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.


Loved every bite!

Rated 5.0 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

The food was cooked to perfection!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 30, 2020

This place was amazing. The service was exceptional- our waiter paid very close attention to our needs, was very friendly and down to earth, and got absolutely everything we asked for perfect. The food was cooked to perfection, and this is no exaggeration. The steak was beautifully grilled, was cooked perfectly rare, and tasted amazing. I had the parmesan crusted tilapia, and it was so tender and flaky. The seasonings on everything, including the broccoli, were perfect. We also had the chicken fried steak and the fried catfush- both also cooked perfectly. The catfish had wonderful flavor, and the chicken fried steak was a good size, and not overly breaded like alot of places do. The fried pickles were also fantastic…perfectly breaded and fried. I give this place 5 stars, and I don’t do that often! For such a small place, it went way beyond our expectations. We will definitely be returning here every time we visit Palestine!

Aspen Willow


Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 15, 2023

Real smashed on the grill 1/2 pound patty cooked perfectly to order. Hand prepared veggies. Tasty, real cheeses. Grill toasted bun. Quaint building formerly housed a plumbing supply store I can remember from 60+ years ago. Comfortable place but a little close to the police station 😉 Pricy but worth every penny. Ryan’s mom was out waitress. She made our visit a memorable experience. 100% NOT Typical Palestine!

Jack Coleman

The food was absolutely amazing!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 27, 2022

When they say, “never judge a book by its cover”, Home Grill Steakhouse fits the bill completely. The food was absolutely amazing. From the perfectly cooked and seasoned filet, to even the grilled veg and fried mushrooms; they were all incredible. 5 stars for no fluff, great service, and even better food!

Michael Heider

I can not recommend this place enough. A++++++

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 29, 2023

Coast to coast you won’t find a better burger or friendlier people than this place. Visiting from California we stopped here on arrival and on the way out. I’m tellin you, food so good made us consider moving here.

Dan Lukerchine

Best Mac n Cheese!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 6, 2023

This has to be my new favorite place to eat in Palestine. My wife and I both got the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and Mac n cheese. The Mac n cheese is some of the best I’ve ever had. I also got the carrot cake for dessert, and it was perfect. One of the managers, Nathan, was our server, and he was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and very friendly. We will definitely be coming back ASAP.

James Riley



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