Longview, Texas

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Food & Drink

Adam’s Rib Pit BBQ
102 Jet Drive • 903-643-9191

Amigo’s Buffet
2511 Judson Road • 903-758-0081

Box Car BBQ
2902A Gilmer Road • 903-759-1911

Brenda’s Good Eats
1809 West Loop 281 • 903-297-7474

Bridge281 Coffee House
1400 East Loop 281 • 903-753-1281

Bubba’s 33
200 East Loop 281 • 903-232-1608

Butcher Shop
102 LeHigh Street • 903-758-6066

Cafe Barron’s
405 W Loop 281 • 903-663-2060

Carlito’s
2517 Judson Road • 903-236-6855

Carter’s Bar-B-Que
519 South Eastman Road • 903-236-3271

Casa Ole North
410 West Loop 281 • 903-236-3491

Coffee Mill
2001 Gilmer Road • 903-759-7373

Bel’s Diner
2600 Martin Luther King Blvd • 903-234-0443

Catfish King
2338 Mobberly Avenue • 903-757-9709

Catfish Village
2005 Toler Road • 903-759-4761

Chiangmai Thai Kitchen
103 West Loop 281 Suite 430 • 903-663-6622

Cilantro’s
3500 McCann Road • 903-234-0006

City Diner
1226 West Marshall • 903-234-9926

Copeland’s of New Orleans
3213 N Fourth Street • 903-212-7200

Deb’s Downtown Cafe
103 West Tyler Street • 903-234-2823

Ciudad Azteca
427 S Mobberly Avenue • 903-917-2539

Dudley’s Cajun Cafe
1601 East Marshall Avenue • 903-757-9466

Duke’s Fish Shack
1037 Gardiner Mitchell Pkwy • 903-643-0283

El Cancun
1405 S High Street • 903-234-2676

El Pollo Regio
1903 W. Loop 281 • 903-759-9700

El Puerto Tampico
3303 West Loop 281 • 903-297-8895

El Rincon
1709 Mobberly Avenue • 903-236-9042

El Sombrero
1442 McCann Road • 903-553-0050

Fat Boyzz
607 N Access Road • 903-619-3301

Firenza Pizza
3080 N. Eastman Road Suite 115 • 430-625-7433

Fisherman’s Market
116 Johnston Street Suite F • 903-753-6722

Fit House Cafe
1301 Judson Road • 903-212-7667

Flying Burgers & Seafood
322 E. Hawkins Pkwy • 903-475-1537

Fuji Japanese
3098 North Eastman Road Suite 106 • 903-663-9888

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
310 E Hawkins Pkwy • 903-663-7545

