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Entertainment & Dining


Familiar favorites

Nacogdoches may be a small town, but we’re big on food. Whether you’re coming to SFA from a large Texas city like Houston or Dallas, or even another state entirely, you’ll find the perfect selection of chain restaurants and coffee shops to make you feel at home.

The best part? Many are within walking distance. You’ll find plenty of familiar food options right across from campus on North Street, which is our “main drag.”

Local flavor

Craving barbecue or burgers? In the mood for sushi or shawarma?

There’s more to Nacogdoches than fast food and chain restaurants – and our diverse and unique food scene offers a little something for everyone.

And if you’re not sure what to try first (and we don’t blame you – there are so many choices!), you can check out what your fellow Lumberjacks recommend. In a recent survey, SFA students weighed in on their favorite local eats.

The Pine Log 2019 Readership Awards - Best of Food

Best Burger: Butcher Boys
Best Pizza: Napoli's Pizza and Restaurante
Best Donuts: Shipley Do-Nuts
Best Sandwiches: Newk's Eatery
Best Dessert: Blue Horse Bakery
Best Overall Restaurant: Maklemore's Ale House and Bistro
Best Fast Food: Chick-fil-A
Best Asian Cuisine: Peking Chinese Restaurant
Best Comfort Food: Cotton Patch Cafe
Best Healthy Eating Spot: Newk's Eatery
Best Mexican/Tex Mex: El Jaliescience
Best Coffee Spot: Java Jacks Coffee House
Best Happy Hour: Sonic Drive-In

Plate of steak

Eating on campus

You don’t even have to leave campus to find great food. Stop for a bite at one of SFA’s two main dining halls, or drop by the Baker Pattillo Student Center, which is home to several popular chains including Panda Express, Starbucks and Which Wich.

See full list of on-campus restaurants

Learn more about meal plans


Dining Services
Main Office 936.468.5208
Marketing 936.468.1113
Staff contact list

Physical Address
Student Center 
Room 1.304

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6086, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962