Welcome to Palestine

Do you know what Palestine is known for? If not read on….Palestine is a city in and the county seat of Anderson County in Texas, United States. It is known for its natural environment, including the dogwood floral blooming season, for having 23 historical sites on the National Register of Historic Places, and as the western terminus of the Texas State Railroad. This steam-and-diesel railroad museum operates tourist trains between Palestine and Rusk.


A trading post was established here about 1843 and some settlers gathered around it. In 1846, the Texas Legislature created Palestine to serve as a seat for the newly established Anderson County. James R. Fulton, Johnston Shelton, and William Bigelow were hired by the first Anderson County commissioners to survey the surrounding land and lay out a town site, consisting of a central courthouse square and the surrounding 24 blocks.

The International Railroad and the Houston and Great Northern Railroad first connected Palestine to the city of Hearne in 1872. By 1929 the Railroad line was abandoned during national restructuring but the Texas Legislature adapted the railroad as a state park in 1972, and was devoted to operating trains that showed some of the state’s railroad history. The Texas State Railroad is a state park that allows visitors to ride trains pulled by diesel and steam locomotives between the park’s Victorian-style depots and through the forests of East Texas. This short railroad line dates to 1883.

When you are in Palestine, be sure to check out Home Grill Steakhouse for the best steaks around. Whether you crave a juicy tender Ribeye or Sirloin, a mouthwatering New York or Filet, or if you dare to try our scrumptious Porterhouse, our steaks and sides will leave you wishing you were still hungry….they’re that good.


Blown Away!

Rated 5 out of 5
October 8, 2021

DELICIOUS!! I came all the way from California on a family vacation and stopped in here for a nice meal and was blown away!! I have not stopped thinking about the steak I had! Fresh, Delicious and cooked perfectly!! Our server (who I believe was the owner) was so nice accommodating and quick to refill drinks, answer question and take our order! Food came out quickly and right off the grill! Amazing prices, food and staff!

Jade Fox-Burns

Loved every bite!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 10, 2021

Best onion rings hands down! Every bite was heaven! The bacon cooked to perfection! And the Mac and cheese was creamy and cheesy and dreamy! Loved every bite and will be back asap!

Rena Neal

Just like Moms!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 18, 2021

Cooking just like moms!! Their Mac and cheese is something that should be on the table during the holidays, well I know I will be sneaking it on our table!! Yes the building is old but a mix between an actual theme and just old. The food is still amazing and the staff is great!!

Tee John

Great Service

Rated 5 out of 5
January 31, 2021

Our first time here was for my 50th birthday. We knew nothing about this place other than they serve steaks. We had the BEST 6oz sirloin EVER!!! The mozzarella sticks were fantastic! Our second visit was soup to go…both the chicken tortilla and loaded baked potato. Both fabulous. Also got the Reuben, which was HUGE. Could not even get through half! Great place, great service!!

Kristie Kiki Trezise

Hot and Delicious!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 18, 2021

The food we ordered came to the table hot and delicious!! It was prepared exactly the way we asked for it!! We will definitely be going back soon!! The service was also great!! We didn’t feel like they just wanted our money!! They actually cared about what it is that we wanted!! Thats something that is missing in a lot of places now!! It was a very nice atmosphere and is located in beautiful downtown Palestine TX!! Go give them a try, you won’t regret it!! The Jones Family

Big J

Highly Recommend

Rated 5 out of 5
May 18, 2021

I have eaten here several times and took my BFF the last time we both had chicken fried steak fried okra fried onion rings house salad hot rolls and dessert everything was fabulous have eaten here every time I get a chance and highly recommend it.

Lee Dawson



223 W Crawford Street, Palestine, TX 75801

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+1 (903) 723-5192

223 W Crawford Street
Palestine, TX 75801

Tuesday – Thursday:
11am – 9:30pm

Friday – Saturday:
11am – 10pm

11am – 9pm

Monday: Closed