Goung Zhou
2002 Judson Road • 903-247-8000

Hick & Frog Bistro
108 E. Tyler Avenue • 903-212-7778

Jack’s Natural Foods
400 East Loop 281 • 903-758-9777

Jason’s Deli
103 West Loop 281 Suite 201 • 903-663-5161

Jucy’s Hamburger
3356 Gilmer Road • 903-212-8880

Kobee Japanese Steak House
401 North Spur 63 • 903-753-5500

Las Delicias Taqueria
1920 East Marshall Avenue • 903-753-8900

Leon’s Steakhouse and Saloon
2112 South Eastman Road • 903-753-9415

Lil Thai House
212 North Fredonia Street • 903-236-0155

Little Mexico
1301 McCann Road • 903-758-2194

Lizzy’s Diner
2900 Tuttle • 903-663-1154

Louisiana Cajun Fish & More
1429 W. Marshall Avenue • 903-232-1599

Maggie’s South Tex-Mex
1730 S. High Street • 903-653-4954

McAlister’s Deli
2804 Judson Road • 903-663-6868

Mi Casita
324 North Spur 63 • 903-758-8226

Milano’s Family Restaurant
1405 West Loop 281 • 903-230-5330

Moose Market
1403 Clearwood Drive • 903-753-8300

Nanny Goat’s Cafe
1401 Judson Road • 903-653-4801

New Hupei Restaurant
421 North Spur 63 • 903-236-5060

Newk’s Express Cafe
110 East Loop 281 • 903-753-7000

Panda Korea
420 N. High Street • 903-757-9137

Papacita’s
305 West Loop 281 • 903-663-1700

Pat’s Belle Pepper Cafe
4196 East U.S. HWY 80 • 903-757-9397

Pho Vietnamese
417 N High Street • 903-234-1600

Pietro’s Pizzeria
2418 Gilmer Road • 903-295-7900

Pizza King
1100 East Marshall Avenue • 903-753-0912

Pho Saigon Noodle Soup & Grill
2655 Bill Owens Parkway • 903-291-1459

Posado’s
110 Triple Creek Circle Suite 110 • 903-234-9115

Rotolo’s Pizzeria
3407 N. Fourth Street #101 • 903-212-7448

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina
1009 Wal Street • 903-663-9500

Saltgrass Steak House
411 East Loop 281 • 903-232-1513

Sam’s Southern Eatery
1021 McCann Road • 903-236-2552

Silver Grizzly Espresso
100 W. Tyler Street • 903-309-2766

Sumo Japanese Grill
1301 McCann Road • 903-238-8320

T. Blanco’s Cafe
1045 Gardiner Mitchell Parkway • 903-643-0100

Tele’s North
3919 Gilmer Road • 903-291-1600

Texas Best Smokehouse
3302 South Eastman Road • 903-248-4304

The Catch
3312 N. Fourth Street • 903-663-2940

The Yogurt Bar
3080 N. Eastman Road • 903-663-1420

Tomboni’s Bistro
1811 A Judson Road • 903-653-4557

Tuscan Pig Italian Kitchen
401 S. High Street • 903-651-1833

Uncle Joe’s Pizza & Pasta
411 North Spur 63 • 903-238-9398

Unc’s BBQ
1511 E. Marshall Avenue • 903-236-3122

Shop

Barron’s Books, Gifts & Gourmet
405 W. Loop 281 • 903-663-2060

Gaudy Me
305 W. Loop 281 • 903-663-4000

Heartisans Marketplace
112 W. Methvin Street Suite C • 903-431-1188

Libby’s Unique Boutique
2639 Bill Owens Parkway • 903-759-4141

Lollipops & Lace
305 W. Loop 281 Suite 108 • 903-663-5437

Moda Me Boutique
2002 Judson Road Suite 107 • 903-234-0800

That Girls Boutique
100 Tall Pines Avenue Suite 6 • 903-212-4475

Trendy Chicks Boutique
100 Tall Pines Ave. #1 • 903-230-0300

Places / Events / Things To Do

Air U Indoor Trampolines
4300 North US HWY 259 • 903-663-2478

ArtsView Children’s Theatre
313 West Tyler Avenue • 903-236-7535

Balloon Adventures USA
801 North 2nd Street • 903-758-4841

Broughton Park and Splash Pad
801 MLK Blvd. • 903-237-1276

Exit Theory Escape Room
1905 W. Loop 281 Suite 63 • 903-686-9054

GForce
4800 Gilmer Road • 903-295-6777

Gregg County Historical Museum
214 North Fredonia Street • 903-753-5840

Kids Station
2607 West Loop 281 • 903-759-3579

Longview Symphony
300 North Green Street Suite • 426 903-236-9739
www.longviewsymphony.org

