Texarkana Convention Center

Shopping & Dining in Texarkana

When we say there's really only one place for shopping in Texarkana, we don't mean there aren't all kinds of great stores all over town. We're just saying that to get the biggest Texarkana shopping bang-for-your-buck satisfaction just head over to the Central Mall, which is just right across the street from the Texarkana Convention Center.

Central Mall—The Central Source for All Your Texarkana Shopping

You could spend all day at the Central Mall and never get bored, even if you're not a shopper.


Anchored at four corners by Bealls, Dillards, and JC Penney department stores, the Central Mall is home to all the best name-brand stores in the country, including Aeropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Hot Topic, The Children's Place, Game Stop, the Gap, Zales, Kay Jewelers, and Crazy 8.


First of all, you'll definitely need fuel for shopping or taking in all the great entertainment the mall has to offer. Of course, there is a lovely food atrium, complete with all your favorite familiar spots, if you're looking to eat in a hurry. Stop by featured restaurants when you have time to kill, let the kids have fun at Chuck E. Cheese, or fill up on the traditional Americana found at Brick House Burgers.


Kids and adults alike will love the fun-filled Starlight Golf and Arcade while the serious shoppers get down to the business at hand.

Texarkana Restaurants

The Texarkana Convention Center offers catering and the nearby hotel offers a full-service restaurant, but you may find yourself craving a few other flavors. For that, we've offered a list of nearby Texarkana dining spots.

Nearby Restaurants in Texarkana

  • Olive Garden
  • 3101 Mall Drive
    Texarkana, TX 75503
    (903) 838-7730
  • Cracker Barrel
    3302 St. Michaels Drive
    Texarkana, TX 75503
    (903) 832-3282
  • Tacos 4 Life
    3005 Mall Drive
    Texarkana, TX 75503
  • Big Jake's BBQ
    1521 Arkansas Blvd
    Texarkana, AR 71822?
    (870) 774-0099
  • Outback Steakhouse
    3209 Mall Drive | Central Mall
    Texarkana, TX 75503
    (903) 831-4252
  • Red Lobster
    3002 Saint Michael Drive
    Texarkana, TX 75503
    (903) 223-5335
  • McAlister’s Deli
    5001 Cowhorn Creek Road
    Texarkana, TX 75503
    (903) 223-6060