really good food and moderately priced. Need to get back in there.

9. Naaman's BBQ

Naamans BBQ - Google Maps
Naamans BBQ - Google Maps
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Location: 5200 N State Line Ave

Some of the best BBQ I have ever tasted, I need to get back in and visit that new location.

10. Johnny B's

Johnny Bs - Google Maps
Johnny Bs - Google Maps
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Location: 224 E 5th St

If you're looking for a great eatery near downtown Johnny B's is a terrific place to go. You'll notice they stay very busy, there's a good reason for that. I don't get there often for lunch but my wife and I love to do breakfast there on the weekends.

That's the Top 10 according to Yelp.com, but I think they left some out...

Twisted Fork

Twisted Fork - Google Maps
Twisted Fork - Google Maps
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Location: 5522 Summerhill Rd

Full disclosure, my son is one of the Chefs at Twisted Fork, but it was a great restaurant in town for many years before he got there. If you love burgers like me... try the Twisted Burger, makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Silver Star

Silver Star - Google Maps
Silver Star - Google Maps
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Location: 5205 W Park Blvd

Great BBQ ribs, love their onion rings and be sure you try the spicy ranch on your salad...or onion rings, yum.

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse - Google Maps
Texas Roadhouse - Google Maps
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Location: 4002 St Michael Dr

Another national chain restaurant that I believe deserves a place on the list. You can't hardly beat their ribeye steaks for consistency, quality, and taste. My only complaint is the noise level, if they would just turn down the music people wouldn't have to yell at each other across the table. Then I could talk my wife into going more often.

China Inn

China Inn - Google Maps
China Inn - Google Maps
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Location: 4305 N State Line Ave

If your family likes Chinese food I recommend China Inn on N. State Line. It's been a favorite of ours for many years now. Try the Special Fried Rice.

Ta Molly's Mexican Restaurant

TaMollys - Google Maps
TaMollys - Google Maps
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Location: 3310 St Michael Dr

There are several good Mexican Restaurants around town including El Chico and Los Ruvalcaba on the Arkansas side,  Loca Luna and Amigo Juan on the Texas side but my wife and I usually end up at Ta Molly's Mexican Kitchen. She loves their puffy tacos and I love, love, love the Bob's Dip, Heaven on a chip.

There are a lot of great restaurants in Texarkana on both sides of town, tell us your favorites.

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