Longview Museum of Fine Arts
215 East Tyler Street • 903-753-8103

Oil Bowl Lanes
1102 West Cotton Street • 903-758-9961

Putt-Putt Golf & Games
2630 Bill Owens Parkway • 903-759-0416

R.G. LeTourneau Museum
2100 S. Mobberly Avenue • 903-233-3672

Calie’s Acre
10589 State HWY 300 • 903-295-2000

WOW! Longview World of Wonders
112 East Tyler Street • 903-212-4969

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Longview Fast Facts

• Founded: 1871
• County: Gregg, Harrison
• Population: 80,455
• Metro Area Population: 217,481
•Know As: One of the fastest growing small cities in the US.
• Average High Temp: 77
• Avg Low Temp: 53
• Record High Temp: 113
• Record Low Temp: – 4
• Famous People:
Forest Whitaker (actor)
Chris Ivory (football)
John Lee Hancock (screenwriter)

Map of Longview

History of Longview

Longview is the forty-fifth largest city in the state of Texas. The city is mostly located in Gregg County, of which it is the county seat; a small part of Longview extends into the western part of neighboring Harrison County. Longview is located in East Texas, where Interstate 20 and U.S. Highways 80 and 259 converge just north of the Sabine River. According to the 2010 U.S. census, the city had a population of 80,455. The estimated population in 2017 was 81,522. Longview is the principal city of the Longview metropolitan statistical area, comprising Gregg, Upshur, and Rusk counties. The population of the metropolitan area as of 2017 census estimates is 217,481.

Longview was established in the 1870s and became a railroad route in East Texas; the city was also the first incorporated town in Gregg County. Today, Longview is considered a major hub city for the region, as is the nearby city of Tyler. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Longview as the sixth fastest-growing small city in the United States.

Longview was founded in the 1870s by Ossamus Hitch Methvin, Sr. In 1870, Methvin sold 100 acres to the Southern Pacific Railroad for one dollar to persuade them to build their line in the direction of land he owned. Later that year, he sold another 100 acres for $500 in gold. He hoped the coming of the railroad would increase the value of the rest of his land. Methvin coined the name of the town when he stated, “What a long view!” from his home. In June 1871, Longview was incorporated as the first town in Gregg County.

In 1884 the elite Mobberly Hotel opened for business servicing the railroad travelers and served as the center of social gatherings for Longview. The hotel featured cherry wood furniture with carved bed posters, marble top wash stands, linen table cloths, electric crystal chandeliers and a fireplace in every room. Mobberly was located in the junction part of town near the train depot. The hotel was destroyed by fire on June 13, 1965.

In July 1919, a reporter for The Chicago Defender was in Longview looking into the mysterious death of a black man named Lemuel Walters. An armed white mob attacked a home where the reporter, S.L. Jones, was staying and attempted to batter their way in. A gunfight began between the attackers and the men in the house. Eventually, Jones made a getaway. The white men then began to burn buildings in the black section of the town.

In 1942, construction began on the Big Inch pipeline in Longview. From 1943 to 1945, the pipeline transported over 261,000,000 barrels of crude oil to the East Coast. At the time of construction, Big Inch and its smaller twin, Little Inch, comprised the longest petroleum pipeline ever built in the world. Both were integral in supplying the United States war effort in World War II.

After World War II Longview’s population grew from 24,502 to 40,050 in 1960, its growth fueled by migration from rural Gregg County and the annexation of Greggton and Spring Hill.

Climate
Winters are mild. Average snowfall is less than 2 inches, with usually one or two ice storms each winter. Normal highs are from the 50s–60s. Lows range from the 30s to the 40s. In Longview, the temperature rarely dips below 20 °F and occasionally can get as warm as 80 °F during the winter months. The spring season brings storms as a transition from winter to summer. Temperatures range from the 60s to 80s for the high, and the 40s to the 60s for the low. The average date of the last frost is April 4. Severe thunderstorms are common during this season as cold fronts pass through the area. This is the wettest time of year.

Summers are hot and humid. Temperatures slowly climb from the 90s to over 100 going into the dog days of summer; lows are in the 70s. This is the driest and sunniest time of year. The heat index can climb to around 110 °F.

Fall is marked by the first cold front that knocks the 100-degree temperatures down into the 90s. Foliage begins to change in late October. Temperatures cool down and dew points drop.

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